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  • Drugged driving research: Major findings 2010–2020

    Read a quick summary of our major drugged driving research findings from the past 10 years. more »

  • NADS pulls in nearly $1.5M to further study transition of control in automated vehicles

    NHSTA has recently granted NADS a $1.45 million award to further study transition of control in automated vehicles in a simulation environment. more »

  • UI ramping up automated vehicle testing on local rural roads from $7M USDOT grant

    Automated vehicle route to go through Iowa City, Hills, Riverside, and Kalona starting in 2021 more »

  • Take a 360 degree virtual tour of the National Advanced Driving Simulator

    Check out our new virtual tour of our facility, including the simulators and research vehicles more »

  • NADS provides national leadership on COVID-19 research protocols

    NADS Director Daniel McGehee made recommendations for human subjects testing in driving research for the COVID-19 era to the Transportation Research Board. more »

  • University of Iowa researchers study effects of cannabis on driving

    Researchers with the National Advanced Driving Simulator are offering participants $380 to use cannabis and drive in a simulator. more »


Current News

11-20-2020KGAN: New driving behavior a concern heading into winter more »
11-19-2020Drugged driving research: Major findings 2010–2020 more »
10-26-2020University of Iowa researchers focus on the transition from self-driving to manual modes in vehicles more »
10-13-2020NADS pulls in nearly $1.5M to further study transition of control in automated vehicles more »
10-02-2020Take a 360 degree virtual tour of the National Advanced Driving Simulator more »
09-08-2020NADS provides national leadership on COVID-19 research protocols more »
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The National Advanced Driving Simulator...
is the host, developer, and operator of the world's most advanced ground vehicle simulator.

From its inception, the mission of NADS continues to be to help our research partners save lives, and reduce the costs of vehicle crashes by better understanding the impact of technology, pharmaceuticals and other factors on driving performance.


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