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    Sign up today to be considered for current and upcoming projects! more »

  • NHTSA Administrator Rosekind Tours NADS

    NADS and UI showcase efforts to curb drowsy driving more »

  • Cannabis and Driving

    A recent multi-year study at NADS examined the interaction between cannabis, alcohol and driving more »

  • With a Little Help From Our Friends...

    NADS and the College of Pharmacy work together to understand how drugs impact drivers and the safety of our roads more »

  • The NADS miniSim™

    The driving simulation platform that's scalable, portable, and powerful. more »


Featured Items:

SAFEty Research using SIMulation
NADS is happy to be home to the SAFER-SIM University Transportation Center that sponsors research, performs outreach activities in STEM areas, and aids workforce development and education efforts in the area of transportation safety.
Visit the SAFER-SIM website

The Driver Seat - The official newsletter of NADS
The February 2015 edition explores the intersection of automated vehicles and the NADS Virtual Proving Ground, heavy truck research, an update on the growing miniSim™ community, and more...
View the PDF  |  July 2014 edition   |  Older issues

The NADS miniSim™
NADS has developed a low-cost, PC-based driving simulation platform open to and supported by it's own worldwide community of users and NADS software developers.
Watch the video  |  Visit the miniSim website



Current News

08-29-2016News Story: "What Hidden Safety Risks Could Your Child Face During Back-to-School Season?" (Yahoo News) more »
08-17-2016Tour: Steve Baek (Mechanical & Industrial Engineering) tours NADS with students more »
08-17-2016Tour: Iowa House legislators tour the NADS
08-09-2016Tour: Representatives from LG Electronics and Karim Malek (Biomedical Engineering) tour NADS
08-08-2016Tour: Junghwa Hong (Korea University) tours NADS with Joe Reinhardt (Biomedical Engineering) more »
08-05-2016Tour: Project Lead the Way teachers tour the NADS
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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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