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  • University of Iowa puts rural autonomous driving through its paces

    The Gazette: At a casual glance, it looks like any Lincoln MKZ. But it’s smarter. more »

  • There’s an $80 million driving simulator in Iowa, and we tried it out

    Ars Technica's Jonathan M. Gitlin drives simulators and instrumented vehicles and experiences the research protocol which involves distraction tasks. more »

  • USDOT Announces Iowa to Receive Prestigious ADS Demonstration Grant

    ADS for Rural America project seeks to lead the nation in rural roadway safety, with a focus on connecting transportation-challenged populations. more »

  • Iowa Researchers Prepare Rural Roads for the Future

    Most roads in the US are in rural areas. We're working now to make them safer and prepare for a future with automated vehicles more »

  • Cannabis and Driving: New Study Seeks to Understand and Measure Impairment

    Driving under the influence of cannabis is increasing. We're partnering in a new study to better understand and measure cannabis-impaired driving. more »

  • Looking Beyond Bioptic Telescopes

    NADS and UI Hospitals & Clinics to evaluate on-the-road driving performance of bioptic telescopes vs. talking GPS for way finding more »

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05-19-2020Iowa Public Radio: Excessive speeding continues; automated vehicles on rural roads more »
04-03-2020The Gazette: University of Iowa puts rural autonomous driving through its paces more »
03-02-2020Ars Technica visits Iowa and drives the world renowned NADS-1 driving simulator more »
02-10-2020Parents play a significant role in keeping teen drivers safe more »
12-24-2019The News Hour: Automated Vehicle Technology with Dr. Dan McGehee more »
12-05-2019Researcher studies how to help stroke survivors function better in everyday life using miniSim more »
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