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  • How Unsafe is it to Vlog While Driving?

    Learn more in this entertaining and educational video, filmed at NADS, from YouTube vlogger, Tom Scott more »

  • NADS Releases Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report

    Click here to view and download the annual report more »

  • Iowa City and Cedar Rapids Corridor Designated Automated Vehicle Proving Ground

    Read the joint UI / Iowa DOT press release here more »

  • University of Iowa Awarded Projects through New Toyota Program

    Toyota demonstrates commitment to safety research and innovation in continued partnership with UI by sponsoring projects studying autonomous and connected vehicle technologies more »

  • Cannabis and Driving

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

  • NADS receives grant to address safety issues prioritized by U.S. DOT

    Research priority promotes safety and works to develop the next generation of transportation leaders. more »


Current News

11-16-2017Popular YouTuber visits University of Iowa driving simulator more »
10-22-2017Created in the Corridor: Crystal Group more »
10-11-2017Many honored at UI’s annual Faculty and Staff Awards Banquet more »
10-09-2017Touch Screens Are Distracting Drivers. What Are Carmakers Doing To Help? more »
10-07-2017Volunteers sought for Iowa self driving car research project more »
09-28-2017How Virtual Reality Can Help You in Actual Reality 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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Nighttime Driving Behaviors

Drivers aged 21 to 60 are invited to participate in a driving simulation study to examine nighttime driving behaviors in our NADS-1 simulator. You will be requi ...

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