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  • 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 »

  • UI ramping up automated vehicle testing on local rural roads

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

  • Car and Driver Magazine: We Take an $80 Million Driving Simulator for a Spin

    The University of Iowa uses a Toyota Camry and a lot of tech to study how humans interact with the future. more »

  • ADS for Rural America website launched

    The result of a $7M USDOT grant, the project titled "Automated Driving Systems (ADS) for Rural America" has a new website. Check it out. more »

  • 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 »


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09-08-2020NADS provides national leadership on COVID-19 research protocols more »
09-02-2020University of Iowa researchers study effects of cannabis on driving more »
08-10-2020UI ramping up automated vehicle testing on local rural roads more »
07-15-2020Car and Driver Magazine: We Take an $80 Million Driving Simulator for a Spin more »
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 »
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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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Effects of Cannabis on Driving Performance

The National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) at The University of Iowa Research Park invites adults to participate in a study looking at both perceptions abou ...

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