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  • Where the Rubber Meets the Simulated Road

    A 2013 edition of the Iowa Engineer highlights NADS' medically related research more »

  • NADS students shine on the Big 10 Network

    Students, staff and faculty come together to advance safety on our roadways. more »

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    Everyone's favorite midwestern hamlet... in pixels. more »

  • The NADS MiniSimâ„¢

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

  • Teaching safe driving skills

    Our series of driver training exercises and instruction are being used to train fleet drivers 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 2014 edition celebrates the launch of the SAFER-SIM University Transportation Center, a multi-site miniSim multi-site study, and more...
View the PDF  |  June 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

04-07-2014KCRG TV-9 reports on tire pressure research conducted by Iowa City 8th graders and NADS more »
03-04-2014Students working with NADS present findings about tire PSI and gas milage more »
02-28-2014Iowa Missouri Flying Farmers 2014 convention tours NADS more »
02-28-2014DEP USA visits NADS more »
02-03-2014UI Receives $17 Million for Automotive Safety Research more »
01-27-2014Toyota Simulation Engineers from Japan visit NADS 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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Driving with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The National Advanced Driving Simulator invites individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to participate in a research study to identify the most promisin ...

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