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  • MyCarDoesWhat honored with Platinum PR Award for Public Service Announcement

    Vehicle education safety initiative from the UI and National Safety Council recognized for animated video educating drivers about the importance of understanding a vehicle's safety technologies and how to use them correctly. 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 »

  • The NADS miniSim™

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

Featured Items:

National Teen Driver Safety Week and Distracted Teen Driving
While October 16-22 is National Teen Driver Safety Week, the UI studies teen driving year-round. Read our media brief to learn more about the largest naturalistic study of teen driver crashes to date and the significant shifts occurring in distracted teen driving.
Read the media brief
Produced by the National Safety Council and the UI, MyCarDoesWhat is a national campaign that helps educate drivers on new vehicle safety technologies designed to help prevent crashes.

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 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

10-25-2016MyCarDoesWhat Receives PR News Platinum Award for PSA more »
10-20-2016Iowa Now features staffer's road to working at the NADS more »
10-18-2016It's National Teen Driver Safety Week more »
10-18-2016Happy Anniversary! MyCarDoesWhat Celebrates a Year of Progress more »
10-10-2016News Story: "Iowa interstate to be mapped for self driving cars" (Des Moines Register) more »
08-29-2016News Story: "What Hidden Safety Risks Could Your Child Face During Back-to-School Season?" (Yahoo News) 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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Driver Behavior in Everyday Driving Situations

he National Advanced Driving Simulator at the University of Iowa Research Park invites healthy adults to participate in a driving simulation study to investigat ...

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