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  • UI and Toyota Researchers are Studying Driver Readiness in Level 3 Automation

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

  • NADS Simulators Critical Tools in Drugged Driving Research

    Watch the CBS Evening News segment here to learn more 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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Effects of Cannabis on Driving Performance

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