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  • With a Little Help From Our Friends...

    NADS and the College of Pharmacy work together to understand how drugs impact drivers and the safety of our roads more »

  • NADS Students

    Meet the students contributing to our team. more »

  • The NADS miniSim™

    The driving simulation platform that's scalable, portable, and powerful. 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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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 2015 edition explores the intersection of automated vehicles and the NADS Virtual Proving Ground, heavy truck research, an update on the growing miniSim™ community, and more...
View the PDF  |  July 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

08-28-2015Peter Rugg,, tours NADS to collect material for an upcoming story more »
08-26-2015Vonnie Hampel, Senior Legislative Assistant to Congressman Loebsack (IA-02), tours NADS
08-25-2015Corvair Bicycle Society tours NADS
08-23-2015Iowa State Fair is the venue for showcasing the NADS miniSim driving simulator
07-24-2015Dawn Marshall, NADS staff researcher, is recognized for generating over $2,000,000 in funding for this fiscal year more »
07-09-2015Shawn Allen, David Heitbrink and Andy Veit present papers on NADS simulation technology at IMAGE Visual Simulation Conference in Dayton, Ohio 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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