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  • Iowa City and Cedar Rapids Corridor Designated Automated Vehicle Proving Ground

    Read the joint UI / Iowa DOT press release here more »

  • NADS receives grant to address safety issues prioritized by U.S. DOT

    Research priority promotes safety and works to develop the next generation of transportation leaders. more »

  • Driving Assessment Honda Outstanding Student Award Winners Announced

    Learn more about the student award winners and this year’s International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design more »

  • MyCarDoesWhat Recognized for Marketing Efforts

    The MyCarDoesWhat campaign has received an honorable mention in the PR Daily Awards' Cause-Related Marketing category 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 »


Current News

07-20-2017President Harreld: Faculty research, scholarship key to student achievement more »
07-19-2017High-tech cars not just for Spider-Man, Tony Stark more »
07-19-2017Discussion on distracted driving to promote safer practices on the road more »
07-17-2017UI external research funding sees uptick despite challenges more »
07-11-2017Ja Young Lee wins Honda Student Paper Award at driving assessment conference more »
07-09-2017Can Iowa keep up with what it needs to ship? 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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Nighttime Driving Validation

Drivers aged 21 to 40 are invited to participate in a driving simulation study to test nighttime scenarios used for driving in our NADS-1 simulator. You will be ...

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