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  • It's Our 20th Anniversary!

    Help us celebrate NADS' 20th anniversary - read more here. more »

  • "We cannot afford to wait"

    NHTSA launches drugged driving initiative, National Advanced Driving Simulator committed to this critical issue. Read our latest brief here. more »

  • Cannabis and Driving

    A recent multi-year study at NADS examined the interaction between cannabis, alcohol and driving more »

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

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

  • University of Iowa Awarded Projects through New Toyota Program

    Toyota demonstrates commitment to safety research and innovation in continued partnership with UI by sponsoring projects studying autonomous and connected vehicle technologies more »


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05-24-2018Researchers say drivers can build trust in autonomous cars, despite recent accidents more »
05-22-2018People are losing faith in self-driving cars following recent fatal crashes more »
05-20-2018University of Iowa student aims to improve rural road safety with unique study 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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