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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 »

  • 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 »

  • Cannabis and Driving

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

  • The NADS miniSim™

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


Current News

08-29-2017Iowa researchers aim to make roads safer with new technology more »
08-29-2017Iowa researchers aim to make roads safer with new technology more »
08-13-2017Iowa DOT sees many automated cars in I-80's future more »
08-09-2017DOT: Higher levels of automation in I-80's future more »
08-03-2017University of Iowa Awarded Projects through New Toyota Program more »
07-26-2017STEM Day events inspire all ages to learn about potential careers 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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Drivers age 18 to 75 are invited to participate in a project about tasks people may do while driving. You would be required to come to one daytime or evening vi ...

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