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  • AAA Foundation/UI Study Released

    Study finds drivers often unaware of vehicle safety tech limitations. Read the study here. more »

  • It's Our 20th Anniversary!

    We officially celebrated NADS' 20th anniversary on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Check out social media for photos! more »

  • TraumaHawk Named an AASHTO 2018 High Value Research Project

    TraumaHawk makes AASHTO's "Sweet Sixteen" list of high value research projects more »

  • Our 2018 Annual Report is out!

    Read our latest annual report 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 »


Current News

10-16-2018Researchers examine drivers’ understanding of vehicle safety systems more »
10-14-2018Corridor's autonomous car research 'very competitive' more »
10-11-2018Iowa City continues looking into impact of autonomous vehicles in town more »
10-10-2018UI’s Driving Simulator celebrates 20 years of vehicle safety research more »
10-10-2018UI National Advanced Driving Simulator facility celebrates 20 years more »
09-26-2018Study shows drivers using car safety features overestimate capabilities 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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