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  • The Road Ahead: How do we start to plan for automated vehicles in Iowa, today?

    Read the article in the Iowa League of Cities' Cityscape magazine more »

  • NADS Simulators Critical Tools in Drugged Driving Research

    Watch the CBS Evening News segment here to learn more more »

  • AAA Foundation/UI Study Released

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

  • TraumaHawk Named an AASHTO 2018 High Value Research Project

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

  • Cannabis and Driving

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

  • Our 2018 Annual Report is out!

    Read our latest annual report here 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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Driver State Detection via Deep Learning

Individuals 18 years of age and older are invited to help develop a vision-based tracking and analysis method that can be used for drivers and passengers. This ...

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