Sponsor: University of Iowa
Sponsor: The National Advanced Driving Simulator
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Novice Driver Training

The National Advanced Driving Simulator at The University of Iowa Research Park, in collaboration with the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, is inviting adolescents ages 15 or 16 to participate in a driving simulator study evaluating whether training programs can help teens become safer drivers. This study involves three study visits. The first study visit will be scheduled close to the date the teen expects to obtain his or her minor school license (also called a school permit) or intermediate license. The first visit will last up to 4 hours. The second visit will occur about 6 weeks later and will last up to 2 hours. The last visit will occur about 4 months after the second visit and will also last up to 2 hours. Participants who complete all study procedures will be paid $225.
This study takes place at NADS
Who can be part of this study? Teens who
• currently possess a valid learner's permit
• are planning to obtain within the next few months either:
1) a minor school license at the age of 15.0 or older, or
2) an intermediate driver's license before the age of 17
• are planning to drive on a regular basis (i.e., at least two times per week) after obtaining their license
• are willing to track the number of miles they drive each week during the study
For more information:
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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 will involve engaging in actions a driver or passenger may do while in a vehicle. On-road driving or riding in a Volvo XC90 research vehicle outfitted with cameras will be required. One appointment one hour in length is required. Compensation is $20. If you would like more information or would like to see if you are eligible, take our eligibility questionnaire at https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6R26eo2PeEcuoXH. If you have any questions, please email sehyun-chun@uiowa.edu. When emailing, please provide your first and last name and mention “VolvoDriverDetection”.
This study takes place at NADS
• Must possess a valid driver's license
• Must be willing to participate with other individuals at the same time
• Must be comfortable being driven around by someone you do not know
• Must be comfortable driving around people you do not know
• Must be willing to bring a number of clothing changes
• Must not have mobility issues that make climbing into an SUV difficult
For more information:
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The National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) is located in the University of Iowa Research Park, just north of Coral Ridge Mall.


Looking for directions? Signed up for a study but have more questions?
Contact one of our research team members by calling our recruitment hotline at 319-335-4719 or by contacting us via email at nads-recruit@uiowa.edu