Sponsor: University of Iowa
Sponsor: The National Advanced Driving Simulator
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Task Evaluation

Individuals 18-75 years of age are invited to help evaluate tasks people may do while driving. One appointment 2-3 hours in length is required. Compensation is $20 per hour, up to $60. Appointments are available Monday through Saturday. If you would like more information or would like to see if you are eligible, take our Task Evaluation 2018 Eligibility Questionnaire at https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3VpEmXxDIX6wKLb. If you have any questions, please email nads-recruit@uiowa.edu. When emailing, please provide your first and last name and mention “TaskEvaluation”. Feel free to share this information with others!
This study takes place at NADS
Must be in good general health
Must have a valid driver license
Must be an active driver

Other eligibility criteria must be met.
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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
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Tesla Technology Study

Volunteers aged 25-65 who live in Cedar Rapids or the surrounding area and commute back and forth between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City on a daily basis are invited to participate in a National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) research study involving the use of the NADS 2017 Tesla research vehicle for your daily commute. Participation will involve an orientation to the vehicle (one Saturday and Sunday, 3-4 hours total), daily visits to drop off the car in the morning and to pick it up again for the drive home (5-10 minutes each Monday-Friday), and vehicle drop off and study completion (the next Saturday, 30 minutes). Total participation will last for one week. You may earn up to $250 for participating. You may also take part in an optional 1-hour interview at your final visit. Compensation is $30 for this additional hour. If you meet the above criteria and are interested in participating, please visit the following link to complete an eligibility screening survey: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_292dKenkv7lpkc5. If you have any questions or concerns at any time, please feel free to email us at nads-recruit@uiowa.edu. Please reference “Tesla” when emailing. Due to the amount of interest we may receive, please allow us time to respond to your email. Thank you!
This study takes place at NADS
• Commute on Interstate 380 to Iowa City from Cedar Rapids (or the surrounding area) during the week (Monday through Friday) and between the hours of 7am and 6pm
• Be willing to commute alone for the duration of data collection
• Have a valid driver’s license with no restrictions
• Have proof of insurance
• Have a covered garage with space to park the Tesla for the duration of the study
• Have more than one personal vehicle as use of the Tesla is not allowed outside of the commute
• Not require glasses to drive
• Not be a smoker or be able to refrain from smoking during your commute
• Be able to refrain from wearing sunglasses, eating, and drinking while in the Tesla
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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.


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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