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  • It's Our 20th Anniversary!

    Help us celebrate NADS' 20th anniversary - read more 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 »

  • 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 »


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07-17-2018Thousands pulled over for texting while driving in law’s first year more »
07-13-2018Paving the way for self-driving cars at the University of Iowa more »
07-10-2018Iowa State Patrol Cracks Down on Texting and Driving more »
07-06-2018Texting While Driving Citations Increase more »
07-06-2018Citations soar for Iowa's texting drivers more »
06-23-2018Rollin' Rally aims to peak interest in kids amidst truck shortage 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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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 ...

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