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2022 NADS Annual Report now available

Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Our 2022 annual report is here! We have spent the past year researching automated vehicles, traffic safety, drugged driving, and much more. Plus, read about our upcoming name change to "Driving Safety Research Institute" on page 3.
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ADS for Rural America Webinar 3: Rider and Safety Driver Experience to be held Feb. 2

Monday, January 23, 2023
ADS for Rural America project website
The third webinar in a five-part series will focus on rider and safety driver experience and anxiety. This webinar will be held on Thursday, February 2, at 1 p.m. central.
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NBC National News: Are car touchscreens distracting drivers?

Tuesday, January 17, 2023
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We were recently featured in an NBC National News segment about vehicle touchscreens and distracted driving. Watch and find out how distracting touchscreens and cell phones are to drivers.
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Univ. of Iowa researchers study drugged driving outcomes

Friday, December 30, 2022
KCRG TV9 News
Death and injury among road-users is up to an alarming rate according to a recent study by NHTSA and local researchers. They found that 55.8% of people seriously injured or killed in road crashes tested positive for one or more drugs.
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New report finds nearly half of Iowa drivers involved in serious crashes tested positive for drugs

Thursday, December 29, 2022
Iowa Public Radio
New data from a NHSTA study, in partnership with the University of Iowa, show 45.3% of seriously injured drivers reporting to the Emergency Department tested positive for at least one drug. The top two were alcohol and cannabinoids.
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miniSim: A year in review

Wednesday, December 21, 2022
FY22 resulted in a number of system upgrades and custom development for the miniSim team.
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ADS for Rural America

Learn more about our Automated Driving Systems (ADS) for Rural America project, which is now driving a partially-automated shuttle bus through Iowa City, Hills, Riverside, and Kalona, Iowa. 

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