Our Mission

To make our roads safer by researching the connection between humans and vehicles, using both simulators and on-road vehicles.


University of Iowa awarded $7 million from US DOT to test driverless technologies

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
The University of Iowa will put to use a $7.03 million grant it received from the U.S. Department of Transportation to test how automated driving systems safely can be introduced on the state’s roads.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Announces Automated Driving System Demonstration Grant Winners

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
U.S. Secretary of Transportation announced nearly $60 million in federal grant funding to eight projects in seven states to test the safe integration of automated driving systems (ADS) on our nation’s roadways.

Iowa Engineer: Celebrating 20 years of driver safety research

Monday, September 9, 2019
University of Iowa College of Engineering magazine

Looking Beyond Bioptic Telescopes

Friday, August 9, 2019
For the past 40 years, bioptic telescopes have been the most frequently used option to allow drivers with visual impairments to maintain driving independence. However, bioptic telescopes require a switching of visual attention, potentially leading to driver distraction and emphasizing the need for additional research on modern alternatives.

Art, science collide in dance

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
The Daily Iowan
University of Iowa Dance Department, in collaboration with the National Advanced Driving Simulator, presents There Are No Accidents: Crash Dance, which explores the art and science to human error in a technology-programmed world.
Automated shuttle bus on rural Iowa road

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. 

NADS-1 bay, 3D globe image

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