Our Mission

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

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A research assistant demonstrates how vaporized cannabis is inhaled using heated air in place of cannabis.

Drugged driving research: Major findings 2010–2020

Monday, December 14, 2020
A quick summary of our major drugged driving research findings from the past 10 years.
Inside the NADS-1 simulator

NADS pulls in nearly $1.5M to further study transition of control in automated vehicles

Thursday, October 15, 2020
National Advanced Driving Simulator
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) recently granted the University of Iowa National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) a $1.45 million award to further study transition of control in automated vehicles in a simulation environment.
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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