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
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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