Our Mission

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

News

Teen driver study

Teens at the wheel

When parents are in the vehicle with their teenage driver, crash rates are low. However, as soon as teens are by themselves, the crash rates skyrocket. Can new-driver training programs be used to effectively lower those rates?
Springfield custom tile for Florida State University

Springfield custom tile developed for Florida State University

Iowa Magazine: The Road to the Future Runs Through Iowa

The Road to the Future Runs Through Iowa

University of Iowa researchers at the National Advanced Driving Simulator pave the way for the automated vehicles of tomorrow. But how soon before self-driving cars get here? Iowa's rural roads could hold the key.
A research assistant demonstrates how vaporized cannabis is inhaled using heated air in place of cannabis.

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

Drugged driving research: Major findings 2010–2020

A quick summary of our major drugged driving research findings from the past 10 years.
Ford Transit shuttle bus at AutonomouStuff

Our Ford Transit shuttle bus is at AutonomouStuff being outfitted with automated driving technologies

NADS-1 bay, 3D globe image

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Take a 360 degree virtual tour of our facility, and learn more about our technology and expertise.

Events

2021 Driving Assessment Conference

The 11th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design, will be held virtually July 21–23, 2021. Stay tuned for more details!