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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Countermeasures to reduce drowsy driving

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?
2020 Annual Report cover

Highlights from 2020

Learn more about our major accomplishments from FY20, including ADS for Rural America, cannabis and driving, teens at the wheel, human factors, connected simulation, Parkinson's disease, new options on miniSim, and more
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.
Automated shuttle bus on rural Iowa road

ADS for Rural America

Learn more about our Automated Driving Systems (ADS) for Rural America project, which will be coming through Iowa City, Hills, Riverside, and Kalona, Iowa, starting late summer 2021.