Our Mission

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

News

What Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Means For Iowa

NADS Director Dan McGehee appeared on Iowa Public Radio's River to River, toward the end of the hour talking about next generation transportation.
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Project update: Equipment installed on new research vehicle

The Transit shuttle bus for the University of Iowa's ADS for Rural America project has been equipped with automated driving technology by Illinois-based AutonomouStuff.
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Autonomous Lingo in the Repair Space

Advertising campaigns have been overestimating vehicle’s capabilities since the 1960s, but with today’s technology, hyperbolic language has the power to be dangerous. NADS Director Dan McGehee explains.
Iowa Magazine video: ADS for Rural America

Video: Automated Driving Systems for Rural America

How do people in rural areas who can’t drive get where they need to go? Decades down the road, “AVs could allow these people to continue to live independently,” says Omar Ahmad.
Ford Transit shuttle bus at AutonomouStuff

Cloning an automated shuttle in COVID-19

Connected simulation

Connected simulation captures realistic human interaction

NADS recently wrapped up a multi-year project connecting multiple people interacting in the same virtual environment.

Events

2021 Driving Assessment Conference

Registration is now open for the 11th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design. It will be held virtually July 21–23, 2021. See the program and register here.

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Tour our tech

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