Our Mission

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

News

Cameras mounted on the exterior of the driver and passenger side doors capture lane position.

Medical research meets driving research

Does exercise change driving performance in patients with Parkinson’s disease? 
Tesla and Ford Transit, UI automated vehicles

Creating an Automated Shuttle for America’s Backroads

An automated shuttle bus is about to hit Iowa roads next summer. Here's a brief update on our ADS for Rural America project by ADAPT, including how our vehicle is becoming automated at AutonomouStuff, LLC to how COVID-19 has impacted the project.
Visiting scientist Felix Ellensohn

International scholars partner on research projects

Visiting scientists from around the world come to NADS to work on research projects for sometimes months at a time and collaborate with our experts. One such example was in fall 2019, with Felix Ellensohn from the Technical University of Munich, Germany.

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?

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.