Simulation has increased tremendously in importance over the last two decades, and it plays a critical role in the development and testing of new vehicle technologies.

Through our work with distributed simulation, virtual reality, testing new motion drive algorithms, and modeling vehicle automation, we are pushing the boundaries of simulation science.

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Chris Schwarz

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News: Simulation science

Toyota studying innovative headlights that project onto pavement to alert pedestrians

Innovative headlights could help save pedestrians, bicyclists

A new type of headlight may help save pedestrians from getting struck by vehicles at night, studied at University of Iowa with researchers from Toyota CSRC.
2021 NADS Annual Report

A year in review: Rural roads, drowsy driving, cannabis, and more

Tuesday, January 4, 2022
See what we’ve been up to in the past year in our NADS Annual Report, with stories about ADS for Rural America, driving drowsy, regenerative braking safety benefits, cannabis and driving, and more. 
Connected simulation

Connected simulation captures realistic human interaction

Thursday, February 4, 2021
NADS recently wrapped up a multi-year project connecting multiple people interacting in the same virtual environment.
Visiting scientist Felix Ellensohn

International scholars partner on research projects

Monday, January 25, 2021
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.