Wednesday, September 6, 2023

NADS-1 simulator and automated Ford Transit

The University of Iowa’s Driving Safety Research Institute—home of the National Advanced Driving Simulator—is hosting a public open house that will include rides in a cutting-edge, highly automated shuttle bus (with safety driver), tours of the facility, the chance to step into the country’s largest and most advanced driving simulator, and drive a “miniSim” one of the facility’s smaller driving simulators.

The Driving Safety Research Institute researches interactions between vehicles and humans with the goal of creating safer roads for all. In early 2023, the National Advanced Driving Simulator research center became the Driving Safety Research Institute to better describe their research expertise with both on-road vehicles and driving simulators. 


Wednesday, October 18, 4 to 7 p.m.


UI Driving Safety Research Institute facility, 2401 Oakdale Blvd., in Coralville, Iowa


Driving Safety Research Institute staff and students will give demonstrations, talk about the facility and its research during self-guided tours, and welcome members of the public to experience the world-class research happening in their own backyard. All ages are welcome (kids may ride in the shuttle bus if with a parent or guardian). 


Kristine Roggentien, or (319) 929-6332


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