National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS)

National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS)

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This week's FTFR episode features a terrific discussion about driving safety, automated vehicles, public health, and the work at the National Advanced Driving Simulator (N**S) with guest Dan McGeehee. To listen, click one of the links below.

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Robots and researchers in the Capitol!

Yesterday was the annual #HawkeyeCaucus Day at the Iowa State Capital Building in Des Moines, IA. Hawkeye Caucus Day is a day to highlight the accomplishments the University of Iowa is making in Iowa City and across the state. It was a great opportunity for University of Iowa College of Engineering students, leaders, faculty, and alumni to showcase their impactful work and research to state leaders. Go Hawks!

Hawkeye Caucus National Advanced Driving Simulator (N**S) IIHR - Hydroscience and Engineering FIRST Tech Challenge - Iowa
HIRTA's Director and Ops Supervisor, along with staff from the
Des Moines Area MPO spent time at the National Advanced Driving Simulator (N**S) learning about their ADS for Rural America project. We toured and watched a live simulation test (see video). This simulator has an actual full-size vehicle inside.
Earlier this summer, a fully equipped Ford Transit shuttle bus outfitted by Hexagon | AutonomouStuff with custom technologies hit the rural roads of Iowa enabling the Automated Driving Systems (ADS) for Rural America project, a project for safer and more accessible rural roads with the use of autonomous vehicle technology. Originally launched in October 2021, at the National Advanced Driving Simulator (N**S) at the University of Iowa, ADS for Rural America is now driving a 47-mile route and collecting data on automation performance, weather and surface data, and data from their riders on their trust and acceptance of the technology.

AutonomouStuff’s integration process tailors to our customer's project requirements and is completely customisable. We work hard to give our clients the autonomous platform they need.

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RESEARCH NEWS:

New research from the UI's National Advanced Driving Simulator (N**S) (N**S) finds that after inhaling cannabis, a person's driving performance and ability to learn new information takes a nose-dive for many hours.

📖 Read more about the research, led in part by Professor and Executive Associate Dean Gary Milavetz: https://pharmacy.uiowa.edu/news/2021/11/link-between-cannabis-and-impaired-driving
University of Iowa College of Engineering
The National Advanced Driving Simulator (N**S) for Rural America project relies on our custom Ford Transit 350HD #automated platform to put data to work — developing the next generation of #mobility for the rural roadways in Iowa. Find out more about our collaboration with The University of Iowa - College of Engineering in our case study below.
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With the growing legalization of cannabis use worldwide come concerns about the safety impact of driving while impaired. On the latest episode of the Global Road Safety podcast, we spoke with Dr. Timothy Brown, research scientist and Director of Drugged Driving Research at the University of Iowa's National Advanced Driving Simulator (N**S) about his extensive research on the impact of cannabis and other drugs on driver safety.

Listen to the full episode here, or wherever you get your podcasts. https://hubs.la/H0YYr810
There are thousands of reasons why #universities collaborate with #AutonomouStuff for impactful outcomes. The National Advanced Driving Simulator (N**S) at the University of Iowa invites adults to participate in their on-road demonstration of the partially automated #AutonomouStuff Ford Transit 350HD. And we are helping them spread the word. If you are an adult in or near Iowa City and interested in experiencing this #automated vehicle firsthand, participation signup is now open >>> https://hxgn.biz/38UHuDi

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Thank you Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg for visiting the University of Iowa National Advanced Driving Simulator (N**S) today! Guests learned from N**S experts about how the development of automated vehicle technology benefits rural Iowa.

N**S is driving the state of Iowa forward in automated vehicle technology. ‬ 💛🚘
Automated vehicles have the potential to change the world, and the research team at National Advanced Driving Simulator (N**S) from the University of Iowa is leading the way!

I checked out their driving simulator today, and hopped in one of their research vehicles to learn how this technology will help rural America.
Join us on May 20 for the next #SmartAutonomousMobility webinar hosted by Hexagon | AutonomouStuff, LLC featuring the ADS for Rural America project from University of Iowa and National Advanced Driving Simulator (N**S).

This project uses #AutonomousDrivingSystems (ADS) to collect data and passenger impressions while navigating a 47-mile loop of rural roads.

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N**S is one of the world's most advanced research driving simulators. Our mission is to make our roads safer by researching the connection between humans and vehicles, using both simulators and on-road vehicles.

We conduct driving safety research for government and industry sponsors. We use driving simulators as a tool to conduct this research. Driving simulators offer a safe, controlled, and green environment for studying human performance and behavior. Our topics of research include driver distraction, impairment monitoring, active vehicle safety systems, driver training/safety, and assessment of the effects of drugs and medical conditions on people's ability to drive.

Operating as usual

Photos from National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS)'s post 05/23/2022

Check out some photos from a local Porsche Club's car show we hosted this weekend!

05/19/2022

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) vs. Automation

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are becoming more common in everyday vehicles. Learn more about these technologies and your responsibilities as a driver ⬇️

05/06/2022

Want to participate in one of our studies? We have some opportunities out there. Check them out now! drivingstudies.com

05/05/2022

Thank you Iowa Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration for visiting us this morning! We hope you enjoyed learning more about our ADS for Rural America project and its many benefits for rural communities.

05/03/2022

Check out our Alumni Spotlight on Shan Bao, a former Ph.D. student at the University of Iowa who researches automotive human factors.
https://nads.uiowa.edu/news/2022/04/alumni-spotlight-shan-bao-phd

04/26/2022

NADS Student Overview

Are you or someone you know interested in driving research? The National Advanced Driving Simulator has opportunities for students from different fields, including engineering, psychology, public health, computer science, and more.

04/25/2022

If you missed the webinar "Cannabis and Driving Safety – What's new and what's next?" the recording is now available:
https://nads.uiowa.edu/news/2022/04/webinar-recording-cannabis-and-driving-safety-whats-new-and-whats-next

04/22/2022

In case you missed it: here's the link to the recording of our first ADS for Rural America webinar "Focus on Safety."

https://youtu.be/TmiFa86njnM

04/20/2022

There is still time to join us for our first ADS for Rural America webinar - TOMORROW at 10 a.m. CT.

Register➡https://adsforruralamerica.uiowa.edu/news/2022/03/new-webinar-series-begin-april-21

04/15/2022

We got to ride in a #WaymoOne driverless vehicle through the streets of Chandler, AZ, last week. This works in a specific geofenced area, so it won't be widespread anytime soon—but very impressive technology!
Waymo

04/14/2022

Cannabis and Driving Safety – What's new and what's next? Join us on Wednesday, April 20, at 2 p.m. CT, for a virtual panel discussion of recent research findings on cannabis and driving safety, including what research is needed to better understand how cannabis impacts driving performance and safety, as well how improved technology might be able to detect impaired driving.

Register now: https://uiowa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2hjXoUtbTBKswosgEIqdFA

04/12/2022

Our first ADS for Rural America webinar is just over a week away. Join us on Thursday, April 21, from 10 to 11 a.m. CT.

Register➡https://adsforruralamerica.uiowa.edu/news/2022/03/new-webinar-series-begin-april-21

04/11/2022

EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER: Come see our ADS for Rural America transit van and other community vehicles THIS Wednesday at Mercer Park in Iowa City for the Iowa City Public Library Bookmobile's 5-year birthday celebration!

04/08/2022

In 2019, 3,142 people were killed by distracted driving according to the NHTSA. This is a 10% increase from 2018. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Join us in taking the pledge to not drive distracted. #JustDrive

04/07/2022

Think first before you drink and drive. Check out our major findings about drugged driving here: https://nads.uiowa.edu/drugged-driving-research

Photos from Southeast Iowa STEM Region's post 04/06/2022

Photos from Southeast Iowa STEM Region's post

Photos from University of Iowa College of Engineering's post 04/01/2022

We were glad to be represented at the Hawkeye Caucus yesterday, sharing our mission of safe roads!

NADS Receives Historic Grant 04/01/2022

NADS Receives Historic Grant

While its research goes back to the early 1990s, the National Advanced Driving Simulator is going back to the stone age with this most recent grant: https://nads.uiowa.edu/news/2022/04/nads-receives-historic-grant

NADS Receives Historic Grant While its research goes back to the early 1990s, the National Advanced Driving Simulator is going back to the stone age with this most recent grant.

03/24/2022

We are launching a webinar series about our ADS for Rural America project! Join us on Thursday, April 21, from 10 to 11 a.m. CT for our first webinar "Focus on Safety."
Register here: https://adsforruralamerica.uiowa.edu/news/2022/03/new-webinar-series-begin-april-21

Photos from National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS)'s post 03/22/2022

High-definition (HD) digital maps are essentially the "brain" of an automated vehicle. These maps allow our automated vehicle to locate itself on the road within 10 centimeters. Our ADS for Rural America route uses an HD map created by Mandli Communications: https://adsforruralamerica.uiowa.edu/news/2022/02/brain-automated-vehicle

03/10/2022

More than 46,000 people died on U.S. Roads in 2021, a 9% increase from 2020—according to early estimates from the National Safety Council.

Learn more about what you can do to prevent motor vehicle fatalities: https://www.nsc.org/newsroom/nsc-analysis-traffic-is-back-to-prepandemic-levels

Drug use in crashes higher during COVID-19 pandemic 03/08/2022

Drug use in crashes higher during COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot of things, including the prevalence of drugged driving-related crashes: https://nads.uiowa.edu/news/2022/03/drug-use-crashes-higher-during-covid-19-pandemic

Drug use in crashes higher during COVID-19 pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot of things, including the prevalence of drugged driving. The University of Iowa was selected as one of the collection sites to examine the prevalence of drugged driving among seriously and fatally injured road users

PAVE's Virtual Panel “What Does Autonomy Really Mean?” - Full Recording 03/03/2022

PAVE's Virtual Panel “What Does Autonomy Really Mean?” - Full Recording

“On duty vs. off duty” – a great way to explain the difference between driver-assist features vs. fully autonomous vehicles (i.e., “self-driving,” which, contrary to popular belief, are not available for purchase today). Meaning: You’re always “on duty” as a driver, so keep your eyes on the road ahead even when automated features are in use! Great discussion from yesterday’s PAVECampaign panel: https://youtu.be/tCxII_voVKY

PAVE's Virtual Panel “What Does Autonomy Really Mean?” - Full Recording One of the most pressing highway safety issues we face today is helping drivers to understand the difference between autonomous driving – where the car is in...

03/01/2022

Sharing the road: Using devices installed on farm equipment, researchers collected data and video on vehicle interactions with on-road farm equipment.

Learn more about this project: https://nads.uiowa.edu/news/2022/03/safertrek-sharing-road

02/24/2022

While 19% of Americans live in rural areas, nearly 50% of traffic fatalities occur on rural roads.

Our ADS for Rural America Project aims to represent rural roads and their unique challenges in AV research.

https://adsforruralamerica.uiowa.edu/

02/22/2022

Did you know?

The initial Iowa Driving Simulator was operational in 1989 and was the first modern driving simulator in the nation. The motion base was added in 1993 and came from a B-52 bomber simulator.

Timeline photos 02/22/2022

Timeline photos

The University of Iowa was chosen by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to house the National Advanced Driving Simulator, which Iowa researchers use to help make the roads a safer place.

02/17/2022

If you have driven an electric vehicle, you've likely used regenerative braking, a feature that causes the vehicle to decelerate as soon as the foot is lifted off the accelerator pedal. Funded by SAFER-SIM UTC, researchers at the NADS explored the possible safety benefits of this feature. Learn more about their findings here: https://nads.uiowa.edu/news/2022/02/does-regenerative-braking-have-safety-benefits
University of Iowa College of Engineering

02/14/2022

Phase 2 is now underway for our ADS for Rural America project, studying automated vehicles on rural roads. Our goals: safer and more accessible rural roads in the future. https://adsforruralamerica.uiowa.edu/
AutonomouStuff, LLC University of Iowa College of Engineering

02/11/2022

Brrr...We are in for a chilly day tomorrow. Ever wonder how your vehicle's temperature warning works? Learn more here: https://mycardoeswhat.org/safety-features/temperature-warning/

IIHS creates safeguard ratings for partial automation 02/10/2022

IIHS creates safeguard ratings for partial automation

Considering a vehicle with the latest tech? Pay attention to these safety ratings, to come later this year. While none of the vehicles you can buy today are truly “self-driving,” what they do have is partial automation, meaning they have features meant to assist the driver—not replace the driver. The new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rating system will rate the safeguards used in these vehicles to keep you safe:
https://www.iihs.org/news/detail/iihs-creates-safeguard-ratings-for-partial-automation

IIHS creates safeguard ratings for partial automation Vehicles with partial automation need to have safeguards in place to help drivers stay focused on the road. IIHS is developing a ratings program to evaluate attention reminders and other measures.

02/09/2022

Get a peek inside our facility with our virtual tour, and learn more about our research. Tour our tech at bit.ly/NADS-TOUR.

02/08/2022

I spy some future engineers and researchers in this group. Thanks to local Boy Scouts troop 212 for visiting us!

University of Iowa College of Engineering Boy Scouts of America

02/03/2022

In case you missed it: Here's the link to the recording of PAVECampaign's virtual panel "All AVs Are Local: Iowa's Autonomous Rural Shuttle."

https://pavecampaign.org/event/iowa-autonomous-rural-shuttle/

University of Iowa College of Engineering, Iowa Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Federal Highway Administration

Innovative Headlights, Studied by CSRC, Could Help Save Pedestrians, Bicyclists - Toyota USA Newsroom 02/01/2022

Innovative Headlights, Studied by CSRC, Could Help Save Pedestrians, Bicyclists - Toyota USA Newsroom

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.
University of Iowa College of Engineering
https://pressroom.toyota.com/innovative-headlights-studied-by-csrc-could-help-save-pedestrians-bicyclists/

Innovative Headlights, Studied by CSRC, Could Help Save Pedestrians, Bicyclists - Toyota USA Newsroom The first half of 2021 showed a sharp spike in traffic fatalities – the largest in the 46 years since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been tracking the data. Pedestrian deaths are particularly high: more than 6,000 […]

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