The National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS)

is a transportation safety research center that uses its suite of world-class driving simulators and instrumented on-road vehicles to conduct research studies for the private and public sectors. Focusing on human factors, automated vehicles, and drugged and drowsy driving, their research aims to provide safer roads for the future.
 

Researchers you should know

Meet our faculty

Venanzio Cichella

Venanzio Cichella

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Daniel Mcgehee portrait

Daniel McGehee

Associate Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Thomas Schnell

Thomas Schnell

Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Hiroyuki Sugiyama

Hiroyuki Sugiyama

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

PhD Student Nicole Corcoran stands in front of her research poster, smiling

Nicole Corcoran

PhD student, Industrial and Systems Engineering 
“As an Industrial and Systems Engineering graduate student, I get to apply my knowledge across various domains: from studying human factors to statistical modeling; or from autonomous vehicle research to water sustainability in rural India. All of this is made possible by the dynamic, collaborative, and innovative research initiatives here at Iowa.”