National Advanced Driving Simulator Featured in Car and Driver Magazine

Clifford Atiyeh

Imitation Games: We Take an $80 Million Driving Simulator for a Spin

The University of Iowa uses a Toyota Camry and a lot of tech to study how humans interact with the future. We went for a drive.

At the University of Iowa's National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) research center, more than 40 faculty, staff, and students use a 93-ton moon-lander-looking machine and a variety of vehicle cabs to study the way people drive. This test rig—called NADS-1—rides on seven belts (six on the x-axis, one on the y). All in, this costs about $80 million, but it allows researchers to perfect today's automated driving tech in a safe, controllable way.

Read the full article in Car and Driver.

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