One of the largest simulators in the world, the National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) at the University of Iowa, was recently used to conduct a study of automated driving as part of a SAFER-SIM University Transportation Center research project. The Center is dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary research using simulation techniques to address safety issues prioritized by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
STEM Innovator high school students gave their final project pitches at Kirkwood Regional Center. One team developed an idea for a cell phone app to reward teens for not speeding. SAFER-SIM researchers served as business partners and technical resources for this team.