University of Iowa grad student creates simulation to decrease the number of farming fatalities
Submitted by Madison Walzcak
University of Iowa graduate Kayla Faust created a simulation to decrease the number of farming fatalities. Pictured, she operates the miniSim, one of only two such driving simulators in the world, at the National Advanced Driving Simulator in Coralville, Iowa. Designed to puts farmers on virtual roads and fields, the miniSim uses steering, pedals, shifters, and a seat from an actual tractor to replicate potentially dangerous driving situations. Faust hopes to find changes that need to be made in farming equipment to avoid accidents.