NADS MiniSim to be Included in National Academy of Sciences Museum

February 17, 2012

Andrew Veit, program manager-MiniSim at the UI National Advanced Driving Simulator, has received funding from the National Academy of Sciences to provide a MiniSim driving simulator for display and demonstration at the Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC.

The Marian Koshland Science Museum ( engages the public in current scientific issues that impact their lives. The museum’s state-of-the-art exhibits, public events, and educational programs provide information that stimulates discussion and provides insight into how science supports decision-making. Interactive displays such as the MiniSim illustrate the role of science in informing national policy and personal decisions impacting people’s daily lives.

The NADS MiniSim ( is high-performance driving simulator software designed for research, development, clinical and training applications. The core software is based on the state-of-the-art driving simulation technology that has been developed through decades of research at the National Advanced Driving Simulator and The University of Iowa. The MiniSim core harnesses the technology found in the world’s most advanced driving simulator, the NADS-1, into a smaller footprint at a lower cost. The MiniSim™ has been designed to be integrated with a variety of hardware and software components tailored to suit client requirements. Most importantly, the MiniSim™ system provides a community of like-minded developers, researchers and scientists. an open exchange of ideas, problems, and solutions.