National Advanced Driving Simulator Featured on ABC World News Tonight, Nightline

August 19, 2012

The National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS), a unit of the UI Center for Computer-Aided Design, was used in the past week as the location for a story about the dangers of sleep driving by ABC News.

On Tuesday, a story on the controversial topic was aired on ABC World News Tonight and on Nightline.

ABC-TV correspondent Lisa Stark demonstrated the dangers of driving after taking sleeping medication. She traveled to the University of Iowa, home of the most advanced driving simulator in the country, to reproduce the experience of driving while under the influence of such medication.

Participating in the network television report were Omar Ahmad, NADS director of operations, and Sue Chrysler, director of research.

The full report is available at