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Webinar #5 overview and recording: 9 Things to Know When Testing AVs on Rural Roads

Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Watch the recording of our fifth webinar to learn about our top nine challenges and successes from testing a highly automated vehicle on rural Iowa roads, including driving under automation on gravel, in winter weather, using high speeds (65 mph), and more.
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TR News article published: 'Automated vehicles in rural America: What’s the holdup?'

Thursday, October 19, 2023
TR News recently published an article with two of our Iowa team authors titled 'Automated vehicles in rural America: What’s the holdup?'
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DSRI Open House photo gallery

Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our public open house and took a ride in our automated Transit!
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Univ. of Iowa researchers become one of the first to test driverless bus on rural roads

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
KCRG reports: The University of Iowa is shared their results on a self-driven bus that has traveled hundreds of miles throughout rural Iowa. ...
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UI researchers’ highly-automated van has ‘amazing potential’ for rural areas

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
The Gazette reports: The white Ford Transit could be a campus shuttle or a rural transit service van. Only those aboard the vehicle knew it was driving itself around the University of Iowa’s Oakdale research campus.
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ADS for Rural America: Lessons learned so far

Wednesday, May 24, 2023
As of summer 2023, we have completed all of the study drives for our 2.5-year ADS for Rural America Project. The development of any new technology requires lessons learned along the way. This article explores the lessons we have learned in the first half of this U.S. DOT-funded demonstration project.
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ADS for Rural America Webinar 4: Data Portal recording now available

Friday, April 14, 2023
The recording is now available from our fourth ADS for Rural America webinar, this one focusing on our data portal and accessing our data.
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Recording available for webinar 3: Rider and safety driver experience

Thursday, February 2, 2023
The third webinar in a five-part series will focus on rider and safety driver experience and anxiety. This webinar will be held on Thursday, February 2, at 1 p.m. central.
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Hexagon | AutonomouStuff: Open-source software powers autonomous shuttle

Thursday, December 29, 2022
In a collaborative project with the University of Iowa, AutonomouStuff worked with the ADS for Rural America project to outfit a Ford Transit 350HD shuttle for autonomous operation.
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Journal article published in 'Geriatrics'

Thursday, December 8, 2022
For a special issue on ageing and driving, three of our investigators published an article in the journal "Geriatrics" on our ADS for Rural America project.