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Iowa driving the way for autonomous vehicles

Dan McGehee, professor and director if the National Advanced Driving Simulator in the UI college of engineering, talks about the features of a Volvo XC90 as he drives along Interstate 80 from the university’s National Advanced Driving Simulator Building in Coralville, Iowa, on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

Some Iowa officials -- including those in economic development and state transportation -- have taken steps recently to position the state to be a leader in autonomous cars. Dan McGehee, Director of the Transportation and Vehicle Safety Policy Research Program in the Public Policy Center, recently spoke with The Gazette a about Iowa's role in autonomous vehicle research. 

McGehee is also Director of the National Advanced Driving Simulator and associate professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, emergency medicine, and public health. 

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