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The road to autonomous cars: Are Iowans ready to get behind the wheel?

A heads-up display indicates the vehicle speed and other data in a Volvo XC90 SUV test vehicle.

Decades ago, electronic traction control and automatic emergency braking systems were cutting edge and expensive, recalled Daniel McGehee, as he sat in his office at the University of Iowa’s National Advanced Driving Simulator, or NADS, and reflected on his nearly 30 years researching and testing autonomous vehicles.

Today, he noted, those systems are standard equipment in most vehicles.

Read the full Iowa Ideas story from The Gazette here