TRB Promotional Opportunities

Become a Patron

The Transportation Research Board has developed an enhanced patron program for the 98th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Maximize the visibility of your organization with a patron, sponsorship, or advertising opportunity, available at all levels of investment. Build your network and extend your reach to leaders and professionals in the government, industry, and academia looking to fulfill their current transportation needs with your innovative solutions.

View the full benefits comparison chart to see which patron support level is right for you.

Sponsor a Reception or Caucus
Reserve your table at Careers in Motion

Careers in Motion Networking Fair provides an opportunity for prospective employers from a wide range of sectors and modes to meet with transportation professionals interested in working for their organizations. The attendees are meeting registrants who span career levels from seasoned executives to recent graduates. Hiring managers will be onsite and ready to offer career information and advice. View available options below, or learn more here.

TRB Live! Theaters now available

Have you ever wished you could take advantage of the energy and excitement of TRB’s Annual Meeting and exhibits to highlight the value of your organization in a theater setting? Well, now you can! New for the TRB 98th Annual Meeting in 2019, TRB Live! theaters in the exhibit hall will give Annual Meeting exhibitors and patrons the exclusive opportunity to make 30-minute presentations on the goods, services, and solutions their organization provide. View available options below, or learn more here.

Advertise in the Final Program

Advertise in the TRB 98th Annual Meeting printed Final Program! Advertising space must be secured by October 31, 2018.

National Advanced Driving Simulator

Iowa City,  IA 
United States
  • Booth: 705

The miniSim™ driving simulator is ideally suited to applied R&D, academic, and clinical research. Backed by decades of development at NADS, the miniSim is sophisticated and effectively priced. Built-in automation simplifies investigation of human-automation interaction at a variety of automation levels. It can also be linked with external automation for testing and product development.


  • miniSim™
    The NADS miniSim™ is high-performance driving simulator software designed for research, development, clinical, and training applications. Backed by decades of development, the miniSim is trusted by leading researchers in Human Factors engineering....

  • Thank you for your interest in the National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) and the NADS miniSim™ driving simulators! 

    miniSim Overview   miniSim Examples   miniSim Description     

    NADS Engineering   miniSim Website   Training Videos

    The miniSim™ driving simulator is based on the software our team developed for the NADS-1 research simulator, now available for research and commercial applications through the miniSim program. Backed by decades of development and human-factors research experience, the miniSim is sophisticated and affordable. A common code base and tools are used across all our simulators, so a scenario developed on the miniSim will run on other miniSim systems, or NADS-1/NADS-2 and vice-versa.

    Learn more about NADS here: Annual Reports

    The miniSim hardware configurations include desktop or quarter-cab with a single Windows PC. Displays are typically panels but projection systems with flat and curved screens are available. We also build larger simulators with complex display and cab systems. Built-in automation simplifies investigation of human-automation interaction at a variety of automation levels. The miniSim can also be linked with external automation for testing and product development.

    The miniSim consists of four core tools:

    • Tile Mosaic Tool (TMT) for assembling a road network from a library of over 250 road/landscape segments called ‘tiles’.  You use the TMT to connect them and export a complete database to the ISAT and miniSim.  NADS can also create new tiles or modify existing ones to meet your specific needs.
    • Interactive Scenario Authoring Tool (ISAT) for building scenarios on the assembled network.  The ISAT is GUI-driven and does not require scripting.
    • miniSim runs the scenario on the assembled database and provides both real-time measures and a comprehensive data acquisition file in a secure binary format for post-processing.
    • nDaqTools are NADS-designed interfaces for Matlab used to identify the measures to be calculated, and to organize and control the data reduction process.

    Additional Tools Include:

    • ACC and Lane Following systems are commonly used to emulate level 2 automation and hand-off of control. ACC parameters are adjustable including full-range speed control.
    • LKA and LDW systems are built-in, and parameters are adjustable. The LKA system provides torque cues through the steering loader.
    • NADS AutoDriver is a built-in collection of 12 low-level automation behaviors (lane change, turn, etc) that can be engaged via scenario or external control system.
    • Virtual World API is a programmer interface to extract road and scenario-object information in real-time when provided with the location of the driver’s own-vehicle.
    • External Control is an automated driving capability incorporated into the NADSDyna vehicle dynamics software to take over operation of the steer, gas and brake controls to autonomously follow a route through the world. The behavior characteristics are controlled through a set of parameter files and a command vocabulary that may be given through the following mechanisms:
      • Scenario action (i.e. triggered by scenario event)
      • Manual action (i.e. driver button press)
      • External input, typically via UDP
    • Web Socket and UDP interfaces allow integration with external systems and displays, such as Haptic Seats, touchscreens, etc.
    • Analog and Digital I/O is used to integrate driver controls and also trigger or synchronize external devices such as alerts or physiological data collection systems (Biopac, EEG, etc).
    • NADS Infotainment systems emulate OEM-style infotainment interfaces while providing data acquisition and operator control.
    • NADS VidCap video recording system captures 4 channels of HD digital video synchronized with the simulation
    • User-Defined Subsystems are user-written programs that run within the miniSim real-time environment and have read/write access to the shared memory space.

    We provide the following services:

    • Prompt, in-depth user support
    • Custom scenario development
    • Custom virtual environments and models
    • Turn-key experiments
    • Simulator Upgrades
    • Custom simulator design and development
    • Refresher Training