Driving Simulation

With the finalization of the FDA guidance in 2017, driving simulation studies are now required for any drug that may affect cognition. Driving simulation studies are the ideal way to collect data required for the drug label when pre- and early clinical studies show that a drug may cause somnolence or impair cognition. Our experts can design and conduct driving simulation studies to efficiently determine the extent and duration of driving ability impairment.

At Altasciences, we design driving studies to achieve your objectives, leveraging extensive experience across clinical testing of cognitive effects. We partner with Cognitive Research Corporation to use their proprietary driving simulators, nine of which are permanently installed in our clinic. We have performed well over 10,000 simulated drives to date, analyzing the impairment seen at peak exposure and/or the effect seen the morning after evening dosing.

We have a suite of ten simulators on site at our clinical facilities, with space for more than 20 additional, as needed. Professional oversight is provided by fully-certified, in-house driving simulation study specialists.

Consult our general Driving Simulation Fact Sheet



  • Healthy Normal Volunteers
  • Special populations — gender or age specific
  • Patient populations
  • 13,000+ simulated drives conducted
  • 10 driving simulators on site

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