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Connected and Automated Vehicle Education

Connected and Automated Vehicle education (CAVe) seeks to provide community colleges, trade schools, universities, and other academic stakeholders with unique tools and resources for the development of an intelligent transportation workforce.

The ITS PCB Program offers the following CAVe educational resources:

Connected and Automated Vehicle Education (CAVe)-In-a-Box Hands-on Learning

CAVe-In-a-Box is a hands-on learning experience to aid curriculum, and support instruction for community colleges and trade schools, facilitate benchmarking connected vehicle equipment, and support onboarding of ITS technicians. The CAVe-In-a-Box infrastructure and onboard kits are equipped with all of the necessary transportation radios, networking equipment, traffic control devices, and software to train, deploy, and test a scaled intelligent transportation system in your classroom.

To learn more about how you can bring CAVe-In-a-Box to your curriculum, email

The CAVe-In-a-Box Training Video Series

The CAVe-In-a-Box training video series is a compendium to the one-of-a-kind intelligent transportation training tool that can supplement curriculum with dynamic hands-on instructional videos. This series covers everything from vehicle radio configuration, installation, and mounting to data flows in a full deployed transportation management system. By following along with the series and reading the CAVe-In-a-Box system design document, you will be ready to deploy CAVe-In-a-Box in a classroom setting. The videos cover the following topics:

  1. Road Side Unit
  2. Onboard Unit
  3. V2X Hub
  4. CAVe-In-a-Box
  5. Signal Phasing and Timing (SPaT) and MAP (Intersection Map)
  6. Traffic Management Center
  7. Maintenance
  8. How to Build CAVe-in-a-Box

Mounting RSU at intersection. A scene from Roadside Unit (RSU) training video.
Image 1: Mounting RSU at intersection. A scene from Roadside Unit (RSU) training video.


Technical Assistance is available to Federal, State and local transportation agencies through:

ITS Peer Program - The ITS Peer-to-Peer Program puts you in touch with technical experts or experienced peers.

ITS Help Line - The ITS Help Line provides technical support by email or telephone at 866-367-7487.


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