Explore the USDOT / Leidos CAVe-In-A-Box Tool 2023-10STAR-E-B

Forecasting the advance of a technological revolution in public transportation, industry leaders and governing agencies continue to seek effective educational resources by which to prepare the emerging transportation workforce. To this end, connected and automated vehicle education (CAVe)-in-a-box was developed and designed by the Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory (STOL), commissioned by the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). CAVe-in-a-box is an educational tool which consists of an interconnected set of intelligent transportation system equipment representing a vehicle and its environment. In this way, the CAVe-in-a-box tool models how a complete connected and automated vehicle (CAV) system works. Despite its many advantages and potential, the CAVe-in-a-box tool has so far been developed and designed with adult audiences in mind; namely, future technicians at community colleges and trade schools, new hires at equipment vendors, bench testers at certification consortiums, and transportation researchers. Without a youth emphasis in CAVe to bridge the gap between high schools and universities or trade schools, a significant percentage of the future technological workforce is left unserved, uninspired, and consequently unattracted to the transportation industry altogether during formative years in which long-term career goals are often established. The goals of this research are (1) to develop engaging curriculum resources and related activities specific to Grades 5 through 12 on CAV technology, communication protocols, data collection and processing, and systems engineering; and (2) to offer new applications for existing CAVe-in-a-box tool focused on exploring new V2X communication technologies.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $100000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Planning, Environment and Realty (HEP)
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Ohio Department of Transportation

    Research Program
    1980 West Broad Street
    Columbus, OH  United States  43223
  • Project Managers:

    Fout, Vicky

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Cincinnati

    Civil Engineering Department, P.O. Box 210071, 741 Baldwin Hall
    Cincinnati, OH  United States  45221-0071
  • Principal Investigators:

    Nazzal, Munir

  • Start Date: 20230201
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240801
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01875094
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 38587, 136690, 118510
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 28 2023 11:05AM