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Course Description

Introduction to Connected Vehicles and Automated Vehicles

PROGRAM AREA: Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
Web-based Training (WBT)Web-based Training (WBT)
Calendar Year
2 Hours
0.2 Units
$0 Per Participant


NOTES:This course is brought to you by the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office's Professional Capacity Building Program (


The goal of this course is to provide public and private sector practitioners with an understanding of the basics of connected vehicle and automated vehicle technology. This introductory course highlights the USDOT's connected and automated vehicle research and efforts and the technologies' benefits and implications. Participants will learn about the applications envisioned for the connected vehicle and automated vehicle environments.

The course consists of the following WBT topics:

Topic 1: What Are Connected Vehicles and Automated Vehicles?

Topic 2: Technologies and Applications for Connected Vehicles and Automated Vehicles

Topic 3: Research Toward Implementation

Topic 4: Testing and Piloting the Technologies

Topic 5: Resources for Deployment

This course was launched in --month-- 2019.

Some of the topics include videos and links to more resources.

This web-based course (WBT) offers an End-of-Course Assessment that qualifies you to receive Continuing Education Credits (CEUs).

To enroll in this WBT/WCT course, select the 'View Sessions' button and select 'Add To Cart' next to your session choice. If there are no upcoming sessions, select 'Sign Up for Session Alerts.'


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the concept of connected vehicles
  • Describe the concept of automated vehicles
  • Identify the types of communications technologies that can be used for connected vehicles
  • Describe how connectivity enhances automation
  • Identify some of the applications for connected and automated vehicles
  • Describe the pertinent USDOT research efforts related to connected vehicles
  • Describe the pertinent USDOT research efforts related to automated vehicles
  • Identify the resources available to learn more and get involved


The target audience for this WBT course includes transportation planners, managers, and engineers at state and local agency levels who are interested in learning about the basics of connected vehicles and automated vehicles, their benefits and implications, and the USDOT's latest related research and activities.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.

The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.


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