The CARMA Kit enables advanced connected capabilities through vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication that will support platooning with the software’s first stable release. Planned updates also will expand the kit’s functionality, providing an avenue for collaboration between sensors that creates an unprecedented ability to perceive the environment beyond the scope of baseline V2V communication. Behind this breakthrough communication concept are two DSRC radio On-Board Units (OBU) with antennas, a Spectra compute platform with ROS interface and software development kit. The additional integration of an optional NovAtel positioning system will introduce a higher degree of precision to overall performance. All CARMA Kit components and add-ons are fully compatible with AutonomouStuff Automated Research Development Platforms.