Monthly Archives: August 2017

Construction ahead of schedule at SunTrax Test Facility

2017-10-27T14:35:24+00:00

By Marilyn Meyer, The Ledger LAKELAND — Work is ahead of schedule for a spring 2019 opening of the SunTrax test facility that is under construction north of Auburndale, a Florida Turnpike Enterprise official said Tuesday. Paul Satchfield, program management administrator, addressed the Lakeland Rotary Club at the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church, and

Construction ahead of schedule at SunTrax Test Facility 2017-10-27T14:35:24+00:00

Florida set to test high-speed tolls, truck platooning technology

2017-10-27T12:49:05+00:00

The Sunshine State is moving along in the connected vehicle and trucking space with two new pilot projects. The first – known as SunTrax – will test highway speed toll technology, vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications for any vehicle that travels the Florida Turnpike. The second project will explore driver-assistive truck platooning (DATP) technology

Florida set to test high-speed tolls, truck platooning technology 2017-10-27T12:49:05+00:00

Intersection: Turning A Pasture Into A Test Track

2017-10-27T12:49:34+00:00

The Florida Department of Transportation is building a test track in a pasture in Polk County. The track is roughly the size of the Daytona International Speedway, and while the vehicles won’t quite get up to Dale Earnhardt Jr. speeds on the two and a quarter mile track, they’ll still be able to hit speeds

Intersection: Turning A Pasture Into A Test Track 2017-10-27T12:49:34+00:00