By: Ken Suarez, FOX 13 News AUBURNDALE (FOX 13) - Cutting-edge research on driverless cars is going to be conducted in Polk County. Monday, Florida’s Turnpike and Florida Polytechnic University broke ground on SunTrax, a new 400-acre research park in Auburndale, just off Braddock Road. At the ceremony, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam referred to driverless
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By John Chambliss AUBURNDALE — When you think of autonomous cars, the city of Auburndale doesn’t come to mind. All of that is expected to change in the coming years. Officials from Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, along with state and local officials, on Monday dedicated SunTrax, a $42 million, 475-acre autonomous vehicle testing site on Braddock Road
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has retained Bergeron Land Development to construct the SunTraxErik Riccardi2017-11-15T14:15:16+00:00
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has retained Bergeron Land Development to construct the SunTrax Test Facility in Polk County, Florida. The facility will be constructed on a 400-acre site centrally located between Tampa and Orlando within the city of Auburndale and adjacent to the Polk Parkway, just north of Braddock Road. SunTrax, a state-of-the-art
by AUVSI NEWS. A groundbreaking ceremony officially launched the construction of SunTrax test facility, which is a long-term partnership between the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise and Florida Polytechnic University (Florida Poly) that is centrally located between Tampa and Orlando. SunTrax includes a 2.25 mile oval track on a 400-acre site in
By Veronica Brezina New images released today take you behind the wheel of what the new self-driving car test track being built in Polk County will look like. The test track, dubbed SunTrax, is a 2.25-mile oval track on a 400-acre site in Auburndale and will test autonomous vehicles in simulated situations such as rain,
By Lloyd Dunkelberger / The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — State officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday at a transportation facility in Polk County that could make Florida a leader in developing technologies related to tolling and automated driving. The 400-acre SunTrax facility, which is being developed by the Florida Turnpike Enterprise in conjunction
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
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
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