Florida nears opening date for autonomous vehicle test track

Florida nears opening date for autonomous vehicle test track

As autonomous vehicle technology advances quickly toward general use, researchers in Florida are nearly finished developing a test track where engineers can safely unleash those driverless cars, business leaders said Nov. 30.

In an announcement at the Florida Autonomous Vehicle Summit, developers released the latest sketches of the planned, 2.25-mile-long, “SunTrax” test track set on a 475-acre plot in the state’s Polk County, midway between Orlando and Tampa.

Slated to be complete by spring 2021, Florida’s Suntrax facility will be available for preliminary rental use next spring, offering what officials call the only high-speed autonomous vehicle testing facility in the southeastern U.S.

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2018-12-14T14:17:29+00:00