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About.

America’s new center for transportation innovation in Florida.

Located off I-4 between Orlando and Tampa, SunTrax is a large-scale, cutting-edge facility being developed by the Florida Department of Transportation and Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, dedicated to the research, development and testing of emerging transportation technologies in safe and controlled environments.
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acre site along Interstate 4
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mile oval for high-speed testing
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acre infield for CAV testing

Mission

To advance technology solutions which improve the safety and efficiency of transportation.

Vision

To be a continuously evolving, nationally recognized center for the development of innovative transportation solutions.

Suite of Services

Users can customize the solutions they need from SunTrax’s service offerings, including:
– Lease individual or combined test sectors
– Develop test scenarios with engineering experts
– Access specialized test equipment
– Oversee full-service testing performance
GO EXPLORE

Explore.

Test Environments

Infield complete summer 2022

1 Main Entry Campus

  • 20,000-sq. ft. Welcome Center
  • Offices, classrooms, plus indoor and outdoor event spaces
  • Smart building technologies

2 Workshops & Warehouses

  • 27,000- sq. ft. warehouse building
  • 56,000- sq. ft. air-conditioned workshop buildings with 2,800- sq. ft. bays
  • Controlled access, resilient high-speed data connections

3 Roadway Geometry Track

  • Undulating topography built into manufactured hill-scape
  • Complex horizontal and vertical curves with irregular grade changes

4 Loop Tracks

  • Incorporates entrance and exit ramps into a multi-lane continuous loop track
  • Can be used for: maintenance of traffic during active road construction; collision avoidance scenarios

5 High-Speed Oval

  • 2.25-mile oval track with 70 mph design speed
  • 1-mile independently operable 5-lane straightaways
  • 4 free-flow toll gantries and office/warehouse building facilities

6 Urban/Suburban

  • Reconfigurable facades simulating city-like buildings using shipping containers
  • Simulates complex urban intersection configurations, signalization
  • Varied pavement materials and markings

7 Pick-Up/Drop-Off

  • Replicates multi-modal passenger transfers: airports, hotels, & transit centers
  • Adjustable lane striping, signing, and curb-side pick-up and drop-off scenarios

8 Sensor Test Chamber (future phase)

  • Enclosed structure for testing precisely controlled and repeatable scenarios
  • Test sensors under manufactured rain, lightning, smoke, fog, and dust conditions

9 Braking & Handling

  • Noise, vibration and harshness surfaces for durability scenarios
  • Low friction surfaces for braking, lane keeping scenarios

10 Technology Pad

  • Accommodates vehicle-in-the loop testing
  • 28-acre paved open space
  • Replicate real-world geometric configurations

Explore.

1 Main Entry Campus

  • 20,000-sq. ft. Welcome Center
  • Offices, classrooms, plus indoor and outdoor event spaces
  • Smart building technologies

2 Workshops & Warehouses

  • 27,000- sq. ft. warehouse building
  • 56,000- sq. ft. air-conditioned workshop buildings with 2,800- sq. ft. bays
  • Controlled access, resilient high-speed data connections

3 Roadway Geometry Track

  • Undulating topography built into manufactured hill-scape
  • Complex horizontal and vertical curves with irregular grade changes

4 Loop Tracks

  • Incorporates entrance and exit ramps into a multi-lane continuous loop track
  • Examples of tests: maintenance of traffic during active road construction; collision avoidance

5 High-Speed Oval

  • 2.25-mile oval track with 70 mph design speed
  • 1-mile independently operable 5-lane straightaways
  • 4 free-flow toll gantries and office/warehouse building facilities

6 Urban/Suburban

  • Reconfigurable facades simulating city-like buildings using shipping containers, prop features
  • Simulates complex urban intersection configurations, signalization
  • Varied pavement materials and markings

7 Pick-Up/Drop-Off

  • Replicates multi-modal passenger transfers: airports, hotels, & transit centers
  • Adjustable lane striping, signing, and curb-side pick-up and drop-off scenarios

8 Sensor Test Chamber

  • Enclosed structure for testing precisely controlled and repeatable scenarios
  • Test sensors under manufactured rain, lightening, smoke, fog, and dust conditions

9 Braking & Handling

  • Surface durability, lane keeping, auto braking test environments
  • Designed to challenge sensors and monitor vibration control

10 Technology Pad

  • Accommodates virtual and augmented reality platforms
  • 28-acre paved open space
  • Replicate real-world geometric configurations
GO 360°

360° Tour.

Immerse yourself in SunTrax’s future infield.

SunTrax is America’s new center for transportation innovation, where our mission is to advance technology solutions that improve mobility and make transportation safer and more efficient.
This 360 degree experience takes you inside the 475-acre Central Florida research and development facility to show you how connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) are being tested, advanced, and readied for full-scale public deployment.
Here’s how to explore the video in 360°:
– On mobile, move your phone around to explore in all directions
– On desktop, use your mouse to drag the video around your screen
Construction of SunTrax’s ten CAV test environments will begin fall 2019, with a summer 2022 completion date.
Go Live

Live.

View SunTrax’s EarthCam

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News.

Follow SunTrax’s media highlights

Florida Paving The Way For Companies To Test Autonomous Vehicle Tech

July 24th, 2019|

Florida has firmly placed itself in the driver’s seat of the self-driving wave as more and more companies flock to the Sunshine State to test autonomous vehicle tech. One of the major reasons Fortune 500s [...]

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Self-driving vehicle test facility SunTrax completes first phase, underway on next steps (Photos)

July 22nd, 2019|

Surrounded by grassy fields in the middle of Tampa and Orlando is a future testing ground for autonomous vehicles. SunTrax, a 475-acre AV and connected vehicle testing site in Polk County, will eventually be a [...]

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