International technology company executives flocked to the Marriott Tampa Waterside during the Florida Automated Vehicles Summit, and while many listened to what the autonomous vehicle industry will be like in the future, the Florida Turnpike took them on a full ride of what is taking shape in Florida today.
Florida Turnpike Enterprise Program Management Administrator Paul Satchfield revealed new images of the SunTrax self-driving vehicle test facility.
The 2.25-mile, self-driving vehicle test track, designed for high-speed travel, is being built on a 475-acre Auburndale site and the first phase will open in 2019.
The infield will be a simulated urban core and simulate other environments to test transit, vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle interactions with automated vehicles.
New renderings and a video walk-through show more details of how the downtown-like environment will be created.