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 on the turnpike.

SunTrax, which will be located off of I-4 in Auburndale, is a 400-acre site that will include a 2.25-mile long oval track, which will provide an opportunity for high-speed testing, along with a 200-acre infield to test tolling and automated and connected vehicles. Additionally, the entire site will be a connected environment for the testing of V2I and V2V communications.

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