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Steep, complex angles, and multiple blind spots
Three-lane continuous loop track for merging and weaving
2.25-mile track that pushes speeds of up to 70 mph
Simulate a variety of intersection geometries and configurations
Multi-modal passenger transfers, including airports, hotels, and transit centers
Complex intersections, roundabouts, driveways, and other geometric conditions
Eight surfaces that test sensor exposure to noise, vibrations, and surface harshness
24-acre paved immersive, computer-generated environment
Multiple pavement surfaces configured to test under low friction conditions
Elevated 360-degree observation of the track and infield testing activities
The Loop Track consists of a three-lane continuous loop, incorporating entrance and exit ramps into multi-lane straightaways that feature several merging and weaving sections. It provides the functionality to test scenarios such as maintenance of traffic flow during active road construction, dynamic lane changing, and collision avoidance. With nearly a mile (1.60 km) of multi-lane roadway, including 3,000 & 2,000 ft (914.40 & 609.60 m) straightaways, the Loop Track provides an optimal, controlled environment for both “gap identification” and “acceptance and speed estimation” tests. It is located on the west side of the facility and can simultaneously support up to twenty vehicles and four users.
Weaving sections, where a merge and a diverge are in close proximity, are considered crucial bottlenecks in the highway network. Testing emerging connected and automated vehicle technology can improve operations and increase capacity through winding road networks.
With its continuous loop design and multi-lane straightaways, the Loop Track provides the ideal conditions to extensively test collision avoidance and preemptive technologies to demonstrate the safety and viability of connected and automated vehicles.
The following AASHTO classifications for this sector are based on turning radii and other geometric constraints.
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SunTrax is a large-scale, innovative facility developed by Florida's Turnpike Enterprise (part of the Florida Department of Transportation), dedicated to the research, development, and testing of emerging transportation technologies in safe and controlled environments.