The official welcome center for SunTrax
Purpose-built to serve as your home base
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 Noise, Vibration, and Harshness Sector at SunTrax is designed for specific applications, such as sensor vibration behavior testing, sensor durability testing, and vibration control systems testing, utilizing varied pavement materials along 500 ft (152.4 m) of track.
The Noise, Vibration, and Harshness Sector, a collection of eight unique surfaces in one restricted area, is in the central-east portion of the complex and provides a secure location to test vehicle sensors’ exposure to noise, vibrations, and surface harshness. Supporting up to three users simultaneously, this area can be segmented into three smaller test spaces to provide maximum flexibility and efficiency.
In addition to the various surfaces is the adjacent External Noise Track, which consists of a two-lane straightaway with a loop at either end for continuous circulation. The interior of the northern loop is fully paved to test lateral force application and braking scenarios and can support up to six vehicles and ten users simultaneously, depending on the testing scenario.
All tracks are 500 ft long (152.40 m) and 11.50 ft wide (3.50 m) and house the following surfaces:
The External Noise Track was designed to substantially conform with the ISO 10844 standard and features a drive lane that is 131 ft (40 m) long x 24 ft (7.30 m) wide asphalt surface, plus asphalt propagation areas that are 65 ft (20 m) x 65 ft (20 m). The track is a great alternative for developmental testing where cost and schedule are important considerations, and a certified track is not required. Homologation and legal testing can subsequently be completed on an ISO 10844-certified track.
The following AASHTO classifications for this sector are based on turning radii and other geometric constraints.
Speak to a SunTrax representative if you have vehicle requirements that differ from the class listing above.Contact Us
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.