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62,900 ft2 Total Pavement Area
2,668 ft Total Length
240 ft Obstructed View Section
Modernizing safe delivery requires a platform where multiple programs may be tested in a controlled environment with year-round capabilities.

Transforming Safe Deliveries

The SunTrax Pick-Up and Drop-Off Sector offers the latest in scenario-based testing with custom hardscapes, merging lanes, oversized vehicle capacity, and specialty signage capabilities. Centrally located in the SunTrax facility, the secured sector replicates the conditions found in a variety of multi-modal passenger transfers such as airports, transit stations, retail establishments, and hotels. Predicting the behavior of human drivers and pedestrian traffic in these situations can be especially challenging for connected and automated vehicles as ride-sharing and multimodal travel, especially in urban areas, becomes more prevalent.

Multi-Disciplinary Testing

Technology advancements are driving human tendencies at a rate never imagined, and the transportation of people and products are at the center of this transformation. This sector features two-lane into one-way traffic, one-way into two-lane traffic, and two-way into multi-lane traffic, all of which allow for testing complex weaving movements amid pedestrian cross-traffic scenarios. Additionally, the testing area accommodates multi-passenger vehicles such as larger shuttles and buses, making it an essential tool for testing the capabilities of a variety of autonomous vehicle types and classes. The SunTrax Pick-Up and Drop-Off Sector may also accommodate the use of interlocking freight containers to replicate the challenges of product testing around solid structures. These containers may be manipulated to accommodate a variety of requested configurations.

Complex Pedestrian Interactions

Custom curbside scenarios are vital for connected and automated vehicles to navigate and SunTrax offers the year-round testing capability, technology, and flexibility to meet project needs.

Supported Vehicle Classes

The following AASHTO classifications for this sector are based on turning radii and other geometric constraints.

Class P

Vehicle Length: 19 ft 5.8 m

Class SU-30

Vehicle Length: 30 ft 9.1 m

Class SU-40

Vehicle Length: 39.5 ft 12 m

Class BUS-40

Vehicle Length: 40.5 ft 12.1 m

Class WB-40

Vehicle Length: 45.5 ft 13.8 m

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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.