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 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.
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.
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.
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.