Technology Pad

Technology Pad

Technology Pad

Technology Pad

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15-acre Total Asphalt Pad
0.3% Design Slope
2,095 ft Driveway Length
The SunTrax Technology Pad is a 24-acre (9.71 hectares) sophisticated site that provides your advanced onboard systems with the space, safety, and stability to simulate even the most complex driving scenarios.

Advancing Digital Horizons

With the ability to test up to 50 vehicles and eight users simultaneously, the Technology Pad is the ideal environment for processing multiple digital simulations including high-speed crash avoidance scenarios, basic sensor configurations, and Kinematic and LiDAR-Radar detection testing. There is also the capability of replicating a variety of real-world geometric configurations in a controlled testing environment due to hardware-in-the-loop testing. This feature allows you to set new boundaries by simulating countless automated arrangements, such as buildings, pedestrians, traffic patterns, and multiple vehicle types. With over 774,000 ft2 (23,5915 m2) of asphalt, you can test countless preemptive behaviors in a variety of real-world scenarios.

Additional Testing Capabilities include but are not limited to:

V2V and V2X Testing

Complex Geometry Testing

Early System Interaction

Complex Collision Analysis

Traverse Testing

Digital Urban Testing

E-Drive Synchronization

Weight Shifting

Pre-Crash Securing

Locking Device Testing

High-Speed Evaluation

Junction Collision Evaluations

ADAS Testing

An engineer stationed in the Observation Tower conducting testing on the vehicle on the Technology Pad

The Technology Pad delivers an ideal platform to test advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) such as automated braking, active park assist, blind spot detection, and collision avoidance.

Vehicle Dynamics

A white vehicle parked on the Technology Pad with the Observation Tower in the background

The sophisticated design slope of 0.3% pushes testing confidence to factor in additional environmental variables when testing vehicle dynamics through a temporary handling course, slalom tests, and a lane change course.

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

Don’t See Your Vehicle Class?

Speak to a SunTrax representative if you have vehicle requirements that differ from the class listing above.

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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.