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
SunTrax advanced Wet Test Track is equipped with multiple surface types that run adjacent to dedicated water lines to simulate a variety of wet and dry scenarios at altering speeds.
Varying road surfaces and weather conditions greatly impact how a vehicle interacts with its driver and surroundings. The Wet Test Track delivers four distinct surface types to test maneuverability in unpredictable weather. Each surface has an irrigated lane to replicate the effects of wet weather on vehicle performance and all are ideal for ABS development and testing, wet braking, stopping distancing, and tire evaluation. The two tile pavement tracks are 500 ft (152.40 m) long by 13.60 ft (4.15 m) wide while the steel plate and asphalt concrete tracks are both 500 ft (152.40 m) long by 15 ft (4.55 m) wide.
Designed, manufactured, and installed to FDOT Design Standards, the Wet Test Track employs steel, double-high W-Beam guardrails to increase driver and observer safety throughout sector usage. Guardrails extend beyond the testing sector so as not to introduce risks associated with guardrail end treatments.
Made of ceramic tiles that have a very low coefficient of friction, ideal for testing ABS braking systems.
Low-medium coefficient of friction, making it ideal for tire evaluation, successfully used since 1979.
Create varying surface elevations which can become extremely slick when wet, producing extreme testing conditions.
Certified to UN ECE R 117 Asphalt Concrete, widely used in the construction of roads, highways, and parking lots.
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.