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SunTrax is a large-scale test facility that will be developed jointly by Florida's Turnpike Enterprise (FTE), Florida Polytechnic University, and industry partners. This cutting-edge facility will offer unique opportunities for testing emerging transportation technologies in safe and controlled environments.

SunTrax is a key member of the Central Florida Automated Vehicle (AV) Partnership, which is one of the ten United States Department of Transportation-designated AV proving grounds in the nation. The partnership is committed to advancing and sharing AV technology that improves mobility and transportation safety, and includes other key members such as NASA, the City of Orlando, University of Central Florida, and several other universities and Central Florida government agencies.

FTE is constructing a 2.2-mile oval track on a 400-acre site surrounding Florida Polytechnic University in Polk County, Florida.

The facility will test toll equipment, Connected Vehicle, and AV technologies for Vehicle-to-Infrastructure, Vehicle-to-Vehicle, and Vehicle-to-everything communications.

Multiple simulated transportation environment:

  • Central business district
  • Large arterial roadways
  • Rural roads
  • Large and complex intersections
  • Different pavement and pavement markings
SunTrax design



For additional information, please contact Paul Satchfield at Paul.Satchfield@dot.state.fl.us or check out their website at http://www.suntraxfl.com/