SUNTRAX AUTOMATED VEHICLE TESTING FACILITY AUBURNDALE, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA SUNTRAXFL.COM
GEC is providing geotechnical engineering services for the $42 million SunTrax project under development by Florida Turnpike Enterprise (FTE). The project is a partnership of FTE and Florida Polytechnic University, with additional participation from UCF, LYNX, and NASA. The 475-acre campus will include a 2.25 mile high speed oval test track to test autonomous vehicles in situations such as fog, rain and smoke. Urban environments and complex traffic intersections will also be modeled at the facility. Automated driving systems developed at SunTrax could advance certification for both national and international automated driving protocols. Construction is expected to be completed in 2019.