Marine robotics company, Sonardyne International. has demonstrated technologies that will aid autonomous vehicle operations in challenging environments under a project funded by the UK’s national Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA).
ClassNK has granted an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) and MTI for their joint project on the concept design of an autonomous ship framework (APExS).
CGI visualisation of the Mayflower Autonomous Ship at sea, with the wingsail and the solar panels propelling the ship visible. Image courtesy of IBM.
Provider of Satellite AIS data services, exactEarth, has joined an international effort to build an unmanned, fully autonomous transatlantic research vessel that is set to launch on the fourth centenary of the original Mayflower voyage. exactEarth joins an illustrious international project team led by ProMare and its technology partner, IBM.
F-drones has completed the first commercial Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) drone delivery in Singapore on 19 April 2020.
Thales has selected Centrik to manage the operational development of its Maritime Autonomous Systems (MAS) programme at its UK Maritime Autonomy Centre, Turnchapel Wharf in Plymouth.
Kongsberg Maritime has developed a new LARS (Launch and Recovery System) solution for its HUGIN range of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), which will reportedly deliver a number of additional operational improvements.
Wärtsilä and PSA Marine have successfully completed initial sea trials for the “IntelliTug” project. The PSA Polaris, a harbour tug owned and operated by PSA Marine, has been retrofitted with a suite of Wärtsilä technology to enable autonomous navigation.
Kongsberg Maritime has announced that contracts have been signed for the sale of a HUGIN autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) System to the Indian National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), located in Chennai, India.
Kongsberg Maritime has announced that the world’s first adaptive ferry transit has been conducted during normal service. This landmark event, which took place last week on a vessel fully loaded with passengers and vehicles and demonstrated fully automatic control from dock to dock, is a key step forward in the integration of autonomous technology into everyday shipping operations.
Robosys Automation and the Netherlands Marine Research Institute have signed a cooperation agreement in a new initiative to further research and development of autonomous navigation software.
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