Rolls-Royce has successfully tested an autonomous ship

Usually when it comes to stand-alone equipment, the first thing people think about cars. However, self-control technology can have and ships, as once again reminded the Rolls-Royce company. On the eve of the new 2019, she announced the successful testing of a cargo ship, fitted with its system of autonomous movement. The test results are impressive, and the company's plans for the coming years - is intriguing.

Rolls-Royce has successfully tested an autonomous ship

For the next six years, the company intends to establish a fully autonomous vessel that will move independently from the time of departure and before docking at the final point of the path. For developing a system of the company Rolls-Royce Ship Intelligence of cameras and sensors that are located around the vehicle environmental scanning for approaching objects.

Rolls-Royce has successfully tested an autonomous ship

To test the effectiveness of the system, Rolls-Royce has teamed up with the Finnish company Finferries. The test took place near the city of Turku, 144 km west of Helsinki. The technology was introduced in vapor Falco length 53, 8 meters. Due to the system, he alone came from the municipal district of Parainen and sailed to the city of Nauvo. On the way back, the company has used a remote control - the operator has successfully managed the vessel at a distance of 48 km. President of the Rolls-Royce Mikael Makinen has announced that autonomous vessel are no longer a concept, and became fully operational appliances. According to the CEO Finferries Mats Rosin, autonomous vessel will enhance the safety of maritime transport.

The company is engaged in the creation of autonomous vehicles for a long time. Back in 2017 she announced work on an autonomous warship, capable of reaching 46 km / h. Officials believe that autonomous vehicles can reduce the number of casualties in military operations.

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