Rolls-Royce PLC Says Autonomous Shipping Will be in Use by End of Decade

Published by , June 27, 2016 5:51 am

(PopularScience) Rolls-Royce PLC, (distinct from the car brand of the same name) is in the business of engines. Rolls-Royce believes autonomous shipping is the way of the future and recently released a paper on “Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications (AAWA).”
Oskar Levander, Rolls-Royce, Vice President of Innovation – Marine, said: “This is happening. It’s not if, it’s when. The technologies needed to make remote and autonomous ships a reality exist. The AAWA project is testing sensor arrays in a range of operating and climatic conditions in Finland and has created a simulated autonomous ship control system which allows the behaviour of the complete communication system to be explored. We will see a remote controlled ship in commercial use by the end of the decade.”

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