2018 December 27
Autonomy: The vision of autonomous shipping
The end of 2018 provides an excellent opportunity to highlight some of the measures that have been taken by the maritime industry over the past year to develop a better understanding of autonomous shipping. A drive towards autonomous shipping has been embraced by many major players such as Rolls Royce and Wärtsilä, and this has led to numerous new strategies, visions, and projects that are pushing the boundaries of technological innovation. It’s no longer a matter of whether technology can achieve this next step, but rather how the technology is used to accomplish it, and what we need to do as an industry to ensure that autonomous operations are safe and efficient.