Inmarsat has joined the €6.6 million Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA) recently launched by Rolls-Royce, a project which aims to produce the specification and preliminary designs for a range of ship solutions in the area of unmanned vessel operation.
Rolls-Royce is to lead a new two-year €6.6 million project that it says could pave the way for the introduction of autonomous ships.
Rolls-Royce Marine has reported that it has successfully implemented the Shipdex protocol, for use as the data standard for its S-series Kamewa Waterjets and associated control systems.
Rolls-Royce, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the Marintek Research Centre have renewed their long-standing partnership, with the aim of continuing to develop high-tech solutions for the maritime sector, focusing on improving ship performance in rough seas.
Rolls-Royce has unveiled its vision for the future of maritime navigation with a new bridge concept known as the Future Operator Experience Concept or ‘oX’, which the company says could lead to autonomous, unmanned vessels.
Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) has reported that Rolls Royce in Norway and North American Shipbuilding in the USA have signed contracts to install its Autoload software and Crane Module on their new builds.
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