Autonomous shipping company launched in Norway

Autonomous shipping company launched in Norway

April 12, 2018

Autonomous ship

World’s first autonomous shipping company created by two Norwegian giants.

Norwegian shipping companies Wilhelmsen and Kongsberg are joining forces in autonomous shipping, from design and development, control systems, vessel operations and logistics services.



Land-based control centers in Norway and internationally, will be established to monitor and operate autonomous ships.

Autonomous ship

Thomas Wilhelmsen, Wilhelmsen group CEO, said:

“As a world-leading maritime nation, Norway has taken a position at the forefront in developing autonomous ships. Through the creation of the new company named Massterly, we take the next step on this journey by establishing infrastructure and services to design and operate vessels, as well as advanced logistics solutions associated with maritime autonomous operations. Massterly will reduce costs at all levels and be applicable to all companies that have a transport need.”

via inhabitat



 

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One Comment

  1. livingtomorrow 2018/04/14 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    Yes, I do expect autonomous vehicles to hit things, (or more precisely, things to hit autonomous vehicles) I expect autonomous vehicles to prioritize legal safety of its own occupant over and above all else. I expect autonomous vehicles to maintain legal, safe and efficient travel in lane, all the way from/to start end points. I consider quite likely that autonomous vehicles will increase safety for other cars, but reduce safety for cyclists, pedestrians and wild life. I would trust to send my kids to school in an autonomous vehicle. But i sure wouldn”t trust other”s autonomous vehicles not to hit my kids walking across roads on the way to school.

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