rss icon Subscribe
desktop mobile

Finferries, Rolls-Royce to Advance Autonomous Navigation

(Photo: Rolls-Royce)

MarineLink

Finnish shipowner Finferries has partnered with Rolls-Royce in an effort to advance technologies for remote and autonomous ferry operations.

The companies signed a collaboration agreement Thursday to jointly develop strategies and solutions to optimize the safety and efficiency of marine operations through developing the technology for decision supporting systems and to demonstrate remote and autonomous ferry operations.

As part of the collaboration, a new research project called SVAN (Safer Vessel with Autonomous Navigation) will be considered as the firms look to build off of the findings from the Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications (AAWA) research project, which formally ended in late 2017.

Funded by Business Finland, AAWA brought together a number of stakeholders from a myriad of shipping industry sectors to research the commercial and technical viability of a next generation of advanced ship solutions. Both Rolls-Royce and Finferries were involved in the project.

Karno Tenovuo, Senior Vice President, Rolls-Royce Ship Intelligence, said, "We are extremely pleased that that the collaboration we had with Finferries in the AAWA project is to continue. This new collaboration agreement could take safer, cleaner shipping to the next level. Rolls-Royce will develop solutions to enhance the safety and efficiency of marine operations in the ferry sector, which will be demonstrated in the test platform provided by Finferries."

Mats Rosin, Finferries' CEO, added, "We are excited to further deepen our collaboration with Rolls-Royce. Finferries wants to actively take part in ventures where cutting-edge technology is utilized to increase the safety in maritime operations. We believe this cooperation will benefit both our customers and the environment as the focus is on increasing reliability of marine traffic."

May 18, 2018

 

Navigation

UK Satellites Launched to Track Illegal Shipping Activity

Photo: Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has confirmed the successful launch of two satellites

USCG Navigation Center: Steering a steady course for safe, secure, efficient waterways

Coast Guard Cutter Cypress at sunset. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lora Ratliff, U.S. Coast Guard District 8.

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Navigation Center (NAVCEN) is involved in a number of activities that have

Cosco Forms Joint Venture with Furuno

(Photo: Furuno)

China’s Cosco Shipping Technology (CS Tech) has teamed up with Japan’s Furuno Electric and Heisei

Ferries

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Holds Ferry Emergency Drill

Vessel to vessel transfer. Photo: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) conducted a ferry emergency exercise  to test

Miller Boat Line Orders New Ferry

(Image: Miller Boat Line)

Miller Boat Line has ordered a new drive-on, drive-off passenger/vehicle ferry for delivery from

PPG, MTU Power Bay Area's New Ferries

(Image: Pacific Power Group)

San Francisco Bay Area ferry operator Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) is expanding

Maritime Apps