Tuesday, October 16, 2018

"Rolls-Royce, Intel Launch Autonomous Ship Collaboration"

From World Maritime News:
Rolls-Royce and Intel have signed an agreement with an aim to collaborate on designs for sophisticated intelligent shipping systems that are expected to make commercial shipping safer.

“We’re delighted to sign this agreement with Intel, and look forward to working together on developing exciting new technologies and products, which will play a big part in enabling the safe operation of autonomous ships,” Kevin Daffey, Rolls-Royce, Director, Engineering & Technology and Ship Intelligence, commented.

As explained, the new collaboration will advance smart, connected and data-centric systems for ship owners, operators, cargo owners and ports, bringing together the expertise in advanced ship technology from Rolls-Royce with components and systems engineering from Intel.

“This collaboration can help us to support ship owners in the automation of their navigation and operations, reducing the opportunity for human error and allowing crews to focus on more valuable tasks,” Daffey added....

Previously on Rolls-Royce maritime:

Shipping: Rolls-Royce Has Some Ideas For Battery Power
Rolls-Royce To Deliver Technology For Innovative Ocean Fish Farm And Live Fish Carrier
Autonomy: "Rolls-Royce’s cargo ship of the future requires no onboard crew"
"Forget Autonomous Cars—Autonomous Ships Are Almost Here" 
This is a bit of an infomercial for Rolls-Royce but still the best generalist overview currently available.
From the brainiacs at IEEE Spectrum:... 
"Rolls-Royce to sell commercial marine business for £500m to Norway's Kongsberg"
Rolls-Royce and AXA Partner on Risk Management Products for Autonomous Shipping
Following just a half-step behind the technologists are the insurance salesmen.