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Rolls-Royce opens autonomous shipping research centre

31st January 2018 - 03:01 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Rolls-Royce has opened a research facility in Turku, Finland, to develop the technologies needed to shape the future autonomous global shipping industry.

The centre includes a remote and autonomous experience space aimed at showcasing the autonomous ship technologies the company has already introduced as well as those in development.

The new facility will enable Rolls-Royce and its partners to carry out projects focused on autonomous navigation, the development of land-based control centres, and the use of artificial intelligence in future remote and autonomous shipping operations.

Karno Tenovuo, SVP, ship intelligence, Rolls-Royce, said: ‘The centre allows us to accurately communicate our capabilities, what we have available today and what will be available tomorrow.

‘It will completely focus on the development of solutions capable of smoothing the maritime industry’s transition to the digital age. An autonomous maritime ecosystem will open up unprecedented opportunities.’

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