Autonomous ship research centre opened in Finland

Rolls-Royce's new research facility in Turku, Finland, provides a space for the company and its partners to develop technologies

Rolls-Royce’s new research facility in Turku, Finland, provides a space for the company and its partners to develop technologies that will help shape the future of an increasingly more autonomous global shipping industry. Officially opened on 25 January, the new R&D centre, which Rolls-Royce calls the Research & Development Center for Autonomous Ships, will focus on projects relating to autonomous navigation, the development of land-based control centres and the use of artificial intelligence in future remote and autonomous shipping operations. The facility will also provide space to showcase Rolls-Royce’ already introduced autonomous ship technologies as well as those still in development. The facility’s Remote and Autonomous Experience Space includes interactive tables that Rolls-Royce will use to showcase existing and future technologies while aiding the development and introduction of new rules and standards for autonomous shipping, Rolls-Royce said.

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31. 1. 2018