Wärtsilä Joins Autonomous Shipping Project

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Wartsila Corporation has announced to take part in a project aimed at creating an autonomous marine transport system.  The industry project is a collaborative one which aims to enhance the technology, system reliability and to design autonomous shipping a viable option, cheaper and more efficient to control.  The program is financed by Tekes, Finnish funding agency for innovation and ecosystem platform and it is being handled by DIMECC, a co-creation ecosystem provider.  The major corporate investors are Rolls-Royce, Cargotec, Ericsson, Meyer Turku and Tieto.

The preliminary idea is to develop a fully independent marine transport system for the Baltic Sea by the year 2025 which consists of cargo ships and freight transportation systems to be on autopilot applications.

The marine transportation system will be equipped with artificial intelligence, robotics, and remote connections to revolutionize the shipping industry’s future.  Wartsila is committed to developing a strong technical offering and has recently acquired Eniram, who is a leading provider of energy management and ship performance systems.  The company has also updated Wartsila Nacos Platinum platform for navigation, automation and control systems.

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Source: Wartsila

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