Japanese companies to build the self-navigating cargo ships

June 12, 2017, 3:20 p.m. By: Pranjal Kumar

self-navigating cargo

Japanese companies are working on developing the new ship that will use artificial intelligence for navigation. The ships can predict the malfunction, improve efficiency and reduce the number of maritime accidents.

The plan is to build the steering system that will use the artificial intelligence to decide the shortest, safest and the most fuel-efficient routes. These decisions will be based on the weather conditions and the obstacles that might be in the ship’s routes. There are many companies who are joining their force to develop this ground-breaking technology. These companies have decided to share both cost and expertise in order to achieve this mounting task. The expected expenditure is estimated to be more than $100 million.

The initial plan is to construct 250 ships and then expand it to the larger scale. It’s not the first development made in the field of marine time. Rolls-Royce announced that they are developing a remote-controlled ship. Natilus has decided something extraordinary. They are working on the drones that can fly cargo across the oceans.

The developers have planned to launch the ship by 2025. This might be a long time from now but we are moving toward the much smarter world. As a matter of fact, Honda which is known for producing vehicles has promised to launch self-navigating vehicle by 2025.

Well, these developments clearly indicate that no field has remained untouched with the technologies like artificial intelligence, augmented reality and much more.

Image Source: Maritime Connector