LR Joins Collision Avoidance Research for Autonomous Ships

Image Courtesy: Rolls-Royce

British classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) is taking part in the MAXCMAS project, a GBP 1.27 million (USD 1.55 million) collaborative research project that aims to investigate, develop and implement real-time collision avoidance algorithms for autonomous maritime vessels.

The Machine executable collision regulations for Marine Autonomous systems (MAXCMAS) project, scheduled to be completed next year, is being undertaken by Rolls Royce as project lead, LR, Atlas Elektronik UK, Queen’s University Belfast and Southampton Solent University’s Warsash Maritime Academy.

The project aims to develop International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 (COLREGs) compliant collision avoidance navigation for autonomous ships and other Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs).

The project also hopes to carry out comprehensive machine execution of the COLREGs and demonstrate these in part in real-world representative sea trials.

“The activities are aimed at identifying the challenges and solutions to assuring the safe implementation of the COLREGs principles and reducing the risk of operating autonomous vessels,” Jesus Mediavilla Varas, Strategic Research Lab Lead Specialist, said.

“The maritime industry is moving towards smarter and more autonomous vessels, and involvement in research projects like MAXCMAS allows us to better understand the technological risks and control measures associated with greater autonomy and to be equipped to provide assurance to our clients when the technology is ready,” Varas added.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Apr 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

THE 30TH WORLD PORTS CONFERENCE Enabling Trade Energizing The World

This event is expected to have more than 500 attendees from the field of port, logistics, shipping and maritime industry…

read more >

Singapore Maritime Week 2017

Singapore Maritime Week (SMW) is the leading maritime event in Singapore. Driven by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), SMW…

read more >

Breakbulk Europe 2017

For more than a decade, Breakbulk Europe has served as the networking hub for industry professionals who do business in Europe — or would like to! Exhibitors and sponsors include cargo owners, ocean carriers, freight forwarders, ports/terminals, heavy haulers, equipment companies and more that are involved in this specialized industry.

In addition to exceptional networking opportunities, Breakbulk Europe provides a dynamic conference, along with a range of educational and training workshops — intensive all-day classes held the day before the exhibition opens as well as many on-the-floor sessions.

  • Over 7,600 participants attended Breakbulk Europe 2016
  • Meet with over 400 exhibitors and sponsors
  • Hear from industry experts, including leading shippers, during the conference sessions
  • Learn new skills in the educational workshops held before the exhibition and on-the-floor micro-seminars and exhibitor-led sessions during the event

More info

read more >

Smart Operations

Smart Operations events, from Fathom Maritime Intelligence, examines how to use intelligent shared integration, and connected operations…

read more >