Rolls-Royce, VTT Team Up on Smart Ships

UK-based power systems provider Rolls-Royce and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd have joined strengths in a partnership to design, test and validate the first generation of remote and autonomous ships to make such vessels a commercial reality.

Rolls-Royce said that working with VTT will allow the company to assess the performance of remote and autonomous designs through the use of both traditional model tank tests and digital simulation, allowing it to develop functional, safe and reliable prototypes.

“Remotely operated ships are a key development project for Rolls-Royce Marine, and VTT is a reliable and innovative partner for the development of a smart ship concept. This collaboration is a natural continuation of the earlier User Experience for Complex systems (UXUS) project, where we developed totally new bridge and remote control systems for shipping,” Karno Tenovuo, Rolls-Royce, Vice President Ship Intelligence, said.

Rolls-Royce said that it is pioneering the development of remote controlled and autonomous ships and believes a remote controlled ship will be in commercial use by the end of the decade.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Mar 2020 >>
MTWTFSS
24 25 26 27 28 29 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 31 1 2 3 4 5

Seawork 2020

Seawork is Europe’s leading commercial marine and workboat exhibition, providing businesses the opportunity…

read more >

Belgian Offshore Days 2020

During this event, a conference will be held with focus on “Increasing value by data driven innovation…

read more >

World Future Ports Summit 2020

This event will bring together ports and maritime shipping professionals from global leading companies and authorities to discuss recent digital technologies…

read more >

Europort Romania

Europort Romania is the premier maritime networking event of the Black Sea and will connect maritime technology and service suppliers with high level professionals from Romania and surrounding shipbuilding markets.

More info

read more >