Autonomous shipping: Closer than you think

Support from commercial operators FinFerries and ESL Shipping will enable further progress as the Rolls-Royce led autonomy project enters the next stage

With plans to build a remote-controlled coastal demonstrator ship by 2018, Rolls-Royce and partners in the Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications project are confident that such vessels are no longer a distant possibility. But what they discover along the way will be equally important. Gavin Lipsith reports.

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