Samsung Heavy Industries shipbuilder has presented information related to the voyage with remote control system.
The autonomous ship was deployed nearby the major shipyard of South Korean shipbuilder. Control of the vessel was performed by means of a remote system at a center situated far from the ship’s location.
A 38-metre vessel successfully completed her voyage and safely sailed back with no assistance of the crewmembers onboard.
South Korean shipbuilder intends to make this autonomous navigation system commercially available within the next two years.
The government of the country has provided substantial financial resources to establish an independent shipping technology. Meanwhile, their Asian neighbors are working on their own systems.