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Remote & Autonomous Ships - The Next Steps

Remote and autonomous operations, we are pushing the boundaries of ship technology in order to offer innovative commercial and technical solutions. By Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications

June 28, 2016

Advances in digital technology are driving the development of our remote capabilities and Rolls-Royce is a pioneer of remote diagnostics.

Our data services business, with over 12 years’ experience in secure data analytics, has been trusted to enhance operations for civil airlines, air force, nuclear power plants and now for marine.

Offerings such as remote access, enabled by onshore remote operation and control centers, are already providing our customers with superior real-time connectivity that make these solutions a reality.

Rolls-Royce is building on the proven automation, control and simulation technologies, coupled with secure data handling and user experience expertise, to offer increasing degrees of remote and autonomous solutions for our customers. Safety is at the heart of all of these offerings.

Enhancing Vessel Performance and Operation for Customers
Our solutions in ship intelligence will deliver multifaceted enhancements in vessel performance and operation for our customers.

In the shorter term, we are supporting our customers to automate operations and navigation, allowing crew to concentrate on more valuable tasks.

The increased level of safety onboard will be provided by additional systems. Our future solutions will reduce need for human-machine interaction by automating selected tasks and processes, whilst keeping the human at the center of critical decision making and onboard expertise. In the longer term, our efforts in remote and autonomous operations will pave the way to autonomous ships.

Our cross-functional expertise and advanced product knowledge makes us an ideal partner to transform today’s vessels for tomorrow’s needs. Proven predictive capabilities will enable our customers to maximize performance and efficiency.


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