Hyundai Heavy Industries Group independently has developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based safety management/monitoring system (HiCAMS).
he system obtained classification and flag Approval-in-Principal (AIP) for the first time in the shipbuilding industry.
This AIP is the world’s first classification certification for computer vision-based AI solutions for ship’s internal fire monitoring. This technology would provide a replacement option for current fire monitoring sensors with an AI-based early fire monitoring system that combines image recognition/processing technology, ship interior and fire big data, and advanced AI algorithms.
The fire monitoring sensor used in the past takes up to 2 minutes to detect a flame or smoke by the sensor. The developed system based on video/deep learning has greater speed and accuracy of fire detection by enabling immediate recognition.
An official from Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, commented:
It is meaningful in that it is the first shipbuilding organization to incorporate artificial intelligence into the field of ship safety management. Starting with the development of this AI-based fire monitoring system, we will preempt the future Autonomous Ship era by expanding it to the entire ship safety field
Hyundai Heavy Industries Group now plans to develop technologies that can detect various accidents and emergency situations that could take place inside and outside of the ship during ship operation. Such AI-based ship safety management/surveillance system is expected to be actively applied as an essential system for safe navigation, and further applicability aboard autonomous ships that are currently being developed.
In the meantime, Hyundai Heavy Industries has also developed and commercialized the navigation assistance system (HiNAS), the core technology of autonomous ships in 2020, for the first time in the world.
Additionally, HHI has developed a virtual commissioning solution based on digital twin (HiDTS) in early 2021.