DNV signed MOU with HHI, AVIKUS and LISCR that includes a joint study to deploy autonomous navigation systems on board ships to increase technology uptake by the industry and flag states.
The Hyundai intelligent Navigation Assistant System (HiNAS 2.0) is an AI-based navigation solution that covers all steps for voyage from detection to situation analysis, planning and control. The system assists in safe navigation by displaying AR (augmented reality) images of detected ships and navigation information. Furthermore, it controls heading and speed for collision avoidance and route tracking. Developed by AVIKUS, a subsidiary of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the system creates and controls optimal routes for collision avoidance in the ocean, aiming to reduce crew fatigue and increase fuel efficiency.
During the project, AVIKUS, HHI and LISCR will actively contribute to developing autonomous maritime solutions that comply with DNV Rules on autonomous operations, where AVIKUS aims to obtain an Approval in Principle from DNV as well as the Liberian Flag Administration.
Through this cooperation, we believe that we will gain momentum to move forward to the next stage of autonomous ship technology.
…said Won Ho Joo, CTO of HHI.
“This joint development is meaningful in that it includes shipyards, autonomous solution companies, classification, and flag states to commercialize autonomous navigation solutions. Based on the results of this project, we will successfully commercialize HiNAS 2.0 and contribute to the improvement of navigation safety and fuel savings,” said Dohyeong Lim, CEO of AVIKUS.
“As a result of the 4th Industrial Revolution, the fast-paced technology development will pave the way for autonomous shipping.” added Thomas Klenum, Executive Vice President, Innovation and Regulatory Affairs at LISCR.
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