Specifically, in attempts of reducing shipping emissions, Zeabuz company will focus on building mobility solutions, keeping in mind that most cities are located in coastal areas or along waterways.
As reported by Susanne Jäschke, Zeabuz Interim CEO, the technology was firstly launched by NTNU, and then provided to the company.
Our autonomy solution is world-leading and can enable self-driving ferries that safely manoeuvre among other boats, dock to the quay by themselves and handle passengers safely
... added Susanne Jäschke.
Also, Bjørn K. Haugland, CEO of Skift Business Climate Leaders and chairman of the new company commented that Norway in collaboration with the university will create a new industrial path in terms of emission free mobility solutions, taking part in efforts of tackling climate change as well.
Zeabuz will sell autonomous mobility services to both cities and settlements along the coast, and will partner with strong Norwegian and international partners in designing and building the ferries themselves.
Autonomy fits like a glove with electric ferries ... This enables better control, optimal operation, safety and maintenance
... stated Asgeir J. Sørensen, director of NTNU's research centre on autonomous maritime operations, NTNU AMOS.
Concluding, expert NTNU researchers and serial entrepreneurs behind Zeabuz include Asgeir J. Sørensen of Marine Cybernetics, Ecotone and Eelume; Tor Arne Johansen of Marine Cybernetics, Scout Drone Inspection, and UBIQ Aerospace, and Egil Eide of 3D radar. The company is now seeking to grow its ranks and attract further talent from Norway and beyond.