Stena Line announced that it will conduct a pilot study in which artificial intelligence will be implemented on board. The new AI technology will be added onboard ‘Stena Scandinavica’.
The AI model will be developed in cooperation with Hitachi. The model will present the most fuel efficient way of operating a vessel on a particular route, and will be supporting captains and pilots. If the model is successful, it will contribute significantly to achieving the annual goal of reducing fuel consumption onboard by 2.5%.
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As Lars Carlsson, Head of AI on Stena Line informed, the model will run a large number of scenarios before proposing the most optimal route and best fuel optimization settings during the trip.
The goal of the project is to create such a model that can provide an ultimate decision base for the captain and officers onboard when planning a trip. In addition, the model can also contribute to knowledge transfer to the next generation.