Rolls-Royce and Intel are teaming up to develop autonomous ships. The new vessels the pair aim to develop will have systems with the same technology found in smart cities, autonomous cars and drones.
In a release, the pair claim the new shipping intelligence systems will have data centre and artificial intelligence capabilities as well as sophisticated edge computing throughout that independently manage navigation, obstacle detection and communications.
Kevin Daffey, a director at Rolls-Royce, claimed: “Together, we’ll blend the best of the best, Intel and Rolls-Royce to change the world of shipping.”
Adrian Criddle, general manager of Intel UK, said: “Rolls-Royce is a key driver of innovation in the shipping industry we are proud to be working with them on smart, connected and data-centric systems that will be a foundation for safe shipping operations around the world in the future.”