Samsung Heavy Industries revealed today a successful first demonstration of its new ship collision avoidance system.
The shipbuilder’s remote autonomous navigation system, known as Samsung Autonomous Ship (SAS), helped two autonomous ships avoid a collision by detecting each other in seas off the southwestern island of Gageo.
A 9,200 dwt ship from Mokpo National Maritime University and a 300-ton tug of Samsung Heavy were used to demonstrate the collision avoidance system.
In October last year, Samsung Heavy successfully navigated its 300-ton remote autonomous ship in seas off Geoje Island via a remote control system at a research center located in Daejeon, 250 km away from the sea.
Samsung Heavy plans to commercialise its independently developed autonomous navigation system SAS next year.