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The advent of autonomy

: Bruhn, Wilko C.

Port technology international 63 (2014), September 2014, 2 S.
ISSN: 1358-1759
Fraunhofer IML ()
unmanned ship; autonomous ship; MUNIN

Stories of ghost ships sailing the oceans without a living soul on board have been around for as long as mankind has crossed the seas. But what used to be a cock-and-bull story for centuries will now become reality. At a time where unmanned drones fly around the globe, public railway transportation systems run driverless in numerous cities and self-steering cars are on in-situ trial runs, unmanned and autonomous ships can no longer be perceived as unrealistic.