Towards autonomous ships

Ship intelligence is one of the main technology trends in the marine business and it will enable some of the most fundamental changes we will experience in shipping, such as the development of remote controlled and autonomous ships.

Today a lot of innovation is focused on unmanned aircraft and driverless cars, and society is becoming more receptive to these game changing solutions. It is only a question of time for shipping to follow in the same path. Rolls-Royce aims to launch the first remote controlled commercial ships before the decade is out. We are at the dawn of the ship intelligence era.