Swiftships partners to develop autonomous Special Ops craft

AUGUST 2, 2016 — Swiftships, LLC, Morgan City, LA , has partnered with ICS Nett Inc. (ICS), a Virginia-based technology solutions company, to continue research and development efforts that will transform a

LR defines “autonomy levels” for ship design and operation

JULY 11, 2016 — Classification society LR says that, with autonomous ships likely to enter service soon, it has set out the “how” of marine autonomous operations in a new ShipRight procedure

First two ship operators join autonomous ship group

APRIL 12, 2016 — Two Finnish companies have become the first commercial operators to join the Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA) project, led by Rolls-Royce. They are ferry operator Finferries and

Inmarsat joins autonomous ship project

SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 — Inmarsat is participating in the Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA) recently launched by Rolls-Royce (see earlier story). The project, funded by Tekes (Finnish Funding Agency for Technology

And soon, the self-driving ship?

JULY 2, 2015 — Google is developing a self-driving car. So are GM, Mercedes and other auto makers. Now Rolls-Royce is to lead a new EUR 6.6 million project that could do