Mar 24, 2016

Welcome to the Age of Autonomous Drone Ships

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Rolls-Royce has released their vision of the future of shipping, which will see the continued evolution of that ongoing trend toward automation and “unmanned autonomy.”

On Tuesday, Rolls-Royce —more famous for its luxury cars than its maritime contributions—rolled out a slick new video detailing a number of projected innovations in containerized shipping. The company hopes to someday make these innovations a reality, and if they do, it will mean a revolution in the way we ship goods across the seas.

In the film and pictures released by the company, we see a team of impossibly good-looking young coffee-drinking model types going about the business of controlling and monitoring seagoing vessels from the comfort of a shore-based, remote operations center—what Rolls-Royce calls the “oX operator experience concept.”

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