Wartsila will participate in the autonomous ships project

The Wartsil Corporation has announced that it will participate in a collaborative project to build autonomous transport ships. The project will improve technology to present autonomous ship transport as a viable option to reduce cost and control. The technology will include artificial intelligence, robotics and remote access to ships. The project is funded by Tekes, the Finnish investment agency and the major corporate investors are Rolls-Royce, Cargotec, Ericsson, Meyer Turku and Tieto. The initial idea is to develop such a transport system for the Baltic Sea by 2025.