An absolutely fascinating article on autonomous ships. It will be interesting to see how this technology evolves and the impact it will have on the insurance insustry. It's a class of business that has been insured within Lloyd's for over 300 years, and now underwriters may have to adapt once again in light of new technology.
The moment when we finally see unmanned ships in our harbours and seas is still some way off. Yet, the technologies behind autonomous shipping are forging ahead at a blistering pace. With commercial shipping and naval projects kicking off around the world, the maritime sector is hot on the heels of the more advanced automotive industry. Here, Maritime Holland takes a closer look at the subject of autonomous vessels: Answering key questions about the various aspects of autonomy, the research currently being performed in the Netherlands and what the future holds.