This ferry sailed autonomously from dock to dock
Published 29.11.2018 // 7:36 CET
During testing of a new car docking system, M/F Folgefonn was sailing as a fully autonomous vessel from dock to dock.
In connection with testing of Wärtsilas auto-docking system, the ferry Folgefonn was sailing as a fully-automatic vessel from dock to dock. The test was carried out uninterrupted, in a sailing route with three different docking stations, under the supervision of representatives of the Norwegian Maritime Directorate, the company writes in a press release Wednesday.
First attempt for a vessel of this size
“This is a major step forward in establishing reliable, automated solutions for shipping at sea. Furthermore, this is a milestone for our Smart Marine program, “said Joonas Makkonen, vice president, Voyage Solutions, Wärtsilä in the message.