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.

Source: Sysla