World’s first autonomous commercial crossing: a freighter sails almost 800 km and performs more than 100 maneuvers to avoid collisions

By : Franyi Sarmiento, Ph.D., Inspenet, May 17, 2022

An unmanned freighter with a displacement of 750 tons traveled 800 kilometers in coastal waters of Japan, becoming the world’s first commercial journey carried out autonomously, reports the Electrek portal.

99% of the journey, which traversed the congested waters of Tokyo Bay, was accomplished without human intervention.

The Israeli company Orca AI is the manufacturer of the autonomous navigation system that helped avoid potential collisions.

The Suzaka freighter traveled 790 km in 40 hours, crossing Tokyo Bay and sailing to the port of Tsumatsusaka.

During the voyage, the ship performed 107 automatic maneuvers to avoid collisions.

The Orca AI navigation system has been developed on the basis of artificial intelligence technology. The company aims to introduce it in the maritime freight transport sector.

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