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Wednesday, 24 April 2019 10:38

MOL VLCCs to use AR navigation systems

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) intends to install augmented reality (AR) navigation systems onboard 21 MOL Group operated very large crude oil carriers (VLCCs).

Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) reports that it has completed an assessment and feasibility study on a new navigation support system in conjunction with Japan’s National Maritime Research Institute (NMRI) and the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT), using an NMRI-owned ship handling risk simulator.

Wärtsilä’s Seals & Bearings division is to upgrade the repair and maintenance options for its products with the launch of new augmented reality and ‘smart glasses’ technologies.

The initial evaluation of a prototype augmented reality system for the maritime industry, based on Google Glass technology, is underway at the Baltimore campus of the Maritime Institute of Technology & Graduate Studies-Pacific Maritime Institute (MITAGS-PMI) in the US.

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