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Avikus, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group's newly established subsidiary specialised in autonomous navigation technology has become Korea's first company to succeed in fully autonomous navigation of a ship.

The Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) project has selected Iridium and partner Thales Group as its Official Communications Partner, providing critical real-time communications for the fully autonomous transatlantic research vessel.

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group has developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based safety management/monitoring system (HiCAMS) and obtained classification and flag Approval-in-Principal (AIP).

Videosoft's adaptive low bandwidth video streaming technology has been selected and installed on the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) to help relay high-quality footage of the ship’s various missions back to humans on land.

Autonomous marine navigation start-up Orca AI has raised $13 million in Series A funding, taking its total raised to over $15.5 million to support the company’s investment in technology, international expansion and growth.  

ClassNK has begun joint investigative research with Sompo Japan Insurance on risk assessment of autonomous ships.

Maritime training expert SeaBot XR is teaming up with the UK’s Royal Navy, and other stakeholders, to identify the necessary skills and competencies for the emerging Maritime Autonomous Surface Ship (MASS) sector. 

SeaBot XR has joined Fugro and the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) as founding members of MASSPeople, the network set to shape the future of training for remote and autonomous shipping.

Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics has entered a strategic alliance with Damen Shipyards Group of the Netherlands to incorporate the company’s autonomous and wireless-helm systems as standard features in Damen’s global vessel build catalogue. This partnership increases the accessibility of Sea Machines systems in marine and maritime markets and further propels Sea Machines into mainstream use aboard commercial vessels.

Researchers at UAntwerp and the Port of Antwerp are testing how 3D sonar sensors can be used to improve awareness of a ship’s surroundings for autonomous shipping.

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