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Digital situational awareness system launched

ABB has launched a new situational awareness system that can be used by officers anywhere onboard a ship to access multiple real-time visualisations of a vessel’s surroundings.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}ABB Ability Marine Pilot Vision incorporates sensor and computer vision technology to create a virtual model of the ship that is superimposed on real surroundings, to view operations from a third person’s perspective. The officer can switch between views as required.

“The launch of ABB Ability Marine Pilot Vision addresses an important step in the ongoing digitalisation of ship operations,” said Juha Koskela, managing director at ABB Marine & Ports.

“This new solution indicates an important landmark in ABB’s digital strategy and offering for our customers. It also demonstrates the aspiration and technology leadership that ABB has to offer for the maritime industry.”

In addition to providing situational awareness support on board existing ships, ABB expects the new system to prove useful in enabling shore side remote services and in allowing for new vessel design options, by providing unrestricted digital views of the surroundings from any location.

“ABB believes that the next generations of vessels will be electric, digital and connected. Our recent fuel cell solution launch and ABB Ability Marine Pilot Vision give substance to this,” said Mr Koskela.

”Ultimately, Vision delivers a completely new user experience in ship operations. It also brings remotely-operated or unmanned ships into clear view. Unmanned ships will be dependent on fault tolerant and reconfigurable critical systems. Fuel cells, energy storage and renewable energy solutions fit perfectly with these targets, without compromising energy efficiency.”{/mprestriction}

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