Captainless Container Ship Crosses Tokyo Bay In World First

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On March 1, 2022, the first captainless container ship completed its round-trip voyage across the Tokyo Bay. The container ship, Suzaku, was piloted autonomously thanks to an automated collision system that successfully navigated the ship through a route 50% busier than the Singapore Strait, which sees 2,000 merchant ships traverse its waters daily. However, a crucial part of this trip’s success was the ground support station in China, which monitored the ship’s progress and remotely took over during the rare times the collision system malfunctioned. Read full article here

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