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Rolls-Royce is partnering with Intel to make self-driving ships a reality
Rolls-Royce has announced a new deal with Intel as part of the engineering firm’s mission to build fully autonomous ships.
The company (which separated from car brands of the same name) has been working on autonomous shipping technology since the early 2010s, and it said last year that it wants to launch its first uncrewed ocean-going vessels by 2025. As a first step toward that, it launched its Intelligent Awareness system for crewed vessels earlier this year.
The system is comprised of a network of cameras, LIDAR, and radar, which is all overseen by a central program. Using machine vision algorithms, this program looks for obstacles like other ships and sends automated alerts to the crew. As part of its new deal with Intel,…
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