One day the freighter you see coming up the Detroit River might not have a crew aboard. The day of autonomous ships is soon dawning. A Norwegian company will be launching a container vessel next year that it expects will not only navigate a river in Norway fully autonomously by 2020, but be battery powered as well. Industry players say autonomous vessels will be cheaper to run — with no crew to feed and house — and take the danger out of sailing as well.
Source: CBC News
Date: November 21, 2017
1) Autonomous cars, trucks and now boats. What’s next and why?
2) What are some of the issues with having autonomous boats?