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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

Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/autonomous-ships-great-lakes-detroit-river-michigan-1.4411320

Discussion

1) Autonomous cars, trucks and now boats.  What’s next and why?

2) What are some of the issues with having autonomous boats?

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