EU:s vision for autonomous shipping

Violeta Bulc, the European Commissioner for Transport, this week  outlined the clearest vision yet that the EU has for the development of autonomous shipping in the bloc, and warned executives and workers alike that job roles would fundamentally change as a result.

Violeta Bulc. Foto: EU

At a seminar on autonomous shipping at the European Parliament in Brussels, Ms Bulc described the creation of autonomous vessels as one part of a wider platform of “a fully integrated multimodal network”, which would see the end of an era in which transport systems have developed in mode-by-mode silos with their true cost to society and the environment often hidden.

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