The seminar included everything from business models for autonomous shipping to the humans role on board future smart ships. And the seminar was covered by both national news in TV 4 and local Swedish Radio in Gothenburg.
- It is very positive that we get this issue in the spotlight. It has been a very interesting seminar that has provided many new contacts and I think we definitely have come a step closer to a Swedish initiative in this area, Åsa Burman, Director at Lighthouse, says.
Lighthouse has done a pre study on autonomous safety on vessels and brought industry, academia and society together. What will happen next?
- The next step is to try to seek funding for a major project to make tests in simulators and on board ships. We will meet stakeholders from Finland and Norway in January and early February.
What is the goal?
- An important goal is to increase the safety and efficiency of shipping on the basis of the ship's own systems. We can compare it with a vehicle that, for example, can slow down or turn by itself to avoid collision. Ultimately, it is about creating a competitive, sustainable and secure maritime industry, says Åsa Burman.