Avikus

Assembly Line

Hyundai’s self-steering ship subsidiary says it has made hundreds of sales

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Vertical: Ship and Boat

Organizations: Avikus, Hyundai Heavy Industries

Lured by the promise of lower labor costs and decision assistance, some commercial shipping companies are looking to explore autonomous navigation systems. In one of the latest and most ambitious experiments with the technology, a natural gas tanker named Prism Courage ventured from Texas to South Korea in May, completing about half of its 33-day test journey on June 2 without the help of a human crew.

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