🏆 HYKE’s Hydrolift smart city ferries named to TIME’s “THE BEST INVENTIONS OF 2022”
🎯 TIME revealed its annual list of the Best Inventions, which features 200 extraordinary innovations that are changing our lives and includes HYKE’s Hydrolift smart city ferries. To compile the list, TIME solicited nominations from TIME’s editors and correspondents around the world and through an online application process, paying special attention to growing fields—such as the electric vehicle industry, green energy, and the metaverse.
Hyke develops electric, autonomous ferries designed to provide a cleaner, smarter, more modern water-based answer to urban mobility. Ferries will feature an all-electric drivetrain and a highly-efficient hull and thermal system. The vessels are powered sustainably and intelligently in two ways: via built-in rooftop solar panels and automatic wireless charging while docked.
Hyke plans own autonomous vessel control technology into every vessel from day one. This enables the development, validation, and approval of autonomous operations, which improves safety and efficiency while reducing costs. Over time, ferry operators can lean on autonomous technology more and more to operate with fewer on-board personnel without compromising safety.
The first Hyke vessel will be deployed in Fredrikstad, Norway, in early 2023. As announced Hyke is currently working with partners across the globe to deploy Hyke vessels internationally by 2024.
🎤 “We are incredibly grateful to receive this recognition from TIME as it brings us one step closer to reaching our goal of a transportation and mobility solution that encourages an appreciative relationship with waterways across the world.” says Hyke’s CEO, Bjørn Utgård.
Hyke is a spin-off from Eker Group, Norway’s innovation powerhouse with over 35 years of industrial design, product development, and boat-building success, and partner of SAMS Norway industry cluster dedicated on achieving progress in autonomous mobility and transport systems.
📃📷 Source: Hyke