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Samsung Heavy Industries demonstrated autonomous navigation technologies

Date: 28 Nov 2022 Author: Chief Editor

🎯 Samsung Heavy Industries announced successful demonstration of its MASS technologies – remote autonomous navigation system, known as Samsung Autonomous Ship (SAS). SAS was successfully verificated for autonomous collision avoidance performance with complex obstacles during 950 kilometers voyage.

The ship of Mokpo National Maritime University “Segero” were used to demonstrate the SAS collision avoidance system starting from the West Sea in Mokpo, South Jeolla Province, passing through Ieodo and Jeju Island in the South Sea, and reaching Dokdo in the East Sea. Segero, equipped with Samsung Heavy Industries’ SAS, succeeded in safely avoiding 29 collision risk situations encountered with other ships during autonomous navigation trials. The SAS system demonstrated its excellent performance and proved the ability to increase safety of navigation in complicated conditions.

Moreover the SAS system received approval from the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries of South Korea for the “Ship Safety Act Special Case for the Vessel Demonstration of the Autonomous Navigation System (SAS)”.

Samsung Heavy Industries, together with Mokpo Maritime University and the Korean Register of Shipping provided together risk assessment throughout the operation of autonomous vessels with identification of risk factors and risk management plans. It was recorded as the first case in which a legal basis for demonstrating autonomous navigation was established by setting up an operation guideline and reviewing and approving it by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries of South Korea.

🎤 Kim Hyeon-jo, Head of Samsung Heavy Industries Ship & Marine Research Center (Senior Vice President), said, “The success of this demonstration is an important achievement that confirmed the performance and operation stability of SAS in real complex maritime situations.”

📃📷 Source: Samsung Heavy Industry