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SHI tests autonomous navigation system on container ship

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has claimed an industry first with the verification of its autonomous navigation technology on a container ship sailing between South Korea and Taiwan.

The company installed its remote autonomous navigation system (SAS) and smart ship system (SVESSEL) on a 15,000 TEU class large container ship built at its Geoje shipyard. Fom June 26 to July 1, the vessel departed from Geoje and passed Jeju Island to Taiwan, demonstrating its autonomous navigation technology by operating about 1,500km to Kaohsiung Port. The demonstration included integration of advanced autonomous navigation technologies such as AIS, radar, camera sensors and sensor fusion.

Konux uses AI, IoT for railway infra optimization

Konux has been building out a SaaS business powered by proprietary sensing hardware and AI that drives a predictive maintenance software-as-a-service(SaaS) play which is upgrading railway infrastructure. Its mission is to drive digitization and transformative change atop rail travel, using AI plus IoT to add intelligence to fixed rails by capturing real-time data on what’s happening on and to the railway network.

The company is using deep tech methods and stress-tested connected hardware to gain visibility into the loads and forces railway lines are accommodating day in, and day out; measuring vibration through the tracks to pick up anomalies that may signify failures incoming, then presenting its probabilistic analysis of what’s going to happen to the infrastructure over the next few months. Its AI-driven predictions were developed to a 90% accuracy standard, per Bonnifield.

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