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World's first autonomous, all-electric cargo ship to launch next year

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 26, 2017 01:04 AM
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by jmarks09@hotmail.com (Josh Marks) last modified Jul 25, 2017

The world’s first crewless, autonomously operated ship is set to sail in late 2018. The Norwegian-built Yara Birkeland is being dubbed the "Tesla of the Seas" because the vessel is fully electric. The $25 million ship will initially start out as a manned vessel, moving to remote operation in 2019 before going completely autonomous in 2020. The 100-container ship is being developed by two Norwegian companies -- agriculture firm Yara International and technology company Kongsberg Gruppen. In...




 

 


 

 

 
 
 
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