Autonomous ferry being developed by Norwegian University

A newbuild autonomous passenger demonstrator concept vessel is being developed at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

NTNU has recently developed a 5.0-metre-long, half-scale prototype of an autonomous all-electric passenger ferry which will be used as the main experimental platform in the project.

The autonomous ferry is being designed to meet local passenger ferry needs, where there is a limited number of cabled ferries available for transport.

When ready, researchers will construct a full-size model and begin testing with a shore-based driver operating it by remote control.  

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