AUTONOMOUS SHIP PT
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) is aiming for realizing autonomous ships by 2025. In order to contribute to the aim, our PT has been established to ensure a safety evaluation technology for the autonomous ships. We are developing new fast-time-simulation system and new navigation-risk simulator to evaluate safety of the autonomous ships. Developments of an automatic berthing/leaving technology and a machine-vision technology for ships are also our important missions. Our goal is to implement the developed technologies in practice and to realize the autonomous ships by 2025. We think it is important to couple a farsighted strategy with an appropriate business model.