With the inauguration of Ocean Space Drone 1 and 2, two floating laboratories are set on duty in the world's first test bed for autonomous vessels - opened in Trondheim autumn 2016.
Laboratory and test vehicles
Autonomy is not new to KONGSBERG. Since the introduction of Dynamic Positioning (DP) 40 years ago, sensors and other solutions for autonomous operations has evolved continuously, and these test vessels will be a vital asset in further sensor fusion development - with the aim to create safe and secure solutions.
KONGSBERG leads the way
With the launch of the Yara Birkeland project, KONGSBERG is paving the future of autonomous shipping, with the best possible sensors and communication solutions developed in-house, and tested through decades of operation time.