The Rolls Royce system processes data from LIDAR, radar, thermal and HD cameras, satellite data, and weather forecasts to help ships detect and navigate objects, and is particularly suited for night trips.
Roll-out will turn ships into “floating datacentres” with commercial operators able to extract valuable journey data, the two said.
Kevin Daffet, Rolls Royce director of engineering & technology and ship intelligence, said: “This collaboration can help us to support ship owners in the automation of their navigation and operations, reducing the opportunity for human error and allowing crews to focus on more valuable tasks.
“Simply said, this project would not be possible without the lead-edge technology Intel brings to the table. Together, we’ll blend the best of the best, Intel and Rolls Royce, to change the world of shipping.”
Their intelligence shipping solutions will have datacentre, AI, and edge computing capabilities to enable navigation, obstacle detection, and communications.
Intel’s Field Programmable Gate Array tech will solve design challenges associated with shipping intelligence, allowing edge operations for obstacle detection and navigation; while its Scalable Processors for high-performance computing will be used for modelling of ship functions
Optane SSD 3D NAND for storage will extract data generated through real-time analysis and systems modelling – acting as the ship’s “black box”. Once docked, data stored on the black box will be used for training and analysis.
Intel said data captured on each vessel will reach up to 1TB per day or 30-40TB over a month-long voyage.
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