Although all eyes have been focused on autonomous vehicles in recent years, driverless vehicles in the future will not be just cars. Yara Birkeland could be the future of cargo ships. Because this container ship is completely battery powered, produces zero emissions and does not require a random human crew.
Are We Ready for Unmanned Ships?
Bosphorus of Istanbul, we are used to dry cargo ships that you can always see when you look at it. However, the idea of seeing these as unmanned, a completely uncrewed ship is not the kind we are used to. But while we’re focusing more on driverless cars now, many vehicles will be driverless in the future, including ships.
Designed by a Norwegian company Yara Birkeland, ready to go. After 4 years of work, Yara Birkeland, ready for her first voyage, can work completely without a crew and runs on batteries. The ship generates 7 megawatt-hours of power from batteries, which can give the ship a top speed of 13 knots, or 15 mph. It is also in the middle of the information given that 103 containers can be transported in this process.
Of course, for now, all the work is being done to reach the ship from point A to point B completely unmanned, but there is still a need for manpower to load cargo. But Tesla’s 1.72 cm long humanoid robot, which we shared with you recently, Tesla Bot project comes to life, or AI company Boston Dynamics Atlas robots becomes available, that’s when things could change.