CROSS DISCIPLINARY RESEARCH

Autoferry

– Autonomous all-electric passenger ferries for urban water transport

Autonomous pilot ferry for concept testing and to study behaviour of the other boat traffic. Foto: Kai Dragland

The main goal of this project is to develop groundbreaking new concepts and methods which will enable the development of autonomous passenger ferries for transport of people in urban water channels.

  • On-demand ferry - push the button for the ferry to come
  • Electrical propulsion, Automatic charging of batteries
  • Navigation: High-precision GNSS plus backup system
  • Anti-collision system