Modern ships, like cruise vessels or icebreakers, utilize azimuth thrusters instead of traditional, fixed propellers with a rudder. Electric podded propulsion systems, such as the AziPod, have an electric motor built in and can rotate freely under the vessel.
Whilst this enables flexible and precise manoeuvring, it’s more complex to control this kind of a system – there might be multiple propulsion pods on board, each individually controlled. Captains also have a large amount of information on the bridge to deal with.
We are redesigning the experience of piloting a ship in other to make the controls more human intuitive and meaningful information easy to access. This contributes to a safer, more efficient and environmentally friendly future of seafare.
Sponsored by: ABB