I think “Parktronic” captures the yacht industry. Has not passed also month since that day, as Raymarine has announced its intention to establish such an intelligent system on the French boats from Prestige Yachts on the Asian market, the Japanese company Yanmar introduced similar “smart Swarovski” of its own production.
According to the publication International Boat Industry, the development of Yanmar created in collaboration with JAMSTEC (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology) and it looks like she claims to be the “steeper” compared to the Raymarine DockSense.
While the Europeans only help the captain to moor in love with the robotization of the Japanese did to the boat up to the pier itself, that is, without human intervention.
For the system used Yanmar kinematic satellite positioning technology, real-time RTK GNSS-2. To provide extreme accuracy of positioning, it is reinforced with proprietary digital relay system. A few extra sensors and now the boat can be directed in the right place at the dock, no fear.
It is expected that in the future the system will be actively used when working in dangerous waters, marine studies and “smart” fishing trawlers. Their benefits will get and the owners of Charter yachts that can no longer be afraid that the inept captain will damage the boat. However, the emergence of Japanese auto Swarovski on private yachts only the first — albeit fastest growing — and not only the scope of application of this technology.
On the market in the free sale of Japanese development will appear after 2020.
In the Bank of raboroko Yanmar machine, which can plant rice, and a robotic tractor.