ENCX used in Mayflower Autonomous Ship
When the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) sets off on its inaugural transatlantic voyage in the Spring of 2021, no mariners will be onboard. Instead, the ship will be packed with state-of-art propulsion, navigation and scientific equipment to help it achieve its mission.
Instead of a human captain, a ‘AI Captain’ system will pilot the ship and help it avoid ocean hazards – from other vessels, to floating debris and ocean storms.
In fact, there are few similarities between the Mayflower Autonomous Ship and its 1620 namesake other than the name and the Plymouth UK to Plymouth Massachusetts challenge and the pioneering spirit of those behind it.