It seems that as technology develops more and more transportation and delivery conduits turn towards the automated realm. From package delivery, to commuter transportation; the technology is being groomed. Another company to jump on the bandwagon is Rolls-Royce. They are simply designing unmanned cargo ships at this point, and have put together a virtual-reality prototype, located at their office in Alesund, Norway. It should be neet to see what they come up with!
Drone ships would be safer, cheaper and less polluting for the $375 billion shipping industry that carries 90 percent of world trade, Rolls-Royce says. They might be deployed in regions such as the Baltic Sea within a decade, while regulatory hurdles and industry and union skepticism about cost and safety will slow global adoption, said Oskar Levander, the company’s vice president of innovation in marine engineering and technology.