Hyundai’s Avikus autonomous navigation system just won an Innovation Award at the big Consumer Electronics Show, a recognition that will surely give a boost to the use of artificial intelligence in recreational boating,
The award was in the Vehicle Tech and Advanced Mobility category, and it was for Avikus’ NeuBoat, already in its second phase of autonomous navigation. NeuBoat uses a Navigation Assistant System and a Docking Assistant System to navigate and dock in real time without human intervention.
It also works with an Augmented Reality screen that indicates risk levels with different color boxes. Humans can control the systems from anywhere on the boat with a mobile device. The docking technology uses an integrated cognitive system to dock by itself. It has an Avikus 3D surround-view system and a collision-warning alarm to avoid any problems.
Avikus is a subsidiary of Hyundai, the South Korean manufacturing giant. It was started in January, 2021, by the Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, a large shipbuilder. Last year it used what it said was the first autonomous navigation system on a ship to cross an ocean, controlling a large merchant vessel that sailed 14,000 miles from the Gulf of Mexico to South Korean in 33 days. The company says the system recognized nearby ships, and avoided collisions, more than 100 times during the voyage. Read more: