Japanese trading company Marubeni has partnered with Israeli startup Orca AI to develop a camera system that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to improve visibility for ships in fog or darkness. The camera system, called SeaPod, has already collected over 20 million nautical miles of marine visual data, which is equivalent to 4,200 transpacific trips between Japan and Los Angeles. By equipping ships with these AI cameras, Marubeni aims to reduce collisions and improve safety at sea.
SeaPod uses advanced AI technology to enhance visibility for ships, particularly in challenging weather conditions such as fog or darkness. The system collects and analyzes visual data from the ship’s surroundings, providing real-time information to the crew. This allows them to make more informed decisions and take necessary precautions to avoid collisions with other vessels or obstacles.
Marubeni’s partnership with Orca AI demonstrates the company’s commitment to leveraging technology to improve safety and efficiency in the maritime industry. By equipping ships with AI cameras, Marubeni aims to reduce the risk of accidents and enhance the overall safety of maritime operations. This innovative solution has the potential to greatly benefit the shipping industry and contribute to safer navigation at sea.