MEGURI2040, a project led by the Nippon Foundation, is entering its second phase with the aim of creating a fully autonomous ship by 2025. The project will focus on four key areas: conducting demonstration tests, standardizing the technologies, strengthening the development process, and preparing society for the transformation. The tests will involve four different types of vessels, equipped with advanced instruments and technologies, to assess the autonomous capabilities of ships under real conditions. The goal is to install and demonstrate these technologies according to international regulations for future commercialization. The project also aims to gather data to improve simulation tools and risk assessment methods. Furuno, a key participant in the project, has already provided various technologies and sensors to assist in autonomous navigation.
Furuno, a major contributor to the MEGURI2040 project, has developed several technologies and sensors to support autonomous navigation. These include AR Navigation ENVISION, systems for ship berthing assistance, real-time risk visualization systems, and remote maintenance and assistance systems. By integrating these technologies into a single system, Furuno aims to bring us closer to achieving autonomous navigation. The company’s engineers and developers are diligently working towards this objective. For more information about Furuno’s advancements in the field and updates on future releases, visit their website.
MEGURI2040’s second phase is focused on creating a fully autonomous ship by 2025. The project aims to conduct demonstration tests using four different types of vessels to assess autonomous capabilities under real conditions. The technologies developed will be standardized according to international regulations to pave the way for future commercialization. The project also seeks to strengthen the development process by gathering data and improving simulation tools and risk assessment methods. Furuno, a key participant, has already provided various technologies and sensors to support autonomous navigation. Their goal is to integrate these technologies into a single system to achieve autonomous navigation.