Proud seafarers have strong doubts about the safety of autonomous ships

Proud seafarers have strong doubts about the safety of autonomous ships

Despite their great trust in on-board autopilots, bridge officers do not believe that autonomous ships will make shipping safer. Moreover, the greater the professional commitment and pride of the bridge officers, the less confidence they have in automation increasing safety at sea.

Asbjørn Lein Aalberg, a PhD candidate at NTNU’s Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management, is responsible for what is probably the largest international survey in this field to date.

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