ABS, Hyundai working on joint autonomous marine projects
ABS and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) are to work together on a series of autonomous projects. ABS specialists will work with HHI’s Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering (KSOE) and its autonomous navigation subsidiary, Avikus, to integrate autonomous and remote-control functions into vessels. The work will be carried out in compliance with requirements outlined in the ABS Guide for Autonomous and Remote Control Functions. The Guide provides a mix of goal-based and prescriptive requirements set against a wider risk-based approach. ABS and HHI signed a Strategic Framework Agreement at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which will lead to a series of Joint Development Projects (JDPs).