Volvo Penta Announces Assisted Docking
Volvo Penta announced an Assisted Docking system for its IPS pod drives. This new feature integrates with Volvo’s joystick technology and adds automated functionality that compensates for such conditions as tide, wind and current when approaching a dock. Volvo Penta will display the system during the virtual Consumer Electronics Show, slated for Jan. 11-14.The Assisted Docking system uses software developed with the company’s GPS-based Dynamic Positioning System to work with the IPS joystick. The package includes a “human-machine interface,” or HMI, at the helm, electronics via the engine, propulsion, sensors and navigation processing power for a smoother docking experience.