You are living in the south-east asian region and want to get a slight introduction into the MUNIN project? Please have a look at the lately launched short MUNIN documentary on “Deutsche Welle” in Malayan.
Bloomberg News featured an articled titled Rolls-Royce Drone Ships Challenge $375 Billion Industry: Freight on February 25, 2014. Rolls Royce believes that the safer, cheaper and less polluting drone ships might be deployed in regions such as the Baltic Sea within a decade. The technology is available now, which is endorsed by the prototype preparation in the MUNIN project finishing next year. The prototype allows to conduct simulated sea trials to assess the costs and benefits. However, according to Rolls Royce challenges due to regulatory hurdles, union opposition and conservative ship owners will slow global adoption.
The German newspaper Die Welt featured an article about autonomous ships on December 28, 2013. Although fully automated ships are not a new idea, only now the technology is developed further to realize them. Rolls Royce strongly believes in their future, and thus, drives the realization. As a research project, co-funded by the European Commission, MUNIN aims to develop and verify a concept for an autonomous ship.