In its October cover story, the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUSVI)’s Unmanned Systems magazine detailed autonomous shipping and the potential impact it will have on maritime regulations. The story provides details about the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s undertaking of scoping exercises, which are designed to help the industry realize the benefits of autonomous technology “without compromising safety, security or environmental impact.”
In addition to interviewing IMO representatives, Unmanned Systems also invited several industry thought leaders, including Sea Machines’ Phil Bourque, to weigh in.
Bourque offered support for the IMO’s scoping exercises on behalf of the company, saying the rules are “a necessary step in the groundwork required to take implementation of autonomous technology beyond ‘test beds’.”
Read Bourque’s full comments, as well as the complete article, here.