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04 July 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 04:05 GMT+2

June 19, 2020

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Korea will develop level 3 autonomous ships within 2025

160 billion won allocated to start the project

South Korea has launched a project to develop ships autonomous areas by 2025. The aim is to build ships with level 3 of autonomy, that is - based on the categories established two years ago by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) - unmanned vessels on board that are remotely controlled ( 25 May 2018). To activate the project, the ministries of the Trade, industry and energy and oceans and fisheries set up a specific working group and deliberated one 160 billion won (132 million U.S. dollars).

Specifying that experts estimate that the global market for autonomous ships will reach a value of 155 in 2025 billion dollars, the Minister of Commerce, Kang Gyeong-seong, explained that the objective of the government's initiative "is to 50% by 2023, when autonomous ships will be commercialised.' The Minister It also stated that the aim is to also focus on fully autonomous ships: "don't we will save any effort - said Gyeon-seong - to develop the technology needed for a ship completely level 4-level functionality.

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