TOKYO — Japanese marine shipper Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has started to develop an automated navigation system for its ships that would cut down on accidents and allow the company to field a more efficient fleet.
Aboard a Mitsui tanker, a monitor in the control cabin displays a video of the vast oceanic expanse. Blue and yellow dots indicating other ships, some too small to see with the naked eye.
The monitor also displays shallow areas of the sea, assisting with piloting. This is part of Mitsui O.S.K.’s automated navigation system, nicknamed Focus, which employs augmented reality along with big data.