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Mitsui OSK charts course to remote ship navigation with big data

Japan shipper targets high-speed communication system as next breakthrough

Mitsui O.S.K.'s automated navigation system employs augmented reality along with big data. (Image courtesy of the company)

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.

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