AVATAR - Masterclass Rotterdam Maritime Capital
The AVATAR project aims to tackle challenges of city freight distribution by developing, testing and assessing adequate technologies and business models for urban autonomous zero-emission inland waterway transport solutions.
In December 2021, a masterclass was organised by Rotterdam Maritime Capital about challenges that need to be addressed in the field of regulation, jurisdiction, financing and insurance in order to successfully bring about autonomous shipping.
AVATAR project partner Rudy Negenborn also gave input for the start of the panel discussion.
One of the identified challenges is cybersecurity, that should already be on top of mind during the design of a new autonomous vessel.
A summary of the findings is available via this link.
See also info on AVATAR Linkedin.