Singapore launches South-east Asia's first ship navigation simulator

15 Oct 2021

Article featured the Advanced Navigation Research Simulator developed by SP’s Centre of Excellence in Maritime Safety (CEMS) together with Singapore Maritime Academy and software company Kongsberg Digital. The ship navigation simulator which is used for the training of ship crew was unveiled at the 11th Singapore Maritime Institute forum held at SP yesterday. It is the first such equipment in South-east Asia and combines simulated training with artificial intelligence, which interprets intricate data collected by sensors such as glasses that track users' eye movement and headbands that register electrical brain activity. Developers hope the simulator will lead to better training programmes that can reduce the frequency of maritime incidents caused by human error. Senior Minister of State for Transport Chee Hong Tat also announced an $80 million fund to support the Singapore Maritime Institute at the forum. In addition, four memorandums of understanding to collaborate on various projects were signed at the forum. Similar story was reported in Lianhe Zaobao and Channel News Asia.

[The Straits Times]
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