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Autonomous vessels developing faster than expected

The field of autonomous vessels is developing at a rate that exceeds original expectations, according to a new report from Lloyd's Register and Qinetiq, which outlines the challenges in the area.

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LONDON

Autonomous vessels are not the future, they are right now – and developments in the field are moving much faster than initially expected, conclude Lloyd's Register, engineer and research firm Qinetiq, and the University of Southampton, which have collaborated and published a report, exploring the development and challenges related to autonomous vessels in shipping.

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