Can we get ready for automation by studying non-automated systems?

In this latest episode of The Safety of Work podcast, a paper by Dr. Kjell Ivar Øvergård on the interactions between a small passenger ferry in Norway and other traffic is reviewed.  This study was undertaken as part of a project to replace this small manned ferry with an unmanned autonomous passenger ferry (UAS).

Dr Drew Rae and Dr David Provan from the Safety Science Innovation Lab at Griffith University discuss whether we can prepare for automation by studying non-automated systems already in place.  Their view of the implications of replacing the manned ferry “Ole III” with a UAS or MASS (Maritime Autonomous Surface Ship) will be of interest to those of us on ships or in the shipping industry.


Additional Reading and Links

WMU – Øvergård – Observation And Assessment Of Crossing Situations Between Pleasure Craft and a Small Passenger Ferry

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