Journal of Advanced Marine Science and Technology Society
Online ISSN : 2188-3262
Print ISSN : 1341-2752
ISSN-L : 1341-2752
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Development of zero-emission waterborne transit system
Etsuro Shimizu
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2020 Volume 25 Issue 2 Pages 25-29


Recently, in order to realize autonomous ships (MASS), researches and developments related to MASS are actively carried out in the world. Feasibility Studies using small crafts, ferries and Pure Car Carrier have been executed. On the other hand, business model using MASS and legal issues for MASS are still required more discussion. In this paper, the research and development project of zero-emission waterborne transit system, which is the research project of Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, is introduced. Technological properties of battery-powered boat, a hybrid boat and an autonomous boat are explained. Legal issues to realize autonomous ship are also explained.

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