Meet the oX. That's the name given to the concept that Rolls-Royce believes is the future of shipping, with autonomous ocean-going vessels becoming a reality by 2025.
Developed in conjunction with the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Aalto University, the video explores a world of shipping that's far more complex than what we're used to.
Think ships stacked with containers in such a way that hardcore data analysis is required to load and unload; smart workstations that automatically recognise crew members when they walk into the bridge; augmented reality displays to help the captain identify and navigate hazards like icebergs. In other words, everything we think might appear in cars of the future, but pumped up to automate a massive ship instead. [Design Boom]