3D Bird View: Furuno’s New Autonomous Navigation Feature

In addition to chart information and a combination of data from Radar, AIS information, collision area risk, etc., it provides a 3D bird’s-eye view of the space around the ship. The height and angle of the bird’s eye view are freely adjustable, so that the situation around your vessel can be monitored from all angles. This gives you instant visual insight into the situation around your vessel, making it easier to plan routes to avoid collisions with other vessels and provide surveillance support from shore.

Read below to learn more about autonomous navigation:

The ship of the future becomes a reality as Furuno develops advanced systems for the first autonomous ship, expected to be launched in 2025


In recent years, the marine industry has seen a rapid increase in the use of advanced digital technology to visualize operational status, on-board and off-board navigation, and engine systems. Based on the most recent developments in marine electronics and communication technologies, Furuno develops new technological innovations to realize safer and more efficient autonomous ship operations. Read more about Furuno’s initiatives.

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The aim is to reduce the number of accidents at sea to zero.

We intend to achieve this goal by focusing on two key areas:

Autonomous navigation and remote management

Autonomous navigation

See the unseen and let AI (Artificial Intelligence) make the right decisions and pilot the ship for you. Autonomous navigation is only possible if two conditions are met:

Recognition – the use of advanced equipment and unique technologies to understand the surrounding situation. This is ENVISION.

Decision† analyzing the collected data to make the best decisions so that the crew can achieve their goals safely.

To achieve this goal, several crucial technologies have already been developed. AR (Augmented Reality) navigation system also known as ENVISION, and also Risk Visualizer™ & Berthing Assistance. It is the combination of all these technologies that will allow us to realize autonomous navigation:


remote management

Because remote maintenance and management are essential for long-term equipment functioning and because the world is increasingly connected, we have built the necessary communication infrastructures between shore and on-board vessels to accommodate the future digital shift of the entire maritime industry .

We propose and offer a variety of ICT/IoT solutions that meet the needs of our customers.

IoT Solutions: FOP (Furuno Open Platform) and HermAce (Navigation Data Sharing)

ICT solutions: SafeComNet (Furuno mobile satellite services)


Towards the digital transformation of ships and the maritime world

Over the years we have worked hard to develop the most advanced and reliable sensors in the world. Now we look to the future with autonomous ships and remote data management to provide the best safety and comfort at sea!

Join us and go full speed ahead towards the digital transformation of the maritime world.

Let’s go all out, with Furuno!

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