e5 Lab and partners succeed in autonomous sailing and other tests in Tokyo Bay

Source: press release, 3 December 2020

illustration: e5 Lab, Inc.
illustration: e5 Lab, Inc.

e5 Lab, Inc. has announced that the successfully completion of a large-scale proof of concept (PoC) testing on the “ROBOSHIP Joint Value Creation Project” in waters off Toyosu, Tokyo. The project is based on the theme “What future can we create for ships and the sea?” and involves 22 corporations across various industries and a ship classification society as well as e5 Lab. The test relied on cutting-edge high-speed offshore communication technology to conduct remote-controlled operation of unmanned vessels just off metropolitan Tokyo, and its success promises an exciting future for these advanced technologies, and the maritime industry as a whole.

The ROBOSHIP joint development project members played key roles in producing a promotional film that shows the future and possibilities of vessels unlike any the world has ever seen. The video was created with passion and in the hope that it will serve as a catalyst to bring encouragement and energy to the Japanese ocean shipping and maritime industries.

With industry-leading joint value creation partners, e5 Lab continually creates new value and new businesses, envisioning future concepts for the ocean shipping and maritime industries, innovations in electric-powered vessels and offshore energy centred on ships and the sea, and a digital and AI revolution using advanced telecommunication and digital transformation (DX), and meets these challenges, co-creating a sustainable, attractive future for ships and the sea.