Test Site for Autonomous Vehicles Opens

Artist's depiction of autonomous ships testing at Norway's Trondheim Fjord.

Artist's depiction of autonomous ships testing at Norway's Trondheim Fjord.

August 14, 2017 | Source: Phys Org, phys.org, 10 March 2017, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Norway's Trondheim Fjord will be the world's first technological playground for pilotless vehicles that move below, on and above the water's surface.

Snake robots, underwater drones, unmanned ships and flying drones are craft you will soon be able to see on Trondheim Fjord, Norway's third-longest fjord located in the west-central part of the country. The area is being established as a test lab for autonomous technology – which could replace the crews on ships, among many other possibilities.

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