We are part of various research projects funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWI). These projects evaluate and test the possibilities of digitization in order to increase benefit for inland navigation. Thereby systems develop that support the skipper in navigation in a meaningful way.
The project “Schleusenassistenzsystem basIerend auf PPP und VDES für die BinnenschifffahRt” researches Inland Locking assistance navigation system based on PPP and VDES
Autonomous ferry at the river Rhine
The project “Leit und Assistenzsysteme zur Erhöhung der Sicherheit der Schifffahrt auf Inland Wasserstraßen” researches guidance and assistance systems for increasing the safety of navigation on inland waterways
AUTOMATIC TRACK CONTROL
The combination of RADARpilot720° with argoTrackPilot supports the skipper in a new way. Guiding lines of the RADARpilot720° are directly used for vessel control.
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A moderne high-performance GNSS receiver guarantees accuracies of 10 cm for the position and 0.1 degree for heading. These precise navigational data allow the exact representation of the own vessel in the navigation display RADARpilot720°, e.g. during mooring or when entering a lock. The position accuracy us made possible by special correction data received over a mobile internet connection.