CMA CGM to Build AI Vessels
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CMA CGM to Build AI Vessels

CMA CGM is to collaborate with a startup ‘Shone’ to embed artificial intelligence on board ships

TLME News Service

CMA CGM has announced a new collaboration with San Francisco-based startup ‘Shone’ that focuses on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) for maritime transportation.

The collaboration enables Shone to access CMA CGM mega vessels to finalize the development of AI systems on board containerships.

Once Shone has processed the raw data, real time information will be fed back to crews on board CMA CGM ships.

The key areas of influence the data will benefit are to be in decision support, maritime safety and piloting assistance.

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As far as security and anti-collision alert systems are concerned, Shone fuses data from multiple sensors (radar, camera, AIS) in order to increase detection accuracy, thus preventing potential collisions, taking into account COLREGs.

Vessels such as the 16,000 TEU CMA CGM Marco Polo could be set to benefit from AI technology
Vessels such as the 16,000 TEU CMA CGM Marco Polo could be set to benefit from AI technologySource: CMA CGM

The collaboration is fully in line with “...CMA CGM's strategy of innovation at the service of digital transformation implemented by Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and CEO of the CMA CGM,” according to a press release.

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Shone is a young startup based in San Francisco.

Founded by three French engineers, Shone is working on the introduction of artificial intelligence, which is already present in cars and on board ships.

Created in 2017, the startup aims to become the world reference in the field of artificial intelligence on board ships.

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