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Autonomous Boats Will Be On the Market Sooner Than Self-Driving Cars

• https://motherboard.vice.com/ by Tracey Lindeman

When the Costa Concordia hit a rock near Tuscany and dipped into the Mediterranean in 2012, people around the world wondered how the captain of a cruise ship carrying 4,229 people could have made such a simple yet fatal miscalculation. Altogether, 32 passengers died.

"Ships worth hundreds of millions of dollars shouldn't be able to be manually driven onto the rocks. We have the technology available to control these vessels," marine engineer Michael Johnson, who worked as vice-president of project management at Crowley Maritime at the time, told me in a phone interview from Boston. His company ultimately won a bid to perform what, at $1.5 billion, became the most expensive commercial salvage of all time.

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