Ireland-based Transas has introduced a new package of Cloud-based applications for the maritime sector known as A-Suite, which are intended to help reduce human error using new machine learning techniques.
A-Suite was developed using the company’s Transas Harmonised Eco System of Integrated Solutions (THESIS) and is primarily expected to help the officers and crew on-board a ship.
It is also anticipated to benefit the personnel managing vessel traffic service (VTS) systems, as well as those running shore-based fleet operational centres, and others.
Transas CEO Frank Coles said: “Technology shouldn’t be an end in itself, but a tool to achieve an end.
“We want to help the industry improve by enabling it to make better decisions and boost competitive advantage, using machine intelligence to augment the human in the loop.”
Transas’ new A-Suite utilises machine learning techniques to reduce the risk of vessel operations on the bridge, at fleet operation centres and in VTS centres.
Algorithms are also used to detect abnormalities in the behaviour of human operators carrying out activities from anywhere in the world, and raise alarm before any accidents or momentary lapses in attention become irreversible.
The Transas A-Suite comprises three core modules, namely advanced intelligent manoeuvring (AIM), advanced intelligent diagnostics (AID) and advanced intelligent routing (AIR).
Each of the modules has already been made available to end-users and are expected to become fully operational over the coming months.
A-Suite is equipped with an e-learning solution and advanced remote training programmes for seafarers (ARTS), among other features.
The system also offers online access to manufacturer-approved, type-specific training courses for Transas’ electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS).