ClassNK Grants Innovation Approval for Products and Solutions of 3D Bird View System Developed by FURUNO


ClassNK has granted its Innovation Approval for Products and Solutions to the 3D Bird View System developed by FURUNO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.

In order to promote the dissemination and development of innovative technologies, ClassNK has offered innovation approval as a rapid certification service in cooperation with technology leaders to establish appropriate evaluation criteria. Among the certification categories, “Products and Solutions” covers equipment and software technology installed for use on ships.

Credits: FURUNO

3D Bird View is a system that uses Virtual Reality (VR) technology to display information necessary for safe navigation of the ship, providing spatial vision support (3rd person view) to sailors. In addition to chart information and using a combination of data from radar, AIS information, collision risk areas, etc., it displays a bird’s eye view of the area around the vessel. The height and angle of the bird’s-eye view can be adjusted freely, so that the situation around the ship can be monitored from any angle. This gives an instant visual understanding of the situation around the vessel, aiding in planning routes to avoid collisions with other vessels and planning maneuvers at medium and long range.

ClassNK verified the functions of the 3D Bird View system, 1. Displaying nautical chart information, radar information and AIS information around own vessel from a bird’s eye view, 2. Displaying the collision risk zone (option), 3. Display of automatic target tracking information (option) and issued a certificate to the company.

ClassNK will continue to promote its endorsement of innovation for vessels, products and solutions and suppliers, and strive to support innovative technologies and initiatives.

Reference: ClassNK

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