Towards autonomous inland shipping – Presented by Gerben Peeters, KU Leuven, at Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference, which takes place on June 13, 2017, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.
Presentation about the state-of-the-art of ongoing research worldwide and the position of the KU Leuven within this growing research field. The focus of the Intelligent Mobile Platforms (IMP) research group of KU Leuven will be discussed together with their future plans and vision.
About Gerben Peeters
- PhD researcher at the KU Leuven, Mechanical Engineering Technology TC, Campus Group T Leuven
- Doctoral thesis: Towards autonomous inland shipping
- Postgraduate: Innovation and entrepreneurship in engineering
- Master of Electromechanical Engineering Technology, focus : intelligent mobility
About KU Leuven
University of Leuven, Belgium. (Situated in Belgium, in the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven has been a centre of learning for nearly six centuries. Today, it is Belgium’s largest university and, founded in 1425, one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe)
Sea freight volumes continue to increase and shipping industry is challenged with finding new ways to offer competitive and sustainable services. Still in its infancy, research and development projects into unmanned maritime cargo initiatives are aiming to bring about massive disruptions in the global transportation world throughout the complete logistics value chain.
Focus topics: Remote control technology; Security; Legal and liability implications;Autonomous operation architecture (5G / satellite);Human factors;New value chains / business models and more…..
The Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference is part of the first global multimodal unmanned cargo systems event – a two-day event (Jun 13-14, 2017) that includes 4 dedicated conferences and an exhibition:Cargo Innovation Conference; Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference; Unmanned Cargo Ground Vehicle Conference; Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference; Smart Logistics Expo