Assessing Semi-Autonomous Waterborne Platooning Success Factors in Urban Areas

A.P. Colling, Y. van Delft, V.P.M. Peeten, T. Verbist, S. Wouters, R.G. Hekkenberg

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Abstract

A waterborne platooning concept, i.e. a Vessel Train (VT) it is composed of a fully manned lead vessel that takes over navigational responsibility for the followers. Joining a VT helps improve the competitiveness of smaller vessels and increase their use, as it allows a vessel to sail continuously with a small crew. This paper identifies the challenges created when penetrating urban areas and models the viability of the VT. The influence factors of the implementation hinge on the maximum opening times and on the simultaneous opening of adjacent bridges. The results provide guidelines for a successful integration of the semi-autonomous platooning system in urban areas.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries, COMPIT’21
EditorsVolker Bertram
PublisherTechnische Universität Hamburg-Harburg
Pages43-57
ISBN (Print)978-3-89220-724-5
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventCOMPIT ’21: 20th International Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries - Mülheim, Germany
Duration: 9 Aug 202110 Aug 2021

Conference

ConferenceCOMPIT ’21: 20th International Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries
CountryGermany
CityMülheim
Period9/08/2110/08/21

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