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#571226 - 06/28/18 10:03 PM self-docking yacht technology  
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Volvo Penta unveils pioneering self-docking yacht technology

Self docking technology

[video:youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=NAN_rQM3rr8[/video]
The unveiling of the pioneering self-docking yacht technology is the latest in Volvo Penta’s ongoing ‘Easy Boating’ philosophy to make boating simple, enjoyable and accessible to more people. At its heart is the joystick-controlled Volvo Penta Inboard Performance System (IPS), a complete and integrated propulsion system – from the helm station, via the engine, all the way to the propellers.
Narrow berths, changing wind and sea conditions and congested marinas will all soon be less of a challenge when docking. This is thanks to the responsiveness of the Volvo Penta IPS system, coupled with sensors and advanced navigation processing power. And, just as the system helps get the boat into the dock easily and safely, it can also enable it to securely take-off from the dock in an automated fashion.

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#571228 - 06/29/18 01:39 PM Re: self-docking yacht technology [Re: MarkHB]  
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Interesting video. They mentioned sensors on the boat and on the dock. I wonder if that would work if you were in a different marina without the sensors.


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#571231 - 07/01/18 12:50 AM Re: self-docking yacht technology [Re: MarkHB]  
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That was a huge slip. Wonder how it would work with only a foot on each side with current or wind going crosswise in the slip...


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#571236 - 07/01/18 05:29 PM Re: self-docking yacht technology [Re: MarkHB]  
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WWG, I'd bet it would work but might take a bit longer given that the sensors would be trying to keep the boat centered.

I wonder if it would work if you were side tying to a dock.


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#571295 - 07/05/18 09:25 AM Re: self-docking yacht technology [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Originally Posted by GoFirstClass
I wonder if it would work if you were side tying to a dock.

That seems to be a similar situation to the automatic parking already developed for cars, but with current, wind and the different handling characteristics of a particular boat.


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