Advanced Assistance Systems

Wärtsilä SmartMove

Advanced motion prediction and decision support for safer, more precise, and efficient vessel movements, even on the busiest routes.


Wärtsilä SmartMove Suite brings together various tools for automated capabilities to assist the crew with challenging manoeuvres such as docking and undocking, harbour entry, or quay-to-quay transit. Advanced motion prediction provides the operator with a complete overview of the vessel’s movement to enhance situational awareness and improve safety of operations.

The software automatically controls the full manoeuvring of the vessel. However, manual intervention and single coordinated joystick control are possible at any time. The automatic function allows the ship’s officers to focus on situational awareness outside the wheelhouse, improving the reliability and efficiency of operations. By providing consistent and repeatable operations, the SmartMove Suite increases safety and reduces fuel consumption.

Key Benefits

  • Assists the crew with difficult manoeuvres and safe movements, especially in busy harbours and along heavily populated routes.
  • Enhances situational awareness with advanced sensor systems and navigational decision support.
  • A flexible user interface allows including one or more smart modes, depending on customer requirements.
  • Steppingstone solution towards advanced stages of autonomy in the future.

Key Features

  • All modes are hosted on a single common hardware platform.
  • Every mode can be purchased individually or together as a part of the SmartMove suite.
  • Additional modes can be easily added later once the common hardware is installed onboard.
  • No regulated operator training is required.
  • Hardware can be scaled to include redundancy (workstations, controllers, and/or sensors) as required.
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