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.
All Products

Wärtsilä SmartDrive

Improves operational safety by simplifying coordinated control of vessel movement, and basic station-keeping ability. Vessel speed and rate-of-turn are controlled directly allowing the vessel to stay in one position when the joystick is centred, even with wind and current.

Wärtsilä SmartDock

World’s first market-ready tool for realising the full potential of vessel autonomy using sensors, dynamic positioning, and automation for seamless, hands-off mooring. It simplifies docking, undocking and transit for ferries and other vessels on repeated itineraries -- enhancing crew performance, safety, fuel efficiency and vessel life.

Wärtsilä SmartEntry

Combining advanced manoeuvring software and positioning sensors, Wärtsilä SmartEntry aligns a vessel’s track precisely for lock entry reducing operational risk. It provides automated alignment for lock and restricted harbour entrances, reducing the chances of vessel contact with the lock.

Wärtsilä SmartPredict

The solution offers the latest advancements in vessel motion prediction. Incorporating a full mathematical model of the ship into the software allows more precise prediction of vessel movement. Operators can visually see the impact of their actions on screen, making manoeuvring safer and more intuitive.

Wärtsilä SmartCommand

For full remote control of vessels from connected locations — successfully tested over an 8,000 km distance in August 2017, Wärtsilä SmartCommand uses existing network connectivity (including 4G, WIFI and satellite communications) to make complete vessel control possible from remote terminals.

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