Safe and precise sailing, through advanced assistance systems.

When the situation demands precise manoeuvres, relying on GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) alone is not enough. Alternative ultra-reliable positioning technologies have become a necessity. Wärtsilä Smart Sensors are the digital outlook that you can always depend on. We use advanced laser, radar, and camera technology to provide both local position information (where the vessel is relative to its surroundings) as well as situational awareness (what is around the close vicinity of the vessel).

Our Smart Sensor technologies can assist with demanding manoeuvres, even at high speed and in shallow waters, such as autodocking, provide precise position, situational awareness, and hazard detection, improving safety in increasingly crowded ports and harbours.

  • Wärtsilä’s patented laser sensors provide precise positioning information for autodocking and DP operations. Technologically, they are the most advanced and innovative solution available, making them the industry’s number one choice.
  • Wärtsilä Radar Sensors provide both position information and situational awareness. With 9GHz (RadarScan and RadaScan View) and 24GHz (RangeGuard and RS24) options, there is a radar sensor to meet the requirements of every critical manoeuvre, whether it is detecting small objects in proximity or measuring the distance to another ship or DP operations.
  • Wärtsilä is the only company to provide a complete targetless sensor solution With these, targets are no longer required, eliminating safety issues associated with poor target placement, low-quality targets, and false reflections. We offer both laser (Wartsilä SceneScan) and radar (Wärtsilä RangeGuard) sensors — different modes of operation to ensure optimum redundancy.
  • Wärtsilä Voyage’s camera systems provide real-time video images to provide situational awareness around the vessel and are designed for the harshest marine environments. Whether installed on cruising the locks of the Panama Canal, crossing the Pacific Ocean, or sailing in the North Sea, the Birds Eye View, SmartQuay and Augmented Reality applications assist during the voyage, while approaching the port, and during docking. 

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