Automated steering for safe, optimised vessel navigation and reduced crew workload.
The strive for efficiency, increasing traffic and larger vessels lead to a demand greater than ever for highly accurate automated steering to optimize vessel performance whilst reducing the crew workload.
Wärtsilä successfully combines decades of experience in heading and track control with the benefits of modern platform technologies and innovative user centred design. Thus we can provide navigators with a reliable co-pilot for the most demanding navigational situations.
The TRACKPILOT comprises an interface to the vessel’s steering and propulsion system and a computer that runs the control algorithm. Both devices are connected to the Platinum redundant ethernet backbone. This architecture allows operation of the TRACKPILOT from multiple operator stations, always conveniently in reach for the navigator.
The optional SPEEDPILOT allows automatic execution of the optimal speed profile scheduled for the voyage. The resulting reduced workload and in-time arrival capability contributes to a safe and efficient voyage execution.