Drone Cargo Ships Will Make the Real World Work Like the Internet [Wired.com]
Rolls Royce is moving toward a world where a single tap on a smartphone could set a massive cargo ship in motion half a world away.
As reported by Bloomberg, the company best known for luxury cars is designing drone cargo ships it says would be cleaner, more efficient, and less expensive than the manned ocean freighters that transport most of the world’s cargo today. If the project succeeds, these uncaptained vessels could become a key link in a human-free global supply chain of consumer goods.
These uncaptained vessels could become a key link in a human-free global supply chain of consumer goods
The push for drone container ships is part of a much larger effort in the logistics industry to automate the way goods and products move from place to place.