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Hyundai Heavy Industries Brings Internet of Things to Shipbuilding

South Korean shipbuilding giant Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has signed a memorandum of understanding to develop Internet of Things applications for ships with SK Shipping, Intel, Microsoft, the Ulsan Center for Creative Economy & Innovation (UCCEI) and the Daejeon Center for Creative Economy & Innovation (DCCEI).

Hyundai Heavy Industries Brings Internet of Things to Shipbuilding

The Internet of Things refers to the wireless network of physical things - objects, devices, buildings - consisting of installed sensors, electronics, software and network connectivity enabling these 'things' to collect and exchange data.

Under the agreement, HHI and its partners will join forces to help domestic small and medium-sized ICT companies to develop software that improves the safety of ship operations and improves crew well-being.

The ship service software, which is planned to be developed and applied to smart ships by 2019, will enable ballast tank inspection, remote medical treatment services for crews, virtual reality training, automatic voyage information reporting, and maintenance for key equipment. 

HHI and SK Shipping will provide technological mentoring services and smart ship platforms for the to-be-developed software while UCCEI and DCCEI hold briefing sessions on technology demand for shipbuilders and shipping liners to encourage the participation of the ITC companies.

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The Internet of Things refers to the wireless network of physical things - objects, devices, buildings - consisting of installed sensors, electronics, software and network connectivity enabling these 'things' to collect and exchange data.

Under the agreement, HHI and its partners will join forces to help domestic small and medium-sized ICT companies to develop software that improves the safety of ship operations and improves crew well-being.

The ship service software, which is planned to be developed and applied to smart ships by 2019, will enable ballast tank inspection, remote medical treatment services for crews, virtual reality training, automatic voyage information reporting, and maintenance for key equipment. 

HHI and SK Shipping will provide technological mentoring services and smart ship platforms for the to-be-developed software while UCCEI and DCCEI hold briefing sessions on technology demand for shipbuilders and shipping liners to encourage the participation of the ITC companies.

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Hyundai Heavy Industries Brings Internet of Things to Shipbuilding