Today FLIR announced the Raymarine DockSense™ assisted docking system, the marine industry’s first intelligent object recognition and motion sensing assisted docking solution.
DockSense system uses FLIR machine vision camera technology and video analytics to integrate intelligence gathered from surrounding imagery with the vessel’s propulsion and steering system to assist boat owners in tight quarter docking maneuvering. Additionally, FLIR announced that Prestige Yachts, a Groupe Beneteau brand, will become the first to demonstrate the technology that automates and simplifies the boat docking experience.
The DockSense system is designed to augment a captain's boat handling skills using the system’s Virtual Bumper™ zone technology around the vessel. Should an object like a piling or another vessel encounter the Virtual Bumper, DockSense automatically introduces corrective steering and throttle commands to avoid the object and assist the captain in guiding the vessel to the dock.
FLIR will preview Raymarine DockSense technology at the Dusseldorf Boat Show in, Germany from January 19 – 27 at the Raymarine stand (Hall 11, Stand A42) and the Prestige stand (Hall 6, Stand D57). DockSense will also be demonstrated on a Prestige 460 motor yacht during the Miami Boat Show in February 2019.
To learn more, visit Raymarine.com/Docksense.