Over the last 50 years, the marine industry has searched for easier, more efficient, and safer ways to dock and position marine vessels. Prior to the MAID technology, the marine industry had failed to deliver a precise, reliable cost-effective autonomous solution for the commercial marine sector.
Current systems are either manually operated, or expensive GPS reliant Dynamic Positioning technology, or information systems that provide the operator with multiple sources of data such as wind direction and speed, water current direction and speed, velocity of travel, pitch and yaw of vessel which assists operator’s judgement while manually docking or positioning a vessel relative an external structure.
The MAID technology provides the solution the marine industry has been searching for in over 50 years enabling fully autonomous operation providing safety and computer-controlled precision that reduces accidents and associated costs and enhances occupational safety and operational efficiency for the commercial marine sector.
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The MAID technology has numerous applications within the commercial marine sector with applications for merchant ships, offshore service vessels, paramilitary vessels, ferries, cruise ships and charter vessels, while also providing autonomous docking solutions for the recreational marine sector.
Worldwide, the MAID technology has a multitude of potential applications that revolutionize the way in which all marine vessels are operated - eliminating the need for human intervention when docking or positioning large vessels, dramatically improving safety, efficiency, and convenience.
MAID’s unique innovation protects valuable vessel assets and external structures both in port and offshore. The MAID technology provides high level versatility with all components incorporated within the vessel enabling operation in all docking and positioning scenarios, anywhere in the world. The best way to create the future is to invent it. The Marine Autonomous Intelligent Docking technology is the present and the future of marine vessel operation.
Finally, the MAID IP provides the solution the marine industry has long searched for.
Prior to the MAID patented technology, docking systems relied on manual operation or were not fully autonomous. Even with skilled and experienced operators exercising vigilance and sound judgment, accidents still regularly occurred as a consequence of human error.
The MAID patented technology achieves what the marine industry has required for the last 50 years. MAID is a completely fully autonomous marine vessel docking and positioning technology which maneuvers any marine vessel precisely, safely and quickly, overcoming variables such as wind and water currents fully autonomously.