The entities will carry out a joint study to deploy autonomous navigation systems on board ships.
DNV has entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), AVIKUS, and Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR) for the development of autonomous ship technology.
Under the multilateral MoU, the entities will conduct a joint study on the deployment of autonomous navigation systems on board ships to aid in the uptake of technology by the industry as well as flag states.
As part of the project, the partnership will focus on the development of autonomous maritime solutions that will be in line with DNV Rules on autonomous operations.
DNV Maritime Korea and Japan regional manager Vidar Dolonen said: “Rightly applied, a higher degree of digitalisation can contribute to safety and efficiency enhancements in shipping.
“Therefore, we are pleased to collaborate with industry technology leaders and help to advance the development of autonomous ships.”
AVIKUS also plans to secure approval in principle (AiP) from the Liberian Flag Administration and DNV.