Autonomous cargo vessels could set sail without a crew under the watchful eye of captains in shore-based simulators
MILITARY drones already fly frequent missions and civilian operations using unmanned aircraft are coming. Driverless cars are clocking up thousands of test miles. So why not let remote-controlled ships set sail without a crew? Indeed, the maritime industry has started to think about what would be required to launch a latter-day Marie CÃ©leste.
Ships, like aircraft and cars,