Table of Contents
- What is the current state of the maritime digital twin market?
- What are the most promising cases for digital twinning in shipping?
- What are the key challenges and opportunities for the technology?
- How mature is the demand for digital twin technologies?
- Recommendations to shipping companies who are considering adopting digital twin technology
- About the Author
New realities of the post-pandemic world are beginning to emerge in shipping. The change in pace of technological adoption has resulted in many new ‘norms’, as well as bringing to the forefront concepts and ideas that prompt the maritime industry to continue to innovate.
The concept of digital twinning, where a digital clone of a physical asset is reproduced to enable risk-free manipulation, experimentation, testing, and orientation in a safe and controlled environment, is more established in other industries. For example, the use of a digital twin was recognised as a contributing factor in the safe return of NASA astronauts in the infamous Apollo 13 disaster. Because Nasa engineers could precisely replicate the conditions on the injured spacecraft in a safe environment here on earth, they were able to conduct many trial and error experiments and arrive at a solution that the distressed astronauts could then carry out in space. Without the freedom to experiment in this way, mission failure would have been a near certainty.
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