Monday, April 01, 2019

Hatteras Ferries

I wonder if anyone has noticed the new electronic devices recently attached to some of the pilot houses on the state's ferries. It seems that the NC Department of Transportation, Ferry Division, has ambitious plans for the 2019 season.

According to the latest information, beginning next month, selected Hatteras Inlet ferries will be crossing with a state-of-the-art autonomous navigation system developed by Google.


As the director of the Ferry Division explained, "All of our ferries are already equipped with the latest navigational devices...compasses, radar, depth finders, and GPS." It was relatively simple to add autonomous capability."  And, unlike the complicated and ever-changing situations on our nation's highways, the route between Hatteras and Ocracoke is pretty straightforward. The channels are clearly marked, and the routes are already entered into the GPS database.   

The only serious issue was fully integrating the electronic data into the mechanical operation of the vessels, such as throttles and bow thrusters. This was critical for being able to properly dock the ferries, especially in windy conditions. 

It may not be too far-fetched to envision a time in the near future when the ferries will only require deckhands to tie the vessels to the docks. Even directing traffic on and off the ferries will probably be accomplished with electronic signs and traffic lights. 

For more information scroll to the bottom of the page.

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April Fool! Don't be concerned....Just kidding.

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