Building starts in Guangdong on Asia's first unmanned ship test site

Updated 2018-02-12 09:48:03

Caption: The small unmanned vessel JinDouYun, which was designed by YUNZHOU-TECH. (Photo/

Construction started on Saturday on a test field for unmanned ships in Zhuhai in south China's Guangdong province, the first testing facility of its kind in Asia, reported

The Wanshan Marine Test Field will provide a 225 square nautical mile, or 771 square kilometer, zone that will allow for the testing of maritime technology such as autonomous steering and obstacle avoidance.

Infrastructure including communications networks and navigation radar will be built on nearby islands to provide a comprehensive and realistic test environment to meet the demands that come with testing different types of ships.

A joint project between Zhuhai municipal government, China Classification Society (CCS), Wuhan University of Technology, and YUNZHOU-TECH, the Wanshan Marine Test Field will be the largest of its kind in world. It is expected to be the main base for research into unmanned ship technology in China over the next three to five years.

Also in the News

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time
Showbiz2016/06/16 13:58December 10 2018 07:25:19

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time

Attending Shanghai International Film Festival, Nicole Kidman talks about her role in "Grace of Monaco".

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts
Also in the News2014/05/01 12:16December 10 2018 07:25:19

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'
Also in the News2014/04/18 13:18December 10 2018 07:25:19

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'

Hollywood star Johnny Depp's speech in the upcoming new film "Transcendence" has been disclosed on Friday, April 11th.

China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords