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Sail our autonomous navigation solution to
the world for safer navigation.

Man cannot discover new oceans
unless he has the courage
to lose sight of the shore

By Andre Gide

About Us

A pioneer in
autonomous
ship technology

  • Avikus is a company that specializes in
    developing autonomous navigation solutions
    to expedite the development of digital
    technologies for vessels.

  • It was founded in January ’21 by Hyundai
    Heavy Industries Group which is the world’s
    best shipbuilder.

  • The name Avikus comes from Viking’s old
    name, AVVIKER, which means to be a pioneer
    in autonomous ship technology.

Our solutions

We provide HiNAS for large merchant ships and AiBOAT for boats. HiNAS has 2 options(NAS, BAS) and AiBOAT has 4 options(NAS, DAS, NAS 2.0, and DAS 2.0).

NAS, Navigation Assistant System
BAS, Berthing Assistant System
DAS, Docking Assistant System

NAS, BAS, and DAS are degree 1 autonomous solution that assists sailors. NAS 2.0 and DAS 2.0 are degree 2 solution that replaces sailor’s recognition, decision, and control capabilities completely.

  • Detection
  • Situation
    analysis
  • Planning
  • Control

Why We Do

This is the reason,
why we are making effort to develop and
commercialize autonomous navigation
technology.

for ships

  1. 1
    Replaceable
    To cope with a reduced number of seafarers
  2. 2
    Reliable
    To reduce accidents by human error
  3. 3
    Profitable
    To improve economical efficiency

for boats

  1. 1
    Pleasureful
    To minimize the burden & maximize the pleasure
  2. 2
    Safe
    To reduce accidents by human error
  3. 3
    Convenient
    To make boating convenient despite lack of experience

Mission

Improving the future
of the shipping industry

Our mission is to achieve ‘zero-accident
navigation’ with our next-level technology and
to improve the future of the shipping industry.

Vision

Maritime
Autonomous Pioneer

Maritime
Autonomous Pioneer

  • First
    We are always the first one
    shipping industry.

    We’ll be the first to develop a fourth-stage, fully autonomous navigation solution.

    We have commercialized autonomous navigation technology as the first and secured a vast amount of data related to various navigation situations.

  • Most
    We aim for the most accurate
    and safe solution.

    We get the most accurate information through AI deep learning based on an unparalleled amount of real navigation data and experience.

    Through this, we develop the safest autonomous navigation solution.

  • Best
    We don’t compromise
    and aim for the best.

    Korea is the world’s best in terms of shipbuilding and ICT infrastructure.

    And we are developing the best autonomous navigation technology utilizing this beneficial environment.

At a Glance

We're driving Korea as a future shipping powerhouse with new and
advancing autonomous navigation technologies.

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Avikus C.I.

Avikus logo is a
wordmark
using our
name ‘Avikus’.

Avikus is a word that name 'Viking’ which comes from the word ‘AVVIKER,' We name ourselves Viking because we want to be a frontier in autonomous navigation technology.

The main color of our logo is 'AVIKUS BLUE’.
The color represents the vast ocean, indicating our willingness to be a pioneer in the commercialization of the best autonomous navigation and AI technology in the shipping sector.

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    (06134) Unit 901(9F), 10, Gangnamdaero 94-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea​
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  • Call +82-70-8015-7728
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Detection, Then Action

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4 Degrees of Ship Automation

Now, we research and develop and commercialize degree 1 & 2 autonomous navigation solutions (Assistant system).

In addition to this, we continue to research and develop degree 3&4 solutions (Autonomous system).

IMO

Like autonomous car, according to IMO, autonomous ship divides into 4 degrees.

  • Watch/Monitoring
  • Control/Operation
  • Driver responsibility
  • System Control/Driver responsibility
  • System responsibility
Assistant system
  • Degree 1 icon

    Ship with automated processes and decision support

  • Degree 2 icon

    Remotely controlled ship with seafarers on board

Autonomous system
  • Degree 3 icon

    Remotely controlled ship without seafarers on board

  • Degree 4 icon

    Fully autonomous ship

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At a Glance

Korea is a well-respected shipbuilding powerhouse.

However, to maintain this great reputation, it is essential to lead the technology in the field of autonomous operation, which will be the core technology for the next-generation shipping industry.

If you settle for the current level of technology and situation, you will never discover a new ocean.

The development and commercialization of autonomous driving technology in vehicles are already underway.

In contrast, the level of commercialization of autonomous navigation technology is still very low, and there hasn’t been a global case of commercialization yet.

Korea has the advantages for autonomous navigation technology development, as we are the best in the world for shipbuilding and ICT infrastructure.

Therefore, Avikus' goal is not to settle for the current technology but to develop and commercialize technologies for the future to be the pioneer of the future shipping industry.

We succeeded in commercializing HiNAS(Hyundai intelligent Navigation Assistant System) for the first time in the world and will be a 'Maritime Autonomous Pioneer' that leads the commercialization of autonomous navigation solutions for all ships from large commercial vessels to leisure boats based on the largest number of commercialization cases and data of ours.

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NAS 2.0

Ongoing Projects

2022

World's 1st Atonomous Large Merchant Vessel Trans Oceanic Voyage

Autonomous LNG Carrier
Trans-Ocean Project

NAS 2.0 console for navigation control
180K LNGC Built by HHI
HIL Simulator

We installed NAS 2.0 on a large LNG carrier built by HHI and planned to demonstrate its autonomous navigation across the ocean for the first time in the world.

2023

Korea’s 1st Fully Autonomous Large Commercial Vessel

Ulsan City Autonomous
Whale Tour Ship

NAS 2.0 will be installed on the 90meter long whale tour ship and it will be Korea's first fully autonomous navigation test for a large commercial vessel.

We will demonstrate autonomous navigation solutions with Ulsan City after the delivery of the ship, which is scheduled to be conducted by the end of 2022.

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