Designing a remote-pilotage system: work styles to be considered

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Remote pilotage, i.e., helping a vessel to harbour somewhere else than aboard the vessel, is now legally possible on the Finnish shipping fairways. A pilot’s official role is to be an advisor to the ship’s captain, who, with the crew on board, actively handles the ship and takes responsibility. However, it seems that in many practical cases, the pilot takes the lead and the ship’s captain adopts a more passive and submissive work style. This departure from the official practice should be taken into account in the design of a user-centered and safe remote-pilotage solution. Especially for a captain with a submissive work style, a remote-pilotage solution could turn out to be a challenge.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of TRA2020, the 8th Transport Research Arena
Subtitle of host publicationRethinking transport – towards cleanand inclusive mobility
EditorsToni Lusikka
PublisherFinnish Transport Agency
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-311-484-5
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event8th Transport Research Arena, TRA 2020 - Conference cancelled - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 27 Apr 202030 Apr 2020

Publication series

SeriesTraficomin tutkimuksia ja selvityksiä


Conference8th Transport Research Arena, TRA 2020 - Conference cancelled
Abbreviated titleTRA 2020
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  • remote-pilotage
  • work styles
  • maritime safety
  • user-centered design
  • safety-critical work


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