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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