The Australian company is creating a battery powered submarine that & # 39; Google Maps for the ocean & # 39; and which can bring about a revolution in the search and rescue operations
- The technology has the ability to map the waterways of the world autonomously
- Each submarine floats two meters above the ocean floor to work for a maximum of 40 hours
- The first work will be done in the bays and water bodies of Melbourne
A new battery-powered submarine called Google Maps for the Ocean can find wrecks, help with search and rescue, and track climate change, the makers say.
The & # 39; Sub Mapping & # 39; technology has the ability to autonomously chart the world's seas, lakes and waterways, said Melbourne-based company UAM Tec.
The company said their creation – which they compared to existing street view map technology – is a world first as a fully autonomous and visually based map submarine.
The & # 39; Sub Mapping & # 39; technology has the ability to autonomously map the world's seas, lakes and waterways, said Melbourne-based company UAM Tec (photo)
The founders of the submarine said they are swarming & # 39; of submarines using lithium battery to map the ocean floor, resulting in a so-called Water View.
Each submarine would float two meters above the ocean floor and work for up to 40 hours before automatically returning to the base to charge, said company co-founders, Benjamin Fleming and Shawn Taylor.
& # 39; We will not only be able to discover new types of marine life and follow climate change, but in time we will also be able to optimize search and rescue operations, locate wrecks and black boxes, and more, & # 39; said Mr. Fleming.
The first work will be done in the bays and water bodies of Melbourne, the couple said, adding that they hope to be the leading supplier of such technology by 2021.
The company said their creation (photo) – which they compared with existing street view map technology – is a world first
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