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development of land-based control cen- tres, and the use of artificial intelligence in future remote and autonomous ship- ping operations. NATIONAL PRIORITY Also, the expectations of the Finnish State run rather high. In her speech at the offi- cial opening of the Centre, Finnish Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner commented that the Rolls-Royce “ The expectations of the Finnish State run rather high. R&D Centre “further strengthens Finland’s is a true maritime city with a long history omous maritime future could look like, commitment to developing autonomous of technological innovation. and work with Rolls-Royce to shape the transport”. Also among the speakers at the future. According to Makinen, it is also In her view, there is great global inter- grand opening, Rolls-Royce Marine Pres- noteworthy that Centre features Experi- est in autonomous vehicles and vessels as ident Mikael Makinen said that – with ence Space, since it is vital in demonstrat- a future means of transport. The Minister the launch of the Centre – all stakehold- ing to the customers “the very tangible went on to add that Turku is a solid base ers, partners and customers will be able benefits of what is often considered an of operations for Rolls-Royce since Turku see what a remote controlled and auton- intangible technology.” seatec 2/2018 25