DMI to develop drone-based marine charting systemDoosan Mobility Innovation (DMI), a producer of portable fuel-cell power packs for drones, said Tuesday that it has teamed up with the local shipbuilding and marine ICT provider Marineworks to develop a solution to control ships' sailing by using drones.
The two companies will develop an electric marine chart system on the basis of video footage taken by DMI's hydrogen fuel-cell powered drones, which are capable of flying for more than two hours, DMI said.
DMI said the system will allow ships to take pre-emptive safety measures against undetectable ships.
Last October, DMI said it will make inroads into the overseas power cable-checking system market by using its hydrogen drones with the business tie-up with the Korea Electric Power Research Institute, an R&D subsidiary of the state-run Korea Electric Power Corporation.
DMI is a unit of Doosan Corporation, the holding company of the cash-strapped Doosan Group.