09 January 2022
China commissioned a pile-driving barge equipped with the Beidou Satellite Navigation System, which will be used in navigation during voyages, accurate positioning during operations, and sending messages where there is no 4G signal. A linkage between the Beidou system and the electrical auxiliary propulsion system also achieves a function similar to autonomous driving in a car. Within a certain range, the ship can adjust its position automatically by setting coordinates, which improves efficiency and saves fuels.
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