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Prospect of "drone" cargo ships steps forward with control centre technology Rolls-Royce has offered a glimpse into the future of unmanned shipping, revealing its vision of a land-based control centre to operate autonomous ‘drone’ cargo ships. The shore control centre is the latest in the company’s oX (operator experience) series and employs smart screens, voice recognition, holograms and surveillance drones to remotely monitor unmanned vessels. It is staffed by a crew...Read more
Jobs come as company ramps up production of the Trent XWB engine Rolls-Royce is to create hundreds of jobs at its Derby site over the next year as it begins ramping up production of its new Trent XWB engine. Reports have said that around 350 new jobs at the Rolls-Royce civil aerospace site in Sinfin, Derby, could be created. Rolls-Royce said: “As we ramp-up production of the Trent XWB to deliver on £30 billion worth of orders, we are working with employee representatives to...Read more