Seoul, South Korea – AVIKUS, HD Hyundai’s autonomous navigation in-house startup, announced its NeuBoat autonomous level 2 navigation solution for recreational boats was recognized for innovation by the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). This is the second consecutive year Avikus was recognized by CES in the category “Vehicle Tech and Advanced Mobility”. CES will be held January 9 through 12, 2024, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Avikus has also been recognized recently by the prestigious National Academy of Engineering of Korea, with its Autonomous Navigation System selected in the “Mobility” category. Only 14 cutting-edge technologies were recognized, all for leading the way in South Korean engineering and innovation.
“We are pleased to once again be recognized by CES, and we are honored that the Innovation Awards continue to see the advances we are bringing to the recreational boating market,” said Lim Dohyeong, CEO of Avikus. “That this comes at the same time as the National Academy’s selection of technology of the year is also extremely gratifying. We are very proud to receive this honor from important cornerstones of our industry. We will continue to strive to make boating a safer and more enjoyable activity through these innovations.”
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NeuBoat Navi is a core component of Avikus’s offerings in autonomous recreational boating. Using camera-based object recognition and data-acquisition from lidar sensors around the vessel, NeuBoat Navi can generate and display an optimal route for boaters to view and follow. Rendered and updated in real-time with input from internal GPS and charts, the system is able to recognize the surrounding environment, map the terrain accurately, locate and identify potential obstacles, and navigate smoothly around any impediments.
AVIKUS, a startup specialized in autonomous navigation solutions, was established in December 2020 by HD Hyundai, the world’s No. 1 shipbuilder. The company’s accolades include the successful completion of an autonomous operation demonstration of 12-seater cruise ship over the 10km Pohang Canal for 40 minutes without human intervention, as well as the world’s first autonomous navigation cross the ocean with their HiNAS (Hyundai Intelligent Navigation Assistant System) Control AVIKUS presented its autonomous navigation technology at CES2022, and recently announced the successful completion of phase 2 of its autonomous navigation solution, HiNAS Control, in conjunction with winning the orders of 23 large ships from two of the world’s major ship builders.