Behind the Scenes: Valtteri Bottas and Konecranes


Maritime automation specialists Konecranes has given a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the making of its ‘The Power of Connected’ video featuring Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas.



The video, posted on Twitter, shows the construction of the set and execution of the film, from conceptual illustrations to the very end.

“Even though advances in technology are helping machines become ever more intelligent and automated, the role of people and their skills remains crucial,” Bottas said.

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“In fact, I think of automation as more of an assisting partner because smart machines require even smarter and better-trained people to operate them.



“In my line of work, focus is important. The fewer variables you need to think about, the easier it is to achieve your goals.

“It is the same with Konecranes. They understand that automation helps operators focus even more on the tasks at hand, leading to safer and more efficient, port operations.”

The original video, which PTI covered in March 2019, showed Bottas being put through his paces on Konecranes’ Port Solutions Simulator, in which the ‘Automation’ mode of the machine is put on full display.



Bottas, who won the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku on April 28, 2019, partnered with Konecranes in 2017 and since then he has enjoyed considerable success on the track.

Following his victory in Baku, he is currently one point ahead of Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton. Konecranes, meanwhile, has also continued to demonstrate that it is a global leader in port and maritime innovation.

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