Friday Focus: Formula 1 and Konecranes’ Port Simulator


Maritime automation specialists Konecranes have released a new video showing the potential of their Port Solutions Simulator, with the help of Mercedes Formula 1 Driver Valtteri Bottas.

The video is part of Konecranes’ drive to show what it calls the ‘Power of Connected’ and that the way to prosper in today’s highly competitive world is to combine expert workforces with smart technologies.

Konecranes partnered with Bottas in 2017 and, following a successful year which included a first Grand Prix win for Bottas, renewed its relationship a year later.

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2019 has so far been a good year for Konecranes as it has seen its global fleet and operations grow across the world.

It has also continued to demonstrate that it is a global leader in port and maritime innovation, and that remote sensing and real-time data collaboration is the way forward for the industry.

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“Only when data, machines, and people truly come together as one is there the foundation to optimize performance to engineer the win – today and in the future,” according to Konecranes.

In the latest video, Bottas can be seen taking control of the Port Solutions Simulator, which uses augmented reality to train maritime workers on vital port technologies.  

“Connecting high-performance machines with remote sensing technology,”Bottas says, “real-time data, and expert teams of people – in ways that optimize performance and help improve safety – that’s how you win in today’s competitive world.”

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