Hyundai Heavy to put ships on “Internet of Things”; Aker Philly to change name, sell shipping assets

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Hyundai Heavy to put ships on “Internet of Things”
July 16, 2015—Your refrigerator and home heating system can be linked to the “Internet of Things,” so why not a ship? South Korean shipbuilding giant Hyundai Heavy Industries, and global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company Accenture are collaborating to design a “connected smart ship” that will enable ship owners to better manage their fleets and achieve potential operational savings through the application of digital technologies.

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