Volvo Penta Launches Industry’s First Fully Integrated Assisted Docking System

Volvo Penta introduced the industry’s first fully integrated Assisted Docking system against the backdrop of the Consumer Electronics Show.

According to Volvo Penta, the Assisted Docking system gives the captain better control when docking a boat by automating his or her intentions, compensating for some dynamic variables, such as wind and current, and helping the vessel stay on its intended course. 

The Assisted Docking system integrates a software layer developed in house with the company’s GPS-based Dynamic Positioning System and proprietary Inboard Performance Systems (IPS) for a complete package including HMI (human-machine interface) at the helm, electronics via the engine, propulsion systems and sensors, and advanced navigation processing power for a much easier boating experience, even in rough conditions.