An autopilot (often abbreviated to pilot) is a mechanical, electrical or hydraulic system which can maintain a vessel on a predetermined course or bearing without the need for human intervention. Using a direct or indirect connection with a vessel’s steering mechanism, the autopilot relieves the crew from the task of manually steering the ship.
Autopilot have evolved from simple course holding systems to adaptive computer systems that offer reduced fuel costs and increased transit times, also offering many innovative features and on screen information. These new systems learn the characteristics of the vessel’s handling and minimize rudder movement reducing drag on the vessel. Increased speed and lower fuel consumption makes autopilot more user friendly.
Autopilots do not replace a human operator, but assist them in controlling the ship, allowing them to focus on broader aspects of operation, such as monitoring the trajectory, weather and systems. AMI Vietnam offer a range of Autopilots, including commercial and leisure models from TMQ Electronics, a member of the AMI Group.
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With a rich history spanning back to 1946, Simrad Yachting was born from the union of many distinguished pioneers in marine technology.
Robertson, Simonsen Radio, Shipmate and Navico represent years of experience in marine autopilot, communications, satellite navigation, electronic chartplotters, echosounders, instrumentation and multifunction displays. The Simrad brand takes its name from Simonsen Radio which like Robertson, began converting surplus radios for use by commercial fishing vessels just after the Second World War.
Our range covers recreational vessels of all sizes, from small runabouts and Sportfishing vessels up to luxury cruisers and superyachts. The Simrad Professional Series offers equipment for search and rescue/patrol boats, work boats, commercial fishing boats, passenger vessels, super yachts and short sea/cargo vessels.
TMQ Electronics is a 100% Australian owned and operated manufacturer / wholesaler of high quality marine based products, supplying the professional, commercial and recreational marine industry for over a quarter of a century - and still growing.
Major products include marine autopilots, steering control systems, hydraulic pumps and rudder feedback units.