Autonomy can take people out of harm’s way, reduce human effort on dull and dirty jobs and act as a force multiplier – making it an undeniably attractive proposition for companies. But for any organisation, the shift towards autonomy is far from straightforward. For a start, the industry ecosystem is complex, while rapid development has left legislative, ethical and policy direction in its wake.
Navigating these complexities requires experience. And here at Thales, autonomy has been playing a major role in our strategies across the land, maritime, air and space sectors for a while now. Using this experience, our aim is to help our users stay ahead of the curve and successfully bring their autonomous offerings to market.
To support our ambitions, we recently set up Thales's Autonomy Technology Centre (ATC). The Centre comprises of a team of specialists who bring together practical learning and experience across many sectors, to help our clients bring their own capabilities to market.
The Centre is not just about helping our clients deliver market-leading autonomous solutions. We also want to get behind the sector and help UK industry set the standards for trusted, safe and ethical autonomous systems in the Digital Age – standards that will be trusted by users and used to advise Government departments on legislation.