Rolls-Royce hopes its self-driving ship concept will be the naval vessel of the future

Get the Full StoryWhen ships are autonomous, the navy and other shipping industries won't need a crew onboard.

That's what Rolls-Royce is working on with their autonomous naval vessel concept that plans to have a 3,500 nautical-mile range.

SEE ALSO: Tesla's autonomous trucks will move in platoons, report says

Earlier this week, the British company known for its cars unveiled plans for the nearly 200-foot long ship with an electric propulsion system that makes humans unnecessary.

The company sees a future in the next 10 years or so where autonomous boats are out in the water for up to 100 days, eliminating the need for remote controlled ships or crews. Read more...More about Ship, Boat, Autonomous Vehicles, Rolls Royce, and Rolls