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EV-100 and GPS data
08-14-17, 04:31 PM (This post was last modified: 08-14-17 04:39 PM by Chuck - Raymarine - Moderator.)
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RE: EV-100 and GPS data

Indeed such unacknowledged steering would pose a safety issue. Don't confuse route planing which navigates around fixed hazards and operation which may not only involve a fixed planning, but also involves a collision component which can't be planned for. Boating laws require that a proper lookout be maintained. Should it be unsafe to execute the turn at a waypoint because of risk of collision with another boat or hazard, then it would be the operator's responsibility to:
- ensure that it was safe to continue on the present course to execute the turn at a later point, or
- command the autopilot into Standby mode and take the helm, or
- slow or stop the vessel until such time that it is save to execute the turn.

I recommend that you consult with the USCG should you have a differing viewpoint on this subject. Until such time as integrated collision avoidance products for the recreational marine market achieve the capabilities of driverless automobiles, this restriction will continue.
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EV-100 and GPS data - colbournee - 08-02-17, 01:44 PM
RE: EV-100 and GPS data - colbournee - 08-04-17, 03:22 PM
RE: EV-100 and GPS data - colbournee - 08-04-17, 04:23 PM
RE: EV-100 and GPS data - Chuck - Raymarine - Moderator - 08-14-17 04:31 PM

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