Torghatten ASA is a Norwegian shipping company based in Brønnøysund. The company’s areas of operation include operating buses, car ferries, fast ferries, travel agencies, real estate, security, and maintenance.
The company’s ship operations include car- and passenger ferry operations in southern Helgeland, between Bindal and Sandnessjøen. TTS operates four bus routes out of Brønnøysund, to Mosjøen, Sandnessjøen Grong, and Namsos.
In April 2023, Stockholm has become the first city in the world to launch a self-driving, fully-electric commercial passenger ferry. The ferry, an electric catamaran with a capacity of 25 people, will operate between Kungsholmen and Søder Mellarstrand in Stockholm with 15 hours of continuous electric operation every day.
Developed by the Norwegian shipping company, Torghatten, the ferry was named Zeam. The autonomous tech at the heart of the Zeam ferry has been in development for a number of years at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim.
The autonomous catamaran ferry is being built by Brødrene Aa and will measure 12 x 5 m. A 188-kWh battery bank supplied by ZEM will be charged up by a 7.7-kW solar-panel array up top and propulsion comes courtesy of an electric motor.
The ferry used radar to keep track of and avoid other objects on the water, infrared, and vision cameras to assist the AI-based “digital captain” in understanding what’s going on around the ferry, ultrasonic sensors to facilitate automatic docking maneuvers, and GPS for positioning.