The trimaran MACIF is one of the world’s fastest wind-powered yachts, able to clip 50mph (~43 knots) on the water. I always appreciate getting a glimpse of the tech in the underbelly of boats, which are typically perceived as being tech-less or anti-tech vehicles, when to the contrary they’re employing computing (GPS, weather tracking, sensor systems) more and more. Surprisingly-not-surprisingly Intel reports the vessel’s main-brain is an ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi, apparently running Windows – I’m looking at the touchscreens in the images below. Interestingly, they also report on future 4K 360° content, as well as gesture- and voice-activated controls tailored to the ship’s team needs (after all when your hands are full or you’re dripping wet you can’t easily interface with typical keyboard and mouse controls). Fun stuff for the boating world.
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