Statement of the jury
With the idea of an autonomously sailing ferry, set is to become part of a sustainable mobility chain on the Kiel Fjord in northern Germany, CAPTN Vaiaro embodies a forward-looking mobility concept. Moving passenger transport onto the waters of cities located on rivers and lakes is a sophisticated and appealing prospect. Such a solution, with its fascinating scenarios allowing a dream of locomotion in the city of the future, would be valuable for many other cities beyond Kiel. Let us hope that this impressive concept of a holistic approach to mobility, including the sustainable details, is transformed into reality and does not remain the subject of a theoretical study.