The next step to carefree sailing
OSCAR combines breakthrough technologies, a passion for engineering and the navigational experience of the top professional skippers. The system detects and identifies floating objects on your route and assesses the risk of collision in real time. OSCAR instantly calculates the best avoidance maneuver and carries it out if the option is activated - significantly improving your safety and that of your crew.
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Day & Night Vision
AI - Based detection of floating objects
Real - Time Trajectory Prediction
Developed in partnership with the best offshore racing teams
User friendly Application
Lightweight & Energy Efficient
NMEA 2000 compatible
Compensation of Mast-Rotation
OSCAR's advanced features increase your alertness and enhance your observation skills, giving you peace of mind and optimal sailing pleasure.
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As part of the first users, you’ll play a pivotal role in the validation of OSCAR’s new software solutions and technology components. You’ll have access to the newest solutions and the opportunity to provide suggestions on the features of new solutions/components before they’re released, giving you a say in how the final OSCAR turns out.
You’ll also benefit from a dedicated OSCAR’s expert who’ll assist you during installation and updates.
The data recorded by your OSCAR will improve the system’s performance and the overall OSCAR’s community.
OSCAR technology is based on an embedded camera system coupled with artificial vision and data analysing algorithms.
Our patented OSCAR system is based on 3 key components:
The Systems Eyes
mounted on top of the mast or on a universal marine electronics mount
The Systems Brain
The Systems Remote
controls all settings &
adjusts them to your needs
FROM THE IDEA TO THE FIRST PROTOTYPE
Back from his first transatlantic passage in 2013, Raphael Biancale, a casual yachtsman, searched in vain for a system that would make it possible to sail at night in complete safety. After numerous searches and various discussions with experts in the field, he wasn’t able to find a reliable solution. Heavily involved in intelligent automotive systems, he became aware of an opportunity for a genuine transfer of technology between the automobile and boating sector. Raphael Biancale then surrounded himself with specialists in software development and computer image processing to develop his project. He self-financed the initial developments and prototypes within his company BSB Driveline Solutions.
REASSURANCE AND FIELD TESTS
With the concept in hand, it became clear that the implementation of Oscar would need to be supported at various levels. In 2017 Raphael Biancale joined forces with Gaëtan Gouerou, manager of Mer & Projets and the then Chief Representative of the IMOCA class. Very quickly a memorandum of agreement was signed between them. With Mer & Projets came fresh expertise and a new network for the project: maritime expertise to better satisfy the expectations of the sailors and the offshore racing network so as to benefit from indisputable testimonials. With that, the skipper Jean Le Cam, convinced of the appeal of such a system, went along as a potential user and enabled the drafting of the first specifications. To date, he remains our most valuable tester and assessor. In the same year the project received financial support from the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) and the Austrian Public Investment Bank (AWS). In order to pursue and structure the development of the project, Raphael Biancale founded the BSB Artificial Intelligence GmbH.
WHERE WE ARE NOW
Where we are now - In early 2018, the teams associated with the three Vendée Globe winners, Vincent Riou, François Gabart and Armel Le Cléac'h, agreed to provide support and expertise for the project. Convinced by these initial commitments, which confirmed the feasibility of the system, and satisfied with the collaborations undertaken jointly, Raphael Biancale and Gaëtan Gouerou decided to create BSB Marine in Brittany. In late 2018, won over by the potential of this innovative project, the Brittany Region and the Public Investment Bank (BPI) France joined the adventure, contributing to the financing of part of the project's R & D.
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