The autopilot system performed by
StarNavPilot is actually a satellite guidance system.
While a simple
automatic piloting system will be content to keep the boat in a constant
orientation between the axis of the boat and magnetic North, a guidance system
will constantly change this orientation to always bring the boat back on a line
going from starting point of the current route section at its end point. The
system will take into account the characteristics of the current section of the
route, the distance to the point of arrival, the current deviation from the axis
of the section of road, the speed of the boat and its characteristics
(parameters of steering) to constantly send the course correction to the
autopilot. The boat does not therefore systematically sail towards the point to
be reached but makes a heading allowing it to reach the route to be followed.
The causes of drift are therefore automatically compensated at all times and the
boat does not stray from the road.
The system will perfectly manage
waypoint approaches and route section changes. It is thus possible to perfectly
follow a channel (real or virtual) without deviating from