of Element Technologies for the Automatic Navigation System, in which Tokyo Keiki Inc, Furuno Electric Co Ltd, the NYK Group’s MTI Co Ltd and Japan Marine Science Inc have participated, in cooperation with companies including NYK Line, was selected by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism for the “2021 Support Project for R&D in Promoting Aggregation and Cooperation in the Maritime Industry,” and the companies have just started the activities. Autonomous ships, which are rapidly being developed worldwide in recent years, involve multiple devices and systems responsible for recognizing surrounding information, determining avoidance routes, and avoiding other ships. Therefore, the organization, method, and evaluation axis for verifying and evaluating the safety and economic efficiency of autonomous ships have become complicated, and so their organization/maintenance has become an urgent task. In this project, the above four participating companies and cooperators, including NYK Line, aim to establish verification and evaluation systems that utilize simulation technologies for enabling shipyards and maritime equipment manufacturers and such to promote the development of autonomous ships much faster. In addition, for improving safety of the automatic navigation system, we are to improve the recognition and judgement functions, which are element technologies that have been worked on so far, and the demonstration tests will also be conducted on actual ships.