How will the bridge look like in the future?
How will the crew interact?
MACS system combines the flexibility of the touch screen with steerability of the of the vessel, without looking at a screen.
You can't operate a touch screen and look around at the same time.
We thus needed a handle capable of operating a touch screen.
The advantage of the MACS system is that it can be spread out across two screens, rendering many instruments on the bridge obsolete.
This eneables better wiring and troubleshooting.
It's easier for the operator to work with one system only.