Automatic Identification System
The Automatic Identification System (AIS) is an automatic tracking system used on vessels and by vessel traffic services (VTS). It enables vessels and VTS to identify and locate vessels by electronically exchanging data with other nearby vessels and AIS base stations. When used with a compatible chartplotter or multifunction display (MFD), AIS can assist with collision avoidance.
NOTE: AIS is not available on all models.