Brunswick Corporation : Brunswick's Boston Whaler and Mercury Marine to Aid MIT Marine Robotics Research

LAKE FOREST, IL - Aug. 9, 2017 - "On road" applications are not the only mode of
transportation facing significant change due to autonomous control systems. For
the past several years, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), through
its Marine Autonomy Bay facility and affiliated programs, has been conducting
extensive research into marine robotics and how they may be applied to boating.
Now, Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), a global leader in pleasure boats and
marine propulsion, is lending a hand to this initiative.

MIT recently received a Boston Whaler 250 Outrage boat, powered by twin, 250hp
Mercury Marine Verado outboard engines, which the school will use over the next
several years to help further conduct its research.  The boat features Mercury's
joystick piloting, which allows the boat to maneuver effortlessly in close-
quarter conditions.

Research thus far has focused on the Charles River, but the Boston Whaler will
allow MIT to do additional work in the nearby Boston Harbor and Massachusetts
Bay, providing a larger, open water environment in which to conduct its

"Controls and digital connectivity have been rapidly progressing in pleasure
boating in recent years," explained Brunswick's Chief Technology Officer David
Foulkes.  "The work that MIT is doing in both autonomous and semi-autonomous
systems and capabilities for marine applications is highly intriguing.  The
potential advances in such areas as navigation, marine controls, sensory
capabilities and ultimately improving boating safety and enjoyment are most

The primary focus of MIT's Marine Autonomy Bay's work is on technology applied
to commercial marine vessels. The work also includes underwater communication,
sensing of the marine environment, detection and sensing of man-made objects and
other vessels, as well as navigation and localization capabilities that also
will apply to recreational applications.

The program is led by MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering, and supported
by the school's Laboratory for Autonomous Marine Sensing Systems, the Marine
Robotics Group in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
and the MIT Sea Grant Program, with support from other resources unique to MIT.

 "We are thrilled to join with Brunswick to accelerate our work in marine
autonomy with this generous support. Our students and researchers will have
extended access to waterways not previously accessible from campus, putting many
new research topics and projects within reach," said Michael Benjamin, research
scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"This generous support by Brunswick Corporation will be of direct and immediate
benefit to our research, supporting our projects in autonomous navigation,
complex mission execution, and marine science," said Michael Sacarny, research
engineer at MIT Sea Grant Program.

About Brunswick
Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation's  leading consumer
brands include Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser
sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood, Garelick
and Whale marine parts and accessories; Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine, Payne's
Marine, and BLA parts and accessories distributors; Bayliner, Boston Whaler,
Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris,
Lowe, Lund, Meridian, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Thunder Jet
and Uttern; Life Fitness, Hammer Strength, Cybex, Indoor Cycling Group  and
SCIFIT fitness equipment; InMovement products and services for productive well-
being; and Brunswick billiards tables, accessories and game room furniture. For
more information, visit

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