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Drones for last mile logistics: Baloney or part of the solution?

Müller, Stephan and Rudolph, Christian and Janke, Christian (2018) Drones for last mile logistics: Baloney or part of the solution? Mobil.Tum, 13.-14. June 2018, Munich.

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Road-based mobility is increasingly under pressure, with remarkable dynamics in the last decade in terms of pollution, congestion, speed delivery expectation etc. Such pressures point to a limitation of the efficiency of roadbased mobility for further economic and social development. A mainstream solution is considered by electrified, automated mobility-services based on the road transport. This article discusses an alternative future pathway based on an evolutionary economic perspective. The case study employed concerns “drones for last-mile logistics”. The analysis makes clear that current efforts to enhance efficiency by electrifying and automating the established vehicle technology are short-term solutions. The main concern in the article is to broaden the policy-supported search for future mobility solution. The disruption of efficiency limitations is the key to sustainable social and economic development.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/134388/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Drones for last mile logistics: Baloney or part of the solution?
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Müller, StephanStephan.Mueller (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Rudolph, ChristianChristian.Rudolph (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:13 June 2018
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Concept of Transport System Evolution, drones, post-car mobility
Event Title:Mobil.Tum
Event Location:Munich
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:13.-14. June 2018
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Zukunftsbilder eines automatisierten integrierten Verkehrssystems
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Commercial Transport
Deposited By: Müller, Dr.-Ing. Stephan
Deposited On:10 Mar 2020 16:24
Last Modified:10 Mar 2020 16:24

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