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The acceptance of civil drones in Germany

Eißfeldt, Hinnerk and Vogelpohl, Verena and Stolz, Maria and Papenfuß, Anne and Biella, Marcus and Belz, Janina and Kügler, Dirk (2020) The acceptance of civil drones in Germany. CEAS Aeronautical Journal, 11, pp. 665-676. Springer. doi: 10.1007/s13272-020-00447-w. ISSN 1869-5590.

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In recent years, civil drones have become more and more visible in everyday life. There are numerous reports in the media covering a variety of drone aspects and technical developments. In addition, everyone is used to bird’s-eye views as common features in television, movies and photography. However, little is known about how the public perceives this development. This article reports the results of a representative national study on the acceptance of civilian drones. Overall, a balanced but slightly positive attitude towards civil drones was revealed. Factors analyzed include age, gender, place of residence or interest in technical matters, as well as the individual level of knowledge about the topic. Free verbal associations with the general term drone are described as well as concerns about the usage of civil drones. Concerning different applications of civil drones, results indicate clear approval in Germany for the use of drones in civil protection, rescue missions and research work. However, flights for advertising, leisure and parcel delivery purposes are disagreed with by at least half of those questioned. In the presentation of the results, this article describes social acceptance of civilian drones and thus helps to better understand the perception of civil unmanned aerial vehicles

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/134782/
Document Type:Article
Title:The acceptance of civil drones in Germany
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Eißfeldt, HinnerkUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5794-4470UNSPECIFIED
Papenfuß, AnneUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0686-7006UNSPECIFIED
Biella, MarcusUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4836-4180UNSPECIFIED
Kügler, DirkUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6968-8902UNSPECIFIED
Date:5 April 2020
Journal or Publication Title:CEAS Aeronautical Journal
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 665-676
Keywords:UAS, drone acceptance, Telephone Survey,
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:air traffic management and operations
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Human factors and safety in Aeronautics (old)
Location: Hamburg
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Aviation and Space Psychology
Institute of Flight Guidance > Systemergonomy
Deposited By: Eißfeldt, Dr.phil. Hinnerk
Deposited On:11 May 2020 10:10
Last Modified:23 Oct 2023 12:57

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