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Public acceptance of civil drones - Challenges for UAM

Eißfeldt, Hinnerk (2021) Public acceptance of civil drones - Challenges for UAM. In: ITS World Congress. ITS World Congress - Urban Air Mobility Forum, 12.-13.Okt. 2021, Hamburg, Deutschland.

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Abstract

In recent years, civil drones have become increasingly present in the media and in everyday life. However, public acceptance of drones still seems limited, with acceptance rates usually ranging around 50%. This presentation reports challenges based on the findings of a representative study about the public acceptance of civilian drones in Germany. Several factors potentially limiting the use of drones in our cities are described, such as concerns about transport safety, animal welfare, and noise. Moreover, an effect of NIMBYism is confirmed in the context of UAM, as even residents who envision using drones for the delivery of parcels or as air taxis frequently report that they would not agree to flights over their own homes. Finally, the need for regulation is discussed, as well as potential measures to increase acceptance of drone delivery. Transparent information and providing residents with tools for participatory noise sensing might become viable measures to increase public support.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/147027/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Public acceptance of civil drones - Challenges for UAM
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Eißfeldt, HinnerkHinnerk.Eissfeldt (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5794-4470
Date:12 October 2021
Journal or Publication Title:ITS World Congress
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Drone acceptance, noise annoyance, survey
Event Title:ITS World Congress - Urban Air Mobility Forum
Event Location:Hamburg, Deutschland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:12.-13.Okt. 2021
Organizer:Hamburg Port Authority
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Air Transportation and Impact
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AI - Air Transportation and Impact
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Air Transport Operations and Impact Assessment
Location: Hamburg
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Aviation and Space Psychology
Deposited By: Eißfeldt, Dr.phil. Hinnerk
Deposited On:14 Dec 2021 10:06
Last Modified:14 Dec 2021 10:06

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