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The Public Acceptance of Drones – Challenges for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM)

Eißfeldt, Hinnerk and Biella, Marcus (2022) The Public Acceptance of Drones – Challenges for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM). In: 34th European Association for Aviation Psychology, EAAP 2022. European Association for Aviation Psychology. 34th EAAP 2022, 2022-09-26 - 2022-09-30, Gibraltar. doi: 10.1016/j.trpro.2022.12.009. ISSN 2352-1457.

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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 contribution reports recent findings about the acceptance of civilian drones. Several factors influencing the public attitude towards drones are described here, such as the acceptance of certain drone applications and concerns about civil drones in general, with special consideration given to concerns about noise. Moreover, an effect of NIMBYism is confirmed, 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. Special attention is paid to the problem of increasing noise annoyance among residents near airports and its implications for the upscaling of drone operations, as well as potential countermeasures. Finally, the need for regulation is discussed, as well as potential measures to meet certain challenges of advanced aerial mobility. Providing consistent and transparent information about drones by stakeholders is seen as basic measure to increase acceptance. Besides defining aspects like topographical conditions, urban areas and time restrictions by regulation, providing residents with tools for participatory noise sensing can also be a viable measure to increase public support for advanced air mobility.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/189333/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:The Public Acceptance of Drones – Challenges for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM)
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Eißfeldt, HinnerkUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5794-4470UNSPECIFIED
Biella, MarcusUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4836-4180UNSPECIFIED
Date:27 September 2022
Journal or Publication Title:34th European Association for Aviation Psychology, EAAP 2022
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Publisher:European Association for Aviation Psychology
Series Name:Transportation Research Procedia
Keywords:drones; acceptance; AAM; UAM; noise annoyance; NIMBY
Event Title:34th EAAP 2022
Event Location:Gibraltar
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:26 September 2022
Event End Date:30 September 2022
Organizer:European Association for Aviation Psychology
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: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Guidance > Systemergonomy
Deposited By: Eißfeldt, Dr.phil. Hinnerk
Deposited On:25 Nov 2022 10:42
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:50

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