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Deliveries by drone? Using virtual reality to extend public debate.

Smith, A., Dickinson, J. E., Drummond, J. and Nadeem, T., 2022. Deliveries by drone? Using virtual reality to extend public debate. In: Urban Transitions 2022, 8-10 Nov 2022, Sitges, Barcelona.

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The E-Drone research project has found limitations in how the use of drones for logistics has been explored with the public. A key criticism is the failure to provide contextual information on delivery drone flights. The E-Drone research project is employing virtual reality to super-impose drone movements over relatable settings. Participants are able to experience the drones flying over the locality within which they are situated and provided with information on the early use-case scenario which sees drones flying along relatively fixed corridors of airspace. Following this they are invited to reflect on the contexts and frequencies where such overflights might take place, provide general feedback to those tasked with developing regulation and identify any further information they may need to develop their viewpoint. This paper presents findings from this research and reflects on the value of virtual reality in enabling greater participation in shaping the future role of drones and other forms of urban air mobility. ​

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information:Funded by E-Drone: Transforming the energy demand of supply chains through integrated UAV-to-land logistics for 2030. Urban Transitions 2022 event programme: Event sub-heading: Integrating urban and transport planning, environment and health for healthier urban living.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Urban air mobility; Delivery drones; Virtual reality; Public engagement
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:37859
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:20 Dec 2022 10:30
Last Modified:20 Dec 2022 10:30


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