Added societal value of Urban Air Mobility
With the Horizon SESAR JU Very Large Demonstrator-project AMU-LED Horizon SESAR JU Very Large Demonstrator project AMU-LED we take the opportunity to not only demonstrate how complex scenarios with multiple types of unmanned aircraft can safely be performed in an urban environment, but we also actively engage with the public. The first conclusions of a local research study shows that the general public has a neutral and you might say even positive attitude towards the use of drones in an urban environment. That is not to say they are not concerned about safety and privacy issues with urban drones. However, they relate this to the use of smartphones and other smart devices that already have a large impact on privacy. We also know that drone applications with a clear societal benefit lower the barriers of acceptance even more. But what social benefits are we talking about?