A Comparative Analysis of the Environmental Benefits of Drone-Based Delivery Services in Urban and Rural Areas

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Jiyoon Park; Solhee Kim; Kyo Suh;
(2018)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Journal: Sustainability (issn: 2071-1050)
  • Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/su10030888
  • Subject: UAV | life cycle assessment | delivery | logistics | environmental impact | Environmental effects of industries and plants | TD194-195 | Renewable energy sources | TJ807-830 | Environmental sciences | GE1-350

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV, drones) used as delivery vehicles have received increasing attention due to their mobility and accessibility to remote areas. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the environmental impacts of drone versus motorcycle delivery and to com... View more
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