In the past couple of years, the dependency of delivery services on road vehicles has increased, compromising the efficiency of this service in urban areas. Aside from efficiency, another issue is the increase in greenhouse emissions, which jeopardizes the government's efforts to reduce dangerous gasses. Drone-based delivery has been highlighted as one of the most promising technologies in the field of delivery systems. This system could ease traffic congestion, expediting delivery efficiency, and in parallel, the use of electrified drones could help with decarbonizing the atmosphere. This study examines the use of drones for delivery in the city of Dubai and how this system could be helpful in the management of better delivery practices, the lightening of traffic congestion, and the contribution to better air quality. The project compares different delivery methods in the city in order to have a better understanding of the energy consumption of each delivery method.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Parcel post--Energy consumption--United Arab Emirates--Dubai; Drone aircraft--Energy consumption--United Arab Emirates--Dubai

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Professional Studies (MS)

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Graduate Programs & Research (Dubai)


Sanjay Modak

Advisor/Committee Member

Giovanna Potesta


RIT Dubai

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