Opportunities and challenges of using UAVs for Dubai Smart City

Farhan Mohammed, Ahmed Idries, Nader Mohamed, Jameela Al-Jaroodi, Imad Jawhar

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    Abstract

    This paper discusses the applications of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in smart cities, their opportunities and their challenges. It focuses on the city of Dubai as an example. UAVs have a wide range of applications in many fields like environmental hazards monitoring, traffic management and pollution monitoring, all of which contributes greatly to the development of any smart city. These opportunities among several others are discussed in this paper. Several challenges and issues such as safety, privacy and ethical use are of great concern and are also outlined.

    Original languageEnglish
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
    Event2014 6th International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security, NTMS 2014 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Duration: Mar 30 2014Apr 2 2014

    Other

    Other2014 6th International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security, NTMS 2014
    Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
    CityDubai
    Period3/30/144/2/14

    Keywords

    • challenges
    • environmental hazards monitoring
    • opportunities
    • smart cities
    • UAVs

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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