Nearly all (94%) Americans surveyed in Auterion’s study view drones as having a potential positive purpose in the world, with 50% citing they’ve seen more automation via robotics and drones and 49% have seen more conversations around the possible adoption of robotics and drones.
“Americans are ready for action from the corporate world to reduce emissions and streamline city congestion, and cargo drones will soon become that everyday option to provide direct package delivery during the busy holiday season, or any other time of year,” says Lorenz Meier, co-founder and CEO of Auterion. “The continued use of drones for enterprise services regarding inspections, precision agriculture, mapping, search and rescue and other areas will continue to provide a level of sustainability towards our environmental issues. Clean air mobility growth will also contribute to new career opportunities in the transportation industry around the world as companies adjust to more remote work and implement training programs that focus on robotics skills.”
- Two-thirds of Americans (67%) view drones as more environmentally friendly than trucks. Another small majority think the adoption of small quantity drone deliveries as opposed to traditional bulk shopping/delivery is a good thing for the environment (57%), and the same number of Americans are comfortable with the idea that personal home and/or business deliveries will soon be done by drones instead of by cars/trucks.
- Nearly half of Americans (47%) would make a purchase from a specific retailer due to the option of a drone delivery program. Even more (64%) believe drones are becoming an option for home delivery now or will be in the near future.