Advances of UAVs toward Future Transportation: The State-of-the-Art, Challenges, and Opportunities

Anunay Gupta, Tanzina Afrin, Evan Scully, Nita Yodo
2021 Future Transportation  
The adoption of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in numerous sectors is projected to grow exponentially in the future as technology advances and regulation evolves. One of the promising applications of UAVs is in transportation systems. As the current transportation system is moving towards Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), UAVs will play a significant role in the functioning of ITS. This paper presents a survey on the recent advances of UAVs and their roles in current and future
more » ... tation systems. Moreover, the emerging technologies of UAVs in the transportation section and the current research areas are summarized. From the discussion, the challenges and opportunities of integrating UAVs towards future ITS are highlighted. In addition, some of the potential research areas involving UAVs in future ITS are also identified. This study aims to lay a foundation for the development of future intelligent and resilient transportation systems.
doi:10.3390/futuretransp1020019 fatcat:ddwyzwuwmzestbzqsgyjeswjdm