International Journal of Vehicle Safety

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Editor in Chief: Dr. Jesse Ruan
ISSN online: 1479-3113
ISSN print: 1479-3105
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IJVS provides an authoritative source of information in the field of vehicle safety design, research and development. It serves applied scientists, engineers, policy makers and safety advocates with a platform to develop, promote and coordinate the science, technology and practice of vehicle safety. IJVS seeks to establish channels of communication between industry, academy and government in the field of vehicle safety, and also covers subjects of passive/active safety in road traffic as well as traffic-related public health issues.


 Topics covered include

  • Accident case studies/data analysis/reconstruction/avoidance
  • Elderly driver safety, vulnerable road users' protection
  • Impact biomechanics, injury mechanisms/criteria/tolerance
  • Crash dummy development, human body modelling
  • Occupant protection/restraint systems, child safety
  • Mechatronics and technologies for smart-restraint systems
  • Vehicle reliability/safety, vehicle crashworthiness/compatibility analysis
  • Smart materials for crashworthiness/occupant protection
  • Injury mitigation technology development
  • Intelligent driving systems, driving control systems development
  • Assisted driver information/communication systems
  • Intelligent highway systems, satellite systems for vehicle sensing
  • Wireless/mobile communications technology, telematics
  • Real-time data acquisition/distributed systems, multimedia networking
  • Vehicle crash rescue, extrication, post-crash aspects

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The objectives of IJVS are:

  • To develop, promote and coordinate the science, technology and practice of vehicle safety
  • To help engineers and applied scientists engage in vehicle safety design and research
  • To allow engineers and applied scientists to contribute to the field, to disseminate technical information, and to learn from each other|s work
  • To provide an international forum for information exchange in the development and application of non-deterministic methods and practices for the enhancement of vehicle safety and the mitigation of road traffic injuries

The international dimension is emphasised in order to overcome cultural and national barriers and to meet the needs of accelerating technological change and changes in the global environment. The goal of IJVS is to enhance vehicle safety and minimise road traffic injuries through technology innovation.


Automotive engineers, academics, researchers, managers, designers, technologists, policy makers and safety advocates, working in universities, research institutes, and industries.


IJVS publishes original papers, review papers, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, book reviews, notes, commentaries, and news. Contributions may be by submission or invitation. Special Issues devoted to important topics in vehicle safety will occasionally be published.

Commentaries on papers and reports published in IJVS are encouraged. Authors will have the opportunity to respond to the commentary on their work before the entire treatment is published.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Ruan, Jesse, Ford Scientific Research Laboratory, USA

Associate Editor

  • Kang, Ken, Honda R & D Americas, Inc, USA

American Editor

  • Mao, Haojie, Canada Research Chair in Head Mechanics (Tier 2), Canada

Australia New Zealand Editor

  • Fildes, Brian, Monash Univeristy, Australia

European Editor

  • Willinger, Rémy, Université de Strasbourg & CNRS-UMR 7357, France

Far East Editor

  • Wang, Zhengguo, The Third Military Medical University, China

Japanese Editor

  • Mizuno, Koji, Nagoya University, Japan

Editorial Board Members

  • Barbat, Saeed, Ford Motor Company, USA
  • Bilkhu, Sukhbir, Chrysler LLC, USA
  • Chou, Clifford, Wayne State University, USA
  • Deb, Anindya, Indian Institute of Science, India
  • Gentle, C.R., The Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Hamouda, Abdel Magid, Qatar University, Qatar
  • Haut, Roger C., Michigan State University, USA
  • Hynčík, Luděk, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
  • Lan, Fengchong, South China University of Technology, China
  • Lovsund, Per, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Matsui, Yasuhiro, National Traffic Safety and Environment Laboratory (NTSEL), Japan
  • Miki, Kazuo, Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc, Japan
  • Oakley, Charles, TRL Limited, UK
  • Otte, Dietemar, Medical University of Hannover, Germany
  • Prasad, Priya, US National Academy of Engineering, USA
  • Schneide, Lawrence W., University of Michigan, USA
  • Shahwan, Khaled W., Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), USA
  • Sugimoto, Tomiji, Honda R&D Co., Ltd., Japan
  • Trosseille, Xavier, Laboratory of Accidentology, Biomechanics and Human Behaviour, France
  • Visintainer, Randal, Ford Motor Company, USA
  • Wang, J.T., General Motors Research & Development, USA
  • Wang, Stewart C., University of Michigan, USA
  • Wismans, Jac, SAFETEQ, Netherlands
  • Yang, Jikuang, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Yang, King H., Wayne State University, USA
  • Yin, Zhiyong, Third Military Medical University, China
  • Youn, Younghan, Korea University of Technology and Education, South Korea
  • Zhong, Zhihua, Tongji University, China
  • Zhou, Qing, Tsinghua University, China
  • Zhu, Xichan, Tongji University, China
  • Zou, Guangyu, Henry Ford Health System, USA


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