Special Issue "Road Vehicle Safety: Design and Assessment"
A special issue of Designs (ISSN 2411-9660).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2018)
Road vehicle safety tackles the multidisciplinary challenges faced by the vehicle industry in the 21st century, and brings together industry and academic communities under the strategy of Vision Zero.
In the near future, most road vehicles will travel, on almost the entirety of road networks, in an automated way, which foresees a huge improvement in road safety via elimination of the influence of human factors.
The total elimination of road accidents, however, is not possible at the moment. In the roadmap to fully-automated vehicles, a long period with old and new vehicles, in "mixed" traffic, is expected, with only intermediate levels of assistance through the implementation of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
To be safer, new generations of road vehicles will need to incorporate different technologies, combining crash avoidance and crashworthiness. This can be achieved by changing the way we design and assess structures and advanced systems and equipment, including advance driving assistance systems, vehicle-to-vehicle, or road-to-vehicle communication technologies. Special attention should be given to the assessment of safety vehicle performance as a whole, and to the individual safety systems implemented.
Based on this focus, this Special Issue would be of interest to readers, in terms of having a good summary of the field of vehicle crashworthiness and crash avoidance, taking in to account both the design and assessment phases. We invite papers addressing these problems, in both fundamental and applied research, as important contributions to the state-of-the-art.
Prof. Dr. Dario Vangi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- New developments in crashworthiness design and assessment
- New developments in crash avoidance systems design and assessment
- Advanced driver assistance system design and assessment
- Wireless technologies for vehicle communication (V2V and V2R) design and assessment
- New developments in vehicle crash test apparatuses
- Mathematical modeling of vehicle crash dynamics
- Computer-aided analyses for safety and crash assessments
- Recent developments in impact analyses for vehicle systems
- Road accident analysis for vehicle safety assessments
- Rules and standards for vehicle safety assessments
- Occupant crash protection
- Child restraint systems
- Head restraints
- Side impact Protection
- Roof crush resistance
- Seat belt assemblies
- Seating systems