Automotive Innovation is dedicated to the publication of innovative findings in the automotive field as well as other related disciplines, covering the principles, methodologies, theoretical studies, experimental studies, product engineering and engineering application.
The main topics include but are not limited to: energy-saving, electrification, intelligent and connected, new energy vehicle, safety and lightweight technologies.
The journal presents the latest trend and advances of automotive technology.

  • Offers engineering and scientific innovations for automotive scientists and engineers
  • Topics range from green technology to human-machine interface to new manufacturing processes
  • Published with Society of Automotive Engineers of China (SAE-China)

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Executive Editor-in-Chief
  • Fangwu Ma
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36 days
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166 days
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68,033 (2019)

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Volume 3

Issue 4, December 2020

Includes a Special Section on Thermal Management (pp. 297-373)

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This journal has 41 open access articles

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  • AUIN International Symposium on Automotive Lightweight--Speech Videos

    Automotive Innovation has organized a Special Issue on Automotive Lightweight, published in August 2020 (Volume 3, Issue 3). It brings together articles reflecting the latest advances in the automotive lightweight field. Papers are from world-renowned research teams in China, Germany, Australia and Japan. 
    In order to expand the influence of this Special Issue, discuss the latest advances of lightweight technology, and promote exchanges and cooperation between academia and industry, AUIN International Symposium on Automotive Lightweight is organized in Yangzhou, China, on September 20, 2020. Please click the link for speech videos:

  • Call for Papers: Automotive Innovation Special Issue on Fuel Cells

    Automotive lightweight is one of the core technologies to realize energy saving and emission reduction and to improve the safety and operating performance. Lightweight materials such as advanced high strength steels(AHSS), Al and Mg alloys, carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP) have been applied to the vehicles  increasingly, and novel design concepts and manufacturing processes have been developed.
    It will be more important as new energy vehicles have more urgent requirements.
    In this special issue, we aim to bring together original articles with significant contributions in the automotive lightweight field, which reflects the latest advances in developing and understanding lightweight materials, design of automotive lightweight structures and their manufacturing processes.

  • Call for papers: Special Issue on Intelligent Safety for Connected and Automated Driving

    With the spread of intelligent technologies, the connected and automated driving has attracted more and more attentions from academia to industry. Apparently, the biggest roadblock to mass production of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) is the safety concern, especially after the wide adoption of the artificial intelligence. There are three main safety concerns for CAVs, namely functional safety, safety for the intended functionality (SOTIF) and cyber security. Researchers have been dedicated to the safety in autonomous driving to completely avoid traffic accidents in the future to make the CAVs trustworthy. The functional safety has already been well addressed. However, there are many issues to be resolved to achieve the maximum potential to improve intelligent mobility, especially the SOTIF issue, which is related to the artificial intelligence and human factors, and the cyber security issues. This special issue aims to provide a platform for researchers and engineers from academia, industry and policymakers to present their latest research findings and engineering experiences in developing and applying novel technologies to improve and address the intelligent mobility safety.

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