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SAE International Launches New Scholarly Journal on Transportation Safety

WARRENDALE, Pa., July 3, 2013 - A new scholarly journal focusing on accident prevention and occupant protection – specifically accident reconstruction, injury investigation, intra-vehicle safety mechanisms, and mitigation related to human travel – is now available from SAE International.

The SAE International Journal of Transportation Safety encompasses basic research as well as issues of vehicle design and infrastructure. It provides a forum for scholarly works concerning all aspects of injury causation and mitigation associated with any transportation system. This includes safety mechanisms, impact, and injury response and tolerance on multiple scales, with the objective of developing restraint, vehicle, and infrastructure environments that are safer for the occupant, rider, passerby, and warfighter. Broad areas such as biomechanics, crashworthiness, accident reconstruction, and physical and computational modeling are within the Journal’s scope.

For decades, SAE International has worked with industry leaders and researchers to present research and publish information on accident prevention and occupant protection. This new Journal facilitates discussion among researchers, engineers, academic faculty and students, and industry practitioners working with systems as well as components on the technological aspects of biomechanics, occupant restraints including child safety seats and automatic occupant protection systems (e.g., air bags), pedestrian safety, electric vehicles and noise, vehicle testing, and crashworthiness.

Two issues of the Journal will be published in 2013 (June and August). The first issue will feature technical papers from the SAE 2013 World Congress; the second issue will feature technical papers from other events sponsored by SAE International and related organizations. An open call for papers is planned for 2014.

Editor-in-chief of the Journal is Dr. Warren Hardy, an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech and Wake Forest universities. He serves as the director of the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University Center for Injury Biomechanics on the VT campus and holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science (Bioengineering option) from the University of Michigan; and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (Biomechanics) and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Wayne State University. His research interests are impact and injury response and tolerance, macro- and micro-mechanisms of trauma, and automotive crash testing; his teaching interests are biomedical instrumentation design and experimental methods in impact biomechanics trauma.

For more information about the SAE International Journal of Transportation Safety, visit;  email or call 1-724-772-8522.

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