SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles

Special Issue on Recent Advances in Vehicle Cabin Air Quality Measurement, Control, and Development of Test Methods


Drivers and passengers are exposed to high concentrations of air pollutants while driving. Their exposure while driving constitutes the majority of exposure throughout the day. Therefore, it is of tremendous importance to assess exposure and develop a vehicle HVAC system to improve vehicle cabin air quality. There are outstanding earlier pioneering works that report high concentrations of air pollutants in the vehicle cabin on the road. Some suggested modifications on vehicle HVAC systems to improve vehicle cabin air quality have been occurring recently and this field of research is getting more attention from the public. This special issue calls for papers which discuss all aspects of vehicle cabin air quality research.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Cabin air quality of large commercial vehicles (including but not limited to multipoint measurement of cabin air quality in the large commercial vehicle, effects of intermittent door opening and closing on the cabin air quality, spatial variation of cabin air quality in the large commercial vehicle, and air quality in the cargo space)
  • Cabin air quality of passenger cars
  • Cabin air quality of off-road vehicles
  • Development of vehicle cabin air quality test methods
  • Development and testing of cabin filter
  • Development and testing of new devices to measure or reduce pollutants in vehicle cabin
  • VOC emissions in the vehicle cabin
  • Self-pollution of the vehicles




For more information, please contact the Guest Editors:

Dr. Heejung Jung
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering & CE-CERT(College of Engineering – Center for Environmental Research and Technology)
University of California, Riverside, USA 

Dr. Andrey Kozlov
State Research Center of the Russian Federation Chair of United Nations Economic Commissions for Europe (UNECE), The Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE), and the Informal Working Group (IWG) on Vehicle Interior Air Quality (VIAQ)

Deadline to submit manuscripts for consideration: June 30, 2021

Tentative publication date: December 31, 2021

Please submit your article at and include a submission note in Editorial Manager to indicate that it is for this special issue.

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