SAE International Journal of Connected and Automated Vehicles

Special Issue on Advanced Tools and Technologies for Connected Vehicles

An intelligent transportation system (ITS) is an advanced technology target to provide innovative facilities regarding various modes of transport systems and management of traffic and aids drivers in being aware of traffic congestion and ensures safety. Also, it aims to minimize various traffic problems and consumes the time of the users. Connected vehicle (CV) technologies are systems or applications employed to address the security, efficiency of the system, or mobility on the roads through V2X communications. With the application of the Internet of Things in transportation systems, improved safety, enhanced customer experience, and environmental improvements can be achieved. A well-established infrastructure is required to achieve effective communications and the proposed goals.

Vehicle to everything technology of the system is applied to exchange information between vehicles to alert traffic signals. Various technological technologies are available in implementing intelligent transport systems such as Vehicle-to-infrastructure enables in exchanging information between vehicles and infrastructure to warn regarding existing dangers and helps to adapt to the traffic situations. It also checks the speed limits and traffic rules and regulations. Vehicle-to-people technology provides details regarding the activities in nearby places to the smartphones and other devices—Vehicle-to-network technology aids in exchanging information between vehicles and traffic control professionals. Also, various intelligent vehicle-connected sensors are available to achieve all these goals involving camera sensors, Radar (Radio Detection and Ranging) sensors, and Lidar (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors. Although these many advanced features are available for connected vehicles, the implementation has some real-time implications. 

Some of the threats and challenges are mentioned in this blog. Smartphones and personal devices are the most powerful surveillance devices, and internet-connected vehicles are prone to lack of privacy and lead to fraud in case of risks. Hackers can take over opportunities for overall control of vehicles. Users are afraid of these reasons to implement such smart technologies in their vehicles. Chance for the occurrence of remote vehicle attacks and their impacts are the major problems. Installation of such intelligent transportation systems includes complex procedures and involves a high cost of implementation. Often the failure of autonomous sensors may take place. Increased level of distraction is another challenge in connected vehicles. To overcome all these challenges and increase the opportunities for connected vehicles, researchers and practitioners need to carry out numerous research and explore effective solutions to upgrade this technology for the safety concerns of the users. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Emerging autonomous vehicle technologies in the automotive industry
  • Contributions of IoT to connected vehicle technology systems
  • The role of connected vehicles in enhancing safety and energy efficiency
  • The advantages of vehicle-to-everything technology in transportation systems
  • The impacts of 5G networks on connected vehicle technology
  • Smart intelligent sensors built-in connected vehicles for safer and faster systems
  • Integrated telematics and Connected vehicles technology for the betterment of vehicle’s operation
  • IoT technologies for automated and safe driving
  • The need for intelligent transportation systems in urban areas
  • Remote vehicle attacks: A serious threat to connected vehicle technology
  • Need for the application of cyber security in connected vehicle systems
  • Existing challenges in the implementation of intelligent transportation systems
  • Emerging opportunities for connected vehicle systems and its risks of implementations

For more information, please contact the Guest Editors: 

B. Santhosh Kumar [Lead Guest Editor]
Guru Nanak Institute of Technology, India

BalaAnand Muthu 
Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, India  

Imran Shafique Ansari
University of Glasgow, United Kingdom 

Deadline to submit manuscripts for consideration: December 11, 2022

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