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Fires in vehicles have been common since the start of use of motorized vehicles. These fires can be spectacular and pose in many cases a significant threat to life and property. Today new fuels and electrical vehicles are emerging together with new lighter materials in response to our need for sustainable transport alternatives. Such alternatives introduce new fire challenges that need to be accounted for.

In response to the pressing need for international dialogue RISE has instigated the international conference: FIVE (Fires In Vehicles). The objective of this conference is to exchange knowledge concerning fires in vehicles, including  road, off-road and rail vehicles. In recognition of the fact that many of the fire problems faced by these vehicles are the same, the solutions to them can also be similar.

Conference topics include but are not limited to:

– Regulations and standards
– Fire statistics
– Insurance issues
– Fire development in vehicles
– Fire detection in vehicles
– Fire suppression in vehicles
– Fire mitigation strategies in vehicles
– Case studies
– First responder strategies
– Fire risks in vehicles with alternative fuels or alternative drives
– New materials in vehicles

Submitted abstracts have now been reviewed and acceptance been notified to the authors. The deadline for full paper submission is December 1, 2020.

Example abstract (25.27 kB)