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Method and system for selecting a cylinder for engine starting
A method and system for improving starting of an engine is presented. In one example, the method selects a first cylinder to receive fuel since engine stop the...
Methods and system for catalyst reactivation
Embodiments for reactivating a catalyst are provided. In one example, a method for reactivating a catalyst coupled to an engine comprises when the engine is...
Methods and systems for cylinder bank misfire detection and reactivation
Various systems and methods are described for deactivation and reactivation of a cylinder bank in a V-engine. In one example, the cylinder bank is deactivated...
Systems and methods for dedicated EGR cylinder valve control
Systems and methods for improving combustion in a highly exhaust gas diluted engine are disclosed. The methods and systems may be provided in an engine that...
Method and system for diagonal blow-through exhaust gas scavenging
Methods and systems are provided for operating an engine in a two-valve diagonal blow-through mode during which a majority of blow-through is directed via a...
Wastegate control using non-harmonic oscillations
Various methods for operating a wastegate are provided. In one example, a method of adjusting a linked valve actuator system comprises applying, in addition to...
Direct manifold boost assist device with throttle body manifold volume
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting intake airflow through two parallel induction passages. In response to increased torque demand, intake airflow...
Method and system for variable cam timing device
Methods and systems are described for an engine with a cam torque actuated variable cam timing phaser. Phaser positioning control is improved by reducing...
Method for depositing photoluminescent material
A method of depositing a photoluminescent material into a surface of the polymeric material is disclosed. The method comprises dissolving the photoluminescent...
Lightweight vehicle beam
Several different cross sections of beam having more than four sides are disclosed that may form a central portion of a beam having end portions that have four...
Regenerative-braking transmission downshift torque limiting
A hybrid vehicle powertrain is configured to provide a regenerative-braking torque limit on a transmission during a regenerative-braking downshift. The...
Detection of lane-splitting motorcycles
A controller for an autonomous vehicle received audio streams from one or more microphones and one or more image streams from one or more cameras. The audio...
Method and system for adaptive motor power loss estimation in hybrid
A control strategy for a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain having an engine, a motor, and a transmission includes operating the powertrain according to a motor...
Method for braking a motor vehicle
A motor vehicle braking method wherein the vehicle includes a brake operating unit generating a braking signal based on brake pedal travel. The method includes...
Side airbag for vehicles
A side airbag for protection for vehicle occupants includes an interior wall separating the airbag into upstream and downstream chambers and defining an opening...
Wheel rotation blocking apparatus
A tire rotation blocking apparatus is disclosed for preventing a front tire of a vehicle from moving toward a passenger compartment in a small offset rigid...
Cladding element for vehicle floor area
The present disclosure relates to a cladding element including several layers for a floor area of a luggage compartment in a vehicle, with a cover layer facing...
Cup holder-compatible console tray
A center console assembly is provided. That center console assembly includes a storage compartment and a cooperating cover as well as a cup holder outside of...
Internal map pocket
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seatback defining a cavity generally accessible via a slot disposed on a back panel of the seatback. A plurality of cover...
Energy conversion system for a vehicle
An energy conversion system transfers energy between an energy source, or storage unit, and an electric device via a first port and a second port and at least...
Vehicle body structure
A method of assembling vehicle-body components includes positioning a first component on a second component. The first component has a different coefficient of...
Automotive HVAC system with suction surfaces to control local airflow
An HVAC system provides airflow in a vehicle having a plurality of seating locations in a passenger cabin for respective passengers of the vehicle. The system...
Swing arc HVAC duct
A duct for a heating/ventilation/air conditioning system of a vehicle includes a first end and a second end spaced a distance from the first end. An orifice...
Truck box with fifth wheel cross member
An integral fifth wheel cross member assembly for a pick-up truck bed. The fifth wheel cross member assembly is secured to the left and right frame rails...
LNT and SCR catalysts for combined LNT-SCR applications
The current invention refers to the LNT and the SCR catalysts designed for combined LNT-SCR applications. LNT catalysts are based on proton-conducting oxides of...
Heated ejector assembly for a fuel cell
A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack, an ejector in fluid communication with the fuel cell stack and having a converging-diverging (CD) nozzle with a...
Electrode with catalyst segmentation
A fuel cell assembly includes an anode with a catalyst layer and a gas inlet end, and a cathode with a catalyst layer and a gas inlet end. The assembly...
Press-fit tone wheel for a speed-sensing apparatus
A planetary gearset is provided in a transmission for a vehicle. The planetary gearset includes a carrier that rotates about the axis. Tone wheels can be used...
Vehicle illumination system
A vehicle is provided which includes a first panel defining a vent and a second panel positioned proximate the first panel. A lighting assembly is positioned...
Pneumatic venting of modular hybrid electric vehicle
A system for venting a hybrid electric powertrain includes a module defining a first volume containing a clutch and an electric machine, a housing defining a...
CV joint gasket
A constant velocity joint includes a body, a cup, an annular array of bolts, and an annular gasket. The body has a first planar surface. The cup has a second...
Direct injection fuel pump system
Systems and methods are provided for operating a direct injection fuel pump. One example system comprises an accumulator positioned within a bore of the direct...
Operating method for a particle filter
The systems and methods herein relate the operation of a particle filter which is arranged in an exhaust-gas path of an internal combustion engine, to a device...
Gas-to-liquid heat exchanger
An intercooler for an internal combustion engine has a fin-and-tube block including a plurality of flat heat transfer units having internal fluid passages...
Composite cam carrier
A cam carrier assembly includes a cylinder head having valves and a camshaft having lobes. A cam carrier has a first side coupled with the cylinder head...
Fuel injector characterization
Various methods are provided for characterizing fuel injector operation. In one embodiment, a method of characterizing fuel injector operation comprises...
Method of diagnosing injector variability in a multiple injector system
Various systems and methods are described for diagnosing injector variability in a dual fuel, multi-injector system. In one example, a single injector in one...
Lubrication system for an internal combustion engine, and method for
Embodiments for a lubrication system for an internal combustion engine are provided. In one example, a lubrication system for an internal combustion engine...
Methods and systems are provided for flowing exhaust gas in an exhaust system of an engine. In one example, a method may include flowing exhaust gas through a...
Crankcase ventilation via crankcase pulsation
Systems and methods for ventilating crankcase gases in a crankcase ventilation system via crankcase pressure pulsations are disclosed. In one example approach,...
Impact dampening tappet
A valve assembly is provided herein. The valve assembly may include a valve stem coupled to a coil spring and an impact dampening tappet partially enclosing the...
Seamless exterior handle for a vehicle door
A vehicle door includes a lock cylinder having an actuator member that is operably connected to a door latch mechanism. A door handle moves from a first or home...
Control modes for a trailer backup assist system
A trailer backup assist system, according to one embodiment, provides a sensor that senses a hitch angle between a trailer and a vehicle. The trailer backup...
Extending hybrid electric vehicle regenerative braking
A method for controlling regenerative braking in a hybrid electric powertrain includes using an e-pump to supply fluid to a transmission provided an indication...
System and method for parallel parking a vehicle
A system for parallel parking a vehicle into a target parking space is provided herein. The system includes a user input device through which one or more...
Energy management control system
A system and method for controlling energy distribution within a HEV powertrain are provided. A feedforward battery power value is generated in response to...
Method for operating an electromechanical vehicle brake system
A method for operating an electromechanical vehicle brake system is provided. The method includes determining that an activation condition has been met,...
Multipurpose cargo net and hook system
A cargo management system for a vehicle includes a first pair, a second pair, and a third pair of anchors. The first and second pairs of anchors are positioned...
Vehicle front upper grille