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Suspension irregularity detecting system
A vehicle suspension system (19) includes a suspension (47). A lateral acceleration sensor (32) generates a lateral acceleration signal. A roll rate sensor (34)...
Computer system and method for monitoring hydrogen vehicles
A system and method for remotely monitoring the status of a hydrogen vehicle includes a data acquisition/communication module configured to receive a plurality...
Leg pusher device for side impact tests
An energy absorbing vehicle door is disclosed comprised of an inner panel, an outer panel joined to the inner panel, door trim panel material on the inner panel,...
System and method for powering a mechanically driven accessory component
in an automotive vehicle
A belt integrated starter generator may selectively drive accessory components while an engine is off. The belt integrated starter generator may also selectively...
Internal combustion engine cylinder head
An internal combustion engine having at least one cylinder, a block, and a cylinder head having at least one gas exchange channel for conducting gases to and...
Engine-off ammonia vapor management system and method
A method of managing vapors generated from an ammonia-containing reductant delivery system for an engine of a vehicle, comprising of during at least a portion of...
Vehicle rear deck lid
Vehicle skid plate
Vehicle upper grille
Membrane electrode assembly with integrated seal
A membrane electrode assembly with an improved integrated seal comprises an edge seal having an inboard pad attached to the edge of the electrodes, a flexible...
Launch control of a hybrid electric vehicle
A method for controlling a vehicle launch using a transmission having an input, a current gear, an input clutch associated with a target gear and an output, an...
Prevention of inadvertent inertial engagement of a transfer case clutch
A method for controlling operation of a transfer case in a motor vehicle driveline that includes by an engine controlled by a throttle having a variable...
Diesel fuel filter
A diesel fuel filter has a filter element which incorporates or is constituted by a heater made of an electrically conductive fabric which heats at least the...
Warm up strategy for ethanol direct injection plus gasoline port fuel
A system for an engine, comprising of a cylinder of the engine; a first injector configured to inject a first substance to said cylinder; a second injector...
Integrated engine thermal management
The invention relates to a cooling strategy for an internal combustion engine (1) which has at least one cylinder head (2) and an associated cylinder block (3)....
Method for designing and purchasing a product
A method 10 for designing and purchasing a product which allows the respective product and cost information associated with a variety of potential suppliers 36,...
Fuel injection strategy for gasoline direct injection engine during high
A system and method for controlling operation of a multiple cylinder direct injection internal combustion engine include injecting fuel directly into the...
Approach for enhancing emissions control device warmup in a direct
injection engine system
A method of controlling fuel supplied to an engine of a vehicle is provided. The vehicle includes a first fuel storage tank to store a first type of fuel, a...
Object detection system and method
The embodiments described herein include an object detection system and method for identifying objects within an area. In one embodiment, the objection detection...
FET monitoring and protecting system
A FET monitoring and protecting system (10) that includes a FET switch device (20). The FET switch device (20) includes a FET (22), a logic device (57), and a...
Perovskite catalyst system for lean burn engines
A catalyst system for use with an internal combustion engine to provide emissions reductions under lean and stoichiometric operating conditions. The catalyst...
Reverse platinum group metal zoned lean NO.sub.x trap system and method of
The invention, in at least one embodiment, relates to a reverse platinum group metal zoned lean NO.sub.x trap system included in a vehicle and its method of use....
Vehicle having an engine support structure
A vehicle having an engine support structure. A cradle for supporting an engine is provided that has first and second apertures that are spaced apart from each...
Crossmember center section
A center section for a crossmember of a vehicle chassis comprises a driveshaft hoop, crossmember attachment areas extending generally from opposing sides...
Vehicle propulsion system with selectable energy sources and method of use
A propulsion system includes a first torque producing arrangement including an electric machine configured to a first energy source supplying electrical energy...
Hydraulic valve actuated by piezoelectric effect
A valve-actuator for a hydraulic valve includes a valve chamber, ports spaced mutually and opening into the chamber, a spool axially located in the chamber for...
Method of detecting and compensating for injector variability with a
direct injection system
A method for controlling fuel injection of a direct injection fuel system, the fuel system having a fuel pump, the method comprising: variably operating the fuel...
Electromechanical valve timing during a start
A method for starting an internal combustion engine with electrically actuated valves, the method comprising during at least a run-up in engine speed of engine...
Vehicle fog lamp
EGR detection via humidity detection
Various systems and methods are described for controlling an engine in a vehicle which includes an exhaust passage and an exhaust gas recirculation system. One...
Method for controlling air-fuel ratio for an alternating valve engine
A method for controlling the air-fuel ratio of an internal combustion engine operating with alternating intake valves is presented. According to the method,...
System and method for qualitatively determining vehicle loading conditions
A control system (18) and method for an automotive vehicle (10) includes a controller (26) that determines whether or not a potential load change has occurred in...
Water activated safety light and flotation device using same
There is disclosed a flotation device such as a life vest or inflatable raft for keeping a user afloat when in water, the flotation device comprising a light...
Double step gear shifting in a hybrid electric vehicle
In a powertrain for a vehicle that includes an engine, a transmission having an input, a current gear, an input clutch, a target gear and an output for driving a...
Articulating seat cushion and load floor for pick up or similar type
The articulated seat assembly to efficiently utilize vehicle compartment space is comprised of a seat back slidably mounted to a floor for horizontal movement...
Integrated ratcheting tailgate extender
A vehicle tailgate extender mechanism including a tailgate frame having a tailgate bed extender guide, and a bed extender assembly coupled to the tailgate frame...
Method and control system for predictive deployment of side-impact
A side-impact control system (10) for a vehicle (12) includes an adaptive restraint (15). A side sensor (30) is configured to detect an object, in a restraint...
Hybrid electric vehicle powertrain
A hybrid electric vehicle powertrain has motor-generator units and gear units assembled in an efficient configuration with an economy of space. Engine power and...
Increased HCCI operation window
The present invention relates to an internal combustion engine for motor vehicles. The engine can be operated in homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI)...
Pressure balanced swing valve for engine system
As one example, an apparatus configured to regulate flow in an exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine system is provided. The apparatus comprise a...
Method and apparatus for recirculating unused fuel in fuel cells
Unused fuel in a fuel cell is recirculated in the anode loop and combined with fresh fuel using an electromagnetically driven pump. The pump includes a magnetic...
Chilled air pressure box for thermoforming a plastic sheet and a method of
thermoforming the same
A chilled air pressure box is provided for thermoforming a plastic sheet. The chilled air pressure box comprises a box, a box perimeter, an inlet valve, a...
Vehicle front fender
Vehicle lower grille