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Phosphorescent lighting assembly
A vehicle lighting assembly is provided herein. The vehicle lighting assembly includes a housing including a lens and a bezel. A lamp is arranged to direct...
Assembly including parts made of dissimilar metals and the method of
manufacturing the assembly
A method of joining parts with an electromagnetic joining process and an assembly made according to the process. Seals are assembled to a first part and a...
Multiple spool turbocharger
Systems and methods for a multiple spool engine turbocharger are described. In one example approach, a multi-spool turbocharger comprises a compressor including...
Sealing cap using o-ring for vehicle intake manifold
A locking sealing arrangement for providing a fluid tight seal between a cap or a spigot and an adjacent structure is set forth. The locking sealing cap...
Servo controlled EVAP leak detection system
A method and system for testing an evaporative emission control system for leaks. The method begins by setting a variable reference orifice to a preselected...
Non-intrusive exhaust gas sensor monitoring
A method for monitoring an exhaust gas sensor coupled in an engine exhaust is provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises indicating exhaust gas sensor...
Method and system for an internal combustion engine with liquid-cooled
cylinder head and liquid-cooled cylinder...
Methods and systems are provided for separately providing liquid-cooling to a cylinder head and a cylinder block. In one example, a method includes selectively...
Air duct assembly having a flexible vane
An air duct assembly having a housing and a flexible vane. Sufficient airflow through the housing may actuate the flexible vane to permit airflow through an...
Floor load structure for vehicle body to frame mount
A vehicle floor structure includes a cross member having a substantially constant cross section shape. A spacing member is disposed beneath the cross member for...
A folding vehicle structure includes a frame having a plurality of members. A first member intersects a second member at a first pivot point. A third member,...
Motor vehicle plastic body panel
A motor vehicle plastic body panel is disclosed having an opaque plastic panel and a plastic window pane formed as an integral part of the plastic body panel by...
Solar-activated structure for revealing a hidden indicia within a body
panel of a vehicle
A solar-activated body panel for a vehicle includes outer and inner panels with an internal cavity defined therebetween. The internal cavity includes first and...
Hybrid vehicle packaging system
A vehicle includes a fuel tank, a battery, a first exoskeleton, and a second exoskeleton. The fuel tank and the battery straddle a driveline and are each...
Trailer backup assist system with object detection
A system for backing a vehicle and a trailer is provided herein. A sensing system is configured to detect objects located in an operating environment of the...
Integration of stop-start and active front steering
A vehicle includes an engine configured to auto stop and auto start. The vehicle includes an active front steering system with an electric actuator. A...
Method and system for operating a vehicle powertrain
A system and method for operating a vehicle powertrain are described. In one example, a torque converter that has a variable K factor is adjusted to improve...
Methods and systems for engine starting during a shift
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, torque demand of a driveline after a shift is forecast to...
Controlling a clutch between an engine and a motor during a shift event in
a hybrid vehicle
A hybrid electric vehicle includes an engine, an electric motor, a transmission gearbox, and a clutch selectively coupling the engine to the electric motor....
Method for changing from a coasting or free-rolling mode of a motor
vehicle to a fuel cut-off mode
The invention relates to a method and device for changing from a coasting or free-rolling mode of a motor vehicle with an internal combustion engine and an...
Systems and methods for wheel slip control in a vehicle
Methods for controlling wheel slip of a motor vehicle include braking the wheel by supplying a first measured quantity of brake fluid from a modulation cylinder...
Active bolster and bolster vent
An active bolster for an automotive vehicle includes a bladder that inflates an interior trim area of the vehicle to provide a cushion to an occupant during an...
Airbag for oblique vehicle impacts
An airbag system for a vehicle includes an inflator and an airbag defining an inflation chamber in communication with the inflator. The airbag includes a first...
Luminescent grille bar assembly
A grille assembly of a vehicle is provided herein and includes at least one grille bar. A first photoluminescent structure is provided at a first location of...
Photoluminescent vehicle reading lamp
A vehicle reading lamp is provided. The vehicle reading lamp includes an outer lens and a first surface and a second surface positioned behind the outer lens. A...
Retractable running board with long-persistence phosphor lighting
A running board of a vehicle is provided herein. The running board includes a step pad and a photoluminescent structure coupled to the step pad. The...
Retractable running board with long-persistance phosphor lighting
A lighting system of a vehicle is provided herein. The lighting system includes a running board having a step pad and a photoluminescent structure coupled...
Illuminating molding for a vehicle
A molding for a vehicle is provided herein. The molding includes a plurality of light sources. A photoluminescent structure is configured to luminesce in...
Spoiler using photoluminescent illumination
An illumination system for a vehicle includes a rear spoiler with first and second photoluminescent portions disposed on the spoiler and at least one light...
Automotive exterior lamp assembly with charge port
A vehicle includes a battery charger and an exterior lamp assembly. The assembly includes a housing defining a cavity, and an electrical port including at least...
Vehicle seat back member
A vehicle seat back member includes a central web and a front wall that extends from the central web. A rear wall extends along a substantial portion of a rear...
Method for determining a charge acceptance, and method for charging a
In the case of a method for determining a charge acceptance I.sub.CA of a rechargeable battery, the battery is computationally split up into a predetermined...
Information display system and method
An efficiency gauge from a vehicle information display may incorporate vehicle range information in addition to an efficiency indicator. The range information...
Twist-lock tow recovery eye
A vehicle tow recovery eye includes a shaft between a towing end connectable to a towable item and an insertion end that is insertable in a vehicle opening, a...
Single-shot molded vehicle structural body component and method of making
A structural body component, such as a rocker panel or rear spoiler, and a method of manufacture. The method may include heating a mixture having a polymer and...
Vehicle power system
A vehicle may include an electric machine, a traction battery, and a solar panel array. The vehicle may further include circuitry electrically connected with...
Automotive rotatable power transfer system and method of operating same
A rotating power transfer system for an automotive fuel cell vehicle includes one of an impeller and turbine in fluid communication with a fuel cell stack, an...
Disambiguation of dynamic commands
A first computing device registers a first grammar that is stored in a persistent memory of the first computing device and that is a system grammar of the first...
Emotive text-to-speech system and method
Information about a device may be emotively conveyed to a user of the device. Input indicative of an operating state of the device may be received. The input...
Selectively visible user interface
A user interface for a vehicle is disclosed. The user interface comprises a vehicle panel having a proximity sensor, a first photoluminescent portion and a...
Universal joint with protective shield
A constant velocity (CV) joint includes a conical shield to protect a J-boot from damage due to projectiles such as stones. In order to facilitate vehicle...
Flexible turbocharger air duct with constricting rings
A turbocharger system includes a flexible duct having an elongated elastomeric body extending longitudinally between first and second ends configured to attach...
Detecting and negotiating a climbable obstacle in a vehicle
Data is collected in a vehicle relating to a potential obstacle. Based at least in part on the collected data, an obstacle is identified. At least one...
Vehicle sill reinforcement
A vehicle sill reinforcement includes a first elongate member and a second elongate member. Each of the first elongate member and the second elongate member...
Subframe for vehicle including lever for detaching subframe from underbody
during front impact
A chassis assembly of a vehicle includes a frame, an underbody supported by the frame, and a subframe connected to the underbody. A connection connects the...
Control for trailer backup assist system
In one embodiment of the disclosed subject matter, a trailer backup assist system includes a sensor that senses a measured hitch angle between a vehicle and a...
Vehicle and method of advising a driver therein
A vehicle may include a driver interface and at least one controller operatively arranged with the interface. The at least one controller may be configured to...
Method for increasing vacuum production for a vehicle
Methods and systems for providing vacuum to a vehicle are described. In one example, a method adjusts an application force of a transmission clutch in response...
Methods and systems for adjusting driveline disconnect clutch operation
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, torque transferred via a driveline disconnect clutch is estimated...
Torque modulation in a hybrid vehicle downshift during regenerative
A controller and a control strategy minimizes shift shock in a hybrid electric vehicle during a downshift conducted while the vehicle is in a regenerative...
Fastening and sensing apparatus
An apparatus includes a body having a fastening portion and a pressure sensor coupled to the body apart from the fastening portion. The pressure sensor has a...