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Hood latch release system
A hood latch release system for a vehicle. The hood latch release system may have a cable and a linkage. Deflection of the cable may actuate the linkage to...
Height adjustable load compartment floor system
A height adjustable floor system for a motor vehicle includes a load compartment floor having front and rear floor members that are pivotally connected together...
Object avoidance for a trailer backup assist system
A trailer backup assist system, according to one embodiment, includes a steering input device for inputting a desired backing path of a trailer. The trailer...
System and method for hybrid vehicle control during wheel slip events to
limit generator speed
A method for controlling a hybrid vehicle having a transmission coupled to vehicle wheels, an internal combustion engine, a planetary gearset coupled to the...
Semi-autonomous mode control
A first vehicle may receive at least one message from a second vehicle, the message including data provided by the second vehicle. A computing device in the...
Passenger protection system
A passenger protection system includes a rotatable arm, a rotation mechanism rotatably attached to the rotatable arm, and a flexible sheet connected to the...
Combined storage and docking unit for a portable electronic device
A combined storage and docking unit for attachment to the instrument panel of a motor vehicle is disclosed in which a portable electronic device such as an MP3...
Vehicle seat back having support members with integrated recliner heart
A vehicle seat back has first and second support members each having a central web and a rear wall extending therefrom. A seat base is operably connected with...
Motor vehicle seat having an armrest
A vehicle seating assembly includes a first seating unit having a backrest, which includes a front side and a back side. An armrest is operably coupled with an...
Portable EV energy transfer apparatus and method
Systems, apparatus, and methods are presented to transfer energy between an energy storage device (ESD) at an electrified vehicle (EV) and an AC or DC external...
Cylindrical surface profile cutting tool and process
A cutting tool. The cutting tool includes a cylindrical body and one or more axial rows of cutting elements, which project outwardly from and are situated...
Vehicle rear wheel lip molding
Determining vehicle occupant location
A method includes receiving one or more messages including a first message from a first mobile device. The first mobile device is wearable. Based at least in...
Cooperative occupant sensing
A vehicle system includes a communication interface and a processing device. The communication interface is programmed to pair with at least one mobile device....
Method and system for traction motor torque ripple compensation
Torque ripple produced by a traction motor of an electric vehicle when the motor produces torque from a motor current is compensated for by modifying operation...
Battery gassing mitigation through catalyzed precipitation
A secondary battery including a positive and negative electrode, a separator, an electrolyte, and a gas mitigation device is disclosed. The gas mitigation...
Estimation of lithium-ion battery capacity as function of
A method includes controlling operation of a vehicle in response to an estimation of a capacity loss and capacity of a lithium-ion battery module of the...
Expanded battery cooling fin
A battery assembly includes a plurality of battery cells and a plurality of fins arranged in an array. Each of the cells has a side portion disposed against the...
Array frame design for electrified vehicle battery arrays
A battery pack according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a tray, an array frame positioned above the tray and...
Polymeric overcoated anodized wire
An insulated electric conductor and method for making such a conductor are disclosed. The conductor comprises a copper core, a layer of aluminum formed over the...
Vehicle information display and method
An information display system for a hybrid electric vehicle configured to display one or more reasons an engine is on is provided. The information display...
Method of inputting a path for a vehicle and trailer
A method of inputting a path is provided. The method includes the steps of generating an aerial view of a vehicle and a trailer based on at least one of image...
Control valve and method of controlling torque converter lock-up clutch
A motor vehicle includes a transmission having a control valve and a torque converter with a lock-up clutch. The control valve is configured to control both a...
Clutch control using dither
During state transitions, a clutch actuator position command includes an oscillating component called a dither. This dithering helps avoid jumps in the actuator...
Methods and systems for real-time compressor surge line adaptation
Methods and systems are provided for adapting a compressor surge line in real-time. In one example, a method may include retarding a surge line in response to a...
Charge air cooler component diagnostics
Embodiments for a charge air cooler are provided. In one example, a method comprises adjusting an operating parameter in response to a degraded grille shutter,...
Methods and systems for recycling engine feedgas cold-start emissions
Systems and methods are provided for recycling internal combustion engine feedgas exhaust emissions during cold-start conditions. By adjusting a restriction...
System and method for compensating cetane
Methods and systems for adjusting a plurality of fuel injections supplied to a cylinder during a cycle of the cylinder are described. In one example, fuel...
Methods for detecting high pressure pump bore wear
Methods are provided for detecting high pressure pump bore wear, wherein wear between a piston and bore of a pump may cause an excessive amount of fuel to leak...
Method and system 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...
If method and system for engine knock control
Methods and systems are provided for using selective cylinder deactivation for knock control with reduced fuel penalty. Cylinders with heavier knock and/or more...
Method of fuel injection for a variable displacement engine
Various systems and methods are described for controlling fuel injection in a variable displacement engine. One method for a deactivatable cylinder comprises,...
Exhaust pressure estimation from wastegate motor current
In one embodiment, a method for an engine comprises adjusting an engine operating parameter based on exhaust pressure, the exhaust pressure estimated based on...
Twin scroll turbocharger with EGR takeoffs
Systems and methods for operating a twin scroll turbocharged engine with a junction configured to selectively control exhaust gas delivery to an exhaust gas...
Distributed control of selective catalytic reduction systems
Methods and systems are provided for modeling a reductant temperature and storage distribution of a SCR catalyst axially and radially. In one example, a method...
Transverse sill reinforcement for a truck bed and method of making a sill
A sill reinforcement assembly is provided for a sill area of a pick-up truck bed that is supported on and connected to a pair of frame rails. A unitary...
Gap joint for closed section load transfer
A hydro-formed body side rail is assembled by a bracket to a front header. The front header is an extruded cross-car structural support that is joined to the...
Energy absorbing rocker assembly
An exemplary rocker assembly includes a vehicle rocker at a lateral side of a vehicle, and a battery rocker at a lateral side of a battery pack of the vehicle....
Variable width platform vehicle body structure and method
A method of varying vehicle width on a single platform includes providing a plurality of vehicles, where each vehicle includes a side sill extending...
Trailer backup assist system with normalized steering input device for
A trailer backup assist system for a vehicle reversing a trailer, according to one embodiment, includes a sensor that senses a hitch angle between the vehicle...
Rear collision avoidance and mitigation system
Data is collected from vehicle sensors to generate a virtual map of objects proximate to the vehicle. Based on the virtual map, an in-vehicle computer...
Parking assistance system
A parking assistance system for supporting a parking maneuver of a motor vehicle, during which the motor vehicle is automatically moved into a parked position....
Hybrid vehicle control when towing
A method for controlling a hybrid vehicle having a trailer hitch includes detecting the trailer hitch being in use, commanding an engine to stop, and commanding...
Articulating support in a vehicle seat
A plurality of pads are configured to be arranged in a vehicle seat. A plurality of passive movement devices are provided to be respectively arranged behind,...
Wearable data management during an incident
A computer is programmed to receive data from one or more vehicle sensors. The computer identifies an incident based on the data. The computer sends a first...
Energy absorbing collapsible armrest with tunable stiffening feature
A vehicular armrest assembly includes a laterally collapsible substrate having a gap defined between inner and outer substrate portions. A tunable stiffening...
Manual lumbar pump assembly
A pump assembly for a vehicle seatback includes a plurality of air bladders defining a lumbar support. A valve body has an inlet and a plurality of outlets that...
High capacity aluminum spot welding trans-gun primary cable
A high capacity aluminum spot welding trans-gun includes a pair of opposed electrodes, a weld control that controls the operation of the trans-gun, and a...