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Vehicle blind spot system operation with trailer tow
This disclosure generally relates to a vehicle blind spot detection system, method, and module for adjusting parameters of a vehicle blind spot detection...
Photoluminescent cargo area illumination
A vehicle illumination apparatus is disclosed. The illumination apparatus comprises a storage compartment forming an interior cavity disposed in a cargo area...
Movable inserts for concealing child safety seat anchors in a vehicle
A method and apparatus for concealing the CRS anchor of a vehicle when not in use and exposing the anchor when CRS attachment is required. The inventive concept...
Vehicular charging and protection systems
A charging system for a vehicle. The charging system includes an on-board battery, a charger region and a wireless receiver for generating a charging signal in...
Regenerative braking control system and method
A system for controlling regenerative braking in an electrified vehicle to prevent or minimize reduction of overall braking torque during wheel slip events...
Particulate filter overheat protection
A thermal fuse is installed in the exhaust flow path in or from a diesel particulate filter (DPF) of a combustion engine. At a temperature corresponding to...
Color changing and disinfecting surfaces
An apparatus configured to disinfect a vehicle is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a first electrode substantially coating a portion of a partially light...
Vehicle tail lamp
Vehicle rear lower bumper cover trim
Vehicle rear lower bumper cover
Vehicle front lower grille and bumper cover
Vehicle front upper grille
Temperature monitoring HEV charger cord assembly and charging method
A temperature monitoring vehicle charger cord assembly includes a wall plug; a pair of power prongs carried by the wall plug; at least one thermal sensor...
Storage system for passenger vehicle
A passenger vehicle is provided with a seating row that is oriented in a passenger compartment forward of a storage compartment. The seating row has a seat back...
Discreet emergency response
A vehicle system includes a microphone programmed to capture sounds in a passenger compartment of a vehicle and output a sound signal. A speech analyzer...
Vehicle drive matching system and method
A vehicle includes a route collection module that collects drive history data describing a plurality of routes traveled by the vehicle and associated departure...
Sensor shield for an electric vehicle
An example electric vehicle component includes a current sensor shield that blocks magnetic fields of a contactor from influencing a current sensor. An example...
Battery pack thermistor test method
A battery pack thermistor test method includes charging a battery pack, monitoring a rise in average temperature reported by at least one thermistor on the...
Method and apparatus for electric vehicle trip and recharge planning
A vehicle includes a traction battery, an interface, and at least one processor configured to present, via the interface, a message including a charge-vehicle...
Line pressure control with input shaft torque measurement
A method of controlling a line pressure in a transmission is provided. Line pressure in a transmission is set to a pressure value including a first term that is...
Cooling assembly and method for providing cooling air flow in region of
constant velocity joint
A cooling apparatus and method for providing a cooling air flow in a region of a constant velocity joint. The constant velocity joint has a housing comprising a...
Flow drill screw assembly and method
An assembly is provided including a first workpiece and a second workpiece that are positioned together. A groove is provided in an exposed face of one of the...
Method and system for prioritizing vehicle vacuum
A vacuum prioritization system for a vehicle is disclosed. In one example, use and availability of vacuum provided via vacuum sources is allocated to higher...
Method for purging condensate from a charge air cooler
Methods and systems are provided for cleaning out condensate stored at a charge air cooler. In response to increased condensate accumulation at a charge air...
Air intake duct ice ingestion features
An engine system including an air intake duct positioned upstream of an engine cylinder may include an ice ingestion feature for retaining condensation. An ice...
Fuel oxidation reduction for hybrid vehicles
Systems and methods to control fuel tank pressure to reduce fuel oxidation in plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are disclosed. A method comprises routing vapors...
Bore bridge and cylinder cooling
An internal combustion engine includes a head gasket positioned between a cylinder block and a cylinder head. The cylinder block has first and second cylinders...
Method and system for providing vacuum for a vehicle
A method and system for improving vacuum generation for a vehicle is described. In one example, engine speed and alternator load are adjusted in an alternating...
Methods for reducing raw particulate engine emissions
The methods described allow for reducing particulate emissions from a direction injection engine during a starting phase, while also maintaining the engine...
Sliding door arrester
A sliding door for a motor vehicle includes a sliding door arrester to prevent the sliding door from inadvertently closing during a deceleration event. The...
Tonneau cover with integrated storage compartment accessed through the
A tonneau cover is provided for a pickup truck. The tonneau cover includes a body having a vehicle forward end and a vehicle rearward end. Further, the tonneau...
Cargo bed support assembly for a truck
A cargo bed assembly for a pickup truck includes an aluminum truck bed above a pair of frame rails. A plurality of roll-formed 6000-series aluminum...
Vehicle body structure
A vehicle body structure includes a side sill formed of high strength steel and a seat cross-member formed of high strength steel. A floor pan is welded to at...
Engine control system
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting the operation of an electric coolant pump in a hybrid vehicle system. During vehicle compression braking...
Vehicle display assembly including an energy absorption element
A display assembly for a vehicle includes an electronic display and a rod coupled to the electronic display. A guide defines a slot which receives the rod. The...
Glove box owner's manual/electronic device storage
A motor vehicle storage compartment includes a housing defining an interior storage space and a top having a cutout defining a rear lip for supporting at least...
Closure lock status display system and related method
A doorlock status display system is provided for a motor vehicle. That system includes a door module and a lock status display module. The door module includes...
System and method to locate vehicle equipment
A vehicle system configured to identify a location of emergency equipment is disclosed. The vehicle system comprises a storage compartment forming an interior...
Dome light assembly
A dome light assembly for a vehicle is provided herein. The dome light assembly includes a headliner having a trough and a light-producing assembly arranged as...
Illuminating running board
A running board of a vehicle is provided herein. The running board includes a housing and a light-producing assembly disposed inside the housing. The...
Photoluminescent vehicle step lamp
An illumination apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The illumination apparatus comprises a photoluminescent portion disposed on a step portion and a first...
Photoluminescent puddle lamp
An illumination apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The illumination apparatus comprises a photoluminescent portion disposed on a downward facing portion of...
Vehicle control system for aligning inductive charging connection
A vehicle control system, a surface marking for a surface upon which a vehicle can be positioned and a method of positioning a vehicle is provided. The vehicle...
Assembly and method of pretreating localized areas of parts for joining
An assembly and a method of joining a first part with a second part at an attachment area that includes a localized area on the first part. The localized area...
Vehicle front upper bumper cover
Utilizing a smartphone during a public address system session
A technique utilizes a smartphone during a public address system session. The technique involves operating a public address system to provide audio from a local...
Fuel cell header wedge
A fuel cell system may include a fuel cell stack having a header and active area in fluid communication with the header. The fuel cell system may also include a...