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Vehicle head lamp
Automobile lower grille
Collision mitigation system
The present invention is an automotive collision mitigation system comprising at least one sensor for sensing first and second detection zones. A controller,...
Roll stability control system for an automotive vehicle using an external
environmental sensing system
A roll stability control system (18) for an automotive vehicle (10) includes an external environment sensing system, such as a camera-based vision system, or a...
System for limiting reactive torque in powertrains
A control system limits reactive torque in a powertrain that is generated when braking force is applied to traction wheels during a sudden stop or other sudden...
Method and system for determining engine state of a hybrid electric
A method and system of engine state determination includes a plurality of requestors each of which compares vehicle or environmental conditions to a requirement...
Closed loop control of battery power limits based on voltage
A controller and a control method for modifying battery discharge and charge power limits in a vehicle powertrain that includes an electric battery as a power...
Vehicle imaging processing system and method having obstructed image
An imaging system for a vehicle is provided. The system includes an image sensor generating a plurality of image frames, and a controller coupled to the image...
Continuously variable transmission for hybrid motor vehicles
Motor vehicle transmission, comprising an input shaft (27) adapted to be drivingly connected to an output shaft of an internal combustion engine, a variator in...
A method of forming deep holes and a gundrill therefore is disclosed. The gundrill has an elongate tubular shank and a cutting tip, each provided with a tubular...
Anti-blinding system for a vehicle
An active light source operating system (10,11) for a vehicle (14) includes a light source (50) that generates an initial illumination beam (54). A selective...
Bodyside with integral wheelhouse structure for automotive vehicle
A bodyside for an automotive vehicle includes a folded structure having a generally horizontal floor portion and a generally vertical side portion which is...
Pillar structure for passenger vehicle
A passenger vehicle is disclosed having a vehicle body with a first pillar extending upward from a lateral side of the body. A side member extends along the body...
Occupant restraint system incorporating rotatable seat back
An occupant restraint system (11) for an automotive vehicle (10) includes a rollover sensor (30) that generates a rollover signal. A seat (12) having a seat base...
Detection of a humidity sensor failure in an internal combustion engine
A system and method for utilizing a humidity sensor with an internal combustion engine of a vehicle is described. Specifically, information from the humidity...
Fuel injector activity verification
An engine system comprising of at least one fuel injector sensor coupled to at least one fuel injector of a first group of cylinders; at least one fuel injector...
Internal combustion engine and method for auto-ignition operation of said
The invention relates to an internal combustion engine that can be operated in compression ignition mode, the engine comprising a fuel injector for each...
Starting an engine with valves that may be deactivated
A system and method to control engine valve timing to during the start of an internal combustion engine. Valves that may be deactivated are controlled in a...
Method for improved performance of a vehicle having an internal combustion
An engine control system for managing lean operation of an internal combustion engine coupled to a lean NOx trap uses an indication of vehicle activity. A target...
Method and system for internet based financial auto credit application
A method and system are provided which enables automotive dealers to use a standard PC and Internet-type browser software package to enter credit/loan...
Method and apparatus for designing and developing a vehicular damper
An assembly 10 which allows a vehicular damper to be virtually created and evaluated. Particularly, the assembly 10 includes a torque producer 31, a frequency...
System and method for determining a wheel departure angle for a rollover
A control system (18) and method for an automotive vehicle includes roll rate sensor (34) generating a roll rate signal, a lateral acceleration sensor (32)...
System and method to control a switchable powertrain mount
A strategy controls alternate anti-vibration modes in a switchable powertrain mount using vehicle operational status sensors and pre-selected thresholds. The...
Jet pump for boosting pressure at an inlet supplied from a sump and second
The automatic transmission for motor vehicles includes a positive displacement pump, a sump hydraulically connected by a passage to the pump inlet, a line...
Control method and controller for a solenoid-operated electrohydraulic
A method and system for controlling a solenoid-operated pressure regulator valve to achieve high compliance with respect to a commanded current in accordance...
System and method for controling crankshaft position during engine
shutdown using cylinder pressure
Systems and methods for controlling stopping position of a crankshaft during shutdown of a multiple cylinder internal combustion engine influence cylinder...
Method for starting an internal combustion engine
The description relates to a method for starting a direct-injection internal combustion engine equipped with an engine management system and having n cylinders,...
Integral coolant reservoir and air cleaner for automotive vehicle
In integral utility assembly for an automotive vehicle includes a coolant reservoir and an air cleaner. A mounting bracket for attaching the assembly to an...
Rotary position sensing assembly for internal combustion engine
A rotary position sensing assembly for an internal combustion engine includes a mounting socket rigidly attached to a structural support of a rotating component...
Method of real-time collision detection between solid geometric models
A system and method of real-time collision detection between solid geometric objects is provided. The system includes a computer system, a computer-generated...
Permeable composition, controlled release product and methods for the
A permeable composition, a controlled release product, and methods for producing the permeable composition and controlled release product. The permeable...
Movable spray painting stand
A movable spray-painting stand includes a worktable provided with four casters and having a wind-exhausting device and a filtering device assembled thereon. The...
Energy-absorbing device with a reduced initial peak load
An energy-absorbing device (34) with a reduced initial peak load (50) for enhancing the management of crash energy in an end structure (30') for a vehicle (30)....
Collapsible seat assembly
A multi-positional collapsible seat assembly for a motor vehicle is disclosed. The seat assembly includes a seat bottom having a load surface provided on an...
System and method for detection of degradation of vacuum brake booster
Systems and methods for detecting degradation of a sensor in a vacuum brake booster coupled to a manifold of an internal combustion engine include measuring an...
Method for providing an oil change indication to an operator of an
internal combustion engine
A method for providing an oil change indication to an operator of an internal combustion engine having an exhaust-after-treatment system requiring regeneration,...
Vehicle lower bumper
Method and apparatus for controlling a transfer case clutch to improve
In a motor vehicle driveline having an automatic transmission driveably connected to a transfer case whose output is continually connected to a first output, a...
Adaptive voice control and vehicle collision warning and countermeasure
A safety system (10) for a host vehicle (12) includes a voice sensor (38) that detects voice signals from a vehicle occupant. An occupant classifier (30)...
Dust-removing device for the dust-collecting tank of a dust-collecting
A dust-removing device for the dust-collecting tank of a dust-collecting machine includes a guide frame installed inside the dust collecting tank and having a...
Low pressure fuel injector nozzle
A nozzle for a low pressure fuel injector that improves the control and size of the spray angle, as well as enhances the atomization of the fuel delivered to a...
Battery support structure
A vehicle support structure for supporting engine compartment accessories such as a battery. The support structure includes a first tubular frame member having a...
Adaptive engine control for low emission vehicle starting
A method for rapidly heating an emission control device in an engine exhaust uses excess air added to the exhaust via an air introduction device. After an engine...
Method for controlling valves during the stop of an engine having a
variable event valvetrain
A method for controlling valves during an engine stop is presented. The valves are controlled in a manner that can quiet the engine during a stop. In addition,...
Vehicle trajectory control system
A method for controlling an engine coupled to a transmission is described. The method is especially suited for a transmission having at least one gear in which...