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Traction battery assembly
A traction battery assembly includes a base plate and a plurality of prismatic cells stacked in an array on the base plate. A spacer assembly surrounds and is...
Method and system for controlling a vehicle during an autonomous control
A method and control system for maintaining attentiveness of a driver of a vehicle during an autonomous control mode. A series of cognitively demanding tasks is...
Method and device for modifying the configuration of a driving assistance
system of a motor vehicle
A method and apparatus for modifying the configuration of a driving assistance system of a motor vehicle includes, during operation in an autopilot mode,...
Pressure plate stress-relief grooves for a friction element assembly in a
transmission of a motor vehicle and...
Stress-relief grooves are provided in a pressure plate of a friction element assembly in a motor vehicle comprising a transmission. The friction element...
System and methods for managing fuel tank temperature
A system for an engine, comprising: a fuel tank; a thermal regulator comprising a phase-change material, the thermal regulator coupled to the fuel tank; and an...
Methods and systems for an intake oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a reference voltage for an intake manifold oxygen sensor based on ingestion of hydrocarbons from a fuel system...
System and method for compensating gaseous fuel injection
A system and method for operating an engine using gaseous fuel is described. In one example, engine operation is adjusted responsive to a temperature of air...
Controlling an internal combustion engine through modeling compensation of
PCV fuel flow due to oil dilution
A method for controlling an internal combustion engine based on the amount of un-burned fuel dissolved in the engine oil, and returned into the manifold through...
Humidity sensor diagnostics
Embodiments for diagnosing a humidity sensor are provided. One example method comprises adjusting an engine operating parameter based on humidity of a first gas...
Multi-stroke variable displacement engine
A vehicle propulsion system and method of operation are presented. As one example, cylinder deactivation and transitioning from four to two strokes is...
Active exhaust pulse management
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a volume control valve attached to a branch of a split exhaust manifold in a boosted engine system. Volume...
Self-draining keyed cylinder integrated into door trim
A vehicle door includes an outer panel and an inner frame defining a cavity, wherein a portion of the outer panel defines a generally downward outer surface. A...
Collision deflector assembly
A vehicle frame is provided having a frame. The frame includes a main rail and a lateral rail. A bracket is operably coupled to the main rail. The vehicle frame...
Vehicle driveline damper oscillation control
A vehicle includes an electric machine, a torque converter and damper, and a controller. The controller is programmed to operate the electric machine to apply a...
Wheel torque disturbance suppression control for vehicle hold
before/during engine startup
A vehicle-hold control method is used to hold an engine-powered vehicle from rolling backward on a road gradient during an engine start. The engine shuts down...
Hybrid vehicle and associated engine start and stop control method
A hybrid vehicle and method of control are disclosed wherein the vehicle is propelled solely by the motor in some operating modes and the internal combustion...
Seat belt buckle incorporating a display
A seat belt buckle for receiving a latch plate of a vehicle seat belt includes a housing having a slot for receiving the latch plate, a locking mechanism within...
Hidden storage box and multi-purpose utility table for light pickup trucks
A storage box system for a motor vehicle includes a folding storage box and a sliding rail assembly for translating the folding storage box between a hidden...
Vehicle seat item retention system
A vehicle seat retention system includes a vehicle seating assembly having a seat, which includes a seating surface and a seatback having seatback surface. A...
Illuminated steering assembly
A lighting system for a vehicle steering assembly is provided herein. The lighting system includes a steering wheel having a central hub and a rim connected to...
Illuminated chromatic emblem assembly with micro LEDS
An illuminated emblem assembly is provided that includes a power source, a backing member, and a light-producing assembly coupled to the power source and...
Emergency vehicle maneuver communications
Improved vehicle emergency lighting control may be implemented in a vehicle computer. Data may be collected related to a pursuit of a second vehicle. The...
A headrest assembly includes a centrally disposed headrest bun having an upper portion and an adjustable lower portion. The adjustable lower portion is...
Operable armrest assembly for vehicle door and center console
A vehicle armrest assembly for a door and console includes a linear actuator extending vertically through at least a portion of an armrest substrate and having...
Vehicle armrest with structural fabric substrate
A vehicle armrest includes an inner armrest substrate having at least one buckling member extending to an outer armrest substrate. A gap is defined by the inner...
Cooling system for a vehicle solar panel
A vehicle is provided. The vehicle includes an engine, a vehicle body panel, a photovoltaic unit attached to the vehicle body panel, and a cooling arrangement....
Method for producing a transverse member
The disclosure relates to a method for producing a transverse member having a securable ball joint receiving member from a transverse member having an integral...
Method for making a brake disk
The present invention in one or more embodiments provides a roller tool for roughening a friction ring of a brake disk, the roller tool including a roller body...
Buckle-tongue arrangement for four point seat belt system
A four-point seat belt system for restraining a vehicle occupant in a vehicle seat is disclosed. The system includes a four-point seat belt restraint system...
Vehicle front bumper cover
Apparatus and method for detecting a personal communication device in a
An apparatus for detecting a personal communication device (PCD) in a vehicle is provided. The apparatus includes one or more near field communication (NFC)...
Method and apparatus for seamless application portability over multiple
A system includes a processor configured to receive data, gathered by a vehicle, for use by a mobile application. The processor is further configured to receive...
Adaptive E-drive operation for electrified vehicle
A system is configured to receive vehicle state input, and in response to the vehicle state input, select an operational mode for PWM switching of electronics...
Flexible composite solid polymer electrochemical membrane
A solid state battery includes a flexible polymer sheet, and an array of solid state pillars supported by and extending through the sheet. Each of the pillars...
Bus bar locating feature and method
A battery assembly according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a terminal holder, a terminal at least partially...
Cell to cell terminal connections for a high voltage battery
A traction battery assembly is provided which may include first and second arrays spaced apart and each having a plurality of battery cells. The battery cells...
Detecting and communicating lane splitting maneuver
A vehicle system includes a lane detector programmed to output a boundary signal representing a location of a lane boundary relative to a host vehicle. A...
System and method for measuring object height for overhead clearance
An overhead clearance system for a vehicle is configured to receive signals from wireless transceivers attached to objects that are towed or carried by the...
System and method for enabling touchscreen by passenger in moving vehicle
A system and method for controlling the performance of complex operations on a dashboard-mounted touchscreen in a vehicle moving above a predetermined minimal...
Vehicle system and method for providing anticipatory line pressure for
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present discourse includes, among other things, controlling a vehicle by pressurizing a transmission pump in...
Route-based distance to empty calculation for a vehicle
A vehicle includes an electric machine configured to provide torque to vehicle wheels, a battery electrically coupled with and configured to provide electric...
Low profile highly efficient vehicular LED modules and headlamps
A vehicle headlamp module is provided that includes a lens having a plurality of near-field lens elements, a canted input surface, an exit surface and a cavity...
Flexible light shield and diffuser
A flexible shield/diffuser attachment for a portable light, the light comprising a light emitting end emitting light generally along an axis is shown. The...
Diamond-like carbon coating on chain guides and tensioning arms for
internal combustion engines
A nylon chain tensioning arm and nylon chain guide having diamond-like carbon coatings are provided. The diamond-like carbon coating is formed on the substrate...
Exemplary arrangements for drive chains are disclosed. In one exemplary arrangement, a tooth shaped link member for a drive chain comprises a web portion, a...
Transmission thrust washer with circulation circuit
An automatic transmission includes: a torque converter; a stator in the torque converter; and a thrust washer adjacent the stator. The thrust washer includes a...
Engine bearing block assembly
A bearing block assembly in an engine is provided. The bearing block assembly includes at least one bearing block to rotatably support an oil lubricated shaft...
Anti-rotation and pull resistant fastener inserts
An insert according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a body extending along an axis between a proximal portion and...
System for determining EGR cooler degradation
Systems and methods for diagnosing an EGR system are presented. The method provides for indicating EGR system degradation in response to a temperature at an...
Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods are provided for controlling an engine in response to a pre-ignition event. A pre-ignition threshold and a pre-ignition mitigating action are adjusted...