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US-9,829,888 Distinguishing lane markings for a vehicle to follow
The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for distinguishing lane markings for a vehicle to follow. Automated driving or...
US-9,829,883 Trailer backup assist system having remote control and user sight management
A system for backing a trailer with a vehicle is provided herein and includes a mobile electronic device with which a user inputs an intended backing path for...
US-9,829,411 Method of calibrating a wet clutch for generating transfer functions on a test bench
A bench test calibration method for generating wet clutch torque transfer functions includes obtaining in-vehicle clutch torques at a set of shift conditions;...
US-9,829,370 Methods and systems for fuel level indicators in a saddle fuel tank
Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing fuel level indicators in a saddle fuel tank. In one example, a method may include determining degradation of...
US-9,829,324 Engine block heater failure detection
A vehicle system includes a sensor that measures an engine block heating characteristic associated with an engine block heater. A processing device is...
US-9,829,099 Transmission drive mode user selection systems and methods
A vehicle includes a powertrain having a transmission capable of operating in a plurality of modes to propel the vehicle. The vehicle also includes a steering...
US-9,828,964 Calibration of engine auto-stop delay times
A auto-stop/start vehicle with an engine and a battery includes at least one controller that calibrates an engine auto-stop delay time based on a state of...
US-9,828,955 Systems and methods for dedicated EGR cylinder exhaust gas temperature control
Systems and methods for increasing EGR gas temperature for an engine that includes at least one dedicated EGR cylinder. The dedicated EGR cylinder may provide...
US-9,828,951 Systems and methods for opportunistic vehicle evaporative emissions test diagnostic
Methods and systems are provided for opportunistically conducting an evaporative emissions test diagnostic procedure in order to indicate the presence or...
US-9,828,949 Method and system for humidity sensor diagnostics
Methods and systems are provided for an engine including a humidity sensor. Degradation of the humidity sensor may be determined based on a change in intake air...
US-9,828,948 Method and system for determining knock control fluid composition
Methods and systems are provided for accurately determining the composition of a knock control fluid using sensors already present in the engine system. An...
US-9,828,924 Coordinated actuation to start an engine
A vehicle includes an engine and an electric machine coupled to a transmission element. The electric machine is also selectively coupled with the engine by a...
US-9,828,922 Supercharged internal combustion engine with exhaust-gas turbocharger and method for operating an internal...
Embodiments for inducing swirl upstream of a compressor are provided. In one example, a method includes during a first condition, flowing exhaust gas from...
US-9,828,222 Vehicle storage area lift assembly
A lift assembly for a utility vehicle storage area includes a floor supported by a scissor mechanism, an actuator for raising the scissor mechanism and the...
US-9,828,040 Multilayer component assembly for automobiles
An automotive aluminum alloy component assembly includes a first vehicle component defining a first joint region and a first cutout. The assembly also includes...
US-9,828,035 Vehicle body reinforcing brace
A vehicle body includes a roof rail elongated along a longitudinal axis, and first and second bows each connected to the roof rail. A brace includes a base, a...
US-9,827,992 Driver anomaly detection
Vehicle trajectory data is obtained. A variance of the trajectory data is recursively determined. A speed-dependent weighting function is computed to obtain a...
US-9,827,986 System and methods for adaptive cruise control based on user defined parameters
Systems and methods for adaptive cruise control based on user defined parameters are disclosed. An example disclosed vehicle includes a GPS receiver configured...
US-9,827,980 Load-based vehicle operating control
A hybrid electric vehicle includes an engine and an electric machine, both capable of providing propulsion power. A clutch is configured to selectively couple...
US-9,827,978 Method of engaging transmission system of a hybrid vehicle
A traction motor of a hybrid electric vehicle drives a primary pump to provide pressurized hydraulic fluid to engage a power flow path of a multi-ratio...
US-9,827,975 Methods and systems for improving transmission shifting
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, an engine is couple to a transmission in response to a...
US-9,827,974 Methods and system for positioning an engine
Systems and methods for positioning an engine during engine stopping and during vehicle activation are described. In one example, a belt integrated...
US-9,827,970 Vehicle stopping assist and speed control system
A vehicle, a vehicle speed control system, and a method of controlling vehicle speed are provided. The vehicle may include a powertrain and a controller. The...
US-9,827,969 Controlling powertrain torque in a hybrid vehicle
A hybrid electric vehicle includes an engine and an electric machine, both capable of providing torque to transmission gearing. A clutch is disposed between the...
US-9,827,955 Systems and methods to improve fuel economy using adaptive cruise in a hybrid electric vehicle when approaching...
A method for controlling a vehicle includes automatically controlling vehicle brakes to decelerate the vehicle at a braking deceleration rate in response to an...
US-9,827,950 Locking assembly and method with authenticated unlocking of electric vehicle supply equipment
An exemplary locking assembly includes, among other things, a lock that transitions between a first state that prevents disengaging electric vehicle supply...
US-9,827,947 Load limiting seat belt buckle assemblies
A seat belt buckle assembly includes a buckle housing; a plate extending from the buckle housing and defining a slot; and a bracket including a rivet engaged in...
US-9,827,939 Airbag with individually tunable compartments
An airbag includes a manifold having an outer panel and an inflation chamber defined at least in party by the outer panel. The airbag further includes a first...
US-9,827,935 Collision sensing apparatus
An apparatus includes a center component defining a center chamber therein and first and second side components defining first and second chambers therein,...
US-9,827,933 Energy absorber with fixed angled fins
An energy absorbing system includes a carrier having a wall extending along a longitudinal axis. The energy absorber has a first leg and a second leg extending...
US-9,827,931 Bumper reinforcing assembly
A vehicle front end includes a bumper and a carrier attached to the bumper. A plurality of fins are movably attached to the carrier and are spaced from each...
US-9,827,926 Cowl trim assembly with sliding cover
A cowl trim assembly is provided. That cowl trim assembly includes a panel and a sliding cover carried on the panel. More specifically, the panel includes a...
US-9,827,924 Methods and systems for loss of communication detection in a vehicle network
Methods and systems are provided for detecting loss of communication in a vehicle network. In one example, a method may include determining a diagnostic time...
US-9,827,914 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...
US-9,827,903 Illuminated trim panel
A light system for a vehicle is provided herein. The light system includes a trim panel having an upper portion disposed proximately to an opening. A light...
US-9,827,861 System and method for vehicle battery charging
A vehicle power system includes a traction battery and a battery charger. The battery charger has an electrical output and a capacitor electrically connected...
US-9,827,846 Traction battery cooling system
A vehicle includes a traction battery and a cooling system. The cooling system has a chiller, a radiator, and conduit and valving arranged to form a thermal...
US-9,827,829 Deployable vent for automotive ventilation system
A ventilation system is provided for a transportation vehicle having a passenger cabin with an interior trim surface. A stationary duct segment receives an...
US-9,827,827 Method for preventing condensation on vehicle windows
Methods and systems are described for preventing condensation on a windshield and other windows of a parked vehicle. One method includes following the vehicle...
US-9,827,818 Multi-stage solution for trailer hitch angle initialization
A system for initializing hitch angle detection is provided herein. An imaging device is configured to capture images of a trailer connected to a vehicle. A...
US-D804,116 Dust collector
US-9,824,589 Vehicle collision risk detection
A vehicle system includes a communication interface programmed to receive, at a host vehicle, signals transmitted from a target vehicle. The vehicle system...
US-9,824,512 Adjusting diagnostic tests based on collected vehicle data
A system comprising a processor is programmed to receive, from a plurality of vehicles, sets of diagnostic test data relating to a performed diagnostic test....
US-9,824,505 Method for triggering a vehicle system monitor
Methods and systems are provided for improving the frequency of attempting and successfully completing one or more on-board diagnostic routines. Engine...
US-9,824,300 Vehicle lane learning
A system of one or more computers can be configured to perform particular operations or actions by virtue of having software, firmware, hardware, or a...
US-9,824,178 Active bolster vent distribution for stress and load management
An active bolster mounts at an interior trim surface of a passenger compartment in an automotive vehicle. A plastic-molded front wall deploys in a deployment...
US-9,823,685 Acceleration and braking mechanism kit for a vehicle
An acceleration and braking mechanism kit autonomously controls a vehicle brake pedal and a vehicle accelerator pedal. The kit includes a support bracket and...
US-9,823,660 System for distance to stop
A distance to stop a vehicle is received. A trajectory including a plurality of acceleration segments, being respective portions of the trajectory prescribing...
US-9,823,349 Driver entry detector for a motor vehicle
Driver-detection technology includes various systems, methods, and apparatuses. For example, an active infrared (IR) sensor might be affixed in the driver's...
US-9,823,343 Digital beamforming based resolution of out-of-path targets showing up as in-path due to grating lobes in array...
An antenna system, such as a radar antenna system, includes an array of antenna elements and a controller. The controller outputs an in-path indicator in...
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