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Method for initiating and maintaining a substoichiometric operating mode
of an internal combustion engine and...
The present disclosure describes systems and methods for recharging a storage catalyst of an internal combustion engine. A method is described, comprising:...
Methods and systems for improving hybrid vehicle transmission shifting
Systems and methods for improving hybrid vehicle shifting are presented. Specifically, torque supplied to an input shaft of a transmission may be adjusted...
System and method for controlling a restricted mode in a vehicle
A device for controlling a restricted mode of a vehicle is provided. The device includes a controller that is configured to receive an input indicative of a...
Vehicle key off load reduction via off-board sensor
A remote sensing device is utilized to activate boundary alert sensors in a vehicle to reduce current loading during a key-off condition. Communication between...
Headrest electronic device holder
An electronic device holder provides a top mounted tablet holder with a thirty degree rotational limit to its rearward swinging motion of a mounting surface....
Attachment apparatus to connect an electronic device holder to a seat
A mounting system includes a vehicle seat having a seatback frame with a forwardly rolled support flange. The forwardly rolled support flange defines a cavity...
A badge is provided herein. The badge includes a housing attached to a substrate to form a viewable portion, a peripheral portion, and a rear portion. A light...
Traction battery thermal plate with longitudinal channel configuration
A traction battery assembly for a vehicle is provided. The traction battery assembly may include a battery cell array and a thermal plate configured to support...
Height determination for two independently suspended wheels using a height
sensor for only one wheel
Ride height for use in an adaptive suspension damping system, tiltable headlamp systems, or other systems is determined for first and second wheels which are...
Crowdsourced weather data collection and provision
A computer-implemented method of gathering data includes querying, via a vehicle computing system, a plurality of weather sensors included with a vehicle and in...
Methods and apparatus for adaptive vehicle response to air quality states
A computer-implemented method includes connecting to a remote system and requesting data relating to a quality of air level in the vicinity of a known vehicle...
Detecting an extended side view mirror
A position of a mirror in or on a vehicle can be detected by receiving a first image and a second image, and comparing the first image to the second image. The...
Torque error detection and torque estimation system
A vehicle may include a powertrain having an engine and a generator coupled to a driveshaft, an inverter configured to provide phase currents to the generator,...
Battery pack leak detection assembly and method
A method of detecting a leak in a battery pack according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, calculating a predicted...
Fuel level inference from canister temperatures
Methods and systems for inferring a fuel level in a fuel tank based on temperature changes in a carbon canister are disclosed. In one example approach a method...
Method and apparatus for providing a navigation route with recommended
A system includes a processor configured to discover charging station locations within a predefined proximity to a route for which vehicle-charging is required...
Powertrain delta current estimation method
A vehicle includes an engine, electrical loads, and at least one controller. While the engine is on, the controller calculates the change in current demand of...
Methods and systems for stopping an engine
Systems and methods for improving operation of a stop/start vehicle are presented. In one example, an engine throttle position is adjusted in response to...
Fuel shift monitor
Methods and systems are described for evaluating presence of fuel shifts in an engine. In one example, a method comprises indicating a fuel shift based on a...
Method and system for improved dilution purging
Methods and systems are provided for expediting EGR purging in a hybrid vehicle during transient operations, such as tip-out to lower load conditions. In...
Automatic engine start-stop control
A vehicle system having at least one sensor configured to output a range signal and a range-rate signal. The range signal represents a distance from a host...
Electric actuator current control responsive to temperature
Various methods for controlling current supply to a wastegate actuator based on temperature are thus provided. In one example, a method for operating a...
Proximity switch based door latch release
A vehicle door latch assembly includes a first proximity sensor on a first side of a door handle and a second proximity sensor on a second side of the door...
Method and assembly for reducing energy consumption of an electrified
An exemplary method includes changing a scheduled preconditioning cycle of an electrified vehicle in response to a period without a key cycle of the electrified...
System and method for energy optimization in autonomous vehicle operation
Vehicle operating systems are autonomously operated. A transient in an upcoming path of the vehicle is determined from a comparison of vehicle path data and...
Active motor damping control of a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain
A hybrid electric vehicle includes an engine and an electric motor both configured to generate a vehicle powertrain torque and a controller programmed to...
Vehicle impact absorbing system
A vehicle includes an instrument panel, a front airbag, a first side curtain airbag, and a second side curtain airbag and two front seats. The front seats are...
Side pillar air curtain guide
A side pillar air curtain guide includes a main body having an air curtain ramp formed by a plurality of ribs. Those ribs project from the main body at an acute...
Inflatable chamber integrated into center floor console
A vehicle console includes a frame and an impact absorbing device supported on the frame. The impact absorbing device includes a bladder connected to the frame...
Vehicle braking deployment logic for pedestrian protection leg stiffener
A method and apparatus for controlling a deployable pedestrian protection leg stiffener of a motor vehicle based upon the vehicle braking status and...
Sliding conversation mirror assembly with friction tabs for vehicle
A vehicle overhead console is provided which includes a conversation mirror assembly having a housing capable of storing a conversation mirror. The conversation...
Vehicle backlit assembly with photoluminescent structure
A vehicle backlit assembly is provided and includes a support member and at least one backlit interactive member at least partially extending through an opening...
Selectable fixed and rotational seat frame assembly for a vehicle frame
A seat attachment system for a vehicle frame includes a vehicle frame having a lower seat-bracket receptacle defined within a frame base and an upper...
Seating arrangement for a passenger vehicle
A vehicle seating assembly includes a front seat and a rear seat, each having a backrest and a squab. The front and rear seats are arranged in a staggered...
Method and apparatus for identifying battery pack types
A method, apparatus, and system are disclosed for analyzing a vehicle battery system of a hybrid or electric vehicle that includes a battery pack and a battery...
Battery model with robustness to cloud-specific communication issues
A vehicle may include battery cells and a controller configured to control the vehicle, based on a state observation of the battery cells, using model...
Hybrid composite utilizing injection-expansion molding
A vehicular instrument panel including a substrate having a first plurality of chopped carbon fibers within a first nylon resin and an expanded reinforcement...
Low temperature catalyst/hydrocarbon trap
A low-temperature catalyst is provided for reducing cold-start hydrocarbon emissions. The catalyst comprises a platinum group metal impregnated onto an oxygen...
Integrated electrical and thermal solution for inverter DC-link capacitor
An improved capacitor packaging solution is presented that incorporates both thermal and electrical considerations. A package can include capacitor elements...
Retractile socket adapter for 12V outlet
A retractile power outlet assembly for a vehicle includes a socket body including a first electrical contact providing an electrical current from a power source...
Method of forming hemming tool
A method of forming a hemming tool includes providing a computer generated model of a panel including a flange in an unhemmed position and of a hemming tool...
Hidden camera assembly with microprocessor control
A hidden camera system for a vehicle includes a cover, a camera, a pulse width drive motor, a linkage connecting the drive motor to the cover and the camera and...
Engine knock signal transmissive element
Embodiments may provide an engine knock monitoring system that may include an engine block including an engine block body and a cylinder wall defining at least...
Dual distance to empty function for bi-fuel vehicle
A vehicle includes a powertrain comprising an engine configured to separately burn first and second types of fuels and propel the vehicle therefrom, and a...
Regulator valve with integrated direct acting solenoid
A control valve for an automatic transmission includes a valve body including a chamber and a control pressure port, metering edges formed in the valve body at...
Transmission fluid warm-up system and method
A vehicle includes a transmission having gears lubricated by oil and a variable voltage converter (VVC). The VVC includes an inductor arranged such that the oil...
Approach for controlling fuel flow with alternative fuels
Fuel systems for supplying fuel to an engine are described. In one example, fuel is evacuated from a fuel rail upon vehicle shut-off by directing fuel from a...
Engine system and a method of operating a direct injection engine
Systems and methods are provided for an engine. The system comprises a direct injection engine having a cylinder in which a piston is slidingly supported to...
System and methods for CBV diagnostics
Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing compressor bypass valve degradation. In one example, a method may include indicating degradation of a compressor...