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Battery mounting system
A battery is mounted in a hybrid electric automotive vehicle. The battery is held by a restraining bar across top surfaces of a plurality of cells that comprise...
Electric vehicle battery assembly enclosure
An example battery assembly enclosure includes a tray and a lid secured to the tray to provide an interior therebetween. A plurality of molded retention...
Method and apparatus for remote vehicle keypad enablement and disablement
A system includes a processor configured to determine that a number of invalid attempts to input a code into a vehicle door keypad has passed a predetermined...
Marking the surface of metal coils with material property data
A marking system for a rolled metal coil to provide markings containing data about material properties within the metal proximate the markings. The material...
Vehicle container illumination
An engine compartment illumination system is provided that includes a first container including a first cap including a light source operable to emit an...
System and method for vehicle routing using stochastic optimization
A vehicle system enabling a processor to calculate the most efficient route to a destination based on estimated energy usage, vehicle data, and other inputs...
Method for transitioning between vehicle climate control system modes
A method for controlling transitions between activating and deactivating a vehicle air conditioner compressor is disclosed. In one example, displacement of the...
Luminescent vehicle molding
A molding of a vehicle is provided herein. The molding includes a cover panel portion mounted to a body panel of the vehicle. A carrier is disposed between the...
Headlamp assembly with multiple high aspect ratio lenses
A headlight assembly including a plurality of low-beam modules and a plurality of high-beam modules are enclosed in a housing. The low-beam modules include a...
Asymmetric exhaust gas recirculation system
Systems and methods for a twin turbocharged engine with a single exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system are disclosed. In one example approach a system is...
Boosted internal combustion engine with partial deactivation and method
for the operation of an internal...
An internal combustion engine system is provided herein. The internal combustion engine includes an active cylinder, a selectively deactivatable cylinder, the...
Direct inlet axial automotive turbine
Systems and methods for operating a turbocharged engine are described. In one example, a turbocharger system, comprising: a bearing housing including a turbine...
Current pulsing control methods for lift fuel pumps
Methods are provided for controlling a lift fuel pump configured to provide pressurized fuel to a direct injection fuel pump that further pressurizes the fuel...
Adaptive learning of duty cycle for a high pressure fuel pump
Methods and systems are provided for closed loop operation of a high pressure fuel pump connected to the direct injectors of an internal combustion engine....
Methods and system for improving vehicle operation
A method and system improving vehicle operation is presented. In one example, the vehicle data is transmitted between a vehicle and a cloud computer. The cloud...
Various methods for determining a holding current based on a pressure differential across a wastegate valve are provided. In one example, a method of operating...
Methods and systems for hybrid vehicle waste heat recovery
Systems and methods for operating an engine that includes an exhaust gas heat recovery system are described. The system may selectively or contemporaneously...
Method and system for variable cam timing device
Methods and systems are described for an engine with a cam torque actuated variable cam timing phaser. Phaser positioning control is improved by reducing...
Producing a vehicle body
A method for producing a vehicle body with a roof part, lateral roof frame parts, a roof channel provided between said components on each side of the roof, and...
Cast load structure for vehicle body to frame mount
A mounting member for securing a vehicle body to a chassis frame includes a horizontal base wall defining a mounting hole used to assemble the body to a...
Vehicle and method for advising driver of same
A method for advising a driver of a vehicle may include measuring a plurality of parameters representing the vehicle's current handling condition and the...
Electrified vehicle operating mode prompt
An exemplary method includes prompting a user to change an operating mode of an electrified vehicle from a first mode to a second mode that is different than...
Vehicle seat back including a deployable device
A seat back for a vehicle includes a frame and a deployable device. The deployable device includes a back panel fixed to the frame, a front panel opposite the...
Storage assembly for use with vehicle storage platform
The present invention in one or more embodiments provides a storage assembly for a vehicle with a storage platform, where the storage assembly includes a...
Wheel well step assembly of vehicle
A step assembly of a vehicle is provided herein. A step pad is pivotally coupled to a quarter panel of the vehicle and is movable between a stowed position and...
Vehicle lighting assembly
A vehicle lighting assembly is provided herein. The assembly includes a housing including a light permeable portion and a photoluminescent portion. A first...
Vehicle rear illumination
A vehicle is presented that includes a lift gate operably connected to a body, a cargo lamp configured to emit light positioned near a rear of the body, a first...
Luminescent grille bar assembly
A vehicle grille assembly is provided herein. The grille assembly includes a plurality of grille bars, each including a housing having a first portion and a...
Exterior mirror for a motor vehicle with liquid container refill funnel
An exterior mirror for a motor vehicle that has a filling funnel for filling at least one liquid container arranged in the motor vehicle. The exterior mirror...
Rear seat cushion with H-point articulation
A vehicle seat assembly includes a seat pan and four linkage arms individually pivotably coupled with the seat pan. The assembly further includes a mounting...
Electrified vehicle energy dissipation
An exemplary electrified vehicle assembly includes a coolant circuit and a controller configured to selectively direct energy into at least one component of the...
Method for motor vehicle interior climate control
A method for climate control for an interior of a motor vehicle includes acquiring climatically relevant data of the interior and/or surroundings of the...
Trailer hitch assemblies
A trailer hitch assembly sized and shaped to fit within a trailer hitch receptacle, wherein the trailer hitch assembly includes a first tubular element and a...
Combination vehicle turn, parking and fog lamp bezel
Combination vehicle turn, parking, and fog lamp bezel
Vehicle front bumper cover lamp bezel
Vehicle tail lamp
Vehicle front bumper cover lamp bezel
Vehicle front lower grille
Vehicle front upper grille
Monitoring a parking permit of a motor vehicle
With a method according to the invention for monitoring a parking permit of a motor vehicle, it is determined whether the motor vehicle is in a parking...
Photoluminescent disinfecting and charging bin
A charging and disinfecting tray for a vehicle is disclosed. The charging and disinfecting tray comprises a wireless charger for charging an electronic device...
Cable storage device for a charging cable of an electric vehicle
The disclosure relates to a cable storage device for a charging cable of a rechargeable battery of an electric vehicle. The cable storage device includes a...
Electric vehicle battery thermocouple
An example electric vehicle battery thermocouple includes a temperature sense lead of a first material, and an electric vehicle battery component of a second...
Retention assembly for traction battery cell array
A traction battery assembly is provided. The traction battery assembly may include an array of battery cells, a pair of endplates, a strap, and an attachment...
Method and apparatus for autonomous movement of a parked motor vehicle
A method and an apparatus for autonomous movement of a parked motor vehicle out of a parking space in which it is blocking an entranceway to a facility such as...
Systems and methods for pressure actuated pedal control
Electronic pedal control systems and methods for a vehicle are provided. One electronic pedal control system includes a first sensor configured to produce a...
Method and system for battery state of charge estimation
A powertrain having a Lithium-ion (Li-ion) traction battery including solid active particles is operated according to a state of charge of the battery based on...