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Geometric/mechanical isolation of aluminum to steel joining at trim edges
for corrosion protection
A joint for a motor vehicle body comprises a first structural member fabricated from aluminum attached to a second structural member fabricated from steel. The...
Vehicle underbody structure
A vehicle is provided. The vehicle has an underbody that includes a floor panel, a pair of laterally spaced side members affixed to opposing lateral side...
Tire windup compensation
A system for measuring and compensating for tire windup occurring in road wheels during parking events. A controller receives data comprising a steering motor...
System and method for determining a hitch angle offset
A system and a method are provided for estimating an actual hitch angle between a vehicle and a trailer. A hitch sensor on the vehicle continuously senses a...
Method for operating a vehicle powertrain
Methods and systems for controlling a vehicle powertrain that may be automatically stopped and started are presented. In one example, a method adjusts a...
Seat belt height adjuster system and method
A system includes a seat belt height adjuster, a seat belt retractor includes a payout sensor, and a seat. The seat includes a seat position sensor and a weight...
Personal electronic device dock
A portable electronic device dock includes a storage unit and a lid, wherein the lid is adapted to clamp a portable electronic device between a portion of the...
Vehicle step system
A vehicle step system and method incorporating an end of a vehicle bumper. The step system includes an end of the bumper movable between a first, closed...
Illuminated vehicle compartment
An illuminated engine compartment disposed within a vehicle is provided herein. The illuminated engine compartment includes a light-producing assembly. A first...
Photoluminescent bin lamp
An illuminated vehicle storage apparatus is disclosed. The storage apparatus comprises a bin rotatably connected to a console and configured to be oriented in...
Hidden photoluminescent vehicle user interface
A user interface for a vehicle is disclosed. The user interface comprises a proximity sensor disposed proximate a vehicle panel. An exterior layer is disposed...
Photoluminescent vehicle graphics
An illumination apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The illumination apparatus comprises a trim portion affixed to a surface comprising a first...
Cable device to restrict headlamp motion in frontal low speed impacts
A motor vehicle headlamp assembly mounted to a front corner of a motor vehicle between a side fender panel and a front body panel has a front portion and a rear...
Photoluminescent vehicle badge
An emblem illumination assembly for a vehicle is disclosed. The illumination assembly comprises an external cover defining a profile shape and an optic device...
Tray system for a truck
A system for accommodating a variety of modular components on a truck bed tray that is assembled to a truck frame. A plurality of first engagement features are...
Hybrid composite utilizing gas-assisted molding geometries
A vehicular instrument panel includes a substrate having a first plurality of chopped carbon fibers and a first plurality of chopped glass fibers within a first...
Cathode channel shutoff in a fuel cell
In at least one embodiment, a fuel cell comprising a cathode flow field and a strip is provided. The cathode flow field plate defines a plurality of cathode...
Determining which participant is speaking in a videoconference
Aspects herein describe methods and systems of receiving, by one or more cameras, images in which the images comprise facial images of individuals. Aspects of...
Vehicle light fixture having internal heatsink for LED lamp
A vehicle headlight includes a headlight housing including an external lens and an outer wall that define a headlight interior and a lighting element including...
Direct injection fuel pump
Methods and systems are provided for a direct injection fuel pump. The methods and system control pressure within a compression chamber so as to improve fuel...
System and methods for evaporative emissions leak testing
A method for a fuel system is provided, comprising: during a first engine-off condition, coupling a fuel tank to a fuel vapor canister, and indicating...
Method and system for vacuum control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling and coordinating control of a post-catalyst exhaust throttle and an EGR valve to expedite catalyst heating. By...
Direct injection pump control
Methods are provided for controlling a solenoid spill valve of a direct injection fuel pump, wherein the solenoid spill valve is energized and de-energized...
Methods and systems for operating an engine in a hybrid vehicle driveline
Systems and methods for increasing hybrid driveline efficiency are disclosed. In one example, an efficient engine operating region is defined within an engine...
Enhanced real-time ammonia slip detection
Various systems and methods are described for detecting ammonia slip. In one example method, an exhaust system with two NOx sensors uses transient responses of...
Articulating closure mechanism for non-aligned closure panels
A liftgate/decklid assembly for a motor vehicle includes a liftgate panel hingedly connected to the vehicle to define a liftgate swing arc. A decklid panel is...
Magnetic vehicle attachment system for use with non-magnetic body
A vehicle headliner attachment system for mounting a headliner to a non-magnetic roof structure includes a headliner with an interior and an exterior surface, a...
Method and apparatus for persistent transferrable customizable vehicle
A system includes a processor configured to receive a user request to edit vehicle feature settings from a computer remote from a vehicle. The processor is also...
Method for preventing wheel spin on stopped vehicles
A method comprising: applying a brake force to all four wheels of a motor vehicle to stop the vehicle while torque continues to be applied to its driven wheels;...
Adaptive cruise control while towing
A vehicle includes a powertrain, a cruise control system, and a controller. The controller, in response to a brake temperature being greater than a threshold...
Vehicle battery power transfer limit management system and method
A vehicle includes a powertrain including an electric machine and a traction battery. The vehicle also includes at least one controller programmed to, during a...
Three piece hidden D-ring seat belt restraint
A seatbelt assembly includes an adjuster having a guide slidable in a first direction. The assembly also includes a cover defining upper and lower edges and...
Rollover passenger protection
A passenger protection device includes an airbag having a roof panel arranged to deploy to cover at least a portion of and at least one tether having a first...
Over-travel mechanism for easy-entry system
A seat assembly includes an easy-entry system with a seat frame having a seatback pivotally coupled to a seat member. An external lever is operably coupled to...
Freeze preparation for a fuel cell system
A vehicle includes a fuel cell system, and a controller configured to receive a first signal indicative of a predicted ambient temperature at a specified...
Method and system for extending battery life
A method for extending the life cycle of a battery includes receiving a storage mode status signal at a battery controller and incrementally adjusting a state...
Impedance based battery parameter estimation
A hybrid powertrain system includes a battery cell and at least one controller programmed to output an average internal resistance of the cell for a sliding...
Hands free vehicle charging system
A vehicle charging system may include a charge receptacle and an alignment pin mounted to a vehicle and a ground station. The ground station may include a guide...
Integrated vehicle cabin with driver or passengers' prior conditions and
Described herein is a system, apparatus, and method for providing an integrated vehicle cabin experience. A wearable device including one or more bio-physical...
Suction filter media overmolded integrally with tray
A filter assembly includes a housing including a first cover and a second cover, a grid located in the housing including interconnected ribs and strips, and...
Portable pre-filtering fuel filler device
A portable pre-filtering fuel filler device is described herein. The portable pre-filtering fuel filler device includes a fuel inlet opening, an interior fuel...
Vehicle lower liftgate
Vehicle exterior front portion
Vehicle exterior rear portion