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Logic-based sliding door interlock
A fuel door and a sliding door are on the same side of a vehicle. The sliding door has power locking and power child locking. To prevent the sliding door from...
Method and system for operating an engine turbocharger
A system and method for operating an engine turbocharger is described. In one example, the turbocharger is rotated in different directions in response to...
Turbocharger system having an air-cooled solenoid valve
A turbocharger system is provided. The turbocharger system includes a turbine positioned downstream of a combustion chamber and a turbine bypass conduit in...
Exhaust throttling for cabin heating
Embodiments for heating a vehicle cabin are disclosed. In one example, a method for heating a vehicle cabin comprises closing an exhaust throttle while...
Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for addressing pre-ignition occurring while operating with blow-though air delivery. A variable cam timing device used to...
Efficient vehicle component heating
Methods for achieving efficient vehicle component heating are provided. One example method for controlling the warming of powertrain lubricants during engine...
Wheel assembly kinematic enhancement device
An automotive vehicle includes a wedge fixed by shear connections to a structural member. Upon application of a rearward force, the wedge shears free and moves...
Method and assembly for directing power within an electrified vehicle
An exemplary method directing power within an electrified vehicle includes generating electric power with an electric machine of an electrified vehicle. The...
Methods and system for starting a hybrid vehicle
Systems and methods for improving emissions and drivability of a hybrid vehicle that includes a motor/generator and an engine are presented. The systems and...
Methods and systems for adjusting hybrid vehicle efficiency
Systems and methods for dynamically updating engine mechanical losses, driveline electrical losses, and a desired driveline speed are disclosed. In one example,...
Vehicle deployable front step
A vehicle and a hood release system are provided. The vehicle may include a hood release lever disposed within a vehicle cabin connected to a hood latch...
Method and system for responding to a lane deviation event of a vehicle
Methods and systems are described for providing feedback in the event of a lane deviation of a vehicle having a power steering system. Vehicle data, such as...
Vehicle and vehicle seat belt system
A vehicle having seat belt system is provided. The vehicle includes a D-ring having a light source, a belt strap passing through the D-ring, a tongue connected...
Infinitely adjustable cargo lamp for pickup trucks
A cargo lamp is provided for a pickup truck. The cargo lamp includes a lamp housing, a stop light held in the lamp housing and an adjustable lamp held in the...
Vehicle seating assembly having a climate controlled seat utilizing a
plenum volume and flexible hoses
A vehicle seating assembly includes a vehicle seat having a body. The body includes a center portion and four corner portions. A breathable coverstock covers a...
Adjustable armrest device for securing in a cup holder of a vehicle
An adjustable armrest device is provided for securing in a cup holder of a vehicle. The device includes a pedestal, an armrest and a connecting structure for...
Charge balance system and method
A power system may perform charge balancing for a vehicle. The power system may include a battery including a plurality of modules, each module including a cell...
Method and system for oil dilution control
Methods and systems are provided for operating an engine in a hybrid vehicle in response to fuel and water dilution of engine lubricating oil. An engine oil...
GPS based pitch sensing for an integrated stability control system
A system and method for sensing vehicle global pitch angle and rate that uses global velocities measured from a single antenna global positioning system (GPS)...
Reinforced thermoplastic structural joint assembly for a vehicle
A structural joint assembly for a vehicle is provided with a first thermoplastic composite member having a protrusion containing fibrous material. A...
Three-way catalyst comprising mixture of nickel and copper
A three-way catalyst including a mixture of nickel and copper is provided for reducing carbon monoxide, hydrocarbon emissions, and nitrogen oxides from vehicle...
Vehicle fog lamp panel
Vehicle front upper bumper cover
Combination pressure- and vacuum-based EVAP leak detection method
A method and system for conducting leak detection in an evaporative emission control system. The method performs a pressure-based leak test at selected...
Twin scroll turbocharger in a variable displacement engine
Methods and systems are provided for operating an engine with variable displacement engine (VDE) operation coupled to a twin scroll turbocharger. One method...
Engine control for a liquid petroleum gas fueled engine
A method for an engine, comprising: during a first condition comprising a high engine temperature, injecting a first quantity of liquid petroleum gas into a...
Method for determining and compensating engine blow-through air
A method for determining cylinder blow-through air via engine volumetric efficiency is disclosed. In one example, the method provides a way to adjust cylinder...
Method and system for air fuel ratio control and detecting cylinder
Air/fuel imbalance monitoring systems and methods for monitoring air/fuel ratio imbalance of an internal combustion engine are disclosed. In one embodiment,...
System and method for detecting particulate filter leakage
Methods and systems are provided for determining degradation of a particulate filter in an exhaust conduit. In one example, a method may include diverting...
Methods and systems for controlling engine stopping and starting
Systems and methods for improving operation of a start/stop vehicle are presented. One method includes deactivating an engine start/stop mode in response to an...
Opportunistic charging of hybrid vehicle battery
A control system for a modular hybrid electric vehicle operates an internal combustion engine at a torque level above the driver demanded torque improving the...
Methods and systems for operating an engine
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, engine operation is adjusted in response to a change in engine...
Methods and systems for vehicle driveline torque estimation
Systems and methods for improving hybrid vehicle torque control are presented. The system and methods included may estimate driveline torque via springs of a...
Deployable vehicle hood extender for pedestrian protection
A pedestrian protection apparatus for use with a motor vehicle having a windshield, a cowl and an engine hood is provided. The apparatus includes a deployable...
Shape adaptive passenger airbag
A vehicle airbag system comprising an airbag. The airbag may include at least one tether attached to first and second walls of the airbag, wherein each tether...
Photoluminescent device holder
An illuminated device storage apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The storage apparatus comprises a console forming an elongated opening leading to a cavity....
Independent cushion extension and thigh support
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat frame. A first leg support is pivotally coupled with a forward portion of the seat frame. The first leg support is...
Hidden front passenger seat head restraint for improved visability
An interior arrangement for a vehicle including a front passenger seat having a head restraint, a rear seat, seat occupant sensors fitted to the seats, a head...
Vehicle fog lamp bezel
Vehicle front side lower bumper cover
Secure manipulation of embedded modem connection settings through short
messaging service communication
A vehicle may include at least one controller configured to maintain a communication channel over a network between a vehicle and a vehicle service server...
Method and system for controlling current of a power distribution circuit
A method of operating a battery charger electrically connected with a power distribution circuit having a power line and return line includes determining at...
Modular fuel cell power system
A modular fuel cell power system includes a coolant source, a reactant source and a plurality of fuel cell modules. Each of the fuel cell modules includes a...
Membrane electrode assembly comprising a catalyst migration barrier layer
A membrane electrode assembly for a fuel cell is disclosed, which comprises at least one porous ionomer containing layer disposed at the interface between the...
Flexible busbar holder for welded cells
A traction battery assembly is provided including a support member, two battery cells, a busbar, and a segmented busbar holder. The battery cells include...
Method of controlling the stopping and starting of an engine of a motor
A method of controlling the stopping and starting of an engine is disclosed in which, during an engine shut-down period, if a signal indicative of a request for...