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Parking assistance for a vehicle
Parking assistance for a vehicle includes various elements directed to assessing whether a motion or position of a vehicle is conducive to detecting an...
Shared vehicle management
A location of a shared vehicle is identified. Shared vehicle usage data is obtained for the location. An instruction is provided to adjust an operating mode of...
System and method for testing vehicle traction battery components
A traction battery connection simulator is disclosed comprising a plurality of power supplies connected to simulate a traction battery and a plurality of...
Fuel storage system and method for detecting a gas pressure therein
A fuel storage system includes a storage vessel including a dielectric liner, a voltage sensor formed by a pair of plates disposed on opposing surfaces of the...
Magnetic torque sensor packaging for automatic transmissions
Designs to package a magneto-elastic torque sensor in an automotive transmission, such as front wheel drive (FWD) automatic transmissions, for volume production...
Control of locking differential
A locking differential includes a dog clutch configured to selectively couple a carrier to an axle shaft in response to magnetic forces generated by electrical...
Aspirator motive flow control for vacuum generation and compressor bypass
Systems and methods are provided for engine systems including a first multiple tap aspirator with a motive inlet coupled to an intake upstream of an air...
Methods and systems for a gas constituent sensor
Various systems and methods are described for an engine system with an exhaust gas recirculation system. In one example method, a correction for a gas...
Compression boss for engine front cover
An apparatus is provided having two mating components. The mating components include an engine and an engine front cover. A fastening boss is formed on at least...
Cylinder bore surface profile and process
An engine block has a cylinder bore wall comprising a first portion having a first diameter and a second portion axially adjacent to the first portion having a...
Method and system for engine starting
A method and system for improving starting of an engine is presented. In one example, the method selects a first cylinder to receive fuel since engine stop...
Systems and methods for controlling ignition energy during exhaust stroke
combustion of gaseous fuel to reduce...
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting ignition energy of the spark required for combustion of gaseous fuel injected during an exhaust stroke of a...
Humidity Sensor Diagnostics
Embodiments for testing a humidity sensor are provided. One example method comprises indicating degradation of a humidity sensor based on a humidity sensor...
Methods and systems for an oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for accurately learning the zero point of an intake gas oxygen sensor in varying ambient humidity conditions. The learned zero...
Post fuel injection of gaseous fuel to reduce exhaust emissions
Methods and systems are provided for delivering gaseous fuel as multiple fuel injections split between an intake stroke, a compression stroke, and/or a power...
Octane separation system and operating method
An engine system, comprising an externally filled fuel tank with an external fill port; a separator for separation of fuel based on octane level, the separator...
Boost reservoir and throttle coordination
Methods and systems are provided for reducing turbo lag in a boosted engine. A boost reservoir coupled to the engine may be charged with compressed intake air...
System and methods for engine air path condensation management
A system and methods for routing condensate collected in a heat exchanger reservoir to either a combustion chamber of an engine or a position in the engine...
Internal combustion engine having a direct injection system and having a
port fuel injection system
A system and methods are provided to deactivate a cam driven fuel pump. The system comprises a direct fuel injection system; a port fuel injection system; a...
System and method for gas purge control
Systems and methods for providing vacuum to one or more of a crankcase ventilation system, an emission control system, and an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR)...
Crankcase integrity breach detection
Methods and systems are provided for using a crankcase vent tube pressure or flow sensor for diagnosing a location and nature of crankcase system integrity...
An e-bike center module includes a substantially straight first center module connecting surface that is releasably connectable to a substantially straight...
Detection of parking maneuver in a motor vehicle
A motor vehicle detects the occurrence of a parking maneuver using a speed sensor, a transmission gear identifier, and a steering angle sensor. A driver assist...
Vehicle side impact control
A vehicle system includes a sensor and a processing device. The sensor is configured to detect an impact vehicle. The processing device is programmed to predict...
Methods and systems for transitioning between braking modes
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, a method for transitioning between driveline braking and wheel...
Method and apparatus for biometric vehicle activation
A system includes a processor configured to detect push-to-start (PTS) button engagement. The processor is also configured to scan a finger positioned on a...
Method for operating a motor vehicle in a presentation mode
A method for operating a motor vehicle having one or more electrical systems/devices, wherein the systems/devices are operable in at least two different modes....
Vehicle cargo organiser
A cargo organiser for a vehicle includes a frame at least partially forming a floor of a cargo area of the vehicle. The cargo organizer includes one or more...
Modular cup holder assembly
A cup holder assembly includes a first body defining an upper sidewall between a first open end and a second open end and a second body defining a lower...
State of charge quality based cell balancing control
Hybrid-electric and pure electric vehicles include a traction battery comprised of many cells. During repeated charge and discharge cycles, the state of charge...
Circuit and method for detection of battery cell drain
A vehicle includes a traction battery and a battery management system. The battery management system includes a controller programmed to output a drained cell...
Real-time battery estimation
Vehicle systems and methods can include a traction battery and a controller to implement a state estimator configured to output battery state based on internal...
Method and apparatus for charging or discharging and electrical device by
An apparatus for charging and discharging an electrical device in a vehicle is provided with a first power source for providing low voltage energy and a second...
Enhanced real-time ammonia slip detection
Systems and methods for detecting ammonia slip in an exhaust system based upon transient NOx sensor responses are described. In one example method, an exhaust...
Vehicle tail lamp
Vehicle upper liftgate
Vehicle rear lower bumper cover
Key fob transmission compensation
A method comprising for adjusting a power level in a key fob includes transmitting a first output signal at a first power setting. A feedback signal is received...
Method and apparatus for do not disturb message delivery
A computer implemented method includes detecting a vehicle state for which a user is to be notified. The method also includes sending a notification for a user...
Multiple transceiver and antenna verification system
A system includes a control unit and multiple transceivers connected by a communication bus. The transceivers are respectively connected to antennas. The...
Instantaneous status to target gauge for vehicle application
A vehicle includes a display and a controller that operates the display. A first icon representing a reference energy consumption value based on a predetermined...
Reduced network flow and computational load using a spatial and temporal
A vehicle includes a navigation system and a processing device. The navigation system is configured to identify a current location of the vehicle, a destination...
Flexible photoluminescent light shield and diffuser
A flexible photoluminescent shield/diffuser attachment for a portable light, the light comprising a light emitting end emitting light generally along an axis is...
Passive venturi pump for leak diagnostics and refueling
Systems and methods for operating a hybrid electric vehicle with a passive venturi pump are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises: during...
Fuel tank pressure relief valve cleaning
Methods and systems for cleaning a pressure relieve valve for a fuel tank are disclosed. In one example approach a method for cleaning a pressure relief valve...
Method and system for binary flow turbine control
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting the opening of a scroll valve of a binary flow turbine. Scroll valve adjustments are used at different engine...
Air intake system hydrocarbon trap purging
Methods and systems for passively purging a hydrocarbon trap in an engine intake in a vehicle are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises, in...
Methods and systems for fuel ethanol content determination via an oxygen
Methods are provided for accurately learning part-to-part variability of an intake or exhaust oxygen sensor. A correction factor is learned based on sensor...
Auto-ignition internal combustion engine with partial deactivation and
method for the operation of an internal...
Methods and systems are provided for optimizing the operation of a multi-cylinder auto-ignition internal combustion engine. In one example, cylinders of the...