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Air-injection system to improve effectiveness of selective catalytic
Embodiments are described to improve the durability of a lean NO.sub.x aftertreatment system. According to one embodiment of the present invention an air...
Sorb energy management crossmember
An apparatus turns a front wheel of a vehicle inward during an offset frontal impact. The apparatus includes a first frame rail and a second frame rail spaced...
Deflector with frame rail follower and guide on deflector end
A deflector assembly for a vehicle having a bumper and a frame rail that are connected by a crush-can. The deflector assembly absorbs impact forces in a small...
Smart transmission shift delay method and system for climate control for a
A method and system for the cancellation of transmission shift delay as a function of an optimum target temperature is disclosed. Once the pre-selected optimum...
Active bolster vent distribution for stress and load management
An active bolster mounts at an interior trim surface of a passenger compartment in an automotive vehicle. A plastic-molded front wall deploys in a deployment...
Seat mechanism inertia locking system
An inertia locking system for a seat of a vehicle includes a base member that is fixed to a seat structure and a Double D shaped shaft that rotates with a cam...
Vehicle frame component
A vehicle frame component for limiting the movement of the wheel of the vehicle toward the cab of a cab on frame vehicle including a base member welded to...
Fluid level indicator using photoluminescent illumination
An illumination system for a vehicle container includes a fluid container, a photoluminescent portion disposed on the container, and a light source located...
Cushion pan for a vehicle seat assembly
A cushion pan for a vehicle seating assembly includes a body portion having at least one pocket including a module retention aperture disposed therein. First...
Hydromechanical drawing process and machine
A hydromechanical forming tool is disclosed that may include electro-hydraulic forming chambers in which a stored charge circuit may be discharged through...
System and method for calculating a horizontal camera to target distance
A system and method for calculating a horizontal camera to target distance is provided. A camera on board a vehicle is configured to image a target on a trailer...
Method and apparatus for alerting a user to presence of an item in a
Method and apparatus for alerting a user to presence within a vehicle of an item having an active near-field communication device (NFCD) associated therewith,...
Trailer lane departure warning system
A lane departure warning system has a trailer detector for detecting that a trailer is attached to a vehicle, a lane boundary detector for detecting a position...
Detection method of current sensor faults in the e-drive system by using
the voltage command error
Systems, apparatus, and methods detect a current sensor error in an FOC electric machine system. A voltage command is monitored to detect the presence of an ac...
Method for shifting a shift-by-wire transmission without engine power
A vehicle according to the present disclosure includes a shift-by-wire transmission, a pressure source configured to selectively provide hydraulic pressure in...
Ventilated brake rotors
A brake rotor for attachment to a wheel of a vehicle may include an outer friction member and an inner friction member. The brake rotor may further include a...
Methods and systems for controlling fuel injection
Various systems and methods are provided for controlling fuel injection to an engine. In one example, fuel injection timing of a cylinder of the engine is...
Method and system for improved dilution tolerance
Methods and systems are provided for expediting purging of LP-EGR from an air intake system during conditions of decreasing engine load. During a tip-out, an...
Engine-on time predictor for aftertreatment scheduling for a vehicle
A method to control a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) having a compression ignition engine includes operating the engine based on an engine-on request and...
Plastic panel attachment joint for fascia to fender execution
An attachment joint for attaching a first panel to a second panel includes a threaded bolt, a cooperating speed nut, and a support plate interposed between the...
Method of controlling aspirator motive flow
Methods and systems are provided for controlling an aspirator shut-off valve in an engine of a hybrid vehicle. One example method includes opening the aspirator...
Method for refueling motor vehicles
A computer-implemented method includes determining, via a vehicle computer, that a current fuel-tank fill-level matches a stored fill-level, stored prior to a...
Adjusting clutch slip based on sensed parameter of transmission shaft to
control vehicle NVH
A vehicle powertrain includes a transmission and a clutch. The slip of the clutch is adjusted to a predefined target where a sensed parameter of a shaft of the...
Impact tubing for pedestrian protection sensor for automotive vehicle
A sensing and injury mitigation system for a vehicle to identify an object in an impact event is disclosed. The system includes an impact sensing unit...
Energy absorbing member for a bumper assembly of a vehicle
An energy absorbing member for a bumper assembly of a vehicle includes an open-celled foam. A magnetorheological fluid is disposed in the open-celled foam. A...
Vehicle panel and emblem
An emblem assembly for a vehicle having a number of attachment features such as two locating-pins, two opposing force clips, an orthogonal force clip, and an...
Vehicle trim panel having storage compartment with biased access openings
A vehicle trim panel is provided including a body. The body has a storage compartment, a first access opening to the storage compartment biased in a first...
Storage assembly with deployable layer
The present invention in one or more embodiments provides a storage assembly, which includes a housing, a tray positioned within the housing and including first...
Lighted vehicle bin assembly and method of calibrating same
A lighted vehicle bin assembly that activates a light source based on motion and recalibrates a sensor is provided. The lighted vehicle bin assembly includes a...
Vehicle sunshade assembly
A sunshade assembly for a vehicle is provided herein. The sunshade assembly includes a housing and a light-producing assembly coupled to the housing. The...
Internal vehicle telematics data access
A nomadic device may connect to a vehicle computing system (VCS) and be configured to identify data element parameter information associated with a gauge to be...
Transmission having integrated transmission pump and accessory drive
A transmission includes provisions to mount two accessory drive units and to transmit power to the accessory drive units from an engine. The accessories are...
Method of calibrating an extruded straight tube
A method and tool for calibrating an extruded tube for use in a manufacturing operation. According to the method, the tube is stretched while in a clamping tool...
MRI estimation of contrast agent concentration using a neural network
The invention comprises systems, methods, and apparatus to correlate changes in MRI data with CA concentration, using an adaptive neural network In MRI...
Method and system for launching an application
A mobile device comprising at least one controller in communication with one or more transceivers. The one or more transceivers are capable of communication...
Discontinuous pulse width modulation
A discontinuous pulse width modulation technique is used in a controller to control an inverter that converts DC battery power to AC power to operate an...
Traction battery thermal plate with multi pass channel configuration
A traction battery assembly for a vehicle is provided. The traction battery assembly may include a plurality of battery cells and a thermal plate positioned...
Battery power capability estimation at vehicle start
A vehicle is disclosed comprising a battery and a controller. Projected battery impedance parameters are calculated based on predetermined parameter values and...
Method to adjust fuel economy readings for stored energy
Methods and systems are provided for compensating an instantaneous fuel economy reading for stored energy. One method comprises, when a vehicle undergoes a...
Transmission service warm-up feature
A service warm-up feature warms transmission fluid to normal operating temperature faster than normal idle without requiring continuous technician attention....
A transmission gearing arrangement has four simple planetary gear sets and five or six shift elements. One embodiment has three brakes and three clutches and...
Magnetically actuated clutch assembly
A clutch assembly includes a first clutch including a cam plate, a pocket plate and axially pivoting struts that driveably connect the plates for rotation in a...
Rivets with anti-rotational features
Semi-tubular self-piercing rivets and solid rivets are provided with surface features such as recesses or lobes. The recesses or lobes engage the panels that...
System and method for controlling engine restart operation to reduce
A method and system for dealing with a change of mind event during an automatic shut-down of an engine 6 having a dual mass flywheel 8 is provided that reduces...
User interface for automatic start-stop system and method of controlling
Vehicles equipped with an automatic start-stop system may include an interface for conveying inhibitors preventing an engine from auto-stopping in addition to...
Fuel-air separator and pulse dampener
A fuel-air separator includes a chamber with an interior side-wall surface and adjacent interior top and bottom surfaces. An inlet of the fuel-air separator...
Methods and systems for determining a fuel concentration in engine oil
using an intake oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for estimating a fuel concentration in engine oil in an engine crankcase. In one example, an engine controller may adjust...
Method and system for exhaust gas recirculation
Methods and systems are provided for an engine including a first turbocharger having a first compressor and a second turbocharger having a second compressor. An...
Supercharged internal combustion engine with two-channel turbine and
A supercharged internal combustion engine comprising a two channel turbine fluidly connects the two channels within the turbine housing by virtue of at least...
Universal capless refueling funnel
A universal refueling funnel for a capless refueling system is provided. In one example approach the refueling funnel comprises a funnel body with a first...