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Load-based vehicle operating control
A hybrid vehicle includes an engine and an electric machine, both capable of propelling the vehicle. The electric machine is electrically connected to a high...
Cold temperature engine start
A method of starting a vehicle may include providing power to a motor to spin the motor at a speed at least equal to a target engine cranking speed while a...
Seat belt presenter fault indication
A vehicle system includes a seat belt buckle configured to receive a seat belt. The seat belt buckle is moveable between a first position and a second position....
Active bolster with hot-weld rivets
An active bolster for an automotive vehicle includes a plastic-molded outer trim panel with a welding track on an inside surface and a plastic-molded expandable...
Storage bin for a vehicle interior
A storage bin includes a base, a plurality of pins supported by and moveable relative to the base, and a locking plate. The locking plate includes a plurality...
Interior trim electronic device holder
An electronic device holder includes a vehicle pillar in which a vertical track assembly is disposed. First and second pivoting arms are pivotally coupled to...
Method for revitalizing and increasing lithium ion battery capacity
A hybrid or electric vehicle includes a lithium-ion battery and a controller. The controller is programmed to discharge the battery through an electrical load...
Hybrid vehicle braking system and method
A vehicle includes a powertrain having an electric machine, and friction brakes configured to resist rotation of a vehicle wheel. The further includes at least...
Controlling a powertrain and a clutch of a vehicle
A vehicle includes an engine and is at least partially propelled by a fraction battery and a traction motor. A clutch is configured to be coupled to the...
System off configuration for climate control system
A system off configuration for an automotive climate control system is provided. The climate control system includes a compressor having two downstream flow...
Independent wheel suspension for the non-driven wheels of a vehicle
An independent wheel suspension for the non-driven wheels of a vehicle comprises a wheel carrier for rotatably mounting a wheel of the vehicle, the wheel...
Motor vehicle rear lower bumper cover
Vehicle hood vent
Method and system for launching an application
A computer-program product embodied in a non-transitory computer read-able medium that is programmed for communicating accident data to a vehicle computing...
Electrified vehicle battery pack monitoring assembly and method
An exemplary monitoring assembly includes, among other things, a controller configured to identify a change in an internal pressure of a battery cell using a...
Multi-tier traction battery assembly with alignment feature
A battery assembly includes a lower array including opposing endplates having upwardly protruding pins, and an upper array including opposing endplates having...
Headlamp aimer box
A headlamp aimer box includes a housing defining an opening and a tunnel, a window disposed within the opening, and a whiteboard disposed at one end of the...
Control of transmission latch valve
A transmission includes a latch valve with latched and de-latched states. In the de-latched state, the latch valve directs a control pressure to a clutch apply...
Electrified vehicle powertrain clutch
An exemplary clutch device of an electrified vehicle includes a first member having a plurality of lugs about an axis, and a second member including a plurality...
Molded encapsulated retainer
An encapsulated retainer comprises a barrel that defines a fastener-securing void. The barrel has a flange that extends about its periphery. The encapsulated...
Method and system for fuel vapor control
Methods and systems are provided for monitoring a fuel vapor recovery system including a fuel tank isolation valve coupled between a fuel tank and a canister....
Rapid zero flow lubrication methods for a high pressure pump
Methods are provided for rapid zero flow lubrication of a high pressure fuel pump, wherein a fuel rail pressure rapidly responds to commanded duty cycles. A...
Cooling system and method for a vehicle engine
An exemplary cooling system includes, among other things, a first pump to supply coolant to a cylinder head or cylinder block of an engine, a second pump to...
Extendable jack tool and jack assembly employing the same
The present invention in one or more embodiments provides a jack tool including a first shaft including a first tail with a first protrusion connected to a...
Methods and systems for configuring of a trailer maneuvering system
A system for configuring a trailer model for a trailer maneuvering system is disclosed. The system comprises a controller having a memory and being operable to...
Method for determining assist torque offset and system using same
A vehicle having a driving assist system and an electric power assist steering system coupled to the driving assist system. The driving assist system transmits...
Hybrid vehicle braking limit determination system and method
A vehicle includes a powertrain having an electric machine configured to selectively apply regenerative torque to cause deceleration in response to braking...
Method and system for operating a hybrid powertrain
A method and a system for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, operation of a hybrid driveline is adjusted in response to...
Vehicle stability control system and method
A vehicle stability control system comprises a 5-sensor cluster and a stability controller configured to communicate with the 5-sensor cluster and receive...
Air bag door hinge for a motor vehicle
An automobile air bag mounting structure includes a chute defining an opening with a first wall extending from the opening, a cover fully sealing the opening,...
Compression limiting clip for a bracket assembly
A bracket assembly includes a polymer bracket that has a first side, a second side, and an opening that extends between the first and second sides. A...
Assembly of vehicle structural components at a common joint
An assembly includes a base component secured to vehicle frame components and a first body component having an inside surface abutting the base component. The...
Folding seat assembly for a motor vehicle
A folding seat assembly includes a pair of seats each of which has a backrest and a seat cushion. A luggage compartment cover housing is attached to each...
Traffic density sensitivity selector
Data is collected related one or more objects proximate to a first vehicle, the one or more objects including a second vehicle. The collected data is used to...
Temperature based electric machine control
A vehicle having at least one electric machine capable of propelling the vehicle is provided. An oil circulation path is provided that circulates oil through...
Rule-based cruise control system and method
A rule-based vehicle cruise-control system includes a computer in a vehicle, the computer including a processor and a memory, and the computer is configured to...
Self-locating busbar assembly and alignment method
A self-locating bus bar assembly for locating a bus bar on a cell terminal of a battery cell includes a bus bar locating tab adapted for attachment to the bus...
Vehicle with traffic flow reminder
A vehicle system having at least one sensor configured to output a range signal and a range-rate signal. The range signal represents a distance from a host...
Key fob security copy to a mobile phone
A mobile device having a transceiver, a microphone, and a processor programmed to control a vehicle function at a vehicle computing system based on a received...
Vehicle lamps with uniform apparent brightness
A Parabolic-Type reflector has a uniform Apparent Brightness over the reflector surface. A model of the reflector is divided into a plurality of elements...
Illuminating floor mat with wireless power transfer
An illuminable mat adapted for use in a variety of settings is provided. The illuminable mat includes an illuminable region and a light source that illuminates...
Transmission gear shift indication adjustment
Methods and systems are provided for operating a vehicle with a transmission. In one example approach, a method for a vehicle comprises, during a transmission...
Strap mounting for pendulum dampers
A pendulum damper fixed to a rotating element of an engine comprises a pendulum anchor, a pendulum, and a flexible metal strap attaching the pendulum and...
Vibration-isolating bracket assembly
In one or more embodiments, a vibration-isolating bracket assembly includes an elastic donut including a main aperture, a first bracket including a tongue with...
Engine de-choking in response to an engine flood event
A method may comprise automatically de-choking an engine and cranking the engine in response to an engine flood event, wherein automatically de-choking the...
Method and system for fuel vapor management
Methods and systems are provided for shared handling of fuel vapor purge and crankcase ventilation in an engine system. Fuel vapors from each of a canister and...
Temperature control arrangement for transmission oil in a motor vehicle
and method for controlling the...
A temperature control arrangement for transmission oil in a motor vehicle comprises a coolant circuit which fluidly connects an internal combustion engine and a...