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Differential lateral stiffness armrest
An automobile armrest is described. The armrest allows lateral movement in an outboard direction while resisting inboard movement. The armrest facilitates...
Autonomous vehicle with reconfigurable seats
A vehicle includes a passenger compartment and at least one seat located in the passenger compartment. The seat can be moved from a front-facing position to a...
System and method for adjusting battery pack state of charge limits
Systems and methods for operating a battery pack supplying power to propel a vehicle are disclosed. One example method comprises, adjusting a battery pack state...
Electric vehicle with transient current management for DC-DC converter
An electric or hybrid electric vehicle includes a battery coupled to a traction motor and a DC-DC power converter for managing transient current demands of...
Systems and methods for an externally accessible refueling request switch
A method for a vehicle, comprising: depressurizing a fuel tank while restricting access to a fuel fill line responsive to receiving a refueling request from a...
Sun shield device for windshield
A sun screen for a vehicle having a windshield, an A-pillar and a dashboard includes a spool rotatably coupled with the dashboard and a guide moveably coupled...
Wheel suspension system for a vehicle
A wheel suspension system of the type including a wheel support. A resilient connecting element connects the wheel support to a vehicle frame element. The...
Vehicle wheel suspensions
A wheel suspension for a vehicle may include a wheel carrier and a torsionally stiff transverse control arm. The control arm may include a first front joint...
Driveshaft removal tool with angled tip
A tool for removing a first shaft from a second shaft, in which the first and the second shafts are coupled by fasteners. The tool generally includes the...
Compact fluid delivery system for automation
In at least one embodiment, a paint applicator robot is provided. The robot may include a robotic arm including a hollow joint and a paint applicator, a color...
Methods for treating engine exhaust
A method for treating engine exhaust. The method includes contacting an NOx exhaust with an upstream catalyst material coated onto a substrate and including...
Vehicle front lower grille
Vehicle fender vent
Proximity switch and method of adjusting sensitivity therefor
A vehicle proximity switch and method are provided having sensitivity control. The switch includes a proximity sensor, such as a capacitive sensor, installed in...
Method and system for controlling an electric vehicle while charging
A vehicle includes a traction battery having a thermal circuit, and a controller. The controller is configured to: (i) charge the traction battery using a...
Autonomous vehicle media control
An event is detected arising during autonomous operation of a vehicle. An index in media content associated with the event is identified. At least one...
Trailer length estimation in hitch angle applications
A vehicle system for estimating a trailer length is disclosed and includes a first sensor for measuring a wheel steer angle and a second sensor for measuring a...
Trailer length estimation in hitch angle applications
A vehicle system for estimating a trailer length is disclosed. The system incorporates at least one sensor configured to measure a wheel steer angle and a...
Method and system of controlling bank to bank component temperature
protection during individual cylinder knock...
Methods and systems are provided for improved component temperature protection during individual cylinder knock control. Cylinder spark adjustments may be...
Bore bridge and cylinder cooling
An engine has a cylinder head with a deck face defining first and second chambers adjacent to one another and separated by a bore bridge. The body defines a...
Method and system for improved dilution tolerance
Methods and systems are provided for improving combustion stability, in particular during transient operations such as tip-out to lower load conditions, when...
Method and system for characterizing a port fuel injector
Various systems and methods are described for calibrating a port injector of a common fuel, dual injector per cylinder engine which includes first and second...
Charge air cooler condensation control
Embodiments for controlling condensate in a charge air cooler are provided. One example method for an engine includes cooling intake air through a charge air...
System and method for discharging liquid out of an intake tract of a
The invention relates to a method for discharging liquid from an intake tract of a turbocharger arrangement including a charge air cooler. As such, a charge air...
Exhaust throttling for cabin heating
Embodiments for heating a vehicle cabin are disclosed. In one example, a method for an engine comprises pumping coolant from a coolant reservoir to an exhaust...
Bicycle including frame with inflatable segments
A bicycle includes a frame, a front steering assembly rotatably coupled to the frame, a front wheel rotatably coupled to the front steering assembly, and a rear...
System and method for reducing vehicle generated carbon dioxide emissions
A system is disclosed having a primary vehicle and a secondary vehicle that is carried by the primary vehicle when not in use. The system further includes at...
Vehicle frame bracket
A frame portion for a vehicle includes a pillar component extending along a first direction and a beam component at least partially extending along a second...
Method and system to detect and mitigate customer dissatisfaction with
performance of automatic mode selection...
A method for controlling a vehicle includes automatically activating a first mode of operation of a vehicle, determining if a driver does not prefer the...
System and method for improving driveline operation
Methods and systems for improving operation of a vehicle driveline that includes an engine and a driveline disconnect clutch that selectively couples the engine...
Passenger protection system
A passenger protection system includes a rotatable attachment mountable in a vehicle seat back, a first frame member rotatably connected to the rotatable...
Power articulating headrest assembly
A vehicle headrest assembly includes a headrest member operably coupled to a seatback. The headrest member is moveable between upright and folded positions...
Folding vehicle seat
A vehicle seat assembly includes a seat member, a back member, and a base having a track and a guide with horizontal and vertical portions. The seat member is...
Manual upper seatback support
A vehicle seating assembly includes a lower seatback. An upper seatback is operably coupled to the lower seatback. The upper seatback is pivotally mounted to...
Suspension control system to facilitate wheel motions during parking
A method for controlling an active suspension system of a vehicle during a curb parking operation, so as to position a portion of the vehicle on a street and a...
Independent wheel suspension for the driven wheels of a vehicle
An independent wheel suspension for the driven wheels of a vehicle is disclosed. The suspension includes a wheel carrier for rotatably supporting a wheel of the...
Filter cartridge structure having high efficiency particulate air filter
(HEPA) of dust collector
A filter cartridge structure having a high efficiency particulate air filter (HEPA) is mounted to a dust collector and includes a filtration unit. A cover is...
Increasing the number of cylinders in an internal combustion engine in a
A device to generate an engine noise and a method to generate the engine noise at a time period between two directly successive ignition events of an internal...
Humidity sensor diagnostic method using condensation clearing heater
A diagnostic method for a capacitive humidity sensor comprising a heater, and a capacitance-sensing element that individually identifies heater, ...
Method and system for providing a voting strategy for determining a mode
state in a shift-by-wire transmission
A voting strategy is used to determine the mode state of a transmission when a vehicle is restarted. The transmission includes a return to park feature and a...
Clutch housing and assembly
A clutch assembly includes first, second and third clutches, a housing including a first projection to which the first clutch selectively produces a connection,...
Dry-clutch transmission with cooling techniques
The present disclosure relates to a dry-clutch transmission having various cooling techniques. Some techniques include forming different structural features on...
Diesel fuel gelling determination method
Fuel gelling determination methods and systems are provided for identifying and displaying to a vehicle operator a message conveying that the conditions are...
Multiple tap aspirator
Systems and methods are provided for engine systems including a vacuum-powered multiple tap aspirator coupled between atmospheric, an engine crankcase, or...
PHEV EVAP system canister loading state determination
An evaporative emission control system for a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that indicates the level of loading of a carbon canister of the system. The system...
Automotive virtual humidity sensor
Systems and methods are provided for adjusting an engine powertrain component responsive to ambient humidity, the ambient humidity based on vehicle position in...
Bias mitigation for air-fuel ratio sensor degradation
Various embodiments relating to air-fuel ratio control are described herein. In one embodiment a method includes adjusting fuel injection to an engine...
Methods and systems for an intake oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a reference voltage for an intake manifold oxygen sensor based on ingestion of hydrocarbons from a fuel system...
Method and system for engine speed control
Methods and systems are provided for accurately determining cylinder fueling errors during an automatic engine restart. Fueling errors may be learned during a...