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Articulating head restraint
A head restraint includes a base bracket with support posts that are configured to easily engage a seatback during vehicle assembly and to provide an electrical...
Torsion profile for a twist beam axle and correspondingly equipped vehicle
A torsion profile for a twist beam axle of a vehicle is provided and includes a base body having an open hollow cross section. The body comprises first and...
Non-destructive aluminum weld quality estimator
An aluminum welding system includes a welding machine configured to weld a workpiece with an aluminum nugget and a measurement device configured to measure an...
Vehicle front lower bumper cover protector
Vehicle front upper grille
Vehicle front upper grille
Vehicle front lower grille
System and method for battery power management
A battery management system includes a battery pack and a controller. The controller is configured to receive pack terminal voltage and current data. In...
Apparatus and method for manufacturing a modular battery pack with fluid
circulation tube and interleaved fins
A battery pack includes at least one serpentine fluid circulation tube that extends around part of the periphery of a plurality of electric cells. First and...
Traction battery thermal plate with flexible bladder
A traction battery thermal plate assembly may include a structure having edge portions defining a cavity and configured to support a battery cell array. A...
Proximity interface development system having replicator and method
A development system and method are provided for testing proximity sensor interfaces, such as a capacitive switch assembly which may be employed in an...
Battery testing system and method
A battery testing system according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a penetrating device and an impedance meter...
Method and apparatus for vehicle-based data gathering
A computer implemented method includes accessing a list containing one or more items for purchase. The method further includes receiving a vehicle location. The...
Method for controlling an ignition system of an internal combustion engine
and an ignition system
A method for controlling an ignition system of an internal combustion engine, with which a device for the detection of misfires is provided, comprises operation...
Engine cooling system motor driven vacuum pump
Embodiments for monitoring fuel system degradation are provided. In one example, a method comprises driving a cooling fan with an electric motor in a vehicle,...
Methods and systems for indicating water at an oxygen sensor based on
sensor heater power consumption
Methods and systems are provided for indicating water at an oxygen sensor based on power consumption of a heating element of the oxygen sensor. In one example,...
Methods and systems for EGR control
Methods and systems are provided for using compressor recirculation flow via a venturi to enhance low pressure EGR flow. The opening of a compressor...
Methods and systems for boost control
Methods and systems are provided for varying a proportion of compressed air recirculated to a compressor inlet from a location downstream of the compressor and...
System and method for monitoring engine oil pressure
A system and method for determining the oil pressure of an internal combustion engine is disclosed herein. The system and/or method may estimate the oil...
Striker cover for a vehicle
Striker cover for use with a vehicle closure. The striker cover having two cover pieces with coaxial pivot edges, that when contacted by a latch, pivot into a...
Polymeric composition with intermixed color balloons
According to one or more embodiments, a polymeric article includes a polymeric composition which in turn includes a volume of polymer intermixed with a number...
Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for improving engine restarts in a hybrid vehicle. In response to a wide-open pedal tip-in, maximum torque is rapidly provided...
Method of shifting a transmission
A method of down-shifting a transmission avoids output shaft oscillations by briefly increasing the torque capacity of an off-going element at the end of the...
Method for operating a hydraulic brake system
A method of operating a hydraulic brake system is described. A method of operating a hydraulic brake system of a motor vehicle having a mechatronic brake...
Reversible 3-point to 4-point seat belt system
A seat belt system for a vehicle that is reversible between a 3-point arrangement and a 4-point arrangement is provided. The seat and seat belt arrangement...
Roof rack for a vehicle
The invention relates to a roof rack (2) for a vehicle (K) comprising a front crossmember (3) and a rear crossmember (4), the crossmembers (3, 4) comprising...
Pyrotechnic fastener seat arrangement for unbelted occupant protection
A seat assembly including a seat pan that drops vertically in the event of a frontal impact event to help safeguard against the head of an unbelted seat...
Folding and reclining seat for vehicle
A folding and reclining seat that can be folded against the back wall of the interior of an extended cab or super cab pick up vehicle is disclosed. The seat may...
Method of pretreating aluminum assemblies for improved adhesive bonding
and corrosion resistance
A system and a method for pretreating an aluminum assembly includes selecting a blank having a thin film pretreatment layer and a lubricant coating applied to a...
Vehicle daytime running lamp cover
Vehicle daytime running lamp
Motor vehicle front bumper valance
Motor vehicle front lower grille
Vehicle front upper grille
Methods and apparatus for remote activation of an application
An application activation method includes interfacing a vehicle computing system with a remote device using an interface protocol. The method also includes...
Method and apparatus for communication between a vehicle based computing
system and a remote application
A vehicle-based computing apparatus includes a computer processor in communication with persistent and non-persistent memory. The apparatus also includes a...
Method and apparatus for vehicle radio station privacy mode control
A system includes a processor configured to receive a request to enable a privacy screen. The processor is further configured to receive a privacy screen engage...
Method and apparatus for vehicle to vehicle communication and information
A system includes a processor configured to detect a primary vehicle emergency-state. The processor is also configured to determine that emergency-services...
Method and apparatus for extra-vehicular emergency updates following an
A system includes a processor configured to receive instructions from a vehicle computing system (VCS) to being reporting a mobile device location. The...
System and method for provisioning electronic mail in a vehicle
Systems and methods are disclosed for wirelessly communicating electronic mail messages at a vehicle. A computer processor is in communication with a memory...
Apparatus and method of error monitoring with a diagnostic module
A vehicle computer system configured to communicate with a mobile device, comprising a wireless transceiver configured to communicate with the mobile device....
Seal ring for pickup truck box camera in center high mount stop lamp
A camera assembly includes a light assembly lens having a camera aperture and a seal ring received and held in the camera aperture. In addition, the camera...
Methods and systems for diagnostics of an emission system with more than
one SCR region
Methods and systems for controlling and/or diagnosing an emission control system of a vehicle having a first SCR region upstream of a second SCR region are...
Magnetorheological damping device for reduction or elimination of
vibration in steering systems
A damping device for use with a rotatably-mounted steering shaft. The damping device comprises a magnetorheological material that can be embedded in an...
Method of controlling a transmission having an impeller clutch
Impeller speed, which is difficult to measure when a torque converter includes an impeller clutch, is estimated based on a known relationship among impeller...
Introduction of exhaust gas recirculation at a compressor blade trailing
Methods and systems are provided for injecting exhaust gases from an exhaust gas recirculation system proximate to a trailing edge of a compressor wheel of a...
Control of vehicle electrical loads during engine auto stop event
A vehicle includes an engine, an electrical load and a stop/start system. The stop/start system selectively auto stops the engine when a speed of the vehicle is...
Fuel pump with quiet cam operated suction valve
A fuel system including a high pressure fuel pump with a quiet fuel metering valve is disclosed. In one example, the quiet fuel metering valve may be cam...
Fuel system control
Methods are provided for reliving excess vacuum from a fuel tank. In response to elevated fuel tank vacuum levels, a canister purge valve is opened to dissipate...
Crankcase ventilation tube disconnect detection via humidity sensor
Methods and systems are provided for detecting degradation of a crankcase ventilation tube. Humidity sensed from a humidity sensor in the crankcase ventilation...