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Cam phaser system and method
An engine system is provided. The engine system includes a drive component coupled to a first end of a camshaft and mechanically coupled to a crankshaft and a...
Aluminum alloy vehicle structural component defining an out-of-plane
An aluminum alloy vehicle structural component defining an out-of-plane aperture with its main portion. A recessed portion is inset from the main portion having...
Vehicle upper body structural brace
A vehicle upper body structural brace apparatus includes a first member having a first end in a rear region of a vehicle and second and third members each...
Maximum trailer angle determination and control for a trailer backup
The trailer backup assist system has a human machine interface coupled to a controller having a setup module, a calibration module, an activation module and a...
Trailer angle detection target plausibility
According to one aspect of the present invention, a system for determining target plausibility is comprised of an imaging device for imaging a scene and...
Vehicle target identification using human gesture recognition
A trailer target detection system includes a camera located on a vehicle and arranged to capture video images of a trailer towed by the vehicle. The system...
E-drive torque sensing vehicle state estimation methods for vehicle
Vehicle state estimation methods include measuring torque, using the measured torque to formulate a vehicle state estimation for vehicle control and applying...
Hybrid vehicle exhaust diagnostics
Methods are provided for performing diagnostic routines in a hybrid vehicle. In one example approach, a method for operating a hybrid vehicle comprises...
Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for extending an engine-off period of a hybrid vehicle while reducing engine cold-start emissions. During an engine pull-up to...
Methods and systems for transitioning between driveline braking modes
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, a method for transitioning between regenerative braking and...
Prestroking engine disconnect clutch in a hybrid vehicle
A hybrid vehicle includes an engine and an electric machine selectively coupled to one another via a clutch. In one mode of operation, the vehicle can be...
Head, torso and knee combo airbag
A motor vehicle airbag system comprises a dual chambered combined head, torso, and knee airbag having a head and torso chamber and a lower extremities chamber...
Tip out style vehicle interior door
A console assembly includes a console assembly housing with a member disposed within a wall thereof that is rotatable between a plurality of positions. The...
Traction battery thermal management system
A traction battery assembly includes a battery array having a plurality of stacked cells and a pair of thermal plates arranged to sandwich the array...
Customized battery charging
A vehicle is provided with a motor that is connected to a storage device. The motor is configured to provide drive torque and the storage device is configured...
Environment-aware regenerative braking energy calculation method
A method of operating a vehicle includes implementing regenerative braking of the vehicle using discounted regeneration energy based on physical route...
Front end accessory drive bracket and mounting method for an engine
Methods and systems are provided for a bracket and surrounding structure for mounting a front end accessory drive component, such as an alternator, to an...
Vehicle load management structure
A vehicle structure includes a first member extending obliquely beneath an outer surface of an underbody component, and a second member extending at an acute...
Multiple-ratio transmission downshift strategy for hybrid electric vehicle
A control system and method for a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain supplies battery power boost torque to vehicle traction wheels to modify shift points for a...
Electro-hydraulic rivet and method of riveting and welding parts
A method of riveting two metal parts through a hole with an electro-hydraulic riveting tool. The electro-hydraulic riveting tool includes a tube that is...
Polymer nanoparticles coated by magnetic metal oxide and uses thereof
The invention provides nanoparticles consisting of a polymer which is a metal chelating agent coated with a magnetic metal oxide, wherein at least one active...
Vehicle rear bumper cover
Efficiency gauge for plug-in electric vehicle
A user interface for a vehicle may include an information display configured to display an efficiency gauge having an efficiency indicator. The position of the...
Task manager and method for managing tasks of an information system
Information about a device may be emotively conveyed to a user of the device. Input indicative of an operating state of the device may be received. The input...
Hidden camera system for vehicle
A hidden camera system for a vehicle includes a cover, a camera, a drive motor and a linkage connecting the drive motor to the cover and the camera. A first...
Antenna blockage detection
A system includes an antenna having a substrate and a plurality of antenna elements disposed on the substrate. A processing device is configured to measure an...
Battery pack liquid channel and coldplate cooling system
A cooling system may be operable to cool a battery pack or other device through a heat exchange operation supported, at least in part, with cycling of a coolant...
Center high mounted stop light
A center high mounted stop light assembly for use in a vehicle includes a stop light housing movable in a passage located center high on a rear end of the...
Method for preheating a powertrain
Methods and systems are described for heating a powertrain prior to an engine start. One method includes heating a coolant by circulating the coolant through a...
Nine speed automatic transmission
Transmissions with at least four gearing-arrangements and six clutches that produce nine forward speeds and one reverse. The gearing-arrangements may be simple...
Vehicle attachment system having a domed-head fastener
An attachment system for mounting a trim component to a vehicle body panel having an aperture includes a self-locating fastener affixed to the trim component....
Fastener system with dissimilar metals
An article, for use in coupling a first member including a first material to a second member including a second material different than the first material,...
System and methods for evaporative emissions leak detection based on a
A method for detecting evaporative emissions system leaks, comprising: adjusting a leak detection threshold based on a vehicle geographical location including...
Bicycle chain stay coupling
A bicycle chain stay coupling apparatus includes a first bracket component coupled to a seat tube of a bicycle frame, a connecting component of a chain stay of...
A bicycle frame includes a head tube rotatably supporting first and second handlebars, and the handlebars each selectively pivot to a tow position extending...
Carbon fiber prepreg-wrapped beam structures
A beam sub-assembly for a vehicle includes a beam member and at least one carbon-fiber prepreg bonded to a first portion of an exterior surface of the beam...
Hitch angle monitoring system and method
A hitch angle monitoring system and method are provided. A display shows an imaged scene of a hitch connection between a tow vehicle and a trailer. A processor...
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...
System and method of calibrating a trailer backup assist system
A system and a method are provided for calibrating a backup assist system for a trailer attached to a vehicle. The method includes driving the vehicle forward...
Messaging via vehicle steering wheel
One of a condition affecting a vehicle and a planned action of the vehicle are identified. An instruction is provided to actuate movement of a steering wheel in...
Vehicle loading based vehicle dynamic and safety related characteristic
A method of controlling a controllable chassis system or a safety system (44) for a vehicle (10) includes determining an added mass placed on the vehicle and...
Bumper mounted deployable upper leg catcher for pedestrian protection
A pedestrian protection apparatus for a motor vehicle is disclosed. The apparatus includes a catcher beam and a catcher beam support assembly including a...
Vehicle light system with illuminating roof rack
A vehicle lighting system is provided herein. The lighting system includes a roof rack including at least one side rail having a photoluminescent portion...
Armrest lock for vehicle seat
A lock assembly for selectively and releasably holding a pivoting armrest of a vehicle in place relative to an adjacent seat back is disclosed. The lock...
Glass sealing system
A vehicle glass run system includes an inner panel that is coupled to a ring frame. The inner panel, as coupled to the ring frame, defines an assembly. The...
Ventilation control device for a motor vehicle
A ventilation system of a motor vehicle includes a first air control flap driven by a first mechanism, a second air control flap driven by a second mechanism,...
Vehicle front upper grille trim
Proximity switch assembly and calibration method therefor
A proximity switch assembly and method for detecting activation of a proximity switch assembly and calibrating the switch assembly. The assembly includes...
Air-cooled battery module for a vehicle
A high voltage battery module comprises a plurality of battery cells stacked in an array. The array is covered on its ends by a pair of opposing end plates, and...
Material and coating for interconnector busbars
In one embodiment, an electrochemical system includes an interconnector busbar including a substrate and a coating contacting the substrate, the coating...