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Laser ignition system based diagnostics
Methods and systems are provided for enabling engine diagnostics, including visual inspections of an engine cylinder, using existing hardware from a laser...
Stopping a hybrid engine with engine start anticipation
A hybrid electric automotive powertrain includes an engine start/stop system to improve fuel economy. The stop routine provides for quick restarting to avoid...
Limiting regenerative torque for a hybrid electric powertrain
Regenerative torque is limited for a hybrid electric powertrain of a vehicle. A transmission controller determined torque limit is validated by a vehicle...
Method and system for selecting vehicle performance
Methods and systems for selecting vehicle operating modes in response to output of remote security token devices are described. In one example, a vehicle...
Rear loaded interior badge
A badge mounting system for a vehicle interior includes a badge plate and an emblem or badge comprised of raised lettering or a design that is formed integrally...
Storage assembly with cup holder and vehicle including the same
In one or more embodiments, a storage assembly with a cup holder includes a housing including a track extending in a longitudinal direction and a first cavity...
Active battery system estimation request generation
Hybrid-electric and pure electric vehicles include a traction battery. During vehicle operation, impedance parameters of the traction battery may be estimated....
Method for controlling vehicle climate control system load
A method for controlling torque of an air conditioner compressor is disclosed. In one example, the air conditioner compressor is a variable displacement...
Multilayered bus bar
An example multilayered bus bar includes, among other things, a first conductive layer, a second conductive layer, and a third conductive layer. The second...
Centrifugal water separator for a fuel cell system
A separator for a fuel cell includes first and second ends connected by a side wall to define a separation chamber. The first end has a protrusion extending...
Use and identification of biomarkers for gastrointestinal diseases
The described invention relates to the identification of biomarkers for gastrointestinal diseases and provides methods utilizing the biomarkers for in drug...
Vehicular lighting assemblies providing uniform illumination through LED
source location and spacing control
A vehicular lighting assembly is provided that includes a chamber defined by isotropically luminant back and side surfaces, a depth, and a front surface having...
Switchable engine mount and method for operation thereof
A switchable engine mount is provided. The switchable engine mount includes an end plate including one or more openings in fluidic communication with a...
Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for pre-ignition control. A pre-ignition mitigating enrichment is deactivated in response to a tip-out but reactivated in...
Systems and methods for a two-valve non-integrated refueling canister only
A system for a vehicle, comprising: a tank pressure control valve coupled in a first conduit between a fuel tank and a fuel vapor canister; a refueling valve...
Method and system for vacuum generation
Various systems and methods are described for reducing motive flow rate through an aspirator. In one example, a method comprises flowing intake air, heated upon...
Method for controlling an engine during a restart
Various systems and methods are described for controlling an engine in a vehicle, the engine being coupled to a transmission. One example method comprises,...
Learning of EGR valve lift and EGR valve flow transfer function
Methods and systems are provided for improving accuracy of delta pressure over valve (DPOV) based EGR flow measurement during low valve lift conditions by...
Method and system for binary flow turbine control
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting the opening of a scroll valve of a binary flow turbine. Scroll valve adjustments are used at different engine...
Methods for adjusting fuel composition to increase liquid fuel heat
A method for adjusting a fuel composition to increase liquid fuel heat tolerance is described that includes directly injecting a first fuel (such as liquid...
Variable geometry turbine vane
Embodiments may provide variable geometry turbine, a nozzle vane for a variable geometry turbine, and a method. The variable geometry turbine that may include a...
System and methods for engine air path condensation management
A system and methods for routing condensate collected in a heat exchanger reservoir to either an air intake system or a position in the engine exhaust based on...
Methods and systems for increasing airflow through a charge air cooler to
decrease charge air cooler condensate
Methods and systems are provided for increasing airflow through a charge air cooler (CAC) in order to purge condensate from the CAC. In one example, a method...
Convex fan shroud
A convex fan shroud for use with an automotive engine cooling system having a fan and a fan-cooled, liquid-to-air radiator is disclosed. The convex fan shroud...
Reverse flow hydrocarbon trap
A reverse flow hydrocarbon trap is provided that improves the conversion of hydrocarbons present in the exhaust gases of a vehicle to more environmentally...
Automatically deployed bicycle support
A bicycle support mechanism includes a shaft that is connectable to a frame of a bicycle. The shaft is in the form of a hollow tube and includes a top end and a...
Rear rail adapted to induce spare tire rotation in a rear-end collision
A vehicle body structure is described that includes a pair of rear rails, a bumper beam and a spare tire compartment including a spare tire. The rear rails have...
Dynamic tuning of engine auto stop criteria
The criteria used to determine whether to initiate an auto stop of an engine may be altered based on a number of previous auto stops of the engine, a total auto...
Adjustable brake pedal system
A brake pedal assembly for a vehicle having a brake pedal arm having an initial position and an adjustment subassembly configured to adjust the initial...
Flexible electro-resistive impact detection sensor for front rail mounted
A flexible electro-resistive impact detection sensor is mounted on an outboard portion of the front bumper for signaling an offset rigid barrier impact event to...
Dual chamber airbag system
A side airbag system for a vehicle has a primary airbag and a secondary airbag at least partially surrounding the primary airbag. The primary airbag comprises...
Adaptive suppression of vehicle restraint system
A vehicle has a restraint system with at least two restraint devices. A sensor detects a potential collision object and outputs a signal representing a relative...
Stand alone push in coat hook
An accessory attachment assembly for a vehicle interior includes a mounting bracket having a mounting aperture and first and second retention tabs pivotally...
Cup holder and vehicle door containing the same
According to one or more embodiments, a cup holder includes a support, an adjustable arm connected to the support, and a base connected to the support and...
Low cost charger circuit with precharge
A low cost charger circuit with pre-charge functionality can include a DC/DC converter arranged in parallel with a charger device. When used for electrified...
Truck cover system and method of using the same
According to one or more embodiments, a truck cover system includes a panel cover including first and second panels connected via a first hinge, a track unit...
Climate control system for a vehicle and a method of control
A climate control system for a vehicle and a method of control. The climate control system may include a trim component and a ventilation system. The...
A floor console includes a climate control unit. A bracket of the floor console unit includes an interior surface facing the climate control unit and an...
Solid cartridge for a pulse weld forming electrode and method of joining
A cartridge assembly is disclosed for a pulse welding a first tube supported on a mandrel to a second tube. An outer tool is assembled over the second tube and...
Vehicle tail lamp
Vehicle tail lamp
Vehicle tail lamp
Vehicle tail lamp
Vehicle tail lamp