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Method and apparatus for autonomous movement of a parked motor vehicle
A method and an apparatus for autonomous movement of a parked motor vehicle out of a parking space in which it is blocking an entranceway to a facility such as...
Systems and methods for pressure actuated pedal control
Electronic pedal control systems and methods for a vehicle are provided. One electronic pedal control system includes a first sensor configured to produce a...
Method and system for battery state of charge estimation
A powertrain having a Lithium-ion (Li-ion) traction battery including solid active particles is operated according to a state of charge of the battery based on...
Liquid cooled power inductor
A vehicle electrical power system includes a variable voltage converter. The variable voltage converter includes an inductor assembly having a housing that...
Modular hybrid electric vehicle rotor hub
A rotor hub includes a sheet metal cylinder including spline teeth including angularly spaced crests and valleys, a tube surrounding the cylinder, secured to...
Engine control for limiting catalyst temperature in normal and economy
Systems and methods for operating an engine of a vehicle during high engine loads are presented. In one example, fuel may be conserved at higher driver demand...
Induction system including a passive-adsorption hydrocarbon trap
An induction system in an engine is provided. The air induction system includes an induction conduit including an air flow passage in fluidic communication at...
Systems and methods for dedicated EGR cylinder exhaust gas temperature
Systems and methods for increasing EGR gas temperature for an engine that includes at least one dedicated EGR cylinder. The dedicated EGR cylinder may provide...
Methods and systems for a throttle turbine generator
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting operation of a throttle turbine generator to enable improved canister purging. A pressure differential across an...
Bicycle with detachable head-tube subassembly
A bicycle may include a detachable head subassembly comprising a fork configured to support a front wheel, and handlebars connected to the fork via a stem at...
Vehicle body component
A vehicle body assembly includes an outer component defining a cavity. The outer component has a pair of first flanges. An inner component has a pair of second...
Method for increasing fuel economy of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
A method for increasing fuel economy of a vehicle such as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) having an engine and a battery each configured to supply...
Entry assist system for a motor vehicle
An entry assist system for a motor vehicle includes a door, a door operation module to open and close the door and a starter actuator for starting an engine of...
Configurable electronic brake shift interlock override
Method and apparatus for an electronic override of the brake shift interlock in a motor vehicle can provide for the vehicle to be manually pushed while it is...
Method and system for enabling an authorized vehicle driveaway
Various embodiments may include methods and system for enabling an authorized vehicle driveaway. A vehicle driveaway authorization code for authorizing a...
Vehicle seat bottom with airbag module
A vehicle seat has an airbag module arranged in a seat bottom cushion. The seat bottom cushion is covered by a cover and comprises at least a first, relatively...
Dual airbags in vehicle with reconfigurable interior
A steering wheel in a vehicle can be in one of an operating position and a stowed position. Crash sensor data is monitored to detect a first and second frontal...
Flexible vehicle seat
A method for selecting and controlling massage functions of a motor vehicle seat having a control system comprising the steps of: switching the system to a...
Vehicle system and method for controlling torque delivery during
transmission engagements with road grade and...
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, controlling a torque output of an electric machine of an...
Bus leakage resistance estimation for electric vehicle
Electrical bus isolation is detected for an electrified vehicle having a DC power source connected to positive and negative buses. The positive bus is connected...
Modular powertrain component for hybrid electric vehicles
A powertrain module includes an input, first bulkhead supporting the input for rotation, a hub, an electric machine including a stator connected to the first...
Integral 5-link independent suspension systems
A 5-link independent suspension system for a motor vehicle may include a steering knuckle and a trailing link extending along a single axis. The trailing link...
Variable radii flanges for mechanically retained crush tubes
A support assembly for an assembly comprised of an extruded member that defines a cavity, the member including an opening having a plurality of sides, and a...
Method and apparatus for dynamic position reporting rate determination
A system includes a processor configured to receive a geo-fence definition defining a geographic perimeter or point. The processor is also configured to receive...
Method and apparatus for application launch and termination
A system includes a processor configured to receive a first input corresponding to an application launch command. The processor is also configured to launch a...
Electric vehicle battery with series and parallel fluid flow
A fluid cooled series/parallel battery pack is provided with a fluid flow system. A plurality of prismatic battery cells are arranged in parallel in two or more...
Integrated high voltage service disconnect for traction batteries
A traction battery includes a battery housing having a tray and a cover cooperating to define an interior. A plurality of battery cells are arranged in an array...
Brake rotors with inclined posts
A brake rotor for attachment to a wheel of a vehicle may include an inner friction member and an outer friction member. The brake rotor may further include a...
System and method for exhaust gas recirculation estimation with two intake
Methods and systems are provided for estimating exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) flow based on outputs of two different intake oxygen sensors arranged in an...
Process for producing a brake disk
The invention relates to a process for producing a brake disk for a vehicle, in which a friction layer is arranged at least in certain regions on a base body of...
An apparatus includes a first component having with a first coupling surface and a first axial aperture therethrough. The first component has an axial recess in...
An apparatus includes a bicycle frame defining a bore, and a bicycle seat assembly including a post received in the bore. An indicating unit is configured to...
Light weight tailgate structure
A pick-up truck tailgate is disclosed that is constructed of components made of aluminum alloys. A hinge reinforcement and hinge plate reinforce a lower corner...
Methods and system for transitioning between control modes while creeping
Systems and methods for transitioning a torque source between speed control and torque control modes during a vehicle creep mode are disclosed. In one example,...
Vacuum boost for vehicle braking
Methods for controlling vacuum within a brake booster by modifying powertrain operation include determining an intake manifold vacuum in response to actuation...
Protective structures for air sensors in a vehicle body structure
A pair of vehicle door panels defines a cavity. An air sensor has an air inlet protruding into the cavity and senses an air pressure within the cavity. A shield...
Integrated seatback storage
A vehicle seating assembly includes a rear panel having an outer surface. A rear pocket is defined by a recess in the rear panel. A rigid polymeric rear door is...
Roll cover assembly
A roll cover assembly for covering a cargo space of a vehicle includes a cassette housing an extendable/retractable roll cover, a first receptacle adjacent a...
Luminescent console storage bin
A vehicle lighting apparatus is disclosed. The lighting apparatus comprises a vehicle console comprising a storage bin. An emissive portion comprising a...
Engine compartment lighting to moving parts
An illumination apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The illumination apparatus comprises a light source disposed proximate an engine compartment configured...
Floor console IR bin light
A lighting system of a vehicle is provided herein. A floor console bin is provided having a housing and a movable lid. A reflective target is coupled to the...
Door illumination and warning system
An illumination apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a closure frame configured to engage an opening formed by a body of the vehicle. A...
Rear vehicle lighting system
A rear vehicle light system is provided herein. The system includes a rear windshield and a plurality of photoluminescent structures that are each disposed at a...
Low profile highly efficient LED lighting modules and assemblies
A lighting module is provided that includes a single-piece lens having an input surface including a plurality of near-field lens elements, and an exit surface,...
Armrest retractable upon an adverse event and seat assembly employing the
The present invention in one or more embodiments provides a seat assembly of a vehicle, including a seat base, a seat back communicating with the seat base, an...
Capacitor precharging and capacitance/resistance measurement in electric
vehicle drive system
An electric drive system for an electric vehicle has a DC power source and a contactor with an output coupled to a main bus and an input adapted to be connected...
Transmission having selectable power transfer shaft
A front wheel drive transmission is adapted for all-wheel drive by the addition of a selectively engageable power take-off shaft. When a disconnect clutch is...
Method of manufacturing a vanity assembly
A vanity mirror and light assembly is provided for use on a vehicle visor. The vanity assembly includes a clear frame molded to a reflective film to define a...
Method of fastening vehicle parts
An improved joining process interlocks parts together and avoids breakthrough in joints that would otherwise be infeasible. The process is used to join a...
Vehicle fog lamp bezel cover