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Seat with integrated trim assembly and head restraint
A vehicle seating assembly having a seat back including a polymeric body portion. A flexible comfort carrier is disposed over a front surface of the polymeric...
Over-travel mechanism for easy-entry system
A seat assembly includes an easy-entry system with a seat frame having a seatback pivotally coupled to a seat member. An external lever is operably coupled to...
Controlling torque of a vehicle traction motor
A hybrid electric automotive powertrain includes an electric machine operable in propulsive and regenerative modes. The machine has positive and negative torque...
Vehicle with a sliding door system
A vehicle having a sliding door arranged behind a body pillar, a frame around the door opening closeable by the sliding door, a rail system provided in the...
Method and apparatus for voice-based machine to machine communication
A system includes a processor configured to communicate, via a voice call, with a remote server over a connection established through a wireless phone in...
Vehicle system passive notification using remote device
A method of vehicle monitoring includes monitoring one or more vehicle safety systems while a vehicle is in operation to detect an unsafe condition. The method...
Method and apparatus for an OnBoard diagnostic interface tool
An apparatus includes a processor and a plurality of on-board diagnostic (OBD) interfaces, in communication with the processor. The exemplary apparatus also...
Method and apparatus for identification verification and purchase
A computer implemented method includes receiving a request for payment-related information at a wireless device. The method also includes communicating between...
Air cooler having a condensation trap and method for air cooler operation
A condensate trap upstream of an engine cylinder is provided. The condensate trap includes a condensate containment shelf positioned within an outlet manifold...
Methods for joining more than two panels together
An assembly for a vehicle and a method of making an assembly including more than three panels stacked together and joined by self-piercing rivets or by clinch...
Spark plug fouling detection for ignition system
A method for determining a level of spark plug fouling and providing an indication to change the spark plugs of an ignition system is provided. The method...
Exhaust gas sensor controls adaptation for asymmetric degradation
Methods and systems are provided for converting an asymmetric degradation response of an exhaust gas sensor to a more symmetric degradation response. In one...
Vehicle auto-stop control in the vicinity of an emergency vehicle
A stop/start vehicle includes an engine and a stop/start system that selectively prevents an auto stop or auto start of the engine in response to a detected...
Vehicle front end structure
A vehicle front end structure includes a longitudinally extending upper tube, and a longitudinally extending lower tube. The upper and lower tubes are conjoined...
Trailer backup assist system
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...
Laterally tiltable, multitrack vehicle
A laterally tiltable, multitrack vehicle is disclosed. The vehicle includes a vehicle body and at least three wheels, first and second wheels of the three...
Methods and apparatus for state dependent micro-interaction fulfillment
A system includes a processor configured to begin an instance of a micro-interaction, requiring a driver response to an issued query for completion. The...
Methods and systems for launching a vehicle
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, an engine is started and idled before engine torque is required...
Rear defrost control in stop/start vehicle
A method for controlling a stop/start vehicle includes commanding an engine auto start in response to a calibratable time interval elapsing after receiving an...
Method and apparatus for providing parking instructions to reduce
environmental vehicle effects
A system includes a processor configured to receive parking space environmental characteristics, from a vehicle parked in a parking space. The processor is also...
Mesh lighting system for emergency vehicles
A mesh lighting system for emergency vehicles and method for retrofitting a vehicle with emergency lights is disclosed. The system comprises a plurality of...
Plug-in vehicle eco charging mode
A system for controlling battery charging in a vehicle includes a traction battery and a controller. The controller is configured to charge the traction battery...
Panoramic roof module for a vehicle
A panoramic vehicle sunroof system is provided. The panoramic sunroof system has a movable roof panel operable to define a sunroof opening extending generally...
Sun visor assembly incorporating a magnetic detention system
A sun visor assembly is provided incorporating a magnetic detention system. That assembly includes a sun visor body, a ferromagnetic element held in that body...
Method and apparatus for remote racing
A system includes a processor configured to communicate with a remote server to provide and obtain vehicle performance information, wherein the processor is...
System and method for regenerative braking
One exemplary aspect of this disclosure relates to a method including the step of controlling a level of regenerative torque to at least partially meet a...
Service panel for accessing a serviceable part
A battery assembly according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, an enclosure assembly defining an interior and a...
Methods for an exhaust fluid level sensor
Various methods are provided for notifying a vehicle operator of various parameters based on an exhaust fluid level sensor of an exhaust fluid storage tank. In...
Manual transmission clutch control using measured torque
A method for controlling a manual transmission includes using a controller to determine a desired torque transmitted through an input clutch and a desired...
Dual drive plate damper for hybrid electric vehicles
An assembly includes an engine output concentric with an axis, an input, a starting gear, a first drive plate secured to the engine output, including a rim...
Torque converter flex plate for hybrid electric vehicle
An assembly includes a torque converter concentric with an axis and including a casing, a rotor hub drivably connected for rotation about the axis to an...
Laser ignition system based diagnostics
Methods and systems are provided for using an engine laser ignition system to perform a visual inspection of an engine and diagnose various cylinder components...
Method and system for improving automatic engine stopping
A method and system for improving automatic engine stopping and starting is presented. In one example, the method adjusts conditions for engine stopping in...
Methods for determining fuel bulk modulus in a high-pressure pump
Methods are provided for finding the bulk modulus of a fuel used in the direct injection system of an internal combustion engine. A method is needed to...
Multi-path purge ejector system
Systems and methods for a multi-path purging ejector are disclosed. In one example approach, a dual path purge system for an engine comprises an ejector...
Hydrocarbon storage canister
A system for a vehicle is provided herein. The system includes a fuel vapor canister comprising a shell, a compression plate within the shell and an end cap....
Canister purge valve self-cleaning cycle
A method for a fuel system coupled to an engine comprising: under vacuum conditions, opening the fuel vapor canister purge valve, and generating pressure...
Fuel system diagnostics
Methods and system are provided for identifying unintended closing (or corking) of a mechanical valve coupled to a fuel tank. If tank vent valve corking is...
Variable pressure gaseous fuel regulator
Methods and systems are provided for varying fuel injection pressure in a gaseous-fueled vehicle. A mechanical pressure regulator may be modified to regulate...
Method and system for reducing soot formed by an engine
An engine system and method for reducing soot produced by an engine is disclosed. In one example, during purging of stored fuel vapors, a number of fuel...
Methods and systems for cylinder bank misfire detection and reactivation
Various systems and methods are described for deactivation and reactivation of a cylinder bank in a V-engine. In one example, the cylinder bank is deactivated...
Auto-stop control for a stop/start vehicle at a service location
A stop/start vehicle includes an engine and a stop/start system that prevents an auto stop of the engine when the speed of the vehicle is approximately zero in...
Variable cam timing control during engine shut-down and start-up
A method for controlling an electric variable cam timing (VCT) actuator is disclosed. The method includes during engine shutdown, adjusting camshaft position...
Engine front end accessory drive bracket
A system, comprising a vehicle engine with a crankshaft, a bracket structure coupled to the vehicle engine, a thermostat positioned in the bracket structure, an...
Electric waste gate control system sensor calibration with end-stop
Various embodiments relating to detection of an end-stop position of a waste gate valve and calibration of a waste gate position sensor relative to the detected...
Method for determining wastegate valve lift
Systems and methods for determining the lift of a wastegate valve are provided. Methods comprise determining a relation between an actuator position and a lift...
Control strategy for decreasing resonance in a turbocharger
A method for operation of an engine including a turbocharger system is provided. The method includes adjusting turbocharger rotational acceleration or...
Turbocharger compressor inlet flow control
Systems and methods for controlling compressor inlet flow in a turbocharger of an engine are described. In one example, a method for controlling a compressor...
Dual inlet and outlet exhaust gas recirculation cooler for turbocharged
Methods and systems are provided for a high-pressure exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system of a parallel twin-turbocharged internal combustion engine. Using an...