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Self-adjusting seat stiffness system
A self-adjusting seat stiffness system that uses a tension member and tensioning device to maintain or increase tension in a seat component during a perceived...
Autonomous vehicle with reconfigurable seats
A vehicle includes a passenger compartment with an instrument panel located near a front of the passenger compartment. The vehicle further includes at least one...
Trailer theft detection and alarm
An electronic control unit used in, e.g., a towing vehicle includes a processing device configured to determine an initial electrical load of a trailer system,...
Header beam of a vehicle frame and method of forming the same
A header beam couples between A-pillars of a vehicle frame. The header beam is formed from a generally straight beam segment that is extruded to have a hollow...
Proximity switch having differential contact surface
A proximity switch assembly and method for activating a proximity switch is provided. The assembly includes a proximity sensor generating a signal, and a...
Wireless charger and charging system with multi-compatibility
A wireless charger and charging system compatible with several wireless charging solutions is provided. The wireless charger includes a charging module having a...
Battery parameter estimation
A vehicle includes a battery pack and at least one controller programmed to implement a model of the battery pack. The model includes parameters representing an...
End-fitting for routing cables within vehicles
An end-fitting assembly for routing a cable on a vehicle chassis in a predetermined direction. The assembly includes a mounting element and end-fitting element....
Vehicle battery cell with integral control circuit
The present disclosure relates to a vehicle battery pack having battery cells with an integral control circuit configured to communicate with a battery energy...
Epoxy methacrylate based adhesive for fuel cell flow field plates
An electrically conductive adhesive is disclosed for bonding anode and cathode flow field plates together for use in fuel cells. The adhesive formulation...
Leakage detection circuit with integral circuit robustness check
An electrical leakage detection circuit detects electrical leakage of a battery in an electric vehicle. A first transistor switch coupled between a first and...
Storage assembly and a method for making the same
A storage assembly 10 having at least one sub-assembly 12 which includes a plurality of material storage cells 49 which are operatively disposed along a certain...
System for supplying fluid to transmission control elements
A system for supplying fluid to transmission control elements includes a body producing clutch-apply pressures and a lube source, clutches, each clutch...
Vacuum port having a flow disruptor
An intake system is provided. The intake system including an intake manifold coupled to an engine and a vacuum port located in said intake manifold and in an...
Engine control method and system
Methods and systems are provided for heating a catalyst during engine cold-start conditions. One example embodiment uses positive valve overlap to drive a...
Internal combustion engine with a cylinder head having an integrated
drainage channel and method for producing...
An internal combustion engine is provided. The engine includes a cylinder head having a cylinder having an exhaust valve opening and an intake valve opening, an...
Applied-ignition internal combustion engine with catalytically coated
injection device, and method for...
Systems and methods are provided for reducing coking residues on an injection device of an applied-ignition, direct injection engine. An example system...
Thermostat with locking arms for coolant filling
The disclosure relates to a control valve for a medium circuit of an internal combustion engine, in particular to a thermostat of a coolant circuit of the...
Modular composite instrument panel
A vehicular instrument panel, including a substrate comprising a plurality of chopped carbon and chopped glass fibers within a nylon resin, the substrate...
Real-time fuel consumption estimation
An engine, electric machine and battery of a vehicle are operated, in certain examples, such that a state of charge of the battery is generally maintained while...
Method of adaptive control for engine transient mitigation in a hybrid
A hybrid vehicle and method of control are provided. An engine raw power command is quantized. The quantized power command is set to one of a plurality of...
Shift-by-wire system for actuating a vehicle park brake
A vehicle park-brake system includes a park brake, a solenoid; a first pressure source; a servo for disengaging the park-brake using the first pressure source,...
Active bolster with in-mold assembly of bladder and trim panel
An active bolster for an interior trim surface of an automotive vehicle has a plastic-molded outer trim panel with a closed-loop bonding section on an inside...
Stepped dual tube deflector
A front end assembly including a stepped deflector assembly. The stepped deflector assembly includes a first step attached to one end of a bumper. The first...
Occupant communication system and control method
An occupant communication system (OCS) and control method giving rear row occupant experience and full control to allow unimpeded access to a vehicle's features...
Vehicle reading lamp with low intensity light setting
A vehicle reading lamp is provided and includes an outer lens and a light source for illuminating an outer lens. A controller is included for prompting the...
Vehicle sun visor with illumination powered by kinetic motion
A vehicle sun visor system and method for powering the vehicle sun visor are provided herein, and include a generator configured to produce a first current via...
Articulating cushion bolster for ingress/egress
A vehicle seating assembly having a seat base and a seat back. Bolsters extend laterally from one of the seat base and the seat back and include a bolster...
Battery electric vehicle jumper cable and jump starting method
A battery electric vehicle jumper cable includes a first battery electric vehicle electrical plug adapted for connection to a standard charging port interface...
Vehicle door trim panel shut face feature to reduce deflection
A door assembly for an automotive vehicle that reduces or eliminates thoracic or rib deflection in a side impact event is disclosed. The door assembly of the...
Vehicle rear lower bumper cover insert
Contact information recognition system for external textual data displayed
by in-vehicle infotainment systems
A media content processor system including a control unit configured to receive radio data including metadata and media content and to identify an element of...
PWM strategy for reduction of inverter hotspot temperature and overall
A PWM strategy can be implemented to reduce device power losses and hotspot temperature in an inverter circuit that drives a synchronous motor. A method...
Vehicle and method for charging vehicle batteries
An automotive vehicle includes a traction battery, an auxiliary battery and at least one controller. The at least one controller may be configured to cause a...
Emotive engine and method for generating a simulated emotion for an
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...
Method and system for cylinder compression diagnostics
Methods and systems are provided for performing a non-intrusive engine compression test. When compression testing is requested, a hybrid vehicle engine may be...
Haptic feedback shift indicator
A shift indication system for a vehicle is provided. The shift indication system includes a haptic feedback device and a controller programmed to activate the...
A vehicle transmission includes first, second, third and fourth meshing gear-pinion pairs. The transmission produces a first speed ratio through a power path...
Multi-tubular fuel vapor canister
Systems and methods for operating an engine with a fuel vapor recovery system are disclosed. In one example approach, a method for an engine with a fuel vapor...
Ejector flow rate computation for gas constituent sensor compensation
Methods and systems are provided for computing the flow rate at a suction port of an ejector arranged in series with an outlet of an engine system such as a...
Method for controlling a turbocharger arrangement with an electric
actuator and spring
Various methods for controlling a wastegate with an electric actuator including a bias are provided. In one example, the actuator is supplied with a first...
Turbocharger system having an air-cooled wastegate actuator
A turbocharger system is provided herein. The turbocharger system includes a turbine positioned downstream of a combustion chamber, a turbine bypass conduit in...
Engine control system and method
Methods and systems are provided for purging condensate from a charge air cooler to an engine intake while reducing misfire events related to the water...
Methods and devices for controlling a vehicle coolant pump
Methods and devices for controlling a vehicle electric coolant pump include operating the coolant pump at a speed to provide a desired coolant flow based on a...
Non-intrusive exhaust gas sensor monitoring based on fuel vapor purge
A method of monitoring an exhaust gas sensor coupled in an engine exhaust in an engine is provided. The method includes adjusting engine operation responsive to...
Emission control with a particulate matter sensor
A method for controlling a particulate matter sensor heater is provided. The method includes operating the heater to burn-off soot accumulated on the sensor;...
Collapsible door trim pull handle
A collapsible vehicle door pull handle comprises two separate pieces joined together by a break away feature. This arrangement allows the pull handle to be...
Process control for post-form heat treating parts for an assembly
A manufacturing process including a quality control procedure for verifying the completion of forming processes, heat treating and chemically treating parts....
Vehicle body mount
A body frame for mounting to a base frame of a vehicle includes a body mount assembly including an aluminum, tubular cross member having an inner passage and an...
Twelve-cornered strengthening member, assemblies including a
twelve-cornered strengthening member, and methods...
A strengthening member for an automotive vehicle comprises a twelve-cornered cross section including sides and corners creating internal angles and external...