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Steering input apparatus for trailer backup assist system
A trailer backup steering input apparatus provides a trailer steering information signal to a trailer backup assist control module of a vehicle through a signal...
Autonomous lane control system
An autonomous control system for a vehicle that controls the speed and steering system of the vehicle to operate in a lane-keeping mode or a lane-changing mode....
Collision detection system with a plausibiity module
A collision detection system for a vehicle includes a sensor and a camera. The sensor measures a first data set of an object relative to the vehicle. The camera...
Control of powersplit transmission for an electric vehicle
A method for controlling a powersplit transmission includes connecting an engine to the transmission, provided an engine torque request is present; connecting a...
Clutch control to enter powersplit hybrid powertrain parallel mode
A selectively actuatable one-way clutch is controlled to brake or release a generator such that a powersplit hybrid powertrain enters or exits a parallel mode...
Electric vehicle control based on operating costs associated with power
A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle operates the engine and/or traction motor in response to energy costs or prices received from an external source, such as a...
Regenerative braking and torque converter control
A method for controlling vehicle regenerative braking includes decreasing regenerative braking, provided a converter clutch is locked, such that regenerative...
Methods and systems for assisted direct start control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing audible clunks and objectionable drive feel in vehicles including start/stop systems. In one example, a vehicle...
Advanced engagement small overlap deflector
A deflector is provided for a vehicle having a bumper that is connected to a frame rail through a crush-can. The deflector includes an engagement portion that...
Thigh support for customer accommodation seat
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seatback. A seat base includes a first thigh support and a second thigh support. A self-locking cam system is operably...
Pivoting and reclining vehicle seating assembly
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seatback and a seat base pivotally coupled with the seatback. An upper link is pivotally coupled between an upper portion...
Method and system for detecting occupant seat weight sensor measurement
A vehicle system includes a vehicle occupant seat including at least two weight sensors coupled to the seat for generating weight signals. The system further...
Online battery capacity estimation
An electric vehicle includes a controller configured to estimate battery capacity in accordance with a first state of charge estimation, a charge integration,...
Hybrid composite instrument panel
A vehicular instrument panel having a reinforcement that includes a plurality of chopped carbon fibers within a nylon resin, and a substrate coupled to the...
Fuel tank pressure-relief vent to prevent ejection of fuel during refill
A fuel tank having an interior space defined by a wall, a fill tube to admit fuel into the interior space, and a vent to discharge air and vapor from the...
Assembly including a reinforced composite part with a pre-formed rivet
A composite part defining a button shaped protrusion and including fibers reinforcing a resin matrix throughout the part. The fibers may be in the form of a...
Vehicle lift gate lamp
Method and system for personalized dealership customer service
A vehicle computing system enables one or more processers to communicate with a service center and present service instructions to an output device at the...
Proximity switch assembly and method of sensing user input based on signal
rate of change
A proximity switch assembly and method for detecting activation of a proximity switch assembly is provided. The assembly includes a plurality of proximity...
Stablization method for vehicles
Stabilization method and system for performing dynamic chassis control in a vehicle. An electronic stability control (ESC) includes an ESC sensor set; at least...
Vehicle evaporator core icing prevention
A climate controller device may be configured to perform operations including comparing an outside air temperature to a threshold temperature; selecting, based...
Method of controlling a transmission clutch
A hydraulically actuated clutch is controlled based on a mathematical model that predicts the position of the clutch piston based on the profile of the...
Torque converter for motor vehicle
A vehicle transmission torque converter assembly, having: an engine output shaft; a turbine; and a transmission input shaft linkable to either the engine output...
Engine start-stop control strategy for optimization of cabin comfort and
A Start-Stop method and system for optimizing a selected set of parameters to provide an ideal balance between cabin thermal comfort and fuel economy...
Method and system for exhaust gas recirculation control
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting an EGR valve and one or more intake throttles responsive to the output of an intake oxygen sensor to provide a...
Method and apparatus for injecting oxygen within an engine
An engine system comprising an accelerator device which is operable to increase the amount of fuel delivered to the engine for combustion; an exhaust gas...
Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing late burn induced cylinder pre-ignition events. Forced entry of residuals from a late burning cylinder into a...
Methods and systems for an oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for accurately learning the zero point of an intake gas oxygen sensor during selected idling conditions. The learned zero point...
Emissions control during an automatic engine restart
Embodiments for performing an automatic stop-start operation are provided. In one example, a method for an engine comprises during an automatic stop, injecting...
Exhaust-gas recirculation system and method for exhaust-gas recirculation
The present disclosure provides systems and methods for adjusting an exhaust gas recirculation rate to provide accurate air-fuel ratio. The disclosure provides...
Wastegate control to reduce charge air cooler condensate
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a wastegate in response to condensate forming conditions in a charge air cooler (CAC). In one example, a...
Method for operating a turbocharger arrangement and control unit for a
A method for operating a turbocharger arrangement of an internal combustion engine, the turbocharger arrangement comprising a low-pressure and a high-pressure...
Intercooler condensate to sump or positive crankcase ventilation flow
Methods and systems are provided for removing condensate from a charge air cooler. Condensate may be drained from the charge air cooler and introduced into a...
Misfire prevention water agitator system and method
A misfire prevention water agitator system and method are disclosed. The system may include a boosted engine having a charge air cooler arranged in an engine...
Temperature maintenance and regulation of vehicle exhaust catalyst systems
with phase change materials
A vehicle exhaust system is provided and comprises a catalyst positioned in an exhaust passage of a vehicle. The catalyst is in the form of a washcoat supported...
Internal combustion engine having turbocharging and low-pressure
The description relates to an internal combustion engine having a turbocharger, having a first particle filter in the intake section of the internal combustion...
Supplemental support flange for a vehicle frame pillar and expanded
daylight opening of panoramic sunroof
A vehicle panoramic sunroof assembly includes a vehicle frame including a medial pillar that extends vertically from a lower frame portion to a longitudinal...
System and method for steering torque compensation during braking event
A system and method for steering torque compensation carried out in a controller of a vehicle that detects a braking event from a comparison of actual vehicle...
Smart adaptive cruise control
A cruise control system of a vehicle comprises a target generator, a speed controller, and a distance controller. The speed controller and the distance...
Method and strategy to detect the lock-up of planetary gear in power split
A system and method for controlling a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain having an engine, a generator, and a motor connected via a planetary gear set to detect...
Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for restarting an engine in response to a driver's change-of-mind. In one embodiment, the engine is shutdown during an idle...
Utilization of vehicle presence systems for powertrain response readiness
and conserving energy
A method and system relates to improving powertrain responsiveness in a vehicle while maintaining fuel economy by inhibiting entry into, or exiting,...
Clutch torque trajectory correction to provide torque hole filling during
a ratio upshift
A multiple ratio transmission having an input shaft, an output shaft and oncoming clutch and off-going clutch for effecting ratio upshifts is provided. The...
Vehicle occupant restraint system for oblique impact
An occupant restraint system for a vehicle includes an airbag module disposed in a column cover. The column cover covers a steering column of the vehicle. The...
Inflatable device for armrest of vehicle door
A door assembly for a vehicle includes a trim panel and an armrest core supported on the trim panel. An inflatable device is disposed on the armrest core for...
Carbon fiber wrapped aluminum dual tube deflector
A deflector for a front end assembly that includes a lower tube having a lower/front leg extending outboard from a bumper and an intermediate leg extending from...
System for controlling exterior lighting of a motor vehicle
A system for controlling the exterior lighting of a motor vehicle has a switch unit having a rotary switch which can be rotated clockwise and counter-clockwise...
Method to ensure reliable reception of electric vehicle association
A vehicle controller of a vehicle may set a message acceptance type and a time window for response according to a type of association procedure message received...
Front module for a modular hybrid transmission and a method for
connecting/disconnecting the front module from...
A front module disposed between an engine and a torque converter, and a method for coupling or decoupling the front module to the torque converter is provided....
Vehicle modular upper-door assembly
A modular upper-door assembly including a standard geometric corner component and a standard geometric B-pillar component for all vehicle model doors. Each...