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Method for controlling a variable charge air cooler
Embodiments for a charge air cooler are provided. In one example, an engine method comprises during a first mode, decreasing a volume of a charge air cooler in...
Internal combustion engine with oil-cooled cylinder block and method for
operating an internal combustion...
Embodiments for selectively filling a cylinder block cooling jacket with oil are provided. In one example, a control unit may be rotated among a plurality of...
Valve cover with integrated sparkplug tube
A valve cover for an engine and a method is provided. The valve cover may include a cover body, and a sparkplug tube formed integrally with the cover body. In...
Method for operating an internal combustion engine with a turbocharger
arrangement and control unit for an...
Methods are provided for controlling an engine. One method may include adjusting airflow to a turbocharger arrangement with a turbine bypass valve bypassing a...
Exhaust gas sensor diagnosis and controls adaptation
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting an anticipatory controller of an exhaust gas sensor coupled in an engine exhaust. In one embodiment, the method...
Engine-load management to reduce particulate emissions
A method for operating an engine of a vehicle. During a warm-up period following a cold start of the vehicle, a cylinder of the engine is charged to a reduced...
Method for controlling the operation of a compressor
A method for controlling a compressor of a turbocharger is disclosed. In one example, the method comprises varying a maximum permitted compressor outlet...
Methods and systems for variable displacement engine control
Methods and systems are provided for selecting a group of cylinders for selective deactivation, in a variable displacement engine system, based at least on a...
Wastegate valve position correction
Various methods for compensating a deflected linkage in a wastegate arrangement are provided. In one example, current is applied to an actuator to move a...
Water injection for catalyst oxygen reduction and temperature control
during transient events
Methods and systems are provided for injecting water based on duration of cylinder deactivation, and exhaust catalyst temperature during an engine cylinder...
Method for enriching the exhaust gas of an internal combustion engine with
reducing agent and internal...
A method for enriching the exhaust gas of an internal combustion engine with a reducing agent is provided, the internal combustion engine including at least one...
Methods and systems for utilizing waste heat for a hybrid vehicle
Systems and methods for operating an engine that includes an exhaust gas heat recovery system are described. The system may reduce engine warm-up time and...
Closure device for a compartment
A closure device for a compartment, in particular a glove compartment, which is able to be closed by a flap, in motor vehicles, wherein the flap is designed to...
Method and device for reducing the likelihood of theft at a gas station or
a charging station for motor vehicles
A method for preventing fuel theft at a gas station or a charging station for motor vehicles is provided. The method includes determining whether a refueling...
Steering system clatter mitigation
A steering system clatter mitigation apparatus and method. The clatter mitigation apparatus excites the steering system at a frequency within a range of an...
Method for estimating grade and rolling direction
Systems and methods for determining vehicle rolling direction and road grade are disclosed. In one example, a vehicle rolling direction is determined from a...
Vehicle engine and electric machine control
A vehicle having an engine, an electric machine, a traction battery configured to supply power to the electric machine; and at least one controller is provided....
Key fob security copy to a mobile phone
A vehicle computing system configured to program a mobile device as a key fob. The vehicle computing system includes a processor and a user interface. The user...
Seat belt retractor with wedge clamp and load limiter
A seat belt system includes a spool, a harness, a wedge clamp, and a load limiting plate. The harness is at least partially wound about the spool. The wedge...
Rail assembly for a frame of a vehicle
A rail assembly for a frame of a vehicle includes a rail defining a cavity. The cavity extends along an axis for receiving an energy absorbing member of a...
Rear-view mirror with multi-mode display screen, system comprising same,
and method of using same
An image display system comprises a camera presence detector for detecting presence of a rear-view camera mounted on a towed unit connected to a towing vehicle,...
Climate comfort seat assembly
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat structure. A carrier is disposed on the seat structure and includes a matrix of fluid transfer lines. A spacer...
Utility seat assembly
A vehicle seating assembly is provided which includes a second row center seating unit including a seatback and a seat that includes a front and a rear. A slide...
Vehicle seating assembly
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seatback having a panel movable to a reclined position and a cushion slidably coupled with the panel to slide down in the...
Vapor storage device having a diffuser plate and dome
A vapor storage device is provided. The vapor storage device includes a diffuser plate positioned on an axis of an inlet port and comprising one or more...
Hybrid electric vehicle and method for controlling a powertrain therein
A method for controlling a hybrid electric powertrain includes, in response to a request to increase a powertrain braking force on at least one of a plurality...
Electro-hydraulic rivet and method of riveting and welding parts
A method of riveting two metal parts through a hole with an electro-hydraulic riveting tool. The electro-hydraulic riveting tool includes a tube that is...
RF jamming detection and mitigation system
A vehicle system for detecting a jamming signal may include a receiver configured to receive a signal, the signal having signal properties. A controller may be...
Electrolyte replenishing system and method
A battery system includes a battery including an anode, a cathode, and a liquid electrolyte; and a conduit communicating to the battery an electrolyte liquid...
A battery pack of the type that may be used in an electrically-powered vehicle comprises first and second arrays of cells disposed adjacent one another, and a...
Method and apparatus for intelligent street light advertisement delivery
A system includes a vehicle processor configured to communicate with an intelligent street light to receive advertisements pertaining to local businesses. The...
Trailer active back-up assist with object avoidance
A trailer back-up assist apparatus comprises an obstacle sensing system operable to output information characterizing proximity of a object adjacent to a...
Pilot downshifting system and method
Methods and systems are provided for performing a multiple gear downshift of a transmission gear by transiently operating in an intermediate gear. In response...
Haptic feedback shift knob
Automotive vehicles having a manual shift transmission, with driver feedback to indicate when a shift change is recommended or to provide other event...
Method and system for humidity sensor diagnostics
Methods and systems are provided for an engine including a humidity sensor. Degradation of the humidity sensor may be determined based on a change in intake air...
Methods and systems for an oxygen sensor
Various systems and methods are described for an engine system with an exhaust gas recirculation system and catalyzing and non-catalyzing intake oxygen sensors....
Method for purging of air intake system hydrocarbon trap
Methods and systems are provided for improving air intake system hydrocarbon trap purging during engine-off time in a hybrid electric vehicle. One method...
Compressor bypass turbine-generator
Embodiments for a turbine-generator position in a compressor bypass flow path are presented. In one example, a method for an engine having a compressor...
Exhaust system including an exhaust manifold having an integrated mixer
An exhaust system for an engine is provided herein. The exhaust system includes an emission control device and an exhaust manifold having a plurality of runners...
Exhaust air injection
Embodiments for controlling exhaust oxygen concentration are provided. In one example, an engine method comprises operating the engine with lean combustion, and...
Corner closeout member and assembly for pickup truck box
A closeout member is provided which may be disposed within an opening partially defined by a corner member and a rail edge of a side panel adjacent to a...
Expandable roof panel perimeter reinforcement
A vehicle roof frame includes an adhering structure having an adhesive carrier and an expanding structural adhesive coupled to at least a portion of an outer...
Method of controlling automatic transmission coasting downshift
A method of controlling a transmission and engine during a coasting downshift is particularly suited to transmission arrangements exhibiting strong inertia...
Dynamic mapping of pedal position to wheel output demand in a hybrid
A hybrid vehicle operates in an electric-drive-only mode and one or more modes using an internal combustion engine. A control pedal is movable to respective...
Method for controlling an exhaust-gas aftertreatment device of a hybrid
drive, and hybrid drive
A method for controlling an exhaust gas aftertreatment device of a vehicle hybrid drive is provided. The method comprises operating the hybrid drive only by a...
Vehicle and method for controlling an electric machine and/or engine
A total power demand including a wheel power demand may be observed. The wheel power demand may be modified to determine a modified total power demand including...
Automotive braking system
An automotive braking system includes a windshield wiper system, a traction wheel, and a non-friction brake system configured to apply a braking force to the...
Active driven wheel lift identification for an automotive vehicle
A roll control system (16) for an automotive vehicle (10) is used to actively detect if one of the plurality of the driven wheels (12) is lifted. The system...