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Non-symmetrical knee airbag
An exemplary knee airbag assembly may include an airbag cushion that has a first end and a second end. The airbag cushion may be inflatable from a stowed...
Motor vehicle equipped with dynamic floor section
A vehicle incorporates a storage area with a dynamic floor section. That dynamic floor section includes a plurality of interconnected panels that slide and fold...
Frequency based battery model parameter estimation
A hybrid powertrain system includes a battery and at least one controller. The at least one controller is configured to determine instantaneous battery power...
Method and system for controlling current flow through a power
An automotive vehicle capable of receiving power from a power distribution circuit including a power line and return line includes a controller disposed within...
Automotive exterior lamp assembly with charge port
An automotive vehicle capable of receiving power from a remote power source includes an exterior lamp assembly integrated with the vehicle. The lamp assembly...
Control strategy for an electric machine in a vehicle
A hybrid-electric vehicle and method of controlling a hybrid-vehicle is provided. The vehicle includes a traction battery, at least one electric-machine, and a...
Grommet assembly for vehicle body panel
A vehicle includes a body panel defining a pass-through, a grommet sealed against the body panel, an electrical connector having a surface defining a sleeve and...
Trailer active back-up assist with lane width HMI
A vehicle comprises a communication interface for enabling information to be communicated to a and from an occupant of the vehicle and a trailer back-up assist...
Method for determining crankcase breach and oil level
Embodiments for detecting crankcase breach are provided. In one example, a method includes indicating both crankcase ventilation system degradation and a...
Flexible optical impact detection sensor for front rail mounted airbag
A flexible optical impact detection sensor is mounted on an outboard portion of the front bumper for signaling an offset rigid barrier impact event to a forward...
Fluid conduit with variable flow resistance
A fluid-carrying conduit achieves variable resistance to flow. An elongate, hollow body casing has at least one chamber containing either a dilatant fluid or an...
Multiple clutch module
A multiple clutch module for an automatic transmission integrates at least two multi-plate wet clutches into a single module. Each of the clutches includes a...
Fluid heating apparatus and method
An apparatus for heating a fluid such as engine oil includes an auxiliary pump, a conduit connected to the auxiliary pump and provides fluid communication from...
Methods and systems for turbocharger control
Methods are provided for controlling a turbocharged engine having an additional throttle located between an intake manifold of the engine and an outlet of a...
Method for purging condensate from a charge air cooler
Methods and systems are provided for cleaning out condensate stored at a charge air cooler. In response to increased condensate accumulation at a charge air...
System for determining EGR degradation
A system for improving operation of an EGR system is presented. The system provides distinct models to estimate EGR temperature in response to a valve position....
Vapor recovery system purge valve and method
A canister purge valve, fuel vapor recovery system, and method are provided. The canister purge valve may include an inlet port configured to be coupled with an...
Crankcase integrity breach detection
Systems and methods for monitoring crankcase ventilation system integrity are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises indicating a crankcase...
Tailgate hinge assembly
A vehicle having a tailgate attached by hinge assemblies. The hinge assemblies have a pair of first hinge halves secured to a rear sill with a hinge leaf...
Corner node and assembly for pickup truck box
A corner node for reinforcing a portion of a truck box of a pickup truck is provided. The corner node may be disposed within a cavity defined by a cross member...
Lightweight vehicle beam
Several different cross sections of beam having more than four sides are disclosed that may form a central portion of a beam having end portions that have four...
Hybrid vehicle powertrain management system and method
A vehicle is provided with a powertrain including an electric motor, an internal combustion engine, and a turbocharger. The vehicle further includes a...
Hybrid vehicle drive control system and method for providing motor torque
boost compensating for engine delay...
A vehicle control system including a combustion engine and an electric motor selectively provided torque to a transmission separately or in combination to meet...
Control of hydraulic brake system and method
A hybrid or electric vehicle includes a hydraulic brake system having an active vacuum booster with an active boost control valve actuated by at least one...
Sliding deflector assembly
A vehicle frame assembly is provided comprising a main rail. The vehicle frame assembly also includes a deflector assembly which has a front member having an...
Fender step for pick-up trucks
A dually pickup truck includes a rear axle having a dual-wheel assembly on an end of the axle and a fender positioned over a portion the dual-wheel assembly. A...
Automated camera wash for vehicles
A system to remove debris from a vehicle camera lens using washer fluid from the vehicle's washer system is disclosed. The system analyzes a captured image and...
Multi-contour bladder system
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat base and a seat back. A cover stock is disposed over the seat back and the seat base. An inflatable bladder is...
Upper seatback pivot system
A vehicle seating assembly includes first and second side supports defining a seatback structure that is operable between upright and reclined positions. A...
Integrated thin flex composite headrest assembly
A vehicle headrest assembly includes a head restraint operably coupled to a vehicle seatback and having a head support surface. A flexible member includes a top...
Ductless cooling system for a vehicle power storage unit
A battery of a vehicle is cooled by air from a cabin of the vehicle. The air from the cabin flows underneath a rear seat of the vehicle and to the battery.
Vehicle tail lamp bar
Vehicle tail lamp
Vehicle tail lamp
Vehicle rear upper bumper cover
Vehicle rear lower bumper cover insert
Vehicle rear lower bumper cover
Methods and apparatus for vehicle state control
A system includes a processor configured to receive a text message from a remote device including an instruction for a vehicle system. The processor is also...
Road trip vehicle to vehicle communication system
A method of coordinating a plurality of road vehicles includes obtaining information related to a first vehicle that is relevant to a road trip with which the...
System and method for reducing interference during wireless charging
A method is provided for reducing interference in an inductive charging system within a vehicle. The method includes inductively charging a device with an...
Battery cover assembly
An end-to-end cell connection system for a battery assembly uses a conductive interconnector with an inner portion welded to an end of one cell, a standoff...
Image system for automotive safety applications
An improved vision-based system generates object detection corresponding to different viewing areas based on vehicle speed. At lower vehicle speeds, the system...
Medical data acquisition and provision
A computer-implemented method includes determining a user account associated with a vehicle occupant. The method also includes detecting the presence of at...
User interface system and method
A system and method for controlling an electric-vehicle is provided. The system and method calculates a likelihood of arriving at a destination based on vehicle...
Method and system for diagnosing a vacuum system
A vacuum system diagnostic is disclosed. In one example, vacuum system leaks are diagnosed via a pressure reading of a vacuum reservoir. The approach may reduce...
Trip partitioning based on driving pattern energy consumption
A vehicle includes an electric machine configured to propel the vehicle using battery power. The vehicle also includes a controller programmed to operate the...
User interface system and method based on calendar event
A vehicle interface system and method is provided. The system and method includes an interface for communicating with a vehicle user. A controller is in...
Engine drive system
Systems and methods for an engine drive system are described herein. In one example, the system includes a camshaft, a crankshaft, and an accessory drive. The...