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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...
Internal combustion engine with compensation weight arranged on the
crankshaft and serving as an imbalance, and...
An internal combustion engine with a cylinder and with a crank drive is described herein. The internal combustion engine includes a crankshaft in which the...
Induction system including a passive-adsorption hydrocarbon trap
An induction system in an engine is provided. The air induction system includes an induction conduit including an air flow passage in fluidic communication at...
Stop/start control to increase microhybrid vehicle battery charge
A stop/start system of a vehicle autostops and autostarts an engine and, in response to an identification of a drive cycle destination indicating that the...
Octane separation system and operating method
An engine method, comprising delivering high octane fuel to a high octane fuel tank and delivering low octane fuel to a low octane fuel tank and injecting...
System and method for an engine comprising a liquid cooling system and oil
An internal combustion engine is provided. The internal combustion engine includes an oil circuit and a pump in fluidic communication with a supply line and at...
Advanced exhaust-gas sampler for exhaust sensor
An exhaust-gas sampler is adapted to couple into an exhaust conduit and to sample a constituent of an engine exhaust flowing therein. The sampler comprises an...
Method for protecting a DPF of an internal combustion engine
The invention relates to a method for protecting a DPF in the exhaust section of an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle from unintentional combustion...
System for orienting front wheel of vehicle during offset frontal impact
A bumper assembly for a vehicle includes a mounting platform for being fixed relative to a frame of the vehicle. A bumper beam is coupled to the mounting...
Divided steering gear housing having an exposed tooth rack
A rack-and-pinion steering system and a method for producing the same including a pinion, a toothed rack, and a bearing point for the toothed rack, wherein the...
Integrated engine torque model
A method of operating a vehicle having at least a driven wheel, the driven wheel driven at least by a driving torque, includes maintaining an inclination angle...
Hood latch and striker system for pedestrian protection
A system for releasing and lifting an automobile hood includes a sensor located proximate a front location of an automobile that detects impact with an object....
Active bolster with spine reinforced weld track
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...
Battery support assembly
A battery support assembly adapted to be attached to a front rail of a pickup truck is provided which may include a first support, a second support, and a...
Wheelhouse cladding step
A wheelhouse cladding step assembly includes a step movable between a closed position and an open or deployed position in which the step is located proximal the...
Traction battery discharge control
A vehicle includes a traction battery to propel the vehicle. The traction battery includes a plurality of cells that are each selectively connected to a...
Monitoring air filter status in automotive HVAC system
A system and methods are provided for monitoring for a clogged or unclogged state of an air filter in an automotive HVAC system. The HVAC system includes a...
Automatic temperature override pattern recognition system
Each vehicle in a fleet comprises a climate controller having an auto mode. The auto mode controls climate actuators in response to a model relating sensed...
Method and apparatus for clearing a rivet from a riveting tool
An apparatus, tool and method for clearing a rivet from an automated riveting tool. The riveting tool has a nose that supports the rivet as the rivet is...
Catalyst assembly for treating engine exhaust
According to one aspect of the present invention, a catalyst assembly is provided for treating an exhaust from an engine. In one embodiment, the catalyst...
Method and apparatus for extra-vehicular emergency updates following an
A system includes a processor configured to receive instructions from a vehicle computing system (VCS) to being reporting a mobile device location. The...
On-board traffic density estimator
Traffic density is estimated around a host vehicle moving on a roadway. An object detection system remotely senses and identifies the positions of nearby...
Methods and systems for operating a transmission
Systems and methods for operating and interfacing to a transmission of a vehicle are presented. In one example, a human machine interface allows a driver to...
Methods and systems for operating a driveline disconnect clutch
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, application of a driveline disconnect clutch to start an engine...
Magnetized fuel injector valve and valve seat
Systems and methods for a permanently magnetized valve mechanism and/or valve mechanism seat for a fuel injector are disclosed. In one example approach, a fuel...
Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting operation of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle responsive to a seasonal grade of the fuel available in the...
Method for reducing the particle emissions of a spark-ignition internal
combustion engine with direct...
A method for reducing the particle emissions of a spark-ignition, direct-injection internal combustion engine is provided. The method comprises operating at...
Controlling charge air cooler condensation by using heated intake air
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting the temperature of intake air entering an engine. In response to condensate in a charge air cooler and engine...
System and method for emptying a tank
A system for method for emptying a gas storage tank of a vehicle is presented. In one example, engine valve timing is adjusted to facilitate reducing pressure...
Inferred engine local temperature estimator
A system and methods for inferring a local engine temperature based on various engine conditions input to a dynamic model are disclosed. In the example system...
Method for diagnosing operation of a particulate matter sensor
A method for diagnosing a particulate matter sensor is described. In one example, a liquid is purposefully injected into the exhaust system to verify operation...
Mechanically initiated speed-based latch device
A pawl actuation device includes a movable input member that shifts from a first position to an actuated position. The pawl actuation device also includes...
Vehicle trim component having beverage retainer and method
A vehicle trim assembly is provided having a beverage retainer formed in a storage compartment on the door of an automotive vehicle. The trim assembly includes...
Vehicle front end structure
A vehicle front end structure includes a hinge pillar having laterally spaced first and second vertical mounting surfaces that extend in a longitudinal...
System and method for controlling battery power based on predicted battery
A system and method for controlling battery power in a hybrid vehicle for a given driver demand that balances battery state of charge and battery capacity...
Inlet air temperature sensor diagnostics
Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing an intake air temperature sensor in a hybrid electric vehicle. An engine temperature is compared to each of an...
Method and system for controlling an electric vehicle while charging
An electric vehicle has a thermal circuit connected to a traction battery and a cabin climate system, a user interface, and a controller. The controller is...
Shift-by-wire actuation of a transmission park brake
A transmission park-brake system includes a transmission park brake, a solenoid, first, second and third pressure sources, and a servo valve for disengaging the...
Thin plate structural support for a motor vehicle armrest
A motor vehicle door and armrest assembly using a thin plate that is vertically strong while laterally collapsible. The plate is comprised of a matrix of...
Vehicle sensor assembly with lever assist
A fascia assembly may include a fascia having an inner surface, a sensor assembly including a housing integrated with the inner surface, a sensor having a...
Direct load side door pillar applique with integrated channel
An applique assembly for a vehicle door includes a body defining an attachment surface with an edge. The body has a margin extension member coupled with the...
Method and apparatus for high-voltage DC charging of battery-electric and
plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
A portable charging device can provide controllable fast DC charging of an electric vehicle (EV) high voltage battery by a separate EV high voltage battery. The...
High voltage charge pack
A portable high voltage charging apparatus (HVCA) can be configured to controllably charge a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) traction battery using energy...
Limited operating strategy for an electric vehicle
A vehicle is provided with a climate control system and a battery that is connected to the climate control system for supplying power. The vehicle also includes...
System and method to prevent unintended vehicle travel
A movement prevention system preventing undesired travel of a vehicle. A transmission gear sensor senses an out of park position of a vehicle transmission. An...
Air-cooled electrical machine with automatic clutch
The disclosure relates to an air-cooled electromechanical system having a rotor, a driver element, and a fan impeller, the rotor comprising a rotor shaft and...
Method and system for parking assistance for a vehicle
A method and system for parking assistance for a vehicle, wherein the parking of said vehicle on a parking space at least partly occupied by a second vehicle is...