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Methods and systems for interfacing with a vehicle computing system over
multiple data transport channels
In one or more embodiments, two or more devices may interface with a computing system over multiple communication channels. A connection may be established...
Tethered USB charger cap
An electrical socket cap includes a tether between the cap and an electrical socket, wherein the tether provides power to the cap. The cap is adapted to close...
Conductive ink elastomeric molded connector
An electronic connector system includes one or more electronic components electronically coupled to one another by an elastomeric connector. The elastomeric...
Method and system for selecting driver preferences
A vehicle computing system enables one or more processors to control a plurality of vehicle features. The vehicle computing system may control a plurality of...
Method for roughening and coating a surface
A method for roughening and thermally coating a surface, in particular a cylinder running surface of an internal combustion engine, the roughening being the...
Pinion assembly preloading system
The present disclosure relates to pinion assembly preloading systems. Disclosed are systems including a press actuator configured to apply an axial force...
Leak detection based on fuel level
Methods and systems for fuel system leak detection are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises, during an engine-on condition, delivering fuel...
Methods and systems for boost control
Methods and systems are provided for varying a proportion of compressed air recirculated to a compressor inlet from a location downstream of the compressor and...
Dual hood latch assembly
A motor vehicle dual hood latch mechanism for engaging a striker of a hood having a closed latched position and a released position is disclosed. The dual hood...
Cargo bed support assembly for a truck
A cargo bed assembly for a pickup truck includes an aluminum truck bed above a pair of frame rails. A plurality of roll-formed 6000-series aluminum...
Laterally tiltable, multitrack vehicle
A laterally tiltable, multitrack vehicle is disclosed. The vehicle includes a vehicle body and at least three wheels, with two of the wheels being assigned to a...
Vehicle trajectory control system
Systems and methods for controlling a throttle plate to adjust airflow to the engine are provided. A transmission having an input speed and an output speed and...
Shoulder belt latch load-limiting system
A seat belt arrangement includes a vehicle floor, a seat, and a latch assembly including a deformable element. Shoulder and lap belt webbings are attached to...
Integrated underseat storage
A seating assembly for a vehicle including a seat movable between a raised vertical position and a lowered horizontal position. A storage cavity is defined by...
End cap door assembly
A cover assembly for a panel end cap includes a housing having an aperture, wherein the aperture opens into a storage compartment which laterally extends into...
Button-tufted trim style for climate comfort seat
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat base and a seat back. A coverstock is disposed over the seat base and the seat back. A plurality of button-tufts are...
Vehicle armrest support
A deployable or fixed armrest support for a vehicle includes an elongate body operable between a vertical stowed position and a horizontal deployed position....
Vehicle solar panel array with high voltage output
An automotive vehicle may include a plurality of solar cells electrically connected to form a solar panel array having a minimum output voltage at a specified...
Molded-in-color vehicle panel and mold
In one embodiment a method for creating a molded-in-color vehicle panel is provided. The mold may have at least first and second mold members, each having a...
Gas reclaiming system and method
A gas reclaiming system is disclosed. The gas reclaiming system includes a getter device adapted to receive mixed gases and separate the mixed gases into at...
Vehicle diagnostic system and method for detecting incorrect cable
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, controlling a vehicle in response to a diagnostic test...
Piston for an engine
A piston 10 for an engine has a number of elongate pockets 21, 22, 23, 24 each of which is arranged at an angle relative to a longitudinal axis HP2 of a contact...
Modular hybrid transmission
The disconnect clutch and motor of a parallel type hybrid electric vehicle are repositioned within the wet zone of an automatic transmission to compactly and...
Vacuum pump with rotor-stator positioning to provide non-return
A rotary-vane vacuum pump comprises a stator and a vaned rotor, the stator partly defining an outlet chamber and including an outlet passage opening to the...
Adjustable vane pump for reducing pressure pulsations during discharge
An adjustable rotary vane pump configured to reduce pressure pulsations during hydraulic fluid discharge includes a housing having two side plates positioned in...
Hybrid vehicle engine starts
A vehicle includes a starter motor, an engine having an output mechanically coupled to the starter motor, a transmission having an input, and an electric...
Fuel system degradation test using two fuel tanks
Embodiments for monitoring fuel system degradation are provided. In one example, a method for a vehicle comprises evacuating fuel from a first fuel tank to a...
Cracked cap bulkhead insert
Various bulkhead inserts having a cracked cap are provided. In one example, a cylinder block includes a plurality of cylinder bores, a crankcase disposed below...
Method to control and diagnose an exhaust gas heat exchanger
A method for controlling an engine having an exhaust gas heat exchanger includes measuring air mass flow, engine coolant temperature (ECT), exhaust gas...
Vehicle roof reinforcement
A vehicle body structure comprises body side panels each comprising a roof mounting surface, a roof panel having opposing sides, and a brazed joint attaching...
Metal reinforcement for B-pillar
A metal reinforcement for a B-pillar of an automotive vehicle includes a lower flange and an upper structure. The lower flange is adapted to adjoin a door sill...
Method for operating a brake assistance system in a vehicle
A method of operating a brake assistance system in a vehicle is disclosed. The method includes determining a braking operation as an emergency braking...
Vehicle stopping distance improvements
A method for reducing the braking distance for a vehicle having an anti-lock braking mechanism (ABS) and a hydraulic braking system detects a brake pressure...
Vehicle grille close-out assembly
A vehicle grille assembly is provided with a grille and a close-out assembly. The close-out assembly is adapted to at least partially block an airflow opening...
Decoupled load-path to reduce the pelvis combined load of a vehicle
A vehicle door provides for the decoupling of the load path by a cut-out area formed in the door inner sheet-metal. In an impact event the front or lower...
Window surround for a vehicle
An integral window surround for a vehicle. The window surround includes upper, front, and rear glass runs for guiding and sealing a glass window, as well as a...
Self-cleaning camera lens
A camera system includes a lens that directs light onto an image sensor, an actuator that vibrates the lens, and a charge generator that charges a surface of...
Treated battery separator
In at least one embodiment, a rechargeable battery is provided comprising an electrolyte including an organic solvent and a solution-treated polyolefin...
Route navigation with optimal speed profile
Energy consumption of a vehicle is optimized while traveling a route assembled of road segments between a first position and a destination. A speed profile...
Software architecture for developing in-vehicle software applications
According to one embodiment of the present invention, a software architecture encoded on a computer readable medium is disclosed. The software architecture can...
Motor vehicle climate control system
A vehicle climate control system operable in a winter mode and a summer mode includes an engine-exhaust-driven hot heat transfer fluid (HTF) circuit coupled...
Method and apparatus for driveline softening utilizing a vehicle to cloud
to vehicle system
A vehicle includes a power source, such as an engine, an electric machine, or combination thereof. A torque converter is selectively coupled to the power source...
Thrust bearing snap ring retainer
An assembly includes a rotatable member formed with a recess, a first component, a snap ring located in the recess for limiting axial displacement of the first...
Engine cranking torque referenced to an engine stop position
A method for restarting a vehicle engine that is stopped at a known crank angle includes actuating a clutch located in a torque path between a starting motor...
Fuel component identification
A method adjusts fuel injection based on a fuel make-up, such as a fuel ethanol content. The fuel make-up may be learned during transient conditions by...
Method to improve blowthrough via split exhaust
Methods and systems are provided for a boosted engine having a split exhaust system. One method includes reducing knock by flowing a combination of exhaust from...
System and method for operating an engine combusting liquefied petroleum
A method and system for operating an engine that is supplied a fuel having a low super critical temperature is presented. In one example, the method supplies...