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Vehicle suspension mounting system
A vehicle suspension subsystem is provided having a leafspring that is mounted to a vehicle frame with a clevis type mounting bracket. An end of the leafspring...
Vehicle headlight fascia
Vehicle trunk lid
Vehicle rear upper bumper cover
Customer-identifying email addresses to enable a medium of communication
that supports many service providers
A system comprising one or more transceivers in communication with a vehicle computing system, the one or more transceivers are also in communication with at...
Reconfigurable vehicle model
In one embodiment, a vehicle model is disclosed. The vehicle model includes a main vehicle module including a primary base and a number of components. The...
Device and method for traffic sign recognition
A method and apparatus for determining whether to alert a driver of a vehicle to the presence of a traffic sign in the vehicle's driving environment. An optical...
Method and apparatus for detecting a left-behind phone
A system includes a vehicle computing processor. The processor is configured to, through wireless communication with a phone, and after determining that a...
Methods for utilizing stop sign and traffic light detections to enhance
fuel economy and safety
Methods for operating a vehicle as the vehicle approaches an intersection with a traffic control device are provided herein. One example method includes...
Illuminable vehicle beverage holder assembly
An illuminable beverage holder assembly is provided and includes at least one side wall coupled an illuminable base member to form a receptacle for receiving a...
Automated transmission and method for operating an automated transmission
An automated transmission comprises a hydraulic control device and one or more hydraulically actuated gear units. The hydraulic control device comprises a...
A family of transmission gearing arrangements produces up to nine forward and one reverse speed ratios by selective engagement of three couplers in various...
A crankshaft comprising a cheek, a torsion-absorbing pendulum pivotally coupled to the cheek, and a rotational speed actuated brake to oppose motion of the...
Spark plug degradation detection
Methods and systems are provided for identifying and indicating degradation of an engine cylinder spark plug. In response to a cylinder misfire event during...
Methods and systems for engine cranking
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, an engine may be started in one of two ways depending on...
Intake system including remotely located filter assemblies and method for
operation of an intake system
An intake system for an engine including a first air filter assembly in fluidic communication with an intake manifold and a second air filter assembly spaced...
Compressed natural gas pressure regulator protective bracket
A protective bracket for a compressed natural gas pressure regulator mounted in an engine compartment of a motor vehicle is disclosed. The compressed natural...
Method for diagnosing an engine
A method for operating an engine in response to a waste gate position is presented. In one example, the method adjusts an actuator to reduce the possibility of...
Branch communication valve for a twin scroll turbocharger
Methods and systems are provided for a branch communication valve in a twin turbocharger system. A branch communication valve may be positioned adjacent to a...
Boosted in-line variable-displacement engine
An engine includes a first turbine fluidically coupled to a first group of adjacent cylinders, and a second turbine fluidically coupled to a second group of...
Oil supply system for an engine
An oil supply system for a reciprocating piston internal combustion engine is disclosed in which the supply of oil to piston cooling jets is controlled by...
System for cooling an engine block cylinder bore bridge
An engine is provided with an open deck cylinder block having an open water jacket that surrounds a plurality of cylinders that are joined together in a Siamese...
Motor vehicle on-board diagnostics to distinguish degradation from
A method for responding to conditions detected in an on-board diagnostic unit of a motor vehicle and signaling degradation of a component of the motor vehicle....
SCR catalyst diagnostics
In one embodiment, a method for an engine comprises operating the engine with an upstream exhaust sensor, intermediate exhaust sensor, and downstream exhaust...
Crankcase integrity breach detection
Methods and systems are provided for using a crankcase vent tube pressure or flow sensor for diagnosing a location and nature of crankcase system integrity...
A valve system for providing closing force to one or more valves of an engine is provided. In one example, the system comprises a first tappet bore in fluid...
Hydrogen storage material and method of using the same
In one embodiment, a method of using hydrogen includes forming a crystalline solid mixture of a metal halide M.sup.2(H.sub.L).sub.y with a metal borohydride...
Vehicle with segmented rear hatch
A vehicle includes a rear hatch opening and a segmented hatch that is moveably connected to the vehicle structure. A lid is moveably connected to the upper...
Engine speed control apparatus and method for a hybrid vehicle
A vehicle powertrain system has an engine, a damper and an electric machine configured to be selectively mechanically coupled with the engine via damper. The...
Hybrid vehicle control when towing
A method for controlling a hybrid vehicle having an engine includes automatically stopping the engine in response to vehicle power demand dropping below...
Methods and systems for hybrid driveline control
Systems and methods for operating and hybrid driveline are presented. In one example, driver demand torque may be supplied to vehicle wheels via a hydraulic...
Hybrid powertrain mode determination based on spatial domain route
A vehicle includes a powertrain having an engine and an electric machine, and a battery configured to power the electric machine. The vehicle further includes a...
Torque based energy management in hybrid vehicle
A system and method for controlling a powertrain in a hybrid vehicle having an engine and a traction motor include commanding the engine to provide an engine...
Active bolster for pedestrian protection
A vehicle instrument panel has a pedestrian protection zone along a forward side. The instrument panel generally has a low stiffness that avoids impact forces...
Active bolster with heat-staked reinforcement
An active bolster for an interior trim surface of a vehicle has a trim panel with a closed-loop bonding section on an inside surface. A first stud extending...
Side impact vehicle restraint deployment
A vehicle system includes at least one sensor configured to detect an impact and a restraint device configured to deploy in response to the impact. A processing...
Vehicle fascia integrated pushers
A vehicle includes a fascia, a bumper beam, and a sensor including a pressure chamber disposed between and along the fascia and bumper beam. The vehicle further...
Adaptive energy absorber for a vehicle
An energy absorption system, comprises a vehicle bumper. An energy absorption member is attached to the bumper, the energy absorption member comprising a first...
Collision deflector assembly
A vehicle frame is provided having a frame. The frame includes a main rail and a lateral rail. A bracket is operably coupled to the main rail. The vehicle frame...
Perturbative injection for battery parameter identification
A battery system includes a traction battery and at least one controller that implement a model of the traction battery. The system may monitor current input...
Air cooling system for high voltage battery cell arrays
A vehicle is provided including a battery module with front and rear battery cell arrays arranged generally parallel to and spaced apart from one another. The...
Method and apparatus for an alert strategy between modules
A telematics control unit comprising a transceiver configured to receive a message from a vehicle module during a sleep mode, the message requesting the...
Proximity switch assembly and method having adaptive time delay
A proximity switch assembly and method for detecting activation of the proximity switch assembly is provided. The assembly includes a plurality of proximity...
Determination of hysteresis controller band for IPMSM-based drive system
Methods of providing a control band for a hysteresis controller are presented. A method can determine a control band analytically to avoid the time and costs...
System and method for reducing thermal conditions during wireless charging
A method is provided for reducing unsafe thermal conditions in an inductive charging system within a vehicle. The method includes inductively charging a...
Methods and systems for authenticating one or more users of a vehicle
communications and information system
In at least one embodiment, a system for authorizing use of a vehicle communication and information system may include one or more data processors configured to...
Hydraulic gain of transmission control elements
A system controlling gain in a control element includes a source of line pressure, a source of signal pressure, a control valve that controls communication...
Planetary gear assembly
A transmission planetary gear assembly, having: a carrier housing with axial orifice; a pinion shaft fitted through the axial orifice; a first fastener...
Method and device for controlling a vacuum apparatus
Method and device for controlling a vacuum apparatus. A method for controlling a vacuum apparatus that applies vacuum to a vacuum accumulator with a pump of a...