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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...
System and method for supplying fuel to an engine via multiple fuel paths
A system and method for supplying fuel to an engine is disclosed. In one example, a first controller supplies injector commands to a second controller via an...
Internal combustion engine having an interference reducing exhaust
An engine having a cylinder head including an exhaust manifold at least partially integrated therein, the exhaust manifold including an inner separating wall...
System and method for monitoring an ignition system
A system for monitoring and cleaning a spark plug is disclosed. In one example, an amount of carbonaceous soot at the center electrode ceramic of the spark plug...
Methods and systems for boost control
Methods and systems are provided for coordinating adjustments to a compressor recirculation valve with adjustments to a binary flow turbine scroll valve to...
Method for controlling a variable charge air cooler
Embodiments for a charge air cooler are provided. In one example, an engine method comprises increasing intake air flow velocity through a charge air cooler and...
Exhaust manifold for an engine and method for manufacture
A cast exhaust manifold for an engine is disclosed that is fastened to the engine by a number of independent flanges between each pair of which a spacer is...
Method for estimating slippage of a selective catalyst reduction system
A method for determining NH.sub.3 and NOx slippage through a SCR is described. In one example, signals from NOx sensors positioned upstream and downstream of a...
Control of exhaust flow in an engine including a particulate filter
Methods and systems for controlling operation of exhaust of an engine including a particulate filter are provided. One example method includes generating vacuum...
Embodiments may provide an oil separator that may include a reservoir attached to a bottom of the oil separator to collect oil that passes from the oil...
Vehicle door swing governor
A vehicle door swing governor is positioned between a door and a body of a vehicle. The door swing governor includes a motor and a controller for controlling...
Logic-based sliding door interlock
A fuel door and a sliding door are on the same side of a vehicle. The sliding door has power locking and power child locking. To prevent the sliding door from...
Vehicle frame component
A vehicle frame component for limiting the movement of the wheel of the vehicle toward the cab of a cab on frame vehicle including a base member welded to...
Vehicle front end joint
A body structure for a vehicle includes a cowl side defining a first vertical and longitudinal plane. A hinge pillar including a tab portion is attached to the...
Autonomous control in a dense vehicle environment
A computer in a first vehicle is programmed to receive a first set of data from at least one sensor in the first vehicle and to receive a second set of data...
Method and system for extending an operating range of a motor vehicle
A method and system are described for extending an operating range of a motor vehicle, the vehicle having a first mode of operation and an economy mode of...
Method and system to enable a coast-down mode
A vehicle includes an engine and a non-selectable-gear transmission having an electric machine mechanically coupled to the engine. The vehicle may have one or...
Hybrid vehicle and method of operation
Some vehicle maneuvers in a hybrid electric vehicle require a high discharge current from the battery. The capacity of a battery to supply a large discharge...
Method and apparatus for vehicle hardware theft prevention
A computer-implemented method includes determining that an infotainment system has been activated. The method further includes accessing a vehicle network...
Retractable vehicle grab handle with deploying integrated garment hanger
A deployable hanger for a vehicle comprises a handle operable between deploying and non-deploying positions, two extension members disposed at least partially...
Combined storage and docking unit for a portable electronic device
A combined storage and docking unit for attachment to the instrument panel of a motor vehicle is disclosed in which a portable electronic device such as an MP3...
Automotive side view mirror attachment assembly and method of making the
An automotive side view mirror attachment assembly includes a polymeric outer shell having a metal reinforcement member coupled thereto, wherein the polymeric...
Luggage retention system
A motor vehicle luggage retention system for a motor vehicle is disclosed. A foldable seat back separates the occupant compartment from the trunk and has an...
Air spring and damper unit with height adjustment
A vehicle suspension apparatus includes various elements, such as a self-pumping air spring and damper unit operating with compressed air for height adjustment...
Method of determining coating uniformity of a coated surface
A method for applying a coating includes: obtaining a subject cylindrical part including an inner subject coated surface applied using a spraying device at a...
Vision assessment chart
Method and apparatus for application data transport handling
A system includes a processor configured to receive communication requests from a plurality of applications executing on a remote device, requesting...
Sensor packaging at output side of front wheel drive (FWD) transmissions
Various packaging designs for placement of a magnetic torque sensor at the output shaft of a front wheel drive transmission are provided. One design provides...
Flexible heat accumulator for engine coolant
A heat accumulator for a vehicle engine, comprising storing coolant in a flexible storage container with an inner body and an outer body, with an insulation...
Vehicle and method of controlling an engine auto-stop and restart
A vehicle includes an engine, a manual transmission having a clutch, and a controller. The controller is configured to, in response to receiving a signal...
Engine system having a condensate bypass duct
An engine system is provided. The engine system includes an intake conduit positioned upstream of an engine cylinder and also includes a PCV outlet opening into...
Cylinder block assembly
A cylinder block assembly is provided. The cylinder block assembly includes a cylinder block including a cylinder, two crankshaft supports at a bottom of the...
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...
Method and system for engine unburned hydrocarbon control
Methods and systems are provided for detecting hydrocarbon ingestion into an engine based on the simultaneous monitoring of cylinder imbalance and an elevated...
Method and system for control of an EGR valve during lean operation in a
boosted engine system
Methods and systems are provided for reducing EGR estimation errors during lean engine operating conditions. During lean engine operation, EGR is disabled if...
Embodiments for vacuum generation are provided. In one example, a method for an engine including a turbocharger having a compressor driven by a turbine...
Turbocharger system having a shared bypass conduit and wastegate
A turbocharger system is provided. The turbocharger system may include a first turbocharger including a first turbine in fluidic communication with a first...
Non-intrusive exhaust gas sensor monitoring
A method for monitoring an exhaust gas sensor coupled in an engine exhaust is provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises indicating exhaust gas sensor...
Positive crankcase ventilation system and method for operation
A positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) system is provided. The PCV system includes an oil return line coupled to a PCV oil separator and extending through a...
Methods, systems, and compositions for calpain inhibition
Methods, systems and compositions comprising novel peptidomimetics are disclosed that can be used to inhibit calpain and, more specifically, to treat tissue...
Transverse sill reinforcement for a truck bed and method of making a sill
A sill reinforcement assembly is provided for a sill area of a pick-up truck bed that is supported on and connected to a pair of frame rails. A unitary...
Multi-cornered strengthening members
A strengthening member for an automotive vehicle comprises an eight-cornered cross section including sides and corners. The sides comprise four straight sides...
Vehicle roof for water management
A vehicle roof panel for channeling fluid includes a raised formation at a centerline of the vehicle, and a plurality of primary troughs disposed laterally on...
Autonomous vehicle with reconfigurable interior
A vehicle includes a steering wheel located in a passenger compartment. The steering wheel is configured to be moved from an operational position to a stowed...
Entering and exiting parallel operation of a powersplit hybrid powertrain
A generator brake is controlled such that a powersplit hybrid powertrain enters and exits a parallel mode of operation. The generator brake may be an...
Driver airbag to steering wheel gap reduction
A motor vehicle steering wheel has an airbag module received and mounted within a recess having an opening of a predetermined shape. A cover having an outer...
Vehicle immobilizer method and system
A system and method of immobilizing a vehicle include receiving a driver presence signal and a transmission state signal and commanding a transmission tie-up in...
Vehicle interior conversation mirror assembly
An overhead console assembly for a vehicle comprising a sunglass bin is disclosed. The sunglass bin defines an outer perimeter configured to be disposed in an...