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System and method for controlling an automatic stop-start engine system in
an automotive vehicle having an...
A system and method for controlling an automatic stop-start system of an automotive vehicle is disclosed. The system monitors the status of the parking brake to...
Engine response adjustment
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting an engine output delivered in response to an operator pedal actuation based at least on a grade of vehicle...
Trike convertible for use as seat assembly of a vehicle
A trike includes a bottom and a back being moveable to a deployed position for supporting a driver and a stowed position for use as a seat assembly in a...
Extruded fender attachment bracket
A mounting bracket mounts a distal end of a body panel to an adjacent distal end of a structural frame member of a motor vehicle. The mounting bracket comprises...
Road grade estimation for a trailered vehicle
A vehicle control method includes, among other things, recording a towing vehicle road grade for a fixed road position when a towing vehicle tows a trailered...
Active bolster with interlocking gas barrier
An active bolster for an automotive vehicle has a plastic-molded outer trim panel with a closed-loop welding section. A plastic-molded expandable bladder member...
Apparatus and method for automatically validating a trailer connection
An apparatus for validating a connection between a vehicle and a trailer is provided. The apparatus comprising a controller configured to detect an object...
Articulating headrest assembly
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seatback, a headrest, and a support structure that extends between the headrest and the seatback. The support structure...
Method and system for providing charging cord reminder and fault override
for plug-in electric vehicles
An operation includes disabling a vehicle from moving while connection status of the vehicle with external charging infrastructure is unknown. A message is...
Vehicle having a transverse leaf spring wheel suspension
The invention relates to a wheel suspension for a vehicle, in particular a motor vehicle, having a transverse leaf spring arranged transversely relative to a...
Skin-covered articles with reaction injection molded foam layer
A composite article is formed with a reaction-injection mold (RIM) foam layer between a substrate and a flexible skin in a RIM tool having at least one...
System for reducing NOx in exhaust
A system and method for NOx reduction is described, with a catalytic unit including a first zeolite catalyst with a first NOx conversion performance in a first...
Vehicle tow hook cover
Method and apparatus for vehicle tracking
A computer-implemented tracking method includes receiving a tracking request at a vehicle associated computing system (VACS). The method also includes...
Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for restarting an engine when a high pressure fuel pump is degraded. In response to an indication of high pressure fuel pump...
Cylinder block assembly
A cylinder block assembly is provided. In one example, the cylinder block assembly includes a crankshaft support with a single structural frame attachment...
Methods and systems for humidity detection via an exhaust gas sensor
Various methods and system are described for determining ambient humidity via an exhaust gas sensor disposed in an exhaust system of a variable displacement...
Internal combustion engine with exhaust-gas aftertreatment arrangement and
intake air arrangement and method...
A system and method for controlling temperature of a urea reductant to form ammonia for NOx reduction in a selective catalytic reducer coupled to a turbocharged...
Systems and methods for detecting accelerator pedal failure
A system for detecting accelerator pedal failure in an accelerator pedal system including a vehicle control system, the pedal failure detecting system having an...
System and method for upshift torque modification using an upstream clutch
in a hybrid vehicle
A hybrid vehicle has an engine, an electric machine connected to the engine by an upstream clutch, a transmission gearbox connected to the electric machine by a...
Transmission downshift input torque modulation for a hybrid electric
In a powertrain for motor vehicle that includes an engine, an electric machine able to function alternately as a motor and a generator, and a transmission whose...
System and method for controlling a stop/start system for a vehicle engine
A system and method for controlling a stop/start system for an engine in a vehicle include auto starting the engine in response to a transmission gear lever...
Vehicle illuminated loading floor and profiled element for a loading floor
A loading floor for a vehicle including a plurality of elongate profiled elements in a longitudinal direction, arranged adjacent to one another and connected...
Vehicle speed limiting and/or controlling system that is responsive to GPS
A system includes a GPS receiver that generates a signal that is representative of a posted speed limit at a location where a vehicle is located and a device...
Electrode assembly for electro-hydraulic forming process
An electrode assembly for electro-hydraulic forming tool in which the insulation sleeve is assembled over an electrode rod. The insulation sleeve has a...
Device for thermally coating a surface
A device for the thermal coating of a surface, having a wire supply unit for the supply of a wire, wherein the wire acts as a first electrode, a source for...
Selective alert processing
A computer-implemented method includes receiving, at a vehicle computing system, a notification that an incoming communication is being sent to a wireless...
Method and apparatus for roadside assistance facilitation
A roadside assistance system includes a vehicle computing system (VCS), an intermediate system, operable to communicate with the VCS and at least one backend...
Method and apparatus for active noise shedding
A method for reducing audible noise in a vehicle audio component includes steps of: determining that the audio component is or is about to be operating in a...
Particle sensor, exhaust system and method for determining particles in
the exhaust gas
Embodiments of a particle sensor are provided. In one example, a particle sensor for an exhaust system comprises at least two inlet openings for an exhaust-gas...
Internal combustion engine with mass balancing and method for operating
such an internal combustion engine
Embodiments for mass balancing an engine are provided. In one example, an internal combustion engine having at least one cylinder which is associated with a...
Diesel fuel system conditioning
Methods and systems are provided for conditioning fuel for diesel engine. The system may include a fuel pump located within a fuel tank configured to pump fuel...
Evaporative emission control system
A combined system for detecting leaks in an evaporative emission control system and for inflating flat tires. The evaporative emission control system includes a...
Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system
Various systems and methods are described for an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system coupled to an engine in a vehicle. One example method comprises,...
Method for determining the oxygen concentration O .sub.2 in a gas flow
Embodiments for determining oxygen concentration using an oxygen sensor are provided. In one example, a method for determining oxygen concentration O.sub.2 in a...
Method for estimating charge air cooler condensation storage with an
intake oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for estimating water storage in a charge air cooler (CAC). In one example, an amount of water accumulating in the CAC may be...
Internal combustion engine with partial deactivation and method for the
operation of an internal combustion...
A system is provided for an internal combustion engine comprising, at least two cylinders wherein the at least two cylinders form at least two groups, wherein...
Coolant circuit for internal combustion engine with inlet-side flow
An internal combustion engine cylinder head has a coolant jacket with a first supply opening and a first discharge opening. A cylinder block coolant jacket has...
Regeneration method and motor vehicle
A regeneration method (10) for regenerating an adsorber (19), connected downstream of an internal combustion engine (13), of a motor vehicle (11) with a hybrid...
Method for controlling a power-assisted steering apparatus
A method and apparatus for controlling an electrically power-assisted steering device for vehicles including a control unit providing control information to a...
Driver feedback for vehicle operation
The following description relates to systems and methods for adjusting vehicle response parameters in response to indications of vehicle operator preferences....
Trip oriented energy management control
An engine, electric machine and battery of a vehicle are operated such that a state of charge of the battery generally decreases and then achieves approximately...
Methods and systems for a stop/start engine
Systems and methods for improving operation of a vehicle are presented. In one example, automatic engine stopping is inhibited in response to a driver...
Assessment of driving behavior of a driver of a motor vehicle
Various embodiments relating to driving behavior of a driver of a motor vehicle are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method may include assessing driving...
Vehicle load floor assembly
A vehicle load floor includes a seatback pivotal to a stowed position. A cargo floor is rearward the seatback. A foldable panel assembly is movable between...
Systems and methods for managing bleed emissions in plug-in hybrid
A method for a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, comprising: during a first condition, including an engine-off condition and the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle...
Urethral anastomosis device and method
Provided herein is a two-part coupling assembly for re-connecting a first hollow body part to a second body part and an instrument and method for emplacement....