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Purge valve noise attenuation system and method
A vapor purge valve in an engine is provided. The vapor purge valve includes a purge valve inlet, a purge valve outlet, and a muffler including a housing at...
Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for addressing pre-ignition that may be induced in response to actions taken to mitigate a cylinder misfire. An amount of...
Method and system for engine dilution control
Methods and systems are provided for enabling engine dilution control. One or more engine diluents are combined to provide a desired engine dilution, the...
Turbocharger arrangement for an internal combustion engine
A turbocharger arrangement in an internal combustion engine is provided. The turbocharger arrangement includes a turbocharger housing surrounding a sealed inner...
Method for exhaust-gas aftertreatment with reduced emissions
An exhaust-gas recirculation device for an internal combustion engine, a method for controlling an exhaust-gas recirculation device, a drive for a motor vehicle...
Vehicle tail lamp
Vehicle tail lamp
Detection of and counter-measures for jackknife enabling conditions during
trailer backup assist
A trailer backup control system includes a jackknife enabling condition detector and a jackknife counter-measures controller. The jackknife counter-measures...
Trailer identification system for trailer backup assist
A system and method for configuring a trailer backup assist system. The system and method communicates predetermined trailer parameters, which are embedded on a...
Lane-keeping assistance method for a motor vehicle
A lane-keeping method and system for a motor vehicle determines a transverse deviation and an misalignment angle of the motor vehicle relative to a target lane...
System and method for modifying adaptive cruise control set points
A driver performance mapping system for a vehicle system is disclosed. The system may include a GPS receiver generating GPS data indicative of a current...
Lash zone detection in a hybrid vehicle
A method for controlling an electric vehicle having a traction motor connected to a driveline includes controlling traction motor output torque through a region...
Trailer heading angle using vehicle wheel speed sensors
A system and method of calculating a heading angle for a trailer that is being backed by a vehicle. A trailer backup assist control module, in communication...
Reduce speed ahead information delivery
A navigation system provides a position of the vehicle on a segment of a roadway and identifies a change in speed limit relative to the current segment of the...
Permanent magnet machine with different pole arc angles
An internal permanent magnet machine has multiple rotor sections, each section having multiple rotor laminations. Permanent magnets are placed asymmetrically in...
Expandable roof panel perimeter reinforcement
A vehicle roof frame includes an adhering structure having an adhesive carrier and an expanding structural adhesive coupled to at least a portion of an outer...
Motor vehicle side door
A motor vehicle having a side door is disclosed having lower and upper parts. The upper part comprises a window surround for fixed and drop-down windows. The...
Two stage glass position for frameless vehicles
A motor vehicle has an openable door and a frameless door glass system comprising a moveable glass operable in two stages of engagement with a seal. The first...
Vehicle front end structure providing pedestrian protection
An exemplary vehicle front end structure may include an energy absorbing structure movable between deployed and non-deployed positions. The structure may...
A folding vehicle structure includes a frame having a plurality of members. A first member intersects a second member at a first pivot point. A third member,...
Auto-seek electrical connection for a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
An auto-seek operating mode for an electric vehicle adjusts the vehicle using a vehicle power steering system and a vehicle traction motor to move the vehicle...
Fuel distribution in multi-fuel tank compressed gas fuel systems
A method for distributing fuel in a fuel system of a motor vehicle. The method may be applied in a fuel system having a first fuel tank, where fuel is confined...
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 in...
Independent cooling of cylinder head and block
Various systems are provided for liquid-cooling of an internal combustion engine. In one example, an internal combustion engine includes a cylinder head, a...
Transmission shift selector assembly
The present disclosure relates to various shift selector assemblies having a shift gate with a plurality of indentations corresponding to transmission shift...
Method for controlling an engine for a motor vehicle
A method for controlling the operation of an engine of a vehicle is disclosed in which a torque request signal supplied to control the supply of torque from the...
Engine idle speed and turbocharger speed control
Various methods are described for controlling engine operation for an engine having a turbocharger and direction injection. One example method includes...
Systems and methods for correcting steering wheel angle errors
A system for correcting steering wheel angle errors of a motor vehicle of the present disclosure may include a steering wheel angle sensor, an actuator angle...
Method and system for improving hybrid vehicle shifting
A method and a system for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, torque converter impeller torque from beginning to end of...
Capacitance-based catalytic converter protection systems and
A proximity-based catalytic converter protection system for a vehicle that includes a controller, and a catalytic converter, both located in the vehicle. The...
Climate control system having multiple adsorbers and a method of control
A climate control system and a method of control. The climate control system may have first and second adsorbers and a door that controls airflow through the...
Method of shifting a transmission
A method of controlling a multiple step downshift is disclosed. Two offgoing shift elements are released and two oncoming shift elements are engaged to complete...
Lawn game and components thereof
A pin for a lawn game includes a shaft portion that includes a first end and a second ground contact end. The pin further has a first fence part that is fixedly...
Extruded body component with notched flange to reduce strain in bending
A vehicular system is provided with a substantially hollow member having a long axis, a short axis, and an outer surface substantially parallel to the long...
Crankcase ventilation and vacuum generation
Methods and systems are provided for generating vacuum from crankcase ventilation flow. During both directions of gas flow between an engine intake manifold and...
Method and system for fuel system control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling a fuel system in a hybrid vehicle. Before canister purging is stopped by closing a purge valve, a canister vent...
Method and system for fuel vapor control
Methods and systems are provided for generating sufficient vacuum to enable a leak detection routine. While a fuel tank pressure is within mechanical limits,...
Ignition energy control for mixed fuel engine
A method of operating an engine including varying a level of ignition energy provided to the engine during an engine start is provided. For example, the...
Camshaft with internal oil filter
Embodiments in accordance with the present disclosure may provide a camshaft having a central oil passage and a radial passage to supply oil from the central...
A synchronization device for a transmission includes a sliding sleeve, a blocking synchronizer ring and a change wheel. In a force flow region between the...
Approach for supplying vacuum via a supercharger
A method for supplying vacuum in an engine is disclosed. The method includes controlling a throttle valve positioned upstream of a supercharger arranged in...
System for a charge-air-cooler
Systems and methods for a charge-air-cooler are provided. The system may include an engine air passage, a charge-air-cooler including a plurality of heat...
Vehicle exhaust heat recovery system
The present disclosure relates to a vehicle exhaust heat recovery system including a first exhaust line fluidically connected to a heat exchanger, a second...
High voltage interlock strategy
A High Voltage Interlock Strategy (HVIS) uses feedback current to detect cable connectivity status for a high-voltage cable configured to connect a power...
Method and system for fuel vapor control
Methods and systems are provided for performing a vehicle-off fuel system leak test. A vehicle controller may be woken up after a vehicle has been in a key-off...
Priming a start-stop vehicle transmission pump
A method of controlling a start-stop vehicle transmission pump, includes: assessing how long an engine has been turned off; and when the engine has been turned...
System for controlling overall coasting torque in a hybrid electric
A hybrid vehicle is provided that includes an engine, a reversible electric machine capable of generating and providing electric power, and a clutch for...
Fuel tank isolation valve control
Methods and systems for controlling a fuel tank isolation valve coupled to a fuel tank in a vehicle are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises,...
Method and system for engine control
Methods are provided for holding an engine steady during a drive cycle to complete one or more diagnostic routines. The engine may be held steady while an...