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Electro-hydraulic brake-by-wire system and method
An electro-hydraulic brake-by-wire system includes a brake pedal, an electronic booster coupled to the brake pedal, a master cylinder coupled to the electronic...
Methods and systems for engine shut-down control
An example method of operation comprises, selectively shutting down engine operation responsive to operating conditions and without receiving an engine shutdown...
Rain onset detection glazing auto-close
A vehicle system may include a plurality of exterior capacitive sensors, such as door handles, and a controller in communication with the plurality of...
Vehicle shut-down functionality for PEPS-equipped vehicles
A vehicle comprises a plurality of control module structures. A first control module structure is configured for determining a current motive mode of the...
Enhanced park assist wheel speed compensation technique
A method of parking a vehicle includes calibrating a wheel speed count of the vehicle based on a measured length that is external to the vehicle, and parking...
Key fob security copy to a mobile phone
A mobile device enabling one or more processors to receive vehicle key security codes from a vehicle key. The mobile device may receive a signal from a...
System for detecting usage of a wireless phone in an automobile
A vehicle includes a detection module including a directional antenna and signal processing logic. The detection module is located within the vehicle, arranged...
Rechargeable battery with shutdown layer comprising a low melting point
material and an electrically conductive...
In at least one embodiment, a battery is provided comprising an anode and cathode, a separator between the anode and cathode, and a shutdown layer between the...
Brake apply and release detection for stop/start vehicle
A vehicle is provided with an engine that is configured for automatic shutdown and restart. The vehicle is also provided with a controller that is configured to...
Methods and systems for a vehicle driveline
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, driveline operating modes may be manually selected to improve...
Hybrid vehicle and associated engine speed control method
A hybrid vehicle and method of control include an internal combustion engine and at least one traction motor operated such that engine speed is a function of...
Low profile vehicle axle
An axle assembly includes first and second spiral bevel gears meshing with a pinion, a gearset including a sun gear secured to the first bevel gear, a ring gear...
Header beam of a vehicle frame and method of forming the same
A header beam couples between A-pillars of a vehicle frame. The header beam is formed from a generally straight beam segment that is extruded to have a hollow...
Airflow control device for an automotive vehicle
An airflow control device is mounted to the front end of an automotive vehicle and includes an upper air scoop section having a scoop channel disposed rearward...
Vehicle structural support assembly with a split inner panel
A structural support assembly for a vehicle that has a roof and a rocker assembly. The structural support assembly includes an outer panel extending from the...
Seat-belt load limiter
A device that limits a load of a seat belt includes various elements. For example, the device includes a seat-belt webbing and a shoulder anchor to which a...
Dual clutch assembly for a transmission having two input shafts
A dual clutch arrangement for a transmission that is provided with a first input shaft and a second input shaft has a clutch housing that is connectable to a...
Vehicular body panel energy generator system
A vehicular body panel energy generator system is disclosed. An illustrative embodiment of the system includes a vehicle body and a plurality of body panels...
Cooling in a liquid-to-air heat exchanger
A system and method for controlling cooling an engine involve an engine coolant circuit with a radiator and an engine, a fan and a coolant pump are provided....
A refrigerant line for carrying a mixture of refrigerant and lubrication oil. The line includes an inner casing made of a material impermeable to the...
Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing late burn induced cylinder pre-ignition events. In response to a late burn combustion event in a cylinder,...
Method for operating a direct fuel injector
A method, comprising: operating an engine cylinder with fuel from a first injector and not a second injector and activating the second injector in response to a...
Motor vehicle climate control system
A vehicle climate control system includes a thermal-adsorption heat pump driven by engine exhaust heat, the heat pump including two adsorbers asynchronously...
Boost reservoir control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing turbo lag in a boosted engine. A boost reservoir coupled to the engine may be charged with compressed intake air...
Method and apparatus for injecting hydrogen within an engine
An engine system comprising: an exhaust gas system for removing exhaust gas from the engine; a turbocharger comprising a compressor for inducing air towards the...
Exhaust system mixing device
A mixing device comprises a circular disc of fin sections positioned so as to create openings in the inner and outer regions of the mixing device that generate...
Catalyst heating with exhaust back-pressure
Embodiments for controlling an exhaust back-pressure valve are provided. In one example, a method for operating an engine comprises closing an exhaust...
Vehicle hood scoop
Skip-shift operations for automatic transmission systems
Method and system providing manual skip-shift for operating the automatic transmission of a vehicle. The method includes accepting the input of gear states by...
Adaptive active suspension system with road preview
A method for controlling an active suspension is disclosed. The method includes steps of determining a dimension of a road abnormality ahead of the vehicle;...
Wireless vehicle servicing
Various embodiments include methods, systems, and computer-program products for wireless vehicle servicing. Instructions for performing a vehicle servicing...
Method and apparatus for analyzing and optimizing fuel/energy consumption
A computer-implemented method includes receiving a request for improving vehicular energy conservation. The method further includes responsively providing at...
Lane monitoring with electronic horizon
Apparatus for a vehicle operated on a roadway having lane markers includes an optical sensor providing optical data of the roadway. A first lane model is stored...
Automobile location detector
A system includes a receiver configured to receive a signal representing a sequence of user inputs to a portable electronic device and an audible device...
Virtual vehicle entry keypad and method of use thereof
Keypad indicia are integral with a window of a vehicle. The keypad indicia are formed using a ultra-violet (UV) fluorescent dye that is nearly invisible to a...
Electromagnetically actuated axial one-way clutch
A clutch including a rotatable member including a first ramp and first teeth, a second member held against rotation, axially displaceable, including a second...
Proximity switch having wrong touch feedback
A proximity switch assembly and method are provided having wrong touch feedback. The switch includes a plurality of proximity switches each including proximity...
Heated/cooled thermoelectric steering wheel
A steering wheel includes a central portion connected to the steering column for rotation about an axis, and a rim extending around the central portion. A...
Mechanism for actuating a power transfer unit
A drive system includes a differential for transmitting power between a power source and first axles; a clutch including a first member driveably connected to...
Uniform illumination of lamps
One embodiment of a vehicle lamp assembly may include a housing, which includes a pair of opposing reflective surfaces defining a chamber therebetween. The...
Deflector-catcher for small overlap vehicle impacts
A front-end assembly including a deflector and a catcher bracket. The V-shaped deflector is attached to a bumper of a vehicle, a rear leg of the deflector has a...
Cowl trim assembly with adjustable footrest
A cowl trim assembly includes a panel body having an outwardly extending support base. An adjustable footrest assembly is supported on the support base between...
Passively deployed small overlap rigid barrier deflector
A front bumper assembly including a bumper beam and two deflectors are provided on right and left sides of the front bumper assembly. The deflectors include...
Multi-zone vehicle radiators
The present disclosure relates to a multiple zone vehicle radiator, including: a housing; a first zone included in the housing; a second zone included in the...