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Method and apparatus for determining traffic conditions
A system includes a vehicle processor configured to detect one or more brake presses. The processor is also configured to detect one or more accelerator...
Approach for controlling operation of oil injectors
Various embodiments of systems and methods related to controlling oil injection for piston cooling in an engine are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method...
Method and system for sampling intake manifold pressure
An engine system and method for improving sampling of a port throttle pressure sensor. In one example, the port throttle pressure sensor is sampled a plurality...
Methods and systems for holding a vehicle stopped on a hill
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, a holding force of a vehicle parked on a hill is adjusted...
System and method for controlling a vehicle having a single-wire actuator
A system and method for determining functionality of a single signal wire actuator of a vehicle monitor the signal wire for a heartbeat signal after commanding...
Automatic emergency call language provisioning
A computer-implemented method includes receiving coordinates, at a vehicle associated computing system (VACS), corresponding to a vehicle's location. The method...
Proximity switch having learned sensitivity and method therefor
A vehicle proximity switch and method are provided having learned sensitivity control. The switch includes a proximity sensor, such as a capacitive sensor,...
Device and method for detecting irregular placement of an extracorporeal
vascular access needle
A device and method for determining intravascular pressure and irregular needle placement in a hemodialysis procedure include analyzing means for automatically...
Method and system to control vehicle operation
Methods and systems are provided for performing a multiple gear downshift of a transmission gear by transiently operating in an intermediate gear. In response...
Removable bull ring with rotating attachment plate
A bull ring for a vehicle comprises a top plate coupled to a rotating plate having a tie-down. Two opposing rail flanges extend from the rotating plate and a...
Reclining vehicle seat with actuator and motor
A reclining seat for a vehicle includes a seat and a seat back pivotally coupled to the seat. The reclining seat also includes an actuator for adjusting the...
Seating arrangement for a passenger vehicle
A seating assembly for a vehicle includes a stepped floor that has an upper portion and a lower portion. A front seat is disposed on the lower portion. A rear...
Active bolster with integrated vent
An active bolster mounts at an interior trim surface of a passenger compartment in an automotive vehicle. A plastic-molded, expandable front wall deploys toward...
Wheel strut for vehicle suspension
A vehicle suspension wheel strut, includes a first bushing; a wheel carrier journaled onto the first bushing; a first bracket at a first end of the first...
Bonding of roof panels
A method for attaching a roof panel to a roof rail of a vehicle bodyside frame, wherein the roof rail prohibiting access to an underside of an area at which the...
Method and system for fuel vapor control
Methods and systems are provided for monitoring a fuel vapor recovery system including a fuel tank isolation valve coupled between a fuel tank and a canister....
Method and system for inhibiting engine idle stop based on operating
Methods and systems are provided for controlling the automatic shutdown of an idling vehicle engine. When the vehicle is parked in an enclosed space, the idling...
Rotatable driver interface for trailer backup assist
A trailer backup steering input apparatus is coupled to a vehicle. The trailer backup steering input apparatus comprises a rotatable control element (e.g., a...
Systems and methods for scheduling driver interface tasks based on driver
A vehicle's dynamic handling state, driver inputs to the vehicle, driver physiological condition, etc. may be examined to determine one or more measures of...
Method of building and using local map of vehicle drive path
An automotive vehicle mapping system is disclosed. The mapping system includes an on-vehicle electronic storage device, a GPS receiver, and an electronic...
Methods and apparatus for lost connection handling
A computer-implemented method, executable by a vehicle computing system (VCS), includes determining that a connection between a wireless device and a VCS has...
Reduced central processing unit load and memory usage battery state of
A vehicle having a battery pack with cells grouped into subsets and at least one controller programmed to charge and discharge the battery pack is disclosed. A...
Remote operator assistance for one or more user commands in a vehicle
Various embodiments relate to remote operator assistance for one or more user commands at a vehicle. The operator assistance may occur via a vehicle computing...
Reversal tolerant membrane electrode assembly for a fuel cell
Ruthenium or a Ruthenium compound is applied to an anode structure according to a predetermined pattern, with only part of the anode active area containing Ru....
Metal oxygen battery containing oxygen storage materials
A battery system includes a metal oxygen battery. The metal oxygen battery includes a first electrode and a second electrode. The second electrode includes a...
Method and apparatus for manufacturing a battery for a vehicle
A battery module assembly and method of assembling a battery. The battery module assembly includes a plurality of modules in which a plurality of battery cells...
Method of operating a transmission
A method of controlling a launch clutch during an engine restart event commands a positive torque capacity before the engine reaches idle speed. Early...
Method and system for controlling driveline lash in a hybrid vehicle
A vehicle has an engine, an upstream clutch, an electric machine, a downstream clutch, a transmission gearbox, and a controller. The controller is configured...
A transmission gearing arrangement includes four simple planetary gear sets arranged in two planes to reduce axial length. Six shift elements, including two...
A transmission gearing arrangement produces nine forward speed ratios and one reverse speed ratio by selective engagement of three shift elements in various...
Integrated shotgun rail deflector
A shotgun rail, or deflector, is provided as part of a front end structure of a vehicle. The shotgun rail includes a triangular shaped bulkhead having a front...
Vehicle roof support structure including side curtain air bags
A roof rail assembly for a vehicle that includes a body side outer and an interior trim piece connected to the body side outer. The body side outer and the...
Multiple layer bypass hydrocarbon trap
An air induction system for an engine includes an air filter box configured to receive an air filter that separates the air filter box into an atmosphere side...
Methods and systems for a throttle turbine generator
Various systems and methods for an engine system which includes a throttle turbine generator having a turbine which drives an auxiliary generator and disposed...
Component catch for crash robustness
Systems are disclosed to restrain movement of engine components in the event of a collision. A system may comprise an upper intake manifold; a cam cover; a...
Vehicle engine with fluid measuring system
The present disclosure relates to a fluid measuring system for use in a vehicle engine. The engine includes a fluid return channel through which a tube is...
Method of forming an integral grid reinforcement in a part using an
electro-hydraulic forming process
A method of reinforcing a part formed from a sheet metal panel that has a predetermined area that requires reinforcement by forming a grid pattern of V-shaped...
Vehicle front upper grille
Powertrain thermal management system for a dry-clutch transmission
The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for controlling a flow regulator, such as a diverter valve, that is configured to guide air through a...
Control strategy for an electric machine in a vehicle
A system and method for controlling an electric vehicle include at least one controller configured to detect an over-voltage condition when an electric-machine...
Methods and systems for reducing gear lash noise
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, driveline gear lash gear tooth to gear tooth impact may be...
Road grade auto-mapping
Road grade is modeled over a region in which a vehicle is driven on roadways having a grade that varies over a plurality of predetermined grade ranges. A...
Humidity measuring device and method
A humidity measuring device is disclosed. The humidity measuring device includes a housing having a housing interior, a temperature controller thermally...
Charge air cooler condensate purging cycle
Methods and systems are provided for purging condensate from a charge air cooler to an engine intake. During an engine deceleration event, the vehicle is...
Method and system to manage driveline oscillations with clutch pressure
A system and method for controlling a vehicle having an electric traction motor coupled to a transmission by a clutch include modifying torque transmitted to...
Multi-speed automatic transmission
A power transmission includes an input, output, a planetary gearset including a first sun gear, a first ring gear, a first carrier driveably connected to the...
Inertial lockout mechanism
An inertial lockout mechanism is coupled to a latch mechanism, such that, during a collision event, the inertial lockout mechanism will move to an interference...
Collar mount and light
A light and associated mounting body is disclosed which is suitable for mounting on straps of different widths. In a particular embodiment the body can be...
Trim attachment apparatus for vehicle seating assembly
A vehicle seating assembly that includes a frame structure and a panel coupled with the frame structure that has an occupant support surface. A connection...
Vehicle visor assembly with a center check clip
A check assembly for a visor assembly of a vehicle is coupled with a headliner of a vehicle roof near a center portion of the vehicle, away from the vehicle...