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Pressure-based crash detection system incorporated in side rail
A vehicular crash sensing system includes a bumper cap for contacting a bumper. A chamber fits into a side rail attached to the bumper, the chamber being sealed...
Modular powertrain component for hybrid electric vehicles
A powertrain module includes an input, a bulkhead supporting the input, a rotor support, a torque converter casing driveably connected to the rotor support, an...
Latch valve for actuating a transmission control element
A latch valve includes a first port containing line pressure, a second port containing control pressure, a third port located between the first and second...
Systems and methods for heating a pre-compressor duct to reduce condensate
Methods and systems are provided for providing auxiliary heat to a pre-compressor duct wall to reduce condensate formation. A coolant valve may control the...
Fuel injection system
The present application relates to a fuel injection system of an internal combustion engine having an automatic stop-start system, the fuel injection system...
Method and system for controlling engine vacuum production
A method for controlling engine vacuum production is disclosed. In one example, one or more air sources to an engine intake manifold are closed so as to...
Dual crankshaft engine
A dual-crankshaft engine is presented. In one embodiment, the engine includes a first crankshaft and a second crankshaft. The second crankshaft is coupled with...
Integrated exhaust cylinder head
An engine cooling system is provided. The engine cooling system includes a cylinder head including an integrated exhaust manifold that directs exhaust gases to...
Liquid injection for scavenging
Methods are provided for controlling an engine. One method may include boosting engine intake air to a cylinder; and injecting an amount of a scavenging fluid...
Method for evaluating degradation of a particulate matter sensor after an
A system for improving operation of an engine having a particulate matter sensor is presented. The system may be used to improve engine operation during cold...
Method and system for determining conditions of an air filter
A method for operating a turbocharger wastegate is disclosed. In one example, the wastegate is operated to provide a state of an engine air intake system air...
Method to control and diagnose an exhaust gas heat exchanger
A method for controlling a vehicle having an engine with an exhaust heat recovery system, includes generating a signal to control exhaust gas flow through an...
Door arrester for vehicle doors of motor vehicles
A door arrester for vehicle doors of motor vehicles, comprising a retaining part for fastening to a door or door pillar and a housing. A door retaining bar...
Vehicle front lower grille
Vehicle front lower grille
Non-intrusive exhaust gas sensor monitoring
A method of monitoring an exhaust gas sensor coupled in an engine exhaust is provided. The method comprises indicating exhaust gas sensor degradation based on a...
Method and device for operating a motor vehicle with an internal
combustion engine in a coasting operating mode
The invention relates to a method and a device for operating a motor vehicle with an internal combustion engine in a coasting operating mode in which the motor...
System and method for managing a powertrain in a vehicle
A vehicle includes a first disconnect disposed between a prime mover of the vehicle and a certain one of the vehicle drive wheels. The first disconnect is...
Method for increasing vacuum production for a vehicle
Methods and systems for providing vacuum to a vehicle are described. In one example, a method adjusts an application force of a transmission clutch in response...
System override for user selected electric-only operation of a hybrid
A vehicle, a control system for a vehicle having a user interface, and a method of controlling a vehicle are provided. In response to input selecting an...
Engine control system
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting the operation of an electric coolant pump in a hybrid vehicle system. During vehicle compression braking...
Internal multi-axis G sensing used to align an automotive forward radar to
the vehicle's thrust axis
A motor vehicle includes a vehicle floor, a tilt sensor attached to the vehicle floor and having an output, and a forward looking radar module attached to the...
Enhanced alignment method for park assist
A method of parking a running vehicle includes measuring a length of a parked vehicle that is proximate to a desired parking location, and estimating the width...
System and method for detecting a fuel cell anode gas composition
In at least one embodiment, a purge system for a fuel cell stack is provided. The system comprises a blower, a differential pressure sensor and a purge valve....
Power supply structure
A retaining structure for a power supply may include top and bottom rails connected by columns, which carry loads that would otherwise be applied to the power...
Control system and method for a vehicle transmission
A control system for a vehicle transmission includes a controller configured to output a first torque estimate defined in terms of one nonlinear function of a...
Auxiliary lamp mounting adapter assembly for automotive vehicles
An auxiliary lighting adapter housing for mounting one or more auxiliary lamps adjacent to a primary lamp mounted onto a lamp aperture provided within a portion...
Recliner swing-gate control spacer
A recliner heart spacer ring includes a body portion having a substantially consistent inner diameter. First and second inner cutouts are diametrically opposed...
Variable valve timing for EGR control
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting cylinder valve timings to enable a group of cylinders to operate and combust while another group of cylinders on...
Various systems for reducing noise, vibration, and harshness in an intake manifold are provided. In one example, an intake manifold includes one or more...
Strategy for engine cold start emission reduction
A method for operating an engine having a cylinder head, comprising: following light-off of an exhaust catalyst from a cold-start condition, circulating liquid...
Thermoelectric device for oil temperature control
The present disclosure describes systems and methods to increase the speed of engine warm up by heating oil with a thermoelectric device and also to generate...
Method for adapting an exothermic reaction in the exhaust system of a
A method for adapting a thermal model of a catalyst is provided. The method comprises adjusting an amount of exhaust gas reductant upstream of the catalyst...
Method and apparatus for streamlined remote telematics authorization
A vehicle system providing a temporary validation authorization request for one or more processors configured to transmit a signal from the vehicle system to a...
Driveline lash control method during driver tip-in/out
A hybrid electric vehicle has a traction motor, a driveline connected to a vehicle wheel, and a controller. The controller is configured to control motor torque...
Method of coating a workpiece incorporating a color contributing primer
A method of coating a workpiece. The method includes applying a primer layer having a color pigment to the workpiece, applying a basecoat layer to the primer...
Compliant headrest system
A backrest for a vehicle includes a head restraint which can be adjusted to a higher position. The head restraint includes a head part and a support, which is...
Deployable lower leg stiffener for pedestrian protection
A deployable pedestrian protection lower leg stiffen apparatus includes a left and a right linear actuator mountable adjacent to respective left and right...
Seating arrangement for a passenger vehicle
A seating assembly for a vehicle includes a central longitudinal axis extending through the vehicle. A front seat is configured for use by a driver and defines...
Vehicle fueling apparatus
A capless nozzle for a vehicle fuel filler canal, includes a conical portion; and a non-conical portion having a stop formed therein configured to limit travel...
Modular battery assembly support and seals
A battery assembly, or module, for a vehicle having a battery compartment that defines an opening in the floor. The battery module is disposed partially within...
Method for operating an internal combustion engine with charge-air cooler
An example method for operating an internal combustion engine having at least one cylinder, at least one intake line for supplying charge air to the at least...
Method for reducing valve recession in gaseous fuel engines
A method for operating a condensed natural gas engine, comprising injecting a mass of additive into the engine, the mass of additive a function of a...
Grid architecture for powertrain packaging
A method to improve design efficiency by reducing power plant complexity and engineering costs by minimizing power plant changes when installing into new...
Multi-modal route planning
A route start point and a route end point are specified. Data is retrieved relating to a vehicle type for possible use on the route, and including at least one...