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Vehicle rear bumper cover
Vehicle front upper bumper cover
Vehicle front bumper lower grille
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...
Refueling detection for diagnostic monitor
Methods and systems for detecting a refueling event for diagnostics are disclosed. In one example approach a method comprises discontinuing leak diagnostics in...
Temperature compensated battery parameter estimation
A vehicle is provided with a vehicle system having an electric machine and a battery. The electric machine is configured to provide drive torque and the battery...
Method and apparatus for extra-vehicular emergency updates following an
A system includes a processor configured to receive instructions from a vehicle computing system (VCS) to being reporting a mobile device location. The...
Proximity switch assembly and activation method with exploration mode
A proximity switch assembly and method for detecting activation of a proximity switch assembly is provided. The assembly includes a plurality of proximity...
Methods and systems for transitioning between braking modes
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, a method for transitioning between driveline braking and wheel...
Cord wrap and power plug receptacle arrangement for inflator
A temporary mobility kit to minimize or prevent the inadvertent outflow of tire sealant is provided. The temporary mobility kit includes a switch-inflator...
Easy slim fold seat
A vehicle seating assembly including a seat having a top surface. A seatback includes a back support surface. A tab extends forward from the seatback. A track...
Pedestrian-friendly structure for motor vehicle front end
A pedestrian-friendly forward structure of a motor vehicle includes a grill opening reinforcement (GOR), a front fascia located forward of and spaced from the...
Connected assembly of two shafts and a clutch housing
An assembly of transmission components includes a first shaft including first and second surfaces, and axial cutting-spline teeth on the second surface, a...
Exhaust gas recirculation system with a NO.sub.x sensor
Various systems and methods are described for operating an engine system having a sensor coupled to an exhaust gas recirculation system in a motor vehicle. One...
Head packaging for cylinder deactivation
Systems and methods for an overhead cam shaft coupled to an inline engine with inner cylinders and outer cylinders are disclosed. In one example approach, an...
Variable displacement solenoid control
Methods are provided for improved control of valve activation/deactivation mechanisms. One example method comprises, adjusting an electromechanical actuator to...
An engine cylinder head is provided. The engine cylinder head includes a portion of a first combustion chamber, an upper coolant core and a lower coolant core...
Cover for an aperture
A cover for an aperture in a vehicle wall for a handbrake lever includes various elements. For example, the cover might include an opening region with an...
Stored compressed air management for improved engine performance
Methods and systems are provided for raising an exhaust temperature to spin a turbocharger turbine and reduce turbo-lag. Pressurized air is discharged from a...
Method and system for limiting output of a boosted engine
A method for operating a turbocharged engine is disclosed. In one example, during a first condition an engine operation is adjusted in response to a...
Three piece floor mat retention system
A three piece fastener is provided for attaching two layers, e.g. a floor mat for a vehicle to a floor carpet which may then stabilize the mat relative to the...
Trailer target placement assist system and method
A vehicle trailer backup assist system and method includes a hitch angle detection apparatus and a target monitor controller. The target monitor controller...
On-board real-time speed control setpoint variation using stochastic
Vehicle apparatus adjusts a vehicle powertrain of the vehicle in response to a speed setpoint. An optimizer selects a control policy to periodically generate...
Efficiency-based speed control with traffic-compatible speed offsets
Vehicle apparatus includes a speed control for adjusting a vehicle powertrain of the vehicle in response to a speed setpoint. A grade estimator determines a...
Post-impact path assist for vehicles
An environment monitor has a plurality of sensors for detecting predetermined safety risks associated with a plurality of potential destination regions around a...
Dynamic headlamp aim buy-off window
A method for aiming headlamps on a vehicle achieves a reduced variation in beam heights without making any changes to existing test equipment. A cutoff height...
Proximity switch having sensitivity control and method therefor
A vehicle proximity switch and method are provided having sensitivity control based on a user selected sensitivity input. The switch includes a proximity sensor...
Flow field plate for reduced pressure drop in coolant
The pressure drop associated with the coolant flow in the coolant transition regions of a typical high power density, solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell stack...
Hydrocarbon trap for reducing cold-start engine emissions
A hydrocarbon trap is provided for reducing cold-start hydrocarbon emissions. The trap contains an acidic absorption material for improving absorption of low...
Nozzle insert for boosting pump inlet pressure
A pump assembly includes a pump housing including an inner surface, a pump inlet and an excess flow passage, a filter assembly including a spout extending into...
Reinforced frame-to-body attachment
A reinforced frame structure for a vehicle is provided. The frame structure includes a frame portion having a first portion and a pair of wall portions...
Electromagnetic one-way coupling
A one-way coupling includes a cam plate including cams, a pocket plate including pockets, struts, each strut located in one of the pockets, and an electromagnet...
Hydraulic suction line
A pump suction line assembly includes a sump including a wall formed with a bore and a seat, a tube including an inlet, an outlet, a length connecting the...
Spark plug degradation detection
Methods and systems are provided for identifying and indicating degradation of an engine cylinder spark plug. In response to a cylinder misfire event during...
Engine balancing supercharger
An engine is provided. The engine includes a piston operable to reciprocate in a cylinder, a crankshaft rotatably coupled to the piston, and a supercharger...
Charge air cooler (CAC) corrosion reduction utilizing grille shutters
Methods and systems are provided for reducing corrosion of a charge air cooler and preventing engine misfire due to condensate formation. In response to a...
Intake system including vacuum aspirator
In some examples, reduced engine displacement reduces an engine's ability to provide brake booster vacuum. The present application relates to intake systems...
Method for improving warm-up of an engine
A method is disclosed for heating a liquid supplied to an engine of a motor vehicle by a pump when the temperature of the liquid is low, thereby reducing the...
Automotive air induction system
An air induction system for an engine of a vehicle, comprising of a conduit configured to convey intake air to the engine; and a fitting arranged at an inlet...
Method and system for operating an engine turbocharger
A system and method for operating an engine turbocharger is described. In one example, the turbocharger is rotated in different directions in response to...
Vehicle front bumper lower grille
Non-intrusive exhaust gas sensor monitoring
A method for monitoring an exhaust gas sensor coupled in an engine exhaust is provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises indicating exhaust gas sensor...
Method and system for engine torque control
Methods and systems are provided for improving vehicle torque control accuracy. Data points of an engine torque data set are adjusted en masse by an on-board...
Regenerative brake control system and method
A regenerative brake control system for a vehicle includes a vehicle controller, a driveline torque distribution device interfacing with the vehicle controller,...
Systems and methods for scheduling driver interface tasks based on driver
A vehicle's dynamic handling state, driver inputs to the vehicle, etc. may be examined to determine one or more measures of driver workload. Driver interface...
Interactive vehicle glazing
A laminated vehicle glazing comprising: at least two glazing panes laminated together by at least one interlayer therebetween; at least one sensor which is...