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Bowtie shaped roof bow
A roof bow for a vehicle is provided that has a "bow-tie" shape including a central portion flanked by two triangular portions. The triangular portions are...
Lane change negotiation
A vehicle computer is programmed to: receive data from the first vehicle sensor indicating at least one signal from a second vehicle. The computer is further...
Active steering system
A method for operating an active steering system of a vehicle, in which a ratio between a wheel steer angle and a steering wheel angle specified by the driver...
Traffic light anticipation
A vehicle includes at least one autonomous driving sensor configured to detect a traffic flow pattern relative to an intersection. An autonomous mode controller...
Hybrid vehicle and method of controlling a hybrid vehicle powertrain
A vehicle includes an engine, an electric machine, a torque converter and a controller. The torque converter includes an impeller and receives power from the...
Systems and methods for detecting a stuck brake friction component
A system for detecting a stuck brake friction component of a motor vehicle may include a tire pressure monitoring system and a steering wheel angle sensor. The...
Tunable crash bolster
An apparatus comprises a vehicle door closeout panel. The closeout panel comprises a pelvis bolster having a plurality of load points. Each load point is...
Airbag for oblique vehicle impacts
An airbag system includes an inflator and an airbag in communication with the inflator. The airbag system includes a tether actuator and tethers extending from...
Exit warning system for a motor vehicle having a sliding door
An exit warning system is provided for a motor vehicle having a sliding door. That exit warning system includes a sliding door status sensor, a projector and a...
Headlamp retaining bracket assembly
A vehicle assembly includes a front end module, an upper panel, and a fender covering the upper panel. The vehicle assembly also includes a housing, mounted to...
Air-suspended seat surfaces for folding vehicle seats
A vehicle seat includes a seatback having a coverstock defining a seat surface with a flexible lower region and a flexible upper region. The seatback further...
Vehicle high voltage interlock startup
A vehicle high voltage system may include switches (e.g., IGBTs, contactors, relays, etc.), wires, a traction battery, electrical components with electrical...
Crowd enhanced connectivity map for data transfer intermittency mitigation
A vehicle includes a communication interface, a memory device, and a processing device. The communication interface is configured to communicate over a...
Proximity sensor assembly having interleaved electrode configuration
A proximity switch assembly and method for detecting activation of a proximity switch assembly is provided. The assembly includes a plurality of proximity...
Vehicle image display
A heads up display system includes a computer that is programmed to receive data from one or more sources in a vehicle. The computer is further programmed to...
System and methods for fuel level inference
A method for a fuel system, comprising: monitoring a fuel tank pressure during a refueling event; determining a fuel flow rate based on a steady-state portion...
System for determining clearance of approaching overhead structure
A vehicle system for detecting low clearance locations may include a controller configured to access a geographical information database configured to maintain...
Electro-mechanical one-way-clutch and method of operation
A transmission utilizes an electro-magnetically actuated selectable one-way-clutch. The one-way-clutch prevents rotation of a transmission member in both...
Torque split continually variable transmission
A transmission includes a first drive secured to an input, producing a fixed drive ratio; a second drive secured to an input, producing a variable drive ratio;...
Pendulum absorber with sliding joint
A pendulum absorber assembly including a rotor coupled to a rotating shaft, a pendulum absorber moveably coupled to the rotor and including a preloaded sliding...
Methods and systems for powering a generator with a vehicle power take-off
Methods and systems are presented for powering a generator via a flexible driveshaft coupled to a vehicle power take off unit. In one example, a flexible...
Identifying fuel system degradation
Various methods are thus provided for identifying degradation in a fuel system. In one embodiment, a method of operating a fuel system comprises applying a...
Canister design for evaporative emission control
Methods and systems are provided for purging a fuel vapor canister into an engine intake. A method comprises flowing fuel vapors from a fuel tank through a full...
Charge air cooler condensate reservoir
A condensate reservoir for a charge air cooler of an engine has one or more inlets for receiving condensate from the charge air cooler, and a chamber for...
Octane separation system and operating method
An engine method, comprising delivering high octane fuel to a high octane fuel tank and delivering low octane fuel to a low octane fuel tank and injecting...
Offset shear plate
A reinforcement plate is assembled inside a D-pillar of a pick-up truck to prevent twisting or matchbox deflection of the D-pillar when an accessory, such as a...
Steering systems and methods for supporting the straight running of a
A steering system is provided to support a straight running of a vehicle. The steering system included an active steering assistance system, a support torque...
Electric vehicle and method of battery set-point control
A method includes utilizing navigation data from a navigation system to segment a route to be travelled by a travelling vehicle into segments each having a road...
Clutch stroke adaptation on engine shutdown
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, controlling a transmission system of a vehicle by positioning...
Steering wheel bezel with integrated horn switch function
A steering wheel assembly for a motor vehicle includes a steering wheel having a rim, a hub, and spokes connecting the rim and hub. An airbag module is disposed...
Pickup truck box reinforcement for fifth wheel pedestal
A reinforcement panel for the floor of a pick-up truck bed. The reinforcement panel is assembled between the floor of the pick-up truck and a fifth wheel cross...
Vehicle system and method for adapting lift pedal regeneration
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, controlling an electrified vehicle by increasing lift pedal...
Hybrid electric vehicle control for minimizing high voltage battery power
A control system and method for controlling a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain with mechanical and electro-mechanical power sources that use an intelligent...
Hybrid electric vehicle powertrain with enhanced reverse drive performance
A method for controlling a hybrid electrical vehicle powertrain having an engine that is a source of power during forward drive and an electric motor that is a...
Method of hydroforming an extruded aluminum tube with a flat nose corner
A method of hydroforming a vehicle rail from an extruded aluminum tube includes the steps of positioning the extruded aluminum tube into a hydroforming die and...
Vehicle fog lamp bezel
Vehicle fog lamp bezel
Vehicle daytime running lamp bezel
Vehicle daytime running lamp bezel
Vehicle daytime running lamp
Determining vehicle occupant location
A method includes receiving, in a vehicle computer, a message from a first user device including data concerning movement of the first user portable device. The...
Voice profile-based in-vehicle infotainment identity identification
A computing platform of a vehicle may communicate with a plurality of mobile devices. The computing platform may identify a voice profile as matching voice...
Traction battery assembly
A traction battery assembly for a vehicle includes an array of cells stacked on a tray. The array of cells defines opposing longitudinal sides and opposing...
A battery stack is provided having lower and upper battery tiers each formed of at least two battery cell arrays. A pair of brackets are provided for connecting...
Temperature regulation of an inductor assembly
A vehicle is provided with a transmission having an inductor assembly. The inductor assembly is mounted within the transmission such that it is directly cooled...
Vehicle system communicating with a wearable device to provide haptic
feedback for driver notifications
A system includes a user interface and a controller in communication with a transceiver and the user interface. The controller is configured to receive a...
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...
System and method for generating vacuum for a vehicle
Systems and methods for improving generation of vacuum for a vehicle are disclosed. In one example, an air conditioning compressor bypass valve is selectively...
Anti-rotation worm gear clamp
An assembly for clamping a tube includes a fitting including a land, a bolt housing, legs, and a tooth on each leg, a band surrounding an axis, contacting the...