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Vehicle fuel vapor management
A fuel vapor recovery system and method for an automotive vehicle are disclosed. The vehicle fuel tank is vented to atmosphere via a passageway having a carbon...
High pressure fuel pump control for idle tick reduction
A method for controlling a mechanical solenoid valve of a high-pressure fuel pump to supply fuel to an engine is provided. In one example, current supplied to...
Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for identifying and differentiating knock and pre-ignition using a plurality of knock sensors distributed along an engine...
Engine and exhaust heating
A method for controlling a vehicle engine having a plurality of cylinders is provided. The method comprises: during engine idling, advancing spark timing of at...
Direct injection alcohol engine with boost and spark control
Boosted engine operation and spark timing of an engine may be adjusted with alcohol content of the fuel in a direct injection engine. Further, various...
Lubrication and sealing system for internal combustion engine
A sealing and lubrication system includes first and second machine components with a combination sealing and lubrication directing gasket mounted between the...
Operating an engine with reformate
The present description relates to operation and control of a fuel reformer. In one embodiment, an engine constituent is adjusted in response to limiting an...
Cylinder block mounted pedestal and turbocharger system for internal
A turbocharger system for an internal combustion engine includes a turbocharger with a utility pedestal extending between the turbocharger and hard point...
Emission control system with an optimized reductant injection model
According to at least one aspect of the present invention, there is provided an emission control system which includes a reductant injector injecting a...
Control method for temporarily increasing the exhaust gas temperature
The invention relates to a control method for increasing the exhaust gas temperature of an internal combustion engine by increasing the exhaust back-pressure,...
Vehicle having remote start and garage door control
The subject of the present invention is a method for remote starting an internal combustion engine of a vehicle. The method includes detecting a wireless remote...
Stuck vehicle with time and pedal related traction control
A method for controlling a powertrain of a vehicle is provided for traction control. The method comprises controlling wheel slip to a first amount, the first...
Method and system for restraint deployment using lateral kinetic energy
A safety system for a motor vehicle has a yaw rate sensor for detecting a yaw rate of the vehicle and impact sensors for detecting a side impact. A control...
Method for operating sensorless and brushless motors
A method of aligning a sensorless brushless polyphase DC motor including aligning a rotor to a known stopped position with respect to at least one coil during a...
Methods and compositions for alleviating stuttering
Methods of treating stuttering include treating people with gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor modulators, including cyclopyrrolones. A second active agent...
Diesel exhaust gas treatment system
A catalyst composition for facilitating the oxidation of soot from diesel engine exhaust is provided. The catalyst composition includes a catalytic metal...
Air cleaner for motor vehicles operating in extreme weather conditions
A motor-vehicle air cleaner comprises the filter assembly, an air-cleaner housing configured to fittably and removably accommodate the filter assembly and to...
Methods and systems for turbocharger control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling a vehicle engine, the engine including a turbocharger and a transmission. One example method comprises,...
Control of an engine restart in a hybrid electric vehicle
A method for restarting an engine in a hybrid electric powertrain includes using an auxiliary pump while the engine is shutdown to maintain stroke pressure in...
Environmental control system and method for a battery in a vehicle
An environmental control system for a battery in a vehicle includes an air intake for receiving ambient air from outside the vehicle. A duct system provides...
Inflatable curtain airbag systems
A curtain airbag system includes a sail panel. The sail panel may be attached with an inflatable curtain of the curtain airbag system.
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
A method of operating a hybrid vehicle propulsion system includes selectively operating the engine to consume fuel stored on-board the vehicle based on a...
Direct-start engine operation utilizing multi-strike ignition
A method for engine starting is provided. The method may include performing idle-stop operation, and during a subsequent re-start, applying multi-strike...
Cooled EGR system for coolant heating during cold engine start
Various systems and method for heating an engine in a vehicle during a cold start are described. In one example, thermal efficiency of the engine is improved by...
Methods and systems for diagnostics of an emission system with more than
one SCR region
Methods and systems for controlling and/or diagnosing an emission control system of a vehicle having a first SCR region upstream of a second SCR region are...
SCR catalyst heating control
Various systems and methods are described for controlling a selective catalytic reduction system coupled to an exhaust system of an engine, the selective...
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 system for the reduction of NO.sub.x and NH.sub.3 emissions
This catalyst system simultaneously removes ammonia and enhances net NO, conversion by placing an NH.sub.3-SCR catalyst formulation downstream of a lean...
Method and device for evaluating the driving style of a driver in a motor
vehicle with respect to the use of fuel
The disclosure describes a method and a system for evaluating the driving style of a driver in a motor vehicle with respect to the use of fuel. A disclosed...
Vehicle surge and spark timing control
A method is described for operating an engine of a vehicle, the engine having a combustion chamber. The method may include controlling a stability of the...
Vehicle response during vehicle acceleration conditions
A vehicle control method for a vehicle having powertrain with an internal combustion engine and a transmission having a clutch, the method comprising of...
Pressure, tire force and friction estimation during antilock control
A method for estimating a brake pressure, a longitudinal tire force and a tire-road .mu. during periods of antilock control that measures deceleration of a...
Output shaft speed sensor based anti-lock braking system
An anti-lock braking system (ABS) calculates driven wheel speed without any sensors on the driven axle assembly. A powertrain control module (PCM) receives...
Vehicular safety systems status display
Apparatus for a road vehicle has a plurality of deployable devices, each performing a crash safety function. A device controller controls deployment of a...
Method and system for enhancing fuel economy of a hybrid electric vehicle
A method and system is disclosed for enhancing fuel economy of a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) with a high-voltage storage battery and a heat transfer device....
System and method for programming keys to vehicle to establish primary and
In at least one embodiment, a method for programming keys to a vehicle to establish primary keys and secondary keys to control vehicle functionality is...
Automated transmission and method of controlling the same
An automated gear shift transmission and method of controlling the same are described. The transmission is installed in a motor vehicle comprising several...
Child seat tethering system
A system and method to tether a child seat to a vehicle seat is disclosed. The child seat has a latch strap engaging with a lower back of the child seat and a...
Supplemental side impact protection system for automotive vehicle
A supplemental impact protection system for an automotive vehicle includes an external energy management structure having a first position for normal vehicle...
Directly injected internal combustion engine system
An engine system for a vehicle, comprising of a combustion chamber, a first in-cylinder direct injector configured to deliver a first substance including at...
Oil supply system for internal combustion engine
A lubricating oil supply system for internal combustion engine includes an oil reservoir and oil pump connected with a lubrication distribution network...
Turbocharger system for internal combustion engine with internal isolated
turbocharger oil drainback passage
A turbocharger system for an internal combustion engine includes a turbocharger with a utility pedestal extending between the turbocharger and the hard point...
Vehicle auxiliary lamp
Vehicle front lower bumper cover
Vehicle front upper bumper cover
Vehicle lower grille
Vehicle upper grille