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Multi-stroke internal combustion engine
An internal combustion engine system and method of its operation are described. As one example, the method includes: repeatedly opening a first intake valve of...
Gas sensor shield without perforations
Various embodiments of a heated gas sensor with a porous metal shield without perforations are disclosed. In one example, the gas sensor is used in an intake...
System and method for evaluating an integrated coil on plug ignition
In at least one embodiment, an apparatus for evaluating performance of an integrated coil on plug (CoP) assembly is provided. The apparatus comprises a...
System and method for determining a vehicle refueling strategy
A method for generating a fueling strategy that generally minimizes fueling costs for a specified route to be traveled by a vehicle during a multi-day time...
Controlling of a vehicle responsive to reductant conditions
Controlling a vehicle responsive to reductant conditions is provided. The method for controlling a vehicle having an engine with an exhaust, the exhaust having...
Dynamic traction control
A vehicle in which propulsion can be distributed between first and second axles includes: a first electric motor coupled to the first axle and a second electric...
Motor power control
A hybrid electric vehicle includes an internal combustion engine, a traction battery, and a hybrid electric powertrain including an electric motor powered by...
Status indicator and reminder system for vehicle temporary mobility kit
A status indicator and reminder system for use with a vehicle having a tire sealant-containing temporary mobility kit is provided. The system includes a signal...
Tire pressure monitoring system auto learn algorithm
A method of operating a tire pressure monitoring system on a vehicle comprising tracking number of burst transmissions sent by a sensor, building a pareto of...
Inductor topologies with substantial common-mode and differential-mode
An inductor includes a core that has a window (164). The core includes a first core member and a second core member. A first winding is coupled to the first...
Automotive vehicle power system
An energy storage system for an automotive vehicle includes a plurality of energy storage units electrically connected in series and a plurality of...
Fuel cell stack flow diversion
A fuel cell system has a compressor delivering compressed gas to a fuel cell stack and a control valve affecting the flow of compressed gas. A load dump...
Polycarbonate panel assembly for a vehicle
A vehicle glazing panel assembly has a polycarbonate panel supported by a vehicle body, and has a plurality of peripheral regions. A reinforcement member is...
Control of sequential downshifts in a transmission
A method for executing a downshift in a transmission includes starting disengagement of a second control element after starting disengagement of a first...
Eight speed planetary kinematic arrangement
A multiple speed power transmission comprising: four epicylic gearing assemblies each having first, second, and third rotating elements with specified...
Face hob hypoid gear tooth cutting by common blades
A method includes selecting a first gear ratio and a second gear ratio. A first hypoid gear set defines the first gear ratio and a second hypoid gear set...
Vehicle impact mitigation system
The present disclosure relates to a vehicle impact mitigation system. The impact mitigation system can be configured to mitigate front impact situations. A main...
Multi-component transient fuel compensation
A method adjusts fuel injection to account for fuel puddling in the engine intake. The fuel is adjusted based on the ethanol content of the fuel in the puddle,...
Method for idle speed control
A method is disclosed for controlling engine output in a vehicle having a hydraulic power steering system. The method may include, during an idle condition...
System and method for desulfating a NO.sub.x trap
A method is described for controlling an engine with a NO.sub.x trap. The method may include adjusting timing of subsequent desulfation based upon a delay...
Managing reductant slip in an internal combustion engine
A method for controlling operation of vehicle system including an internal combustion engine and a catalytic emission control device coupled in an exhaust of...
Hydrocarbon retaining system configuration for combustion engine
Systems, methods, and computer readable storage media are described in which exhaust gas is routed to a hydrocarbon retaining device during starting, and purged...
Method for controlling an engine
A method for reducing a temperature of an engine component is disclosed. In one example, an air-fuel ratio provided to an engine is adjusted to reduce a...
Engine speed reduction preparatory to an engine restart
A method for restarting an engine of a vehicle includes stopping the vehicle and holding the vehicle stationary, reducing engine speed, increasing a rate of...
Method of altering a mesh model using model independent dirichlet
A method of altering a computer generated mesh model of a design feature by a computer user to improve a feature design process is provided including providing...
Control of a locking differential
A method for controlling a locking differential for a vehicle includes using a coil to unlock the differential, if the vehicle stops for a period whose length...
Sport utility vehicle (SUV) frame architecture for improved
According to one embodiment, the invention provides for a light truck including a frame with opposing longitudinal frame rails running along each side of the...
Positive-pressure crankcase ventilation
A method for combusting a vapor of a fuel accumulated in a crankcase of an engine, the engine disposed in a vehicle having a fuel tank and an adsorbent canister...
Methods and systems for engine control
Methods and systems for controlling an engine are provided. In some examples, the engine has at least a cylinder and a compression device coupled to an intake...
Driver advisory system for fuel economy improvement of a hybrid electric
The invention is an intelligent advisory system, which may be based on fuzzy rule-based logic to guide a vehicle driver in selecting an optimal driving strategy...
Reformate control via accelerometer
Engine surge includes oscillations in engine torque resulting in bucking or jerking motion of a vehicle that may degrade driver experience. The present...
Tripped rollover mitigation and prevention systems and methods
A rollover stability control system for a vehicle may include an object information device. An active suspension or an active steering system may be coupled to...
System and method for controlling early low fuel warning based on driver
A system and method is provided for controlling the operation of notifying drivers of the fluid level. Primary and secondary keys are adapted to be associated...
Method for controlling fuel cell stack current
The level of electrical current produced by a fuel cell during rapid changes in the power demanded by a load, is clamped to the fuel cell's maximum rated...
Energy absorbing seat anchor restraint system for child safety seats
An attachment assembly for securing a child safety seat to a mounting portion of a vehicle is provided. The attachment assembly may include a guide having a...
Automotive door with hydraulically locking repositionable immobilizer
An automotive vehicle includes one or more swinging doors which may be immobilized in a number of positions, so as to allow the doors to be used to assist...
Electro-mechanical pump for an automatic transmission
A drive system for a motor vehicle transmission includes a hydraulic pump including a shaft, an engine, a starter/alternator connected to the shaft, and a drive...
Method and arrangement for exhaust-gas recirculation in an internal
A system and method are disclosed for providing exhaust-gas recirculation in an internal combustion engine that has an exhaust-gas turbocharger. The exhaust gas...
Method for fuel vapor canister purging
A method of controlling fuel vapor purging in a hybrid electric vehicle capable of selectively operating an engine is disclosed. In one example, the method...
Water reduction mechanism for an internal combustion engine
A system for an engine includes an engine block having a cylinder, an oil delivery system including an oil reservoir at least partially enclosing an oil...
Cooling fan control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing aerodynamic drag on a moving vehicle. One example method comprises, during a first vehicle moving condition,...
Nested valve and method of control
A valve in an engine exhaust system is disclosed. The valve can improve engine operation and reduce engine component degradation during cold engine starting....
Method for controlling an engine
A method for operating an engine is disclosed. In one example, the method adjusts a torque limit of the engine in response to an amount of EGR in an engine...
System and method for controlling blind spot monitoring and cross traffic
alert based on driver status
A system for controlling the operation of performing at least one of blind spot monitoring and cross traffic alert in a vehicle based on driver status is...
Electric power assisted steering yaw damping method
The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for electrically controlled assistance to a vehicle. In order to stabilize a vehicle in the event of...
Operator control unit for devices in a motor vehicle
An operator control unit for devices in a motor vehicle, having a carrier element and at least one operator control element arranged on the carrier element for...
Method for optimizing powertrain efficiency for a vehicle
A vehicle powertrain includes an engine, an electric machine operable to output torque to at least one vehicle wheel, and an electric power source operable to...
Roof bar for a motor vehicle
A roof bar (10) for a motor vehicle (1) includes an elongate load carrying member (13) selectively held in a deployed position by a latch mechanism (20). A...
Vehicle with hand control system
The subject of the present invention is a vehicle that includes a hand control system that allows for vehicle acceleration and braking by using hand controls....