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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....
Method and system for controlling engine exhaust
An engine having one of a plurality of exhaust valves in each cylinder that may be deactivated is disclosed. In one example, one exhaust valve of each cylinder...
Hydraulically operated charge air system for internal combustion engine
A hydraulically operated charge air system for an internal combustion engine includes an intake manifold having a number of intake runners, and a number of...
Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling exhaust emissions by adjusting a fuel injection into an engine cylinder from a plurality of fuel injectors...
Torsion lock encoder device for internal combustion engine
An internal combustion engine crankshaft assembly includes a crankshaft having an output device, such as a flywheel or crankshaft damper, fastened to the...
Dual-inlet supercharger for EGR flow control
A supercharger compressor includes a plurality of rotors rotatably mounted in a housing, a first inlet for air, a second inlet for recirculated exhaust gas, and...
Engine exhaust temperature regulation
In one example, a method of operating an engine in a vehicle is described. The method comprises delivering a first substance to a cylinder of the engine from a...
Control and diagnostic approach for emission control device
A system and method for engine control and diagnostics are described. In one example, a catalyst is modeled as a non-linear integrator. The method may improve...
Method and system for verifying alignment of power transmission pulleys
A method and system for verifying the spatial and coplanar alignment of a number of power transmission pulleys, particularly as used with an automotive internal...
Transmission scheduling for multi-stroke engine
An approach is described that coordinates transmission shifting with changing between two-stroke and four-stroke combustion to improve shift and drive...
Floor top crossmember
A device for securing a rear seat within a cab of a vehicle, comprising a crossmember configured for attachment to a floor pan of the vehicle, the crossmember...
Split joint restraint device with dual pipe size capability
A split ring restraint device having dual pipe size capability for securing the connection between adjacent pipes in water piping systems to prevent leakage or...
Extension rod used for a jack arm
An extension rod for a jack arm comprises a connecting rod having a first joint and a second joint formed at the respective ends of the connecting rod. A first...
System and method for controlling a climate control system with remote
In at least one embodiment, a system for controlling a vehicle climate control system in response to starting an engine with a remote start operation is...
Method and system for controlling fuel usage
Methods and systems are provided for improving fluid usage while addressing knock by adjusting the use of spark retard and direct injection of a fluid based on...
Methods and systems for emission system control
Methods and systems are provided for operating a turbocharged engine including a particulate filter positioned upstream of a turbocharger turbine, a catalyst...
Reduction of NOx trap at engine shutoff
The reduction of a NOx trap upon engine shutdown is disclosed. One disclosed embodiment comprises adjusting a timing of creating a reductive environment in the...
Online system and method of reporting related to orders for consumer
product having specific configurations
An online system for generating reports related to consumer product online orders is provided. The system comprises at least one presentation application...
Method for starting a vehicle engine
A method for starting a vehicle engine includes determining a throttle angle command output based on a throttle adjustment parameter. The throttle angle command...
Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for addressing cylinder-to-cylinder imbalances in the incidence of pre-ignition and/or knock. Engine cylinders are fueled based...
Voice control system and method for a motor vehicle with a stop/start
The invention relates to a control device for a motor vehicle having an internal combustion engine and a stop/start device, and to a method for controlling the...
Reducing oscillations in a motor vehicle driveline
A method for reducing oscillations in a vehicle driveline includes transmitting torque to secondary wheels of the vehicle, determining a first rate of change in...
Electric motor with liquid-cooled end windings
Cooling of the end windings on a stator of the electric motor can be made more uniform if a physically-compliant, thermally-conductive cap is placed over the...
Soy-based rubber composition and methods of manufacture and use
In at least one embodiment, a composition includes a thermoplastic resin and a softened rubber. The rubber ranges from 5 wt. % to 75 wt. % of the resin. The...
Fuel cell system with improved fuel recirculation
A fuel cell system comprising a fuel cell stack, a fuel recirculation line provided with a jet pump and a valve controlled by a control unit based on the...
Method for setting the filling pressure for a clutch
A method for determining the filling pressure for a clutch and a hydraulic clutch adapted to conduct said method are suggested where clutch linings are brought...
Hybrid electric vehicle powertrain control after a requested change in
A method for controlling a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain includes operating an engine driveably connected to first vehicle wheels, providing an electric...
Control for an automatic transmission
A system for controlling a transmission includes a gear selector, a manual valve for connecting a pressure source alternately to Drive and Reverse lines in...
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...
Exhaust heat recovery for engine heating and exhaust cooling
Various systems and method for heating an engine in a vehicle are described. In one example, intake air flowing in a first direction may be heated via a...
Method for determining absolute steering wheel angle from a single-turn
steering wheel angle sensor
A method and algorithm for determining a steering wheel angle of a vehicle steering mechanism upon power up of a vehicle using a single-turn steering wheel...
Battery monitoring and control system and method of use including
redundant secondary communication interface
A battery monitoring and control system and method of monitoring and controlling provides a redundant and independent symmetric secondary serial bus in addition...
A sandwich panel for a vehicle is provided. The sandwich panel includes a first panel defining a plurality of apertures, and a second panel attached to the...
Vehicle structural reinforcement system
The present disclosure relates to various vehicle structural reinforcement systems and methods of manufacturing the same. A latching system is included in the...
Method and system for controlling vacuum
An engine with a two vacuum sources is disclosed. In one example, a valve position is adjusted in when engine load is low and intake manifold pressure is low to...
Vehicle launch anticipation
Turbo lag is a known impediment of a turbocharged, small displacement engine providing the feel of a large displacement engine. A method of spinning up the...
Vehicle rollover prediction with occupant restraint system activation
An automobile rollover prediction and restraint device deployment system comprises a plurality of automobile data sensors to generate a plurality of data...
System and method for provisioning a wireless networking connection
A vehicle communication system includes a processor that may query a wireless device to determine, among other things, a carrier identity. The carrier identity...
Air filter with a clog-detecting device
An air filter with a clog-detecting device includes a housing having a wind outlet and a wind intake, a filter unit positioned between the wind outlet and the...
Braking system for hybrid vehicle
A braking system for a vehicle includes an active booster master cylinder connected with the wheel cylinders, and a controller for operating active booster...
System and method for environmental management of a vehicle
A method for environmental management of a vehicle includes the steps of determining certain environmental conditions for the vehicle, and determining when it...
Multi-functional vehicle fuel display
A multi-functional, composite fuel display for displaying both fuel level information and fuel economy information is provided. The fuel level is displayed...
Method for engaging a gear in a gear position in an automated shift
A method for shifting a gear into a gear position in an automated shift transmission with several gears and an automated shift transmission adapted to perform...
Electric motor torque estimation
A method of controlling a vehicle including a permanent magnet (PM) synchronous motor is provided. The motor is calibrated such that for each torque command,...