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Method and apparatus for fuel filling monitoring
A system includes a processor and an external fuel indicator. The processor is configured to instruct powering of a digital display in response to detection...
Sports hoop for a motor vehicle
A sports hoop is provided for a motor vehicle. The sports hoop includes a one-piece internal frame, an outer cover received over an outer surface of the...
Twelve-cornered strengthening member
A method for optimizing a twelve-cornered strengthening member comprises: modeling a vehicle assembly including a strengthening member having a twelve-cornered...
Sensor failure mitigation system and mode management
A trailer backup assist system includes a sensor that senses a hitch angle between a vehicle and a trailer. The trailer backup assist system also includes a...
Method of transitioning among shift schedules
A hybrid electric vehicle having a discrete ratio transmission shifts according to distinct shift schedules in various operating modes. For example, different...
Battery state of charge engine shut-off threshold based on predicted
A vehicle includes an engine; a fraction battery; and a controller or a battery control system having a controller. The controller is programed to respond to a...
Methods and system for improving hybrid driveline operation
Systems and methods for improving transmission gear shifting of a hybrid vehicle are presented. The systems and methods prepare the hybrid vehicle for...
Seamless passenger airbag system
An airbag assembly includes a housing having a chute defining an opening. A panel is joined with the chute at a first end and extends over the opening to a...
Bike rack attachment for vehicle
A mechanism for attaching a bike rack to a vehicle including a support member located behind an exterior wall of the vehicle. An attachment assembly, including...
Versatile instrument panel storage
A vehicle dash panel storage compartment includes a storage compartment including at least a top, a bottom, and sides defining a storage slot, and a pivoting...
Photoluminescent fuel filler door
A vehicle illumination apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus comprises an access panel configured to conceal an access region of a fueling receptacle. A light...
Method for battery state of charge estimation
A battery management system includes at least one controller programmed to, in response to a battery current becoming approximately zero, output an open-circuit...
Parameter identification offloading using cloud computing resources
A vehicle may include battery cells of a battery and at least one controller configured to control the vehicle based on a state observation associated with the...
Electric vehicle rule-maker
A vehicle has a display interface and at least one processor that prompts a user via the display interface to construct a rule specifying circumstances in which...
Aluminum porthole extruded tubing with locating feature
An extruded aluminum alloy tube for hydroforming into an automotive body component includes a wall defining a closed perimeter. The wall includes weld seams...
Vehicle fog lamp bezel
Vehicle tail lamp
Vehicle front bumper cover lamp
Vehicle tail lamp
Vehicle rear bumper
Power electronics modules
A power electronics module including an insulated patterned metal substrate, a semiconductor bonded to the substrate, and an agglomeration of solid metal...
System and method of arbitrating audio source streamed by mobile
A system for attenuating vehicle audio for mobile application audible statements, the system comprising a vehicle computing system having one or more processors...
A method for preventing spoofing in an automotive network, the method comprising storing at least one address of a first vehicle electronic control unit and...
Proximity switch assembly having groove between adjacent proximity sensors
A proximity switch assembly and method for detecting activation of a proximity switch assembly is provided. The assembly includes a plurality of proximity...
Method and apparatus for crowd-sourced traffic reporting based on
projected traffic volume of road segments
A system includes a processor configured to project monitoring needs for a road segment. The processor is further configured to contact one or more vehicles...
Method and apparatus for communication between a vehicle based computing
system and a remote application
A vehicle-based computing apparatus includes a computer processor in communication with persistent and non-persistent memory. The apparatus also includes a...
Vehicle control update methods and systems
Methods and systems to update controls in vehicle modules. Updating controls can include downloading an update to a vehicle from a server, upon interruption of...
Method and system for calibrating current sensor of electric vehicle
An electric vehicle battery arrangement includes a current sensor. The current sensor has a core and a magnetic field detector. An N-turn coil is wrapped around...
A multiple speed power transmission including: an input shaft, an output shaft, a first gearing assembly imposing a fixed linear speed relationship among five...
Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing late burn induced cylinder pre-ignition events. In response to a late burn combustion event in a cylinder,...
Starter motor control with pre-spin
A control circuit receives a starting signal from a powertrain control module of a vehicle and delays the coupling of the main starting current from the battery...
Methods and systems for diagnosing an intake oxygen sensor based on
Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing an intake oxygen sensor. In one example, a method may include indicating degradation of an intake oxygen sensor...
Method and system for EGR control
Methods and systems are provided for engine dilution control via direct injection of water from a reservoir. In one example, a method may include during select...
Fuel separation via fuel vapor management systems
Systems and methods for separating higher octane fuel from a fuel mixture are presented. In one example, fuel vapors may be limited or constrained from...
Method and system for diagnosing a purge ejector
Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing a purge path ejector used for purging fuel vapors from a canister under boosted engine conditions. The response...
Enhanced fuel injection based on choke flow rate
A method is described for adjusting the amount of gaseous fuel injected based on the sonic choked flow rate through a restriction. Because the sonic choke flow...
Bore bridge cooling passage
A tool and a method of using the tool are provided for forming an engine component. The engine has a block defining a first cylinder and a second cylinder...
Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for fuel systems including a gaseous fuel. Fuel rail over-pressure may be addressed by temporarily closing a fuel tank valve of...
Methods and system for fuel ethanol content estimation and engine control
Methods and systems are provided for determining an amount of alcohol in fuel injected into an engine based on outputs from an exhaust gas sensor. In one...
Methods and system for compensating compressor recirculation sludge
Systems and methods for compensating for deposits that may accumulate within a compressor recirculation valve positioned in parallel with a turbocharger...
Boost reservoir EGR control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing turbo lag in a boosted engine. A boost reservoir coupled to the engine may be charged with compressed intake air...
Synergistic SCR/DOC configurations for lowering diesel emissions
A motor-vehicle engine system comprises a first DOC configured to receive exhaust from an engine and an SCR device coupled downstream of the first DOC in a flow...
Systems and methods for purge and PCV control
Methods and systems are provided for improving purge air-fuel ratio control. Fuel vapors from a canister and the crankcase are selectively purged to a group of...
Method and system for variable cam timing device
Methods and systems are described for an engine with a cam torque actuated variable cam timing phaser. Phaser positioning control is improved by reducing...
Refueling systems and methods for mixed liquid and gaseous fuel
A fuel tank system, comprising: a fuel tank configured to store a liquid fuel and a pressurized gaseous fuel capable of partially dissolving in the liquid fuel;...
Steering system for a motor vehicle and method for operating same
A method operates a steering system of a motor vehicle having a steerable wheel controlled using a steering wheel. The method begins by ascertaining a...
Methods and system for operating a driveline disconnect clutch
Systems and methods for operating a transmission of a hybrid vehicle's driveline are presented. In one example, the systems and methods estimate a driveline...
Method to limit temperature increase in a catalyst and detect a restricted
exhaust path in a vehicle
A vehicle has an engine, an exhaust aftertreatment system, an electric machine, and a controller configured to, in response to an actual engine torque output...
System and method for adjusting driveline operation
Methods and systems for determining driveline control parameters for a vehicle are described. In one example, a method for requesting a vehicle to operate in a...