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Retractable cargo cover with integral storage compartment
A cargo cover apparatus includes a housing, a cover retracting mechanism held in the housing and a cargo cover. The cargo cover incorporates an integral storage...
Photoluminescent blind spot warning indicator
A vehicle indicator apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a photoluminescent portion disposed on a forward vehicle pillar and a light source located...
Electro-active polymer actuators for vehicle seating applications
A vehicle seat comprising a seat base and seat back each including a spring structure, planar electro-active polymer actuators, each having a first state and...
Vehicle seating assembly with manual cushion tilt
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat base. A thigh support is pivotally coupled to and extends forward from the seat base. The thigh support is...
Semi rigid push/pull vented envelope system
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat back and a seat base. A shell is disposed in the seat base and includes a left leg support and a right leg support. A...
Air-suspended seat surfaces for folding vehicle seats
A vehicle seat includes a cushion having a coverstock defining a seat surface with a flexible central region and a flexible edge region. The vehicle seat...
Power articulating headrest assembly
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seatback. A head restraint is operably coupled with the seatback by first and second support posts. The head restraint is...
Deployable thigh support in a vehicle seat
First and second pads are configured to be arranged at a front of a vehicle seat. First and second passive movement devices are provided to be respectively...
Smart energy management to improve electrified vehicle battery life
A battery charging system includes a charger that is configured to charge and discharge a battery. The battery system further includes a controller programmed...
Damping and stiffening of a vehicle body panel
A damping and stiffening assembly for a body panel. The assembly includes a first damping patch and a second damping patch that are attached to the body panel....
System and method for estimating damper temperature
Systems and methods for controlling a damper force based on temperature are disclosed. Signals associated with a damping force value of one or more dampers are...
Draw die set with rolling elements on punch and draw die cavity
A draw die set defines a die cavity. A die entry area is provided at the location where a blank is drawn into the die cavity. A plurality of rolling elements...
Vehicle tail lamp
Combination turn signal, parking lamp and fog lamp for a vehicle
Vehicle roof marker lamp
Vehicle front air dam
Vehicle front air dam
Vehicle front upper grille
Vehicle front upper grille
Vehicle front upper grille
Method and system for selecting driver preferences
A vehicle computing system enables one or more processors to control a plurality of vehicle features. The vehicle computing system may control a plurality of...
Flexible feature deployment strategy
A vehicle may gather vehicle build configuration information, and provide a vehicle identifier and the vehicle information to a server. The server may determine...
Electromagnetic stripline transmission line structure
A transmission line structure includes a first transition element, a second transition element, and an active element. The first transition element has a radio...
Methods and system for improving hybrid transmission gear shifting
Systems and methods for improving transmission gear shifting of a hybrid vehicle are presented. The systems and methods may allow transmission input shaft...
System, method and tooling for flexible assembly of cylinder-head valve
An assembly method is provided by orienting a cylinder-head at a first orientation. A first plurality of spring caps and a first plurality of retainer keys are...
Method for direct injection of supercritical fuels
Methods are provided for improving delivery of supercritical fuels via a direct injector. An injector control parameter is adjusted based on one of a fuel pump...
Viscosity detection using sump
Various methods for inferring oil viscosity and/or oil viscosity index in an internal combustion engine are provided. In one aspect, a new control method...
Feedforward compensation for fuel system vacuum relief
Methods and systems are provided for relieving excess fuel tank vacuum in a vehicle. In one example, responsive to a fuel tank vacuum above a threshold or a...
System and method for regenerating a particulate filter
Methods and systems are provided for determining soot stored in a particulate filter and regenerating the particulate filter. In one example, a method provides...
Crankcase breech detection for boosted engines
Methods for indicating whether a crankcase of an engine is breeched are provided. One example method comprises restricting a communication of the crankcase with...
Internal combustion engine and method for operating an internal combustion
An intake system for an internal combustion engine is provided. The intake system may include an intake manifold fluidly connected to a cylinder, an intake...
Trailer backup assist system with adaptive steering angle limits
A trailer backup assist system includes a sensor that measures a hitch angle between a vehicle and a trailer. A steering system controls a steering angle of the...
System and method for restricting audio transmission based on driver
In at least one embodiment, a method and a apparatus for restricting audio transmission in a vehicle is provided. The apparatus comprises a control module. The...
Mitigation of input device failure 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...
Active bolster with T-shaped hot weld joining bladder with trim panel
An active bolster mounts at an interior trim surface of an automotive vehicle to act as a cushion in an impact event. The bolster has a plastic-molded,...
Headlight assembly with static bending lights
A headlight assembly including an upper static bending light and a lower static bending light. The upper and lower static bending lights are provided on an...
Motor vehicle footpad assembly
A vehicle footrest assembly includes a bracket attached to a vehicle body structure and a foam footpad attached to the bracket. At least one fastener attaches a...
Inductive wireless power transfer system having a coupler assembly
comprising moveable permeable panels
A vehicle includes an inductive charge coupling arrangement that can be electrically connected with a traction battery. The arrangement includes a charge coil...
Methods and system for providing vehicle performance feedback
Systems and methods for supplying feedback to a driver of a vehicle so that transmission shifting busyness may be reduced are presented. In one example, the...
Enhanced road characterization for adaptive mode drive
A vehicle selectively operates in a plurality of operational modes. The operational modes carry with them different commands for operating a controlled...
Systems and methods for setting front axle load restoration
A system for setting front axle load restoration for a load distributing trailer hitch that is used to hitch a trailer to a motor vehicle may include at least...
Articles, including wheels, having plasma vapor deposited (PVD) coating
An article is disclosed that includes a metallic layer overlaying a substrate surface; a plasma vapor deposited (PVD) oxide layer overlaying the metallic layer;...
Method and apparatus for making a part by first forming an intermediate
part that has donor pockets in...
A method of forming a part that has areas of high strain and predicted areas of low strain from a blank and method of designing a die for forming such a part....
Method and apparatus for detecting a left-behind phone
A system includes a vehicle computing processor. The processor is configured to, through wireless communication with a phone, and after determining that a...
Pliable proximity switch assembly and activation method
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 system for charging high voltage battery packs
A method and system for charging high voltage battery packs includes connecting a charger to a power source, connecting the charger to a battery pack,...
Method and apparatus for road risk indices generation
A system includes a processor configured to gather historical risk-affecting data with respect to a current road. The processor is also configured to gather...
Method and system for adjusting a fuel tank isolation valve
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting and diagnosing a position of a fuel tank isolation valve (FTIV) of a fuel system. In one example, a method...
The invention relates to a synchronizing device with a synchronizer body, a sliding sleeve, a gearwheel with coupling toothing and a synchronizer ring which is...
A drive shaft assembly is formed from two concentrically arranged driveshafts fastened together near to one end of the driveshaft assembly so as to prevent...