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Vehicle trunk taillight
Vehicle wheel cover
Automotive closure panel with pivot-mounted alignment system
An automotive closure panel which is rotatable about a pivot axis has an axial locator insert situated within a pivot bearing insert bore to set a margin...
System and method for testing a vehicle suspension
A systems and method for testing a vehicle suspension may include a kinematics rig and a main control unit having a graphical user interface (GUI). The system...
Vehicle stability control system with tire monitoring
A control system (10) for a vehicle (16) includes a sensor (35-47) that generates a sensor signal and a stability control system (26). Tire monitoring sensors...
System and method for implementing active safety counter measures for an
Various methods and systems are disclosed for implementing active safety countermeasures in vehicles when it is determined that the driver is impaired.
Universal cross joint with axial insulation
A universal joint comprises a first joint yoke having bearing bores at axially opposite yoke arms and being connected with the drive shaft, a first pin bearer...
Pressure relief valve
An oil pressure relief valve for use in the lubrication system of an internal combustion engine is controlled by both pump outlet pressure 3 and pilot pressure...
Dynamic allocation of energy storage limits for a hybrid vehicle
A system and method is disclosed for operating a hybrid propulsion system for a vehicle including at least an engine having a plurality of combustion cylinders,...
Method for fuel vapor canister purging
A method of controlling fuel vapor purging in a hybrid electric vehicle capable of selectively operating an engine includes initiating purging in response to an...
Mesh control for a rack and pinion steering system
A steering mechanism is provided, including a rack, a rotatable support member, and an automatically-adjustable support member. The rack includes a rack gear...
Rotary fill member for a die assembly
A rotary fill slide assembly for a sheet metal forming die that has a working element that performs an operation on a portion of a sheet metal blank. The rotary...
Vehicle door handle set
Tool selection system and method
Systems and methods to select a tool are provided. In at least one embodiment, a system receives first tool data defining a first tool and requirement data...
Accident avoidance during vehicle backup
In one embodiment, the present invention is directed to a method to operate a host vehicle having a rearview camera vision sensor, and an electronic controller...
Soot oxidation catalyst and method of making
A catalyst composition for facilitating the oxidation of soot from diesel engine exhaust is provided. The catalyst composition includes a catalytic metal...
Vehicle trajectory control system
A system, comprising an engine having an electronically controlled throttle plate to adjust airflow to the engine; a transmission having an input speed and an...
Fuel delivery system for a multi-fuel engine
A fuel delivery system for a multi-fuel internal combustion engine and an approach for operating the fuel delivery system are provided. The fuel delivery system...
System and control method for an engine having two types of fuel injectors
A reduced cost dual fuel injection system and method is described. Port fuel injectors and direct fuel injectors may be operated by using common injector drivers.
Control of turbocharger imbalance
A method for controlling flow differences in a turbocharged internal combustion engine is presented. In one example, the description includes a method for...
Ammonia vapor storage and purge system and method
A method of operating a reductant delivery and storage system of a vehicle, comprising of storing an ammonia-containing fluid in a first storage device,...
Tractive force map
A method of controlling tractive force of a vehicle comprising determining a tractive force request of a driver of the vehicle, determining an actual tractive...
Vehicle misfueling mitigation system and method
A method is provided to indicate improper fuel filling in a vehicle. An indicator is actuated if a proportion of alcohol in the fuel is outside a range of...
Delivery vehicle composition and methods for delivering antigens and other
The present invention provides an immunogen composition and methods for using the same for the development of immunity, and particularly at mucosal sites in a...
Multiple speed automatic transmission
A multiple-speed automatic transmission includes an input, output, a first gear unit drivable connected to the input and including a component rotating at the...
Cylinder charge temperature control for an internal combustion engine
A method for controlling exhaust gas recirculation is presented. In one embodiment, exhaust gases are routed from the exhaust manifold through a cylinder and...
Fuel delivery control for internal combustion engine
A method of controlling an internal combustion engine having a fuel vapor purging system and a fuel delivery system including a fuel pump and a fuel pressure...
Method for an internal combustion engine, and an internal combustion
The description relates to an internal combustion engine, and a method for an internal combustion engine with at least one cylinder, at each of which at least...
System and method for compensation of fuel injector limits
A method for an engine with first and second injectors in a cylinder provides different fuel injection compensation upon reaching minimum pulsewidths of the...
Hybrid vehicle system having engine with variable valve operation
A system for adjusting valve timing of an engine is disclosed. In one embodiment, valve timing is adjusted during an engine start before the engine is started....
Vehicle powertrain having live power take-off
A power take-off assembly for transmitting rotary power from the powertrain of a motor vehicle includes a torque converter for an automatic transmission and...
Driver input analysis and feedback system
A method of driver training to improve fuel economy performance of a vehicle, the method including, receiving selected vehicle and driver operating data...
Traction control system and method for a vehicle
In one example, a traction control system for a vehicle is shown. The system adjusts a relationship between powertrain output and pedal actuation in response to...
Transmission shifting responsive to borderline knock limits
A method for operating an engine and transmission in a vehicle is described. The method comprises up-shifting the transmission based on whether engine knock...
Brake control system
A motor vehicle has an inclinometer to determine the steepness of the slope upon which the vehicle stands, brakes and a driver brake pedal for generating a...
Structural member for a motor vehicle
A structural member of a motor vehicle, e.g., a "B" pillar, comprises a reinforcing member having an elongate core of ultra high strength steel and a casing of...
Sequential crash hinges in automotive frame rails
A lower frame rail member forms a part of an automotive front end structure and incorporates first and second bending hinges to provide sequential and...
Axle drive unit for a hybrid electric vehicle
A drive unit for a hybrid electric motor vehicle includes an engine, an electric machine including a rotor, a layshaft gearset including an input driveably...
Exhaust gas recirculation valve
A system and method for controlling a multiple cylinder internal combustion engine include a mechanically operated exhaust gas recirculation valve having a...
Evaporative emission management for vehicles
Evaporative emissions management for a vehicle having a fuel tank and a low-vacuum internal combustion engine, including hybrid electric vehicles, include first...
V-type engine with valley-mounted fuel pump
A V-type engine with an engine block face extending upward on at least one end of the valley includes a plurality of fasteners having a first threaded portion...
Method for determining valve degradation
A method for determining degraded valve operation. According to the method, valve degradation can be determined from the duration of a spark event. This method...
Fuel delivery system diagnostics after shut-down
A method for operation of a fuel delivery system in an internal combustion engine including a lower pressure pump, a higher pressure pump fluidly coupled...
Engine and exhaust heating for hybrid vehicle
A method for controlling a vehicle engine having a plurality of cylinders and an electric motor configured to rotate the engine is provided. The method includes,...