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US20110208389 CUSTOMIZABLE GRAPHICAL DISPLAY  
Aspects of the disclosed subject matter are directed to customizing the colors of instruments that are used to convey vehicle readings. In accordance with one embodiment, a method is provided that...
US20150175106 METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A LIGHTING BRIGHTNESS OF A LIT MOTOR VEHICLE INSTRUMENT AS WELL AS A MOTOR VEHICLE WITH AT LEAST ONE DIMMABLY LIT MOTOR VEHICLE INSTRUMENT  
A method for controlling a lighting brightness of a lit motor vehicle instrument is described in which a viewing direction of a driver is ascertained. From the viewing direction of the driver, a...
US20080071444 Device having a camera and method thereof  
A device is disclosed that comprises a passenger vehicle having a camera wirelessly communicating with a wireless router 121. The device communicates wirelessly to provide information using...
US20140081527 Alternator and Starter Tester with Increased Load and Cable Identification  
An alternator and starter tester system capable of generating a warranty claim code. The warranty claim code can contain information regarding a diagnostic test and the tested components. The...
US20140309866 BUILDING PROFILES ASSOCIATED WITH VEHICLE USERS  
Methods and systems for a complete vehicle ecosystem are provided. Specifically, systems that when taken alone, or together, provide an individual or group of individuals with an intuitive and...
US20120191297 SIMPLIFIED CABIN SERVICES SYSTEM FOR AN AIRCRAFT  
A cabin services system for an aircraft is disclosed. The cabin services system comprises at least one wireless network, the at least one wireless network providing at least one cabin service. The...
US20150151662 DEBRIS LEVEL INDICATOR IN VACUUM LOADED MOBILE TANKS  
A vacuum loader truck that includes a storage tank that can be loaded and unloaded with debris. The vacuum loader truck includes a debris level sensor that generates a sensing beam to detect the...
US20110202233 AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY CALL LANGUAGE PROVISIONING  
A method of language provisioning includes receiving a language designation as part of a packet sent from a communication point. The method also includes setting a local language emergency...
US20110231056 METHOD OF OPERATING AN AIRCRAFT FUEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  
A method of operating an aircraft fuel management system for an aircraft having at least one fuel tank, each fuel tank having an associated fuel quantity indicator arranged to provide an...
US20130103236 USE OF SMARTPHONES, POCKET SIZE COMPUTERS, TABLETS OR OTHER MOBILE PERSONAL COMPUTERS AS THE MAIN COMPUTER OF COMPUTERIZED VEHICLES  
This invention features a solution to use a pocket size pc, smartphone, or tablet or any other type of mobile personal computer as the main computer of a vehicle, in the highly computerized future...
US20120191296 POWER SPLIT TAILGATE SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A power, split tailgate system is provided that allows each of an upper and a lower tailgate door to be simultaneously or independently driven between open and closed positions. The tailgate...
US20150203063 Method for avoiding an accident or for mitigating the consequences of an accident  
A method for avoiding accidents a biometric sensor system is used to ascertain vital signs of a vehicle occupant, and in the event that the vital signs lie outside a normal range, preparatory...
US20140046538 System and Method for Efficiently Operating Multiple Flywheels  
A flywheel assembly may include first and second flywheels having respective first and second flywheel parasitic load profiles. Operating speeds of the first and second flywheels may be selected...
US20140236389 SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DYNAMICALLY MODIFYING A USER INTERFACE BASED ON SAFETY LEVEL  
A method of dynamically altering a user experience based on safety level is provided. A first user experience is provided to a user in a vehicle. The information is received from an information...
US20100299025 Autowiper Controller  
First and second temperature check portions 7 and 8 determine whether an ambient temperature T1 is lower than 20° C. or not, whether an external surface temperature T2 of a windshield S is lower...
US20120029765 EMERGENCY EGRESS LIGHTING SYSTEM  
An emergency egress lighting system for a vehicle having multiple egress portals, including first sensors and second sensors that sense information as to vehicle orientation in pitch and roll. A...
US20130046438 HAPTIC MANIPULATION SYSTEM FOR WHEELCHAIRS  
A robotic arm is mounted on a personal mobility device, such as a wheelchair, scooter or the like, and is controlled with a user input interface, also mounted on the personal mobility device. The...
US20080009989 Operating system for a seat  
A vehicle seat system includes a vehicle seat, a main controller, a plurality of hub controllers connected to the main controller, and a plurality of seat devices operatively coupled to the seat....
US20050113995 Cameras  
A method of calculating the heading angle of a vehicle using a camera associated with the vehicle, the method comprising capturing at least two images with the camera, calculating the lateral...
US20110144861 ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT FOR CHARGING AND HEATING A BATTERY  
An electronic circuit configured to operate in any of a plurality of charging and heating modes for two batteries, a primary battery and a secondary battery. The electronic circuit includes a...
US20140309865 FACIAL RECOGNITION DATABASE CREATED FROM SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES  
Methods and systems for a complete vehicle ecosystem are provided. Specifically, systems that when taken alone, or together, provide an individual or group of individuals with an intuitive and...
US20140172232 SENSOR SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING TRAILER HITCH ANGLE  
A sensor system and method for estimating a hitch angle of a trailer attached to a vehicle includes a primary sensor and a secondary sensor. The primary sensor has a camera that monitors a target...
US20120078468 Driver Assistance System for Driver Assistance for Consumption Controlled Driving  
A driver assistance system for driver assistance for consumption controlled driving combines tactile and visual feedback functions, especially in the form of a drive configuration, a display...
US20140297113 ACTIVE STABILIZATION SYSTEM FOR TRUCK CABINS  
An active suspension system for a truck cabin that actively responds to and mitigates external force inputs between the truck chassis and the cabin. The system greatly reduces pitch, roll, and...
US20120078467 Driver Assistance System for Assisting the Driver for the Purpose of Consumption-Controlled Driving  
A driver assistance system for assisting a driver in achieving consumption-controlled driving combines haptic and visual acknowledgment functions, particularly in the form of a drive...
US20150073652 ENERGY CONSUMPTION OPTIMIZATION SYSTEM  
A vehicle energy consumption optimization system may include a controller configured to detect a trigger event to determine a passenger departure. The controller may receive at least a first and...
US20080119983 METHOD FOR MAKING VEHICLE-RELATED DATA AVAILABLE TO AN AUTHORIZED THIRD PARTY  
A method for obtaining vehicle-related data from a vehicle equipped with a telematics unit and making that data temporarily available to a third party that has been approved by an authorized user,...
US20120029747 VEHICLE-USE ELECTRICITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, VEHICLE-USE ELECTRICITY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT APPARATUS AND VEHICLE-USE ELECTRICAL LOAD  
The vehicle-use electricity management system includes an electricity demand detection means to detect electricity consumed by electrical loads, and an electricity price information generation...
US20130103258 CREATION OF COST FUNCTION  
Disclosed is a cost function that depends on at least a first term and a second term which have a mutual relationship between them. The cost function is also so configured that it is easy to...
US20100332079 CONSTANT FORCE CONTROL METHODOLOGY FOR SHOCK ABSORPTION  
A Constant Force Control methodology and system utilizing integrated sensors and unique control algorithms to determine required applied force to mitigate shock events in an adaptive energy...
US20140316648 ACTIVE CONTROL METHOD OF PEDAL EFFORT FOR ACCELERATOR  
An active control method of pedal effort for an accelerator comprises steps to actively vary pedal effort. When a vehicle having a controllable pedal effort accelerator pedal runs, the active...
US20130096772 SELF-CONFIGURING CABIN MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  
A passenger cabin system includes a plurality of passenger control units, a plurality of passenger service units, and a programming code. The programming code is stored on a computer readable...
US20130218409 AUTOMATIC DYNAMIC CONTROL OF AIRCRAFT CABIN SYSTEMS  
An inventive system and method for vehicle cabin control is presented. The method comprises creating one or more collections of set-points, each set-point comprising a duration and settings for...
US20140297114 HIGH CENTERING BASES FOR HOSPITAL GURNEYS  
High centering bases for hospital gurneys are disclosed. An example hospital gurney includes a sensor to detect a position of a lateral rod mechanically coupled to a foot pedal of the hospital...
US20140309868 USER INTERFACE AND VIRTUAL PERSONALITY PRESENTATION BASED ON USER PROFILE  
Methods and systems for a complete vehicle ecosystem are provided. Specifically, systems that when taken alone, or together, provide an individual or group of individuals with an intuitive and...
US20080055056 Intersection information provision system and driving assist system  
In an intersection information provision system, multiple cameras are installed oriented towards the direction where each road extends from the intersection. Each camera captures as an image or...
US20150105975 Electropneumatic Towing Stabilizer System  
An automatic stability control system is provided which determines the lateral acceleration and lateral velocity of a towed trailer and forward velocity of the tow vehicle. When the lateral...
US20050234618 Conversion interface of car audiovisual satellite navigation system  
A conversion interface is connected between a car audiovisual satellite navigation system and an external navigation device. The conversion interface has a video conversion device and a video...
US20140316647 ACTIVE CONTROL METHOD OF ACCELERATOR PEDAL EFFORT  
An active control method of accelerator pedal effort identifies a driver's habit of manipulation when a driver starts a vehicle having a pedal effort controllable accelerator pedal from a...
US20110004371 Adjustable Foundation for a Seating Unit  
A seating unit that includes an adjustable foundation, a torque-inducing mechanism, and a base structure for interconnecting a backrest and a seat is provided. The adjustable foundation provides...
US20130018545 TRAFFIC DENSITY ESTIMATION  
Traffic density may be estimated by increasing a value of a parameter if an object enters a predefined zone on a side of the vehicle and decreasing the value of the parameter after an object exits...
US20140316649 ACTIVE CONTROL METHOD OF ACCELERATOR PEDAL EFFORT  
An active control method of accelerator pedal effort comprises steps to actively vary pedal effort. When a vehicle having a controllable pedal effort accelerator pedal runs, the active control...
US20090222165 INDUSTRIAL TRUCK HAVING A DEVICE FOR THE WEAR REDUCTION OF WHEELS WITH CUSHION TIRES  
An industrial truck comprises a plurality of wheels, each wheel comprising a hub and a cushion tire mounted thereon. The truck further comprises a sensor adapted to measure a temperature of a...
US20050080526 Audible warning device for a motorcycle  
The present invention is adapted to sound an audible alarm if the operator of a motorcycle stops the engine with the shut off switch and leaves the ignition on. The alarm will sound once the oil...
US20080249780 VOICE GUIDANCE SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE  
A voice guidance system for a vehicle includes a transmitter, a tuner, a touch sensor, a smart ECU, a D-seat speaker, and a P-seat speaker, which are all mounted in a vehicle. It is used for an...
US20150066311 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SAVING THE LIFE OF LIVING BEINGS REMAINING IN A VEHICLE  
In a method for protecting living beings remaining behind in a vehicle, (i) it is recognized or detected whether a living being is inside the vehicle, (ii) it is recognized or detected whether the...
US20130245882 REMOVABLE, CONFIGURABLE VEHICLE CONSOLE  
Methods and systems for a removable, configurable vehicle console are provided. Specifically, a configurable console may comprise one or more displays that are capable of receiving input from a...
US20110208614 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SYNCHRONIZED ELECTRONIC BOOK PAYMENT, STORAGE, DOWNLOAD, LISTENING, AND READING  
A method and system for using a vehicle's electronic systems to provide all features and functions typically found on a handheld electronic book device. The vehicle's electronic systems can be...
US20100328866 AIRBORNE ELECTRONICS HOUSING ASSEMBLY  
An aircraft electronics housing assembly maintains the electronics unit at given ambient conditions despite changes in conditions outside the housing during the aircraft flight cycle.
US20090319341 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR OBTAINING VEHICLE ENTERTAINMENT STATISTICS  
A telematics control unit in a vehicle couples to a vehicle communication network bus and monitors signals on the bus that correspond to various parameters related to entertainment devices in the...