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In an inverted pendulum type vehicle having a traveling motion unit, when a component about an axis in a second direction and a component about an axis in a first direction from within a tilt...
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A system for air dam actuation of a vehicle is provided having an object sensor, an air dam, an actuation mechanism, and a control module. The object sensor is for tracking external objects...
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A vehicle, a boat or an airplane with a closed compartment and an integrated control system to be applied in the closed compartment, the control system having included access to data and control...
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The invention relates to a method for determining a position point of a movable element, particularly a window (33) or a roof of a motor vehicle that can be advanced into at least one elastic...
US20140316661 Seat System for a Vehicle  
A seat system for a vehicle includes a seat having a seat bottom on which a person can sit. An intermediate support structure is secured to the seat and the vehicle which allows the seat to rotate...
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Power is selectively transferred from a primary actuator to one of a plurality of output shafts with a transmission including a plurality of output members coupled to an input member, the input...
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An apparatus and a method for controlling an opening and closing of vehicle windows are provided. The method includes receiving, by a controller, an open signal for at least one window disposed...
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A user programmable motor vehicle driving parameter control system includes a motor vehicle including at least one active aerodynamic control element, and a user/vehicle interface member, and a...
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The invention relates to a method for actuating a closure element arrangement in a motor vehicle, wherein the closure element arrangement has a closure element, a drive arrangement associated with...
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Techniques are disclosed for enhancing the accuracy of auto-leveling control to adjust the optical axis of a vehicle lamp using an acceleration sensor. A controller stores reference values of...
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A bicycle seat height adjustment method is provided for changing a height of a bicycle seat. The method includes operating an operating device to output a seat raising or lowering command to...
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The invention relates to a device for actuating an electric or electromechanical closing device (10) on a door (12) and/or a lid of a vehicle, said device comprising a sensor that reacts to an...
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A method and device for providing a user interface includes an operator unit having multiple operator positions, in particular in a vehicle. In the method, a manual operator action for the...
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A system and method for detecting the position of the head and/or eye of a driver of an automobile and automatically adjusting the position of the steering wheel based on the head and/or eye...
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A stowable vehicle seat, which is stowed by folding a seat back toward the side of a seat cushion, releasing a floor lock while the seat back is in a superposed state on the seat cushion, and...
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The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for controlling a vehicle flap or a vehicle door, the apparatus having a housing, a first end of which is pivotably coupled to one of the...
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A method is provided for operating a motor vehicle. The method includes, but is not limited to determining whether at least one control is activated by a driver of the motor vehicle while driving...
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Added openings are provided for sport utility vehicles (SUV), pick-up trucks, two and four door vehicles, vans, minivans, sedans, station wagons, or other vehicles. The opening(s) may utilize...
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A user device includes a storage device that stores a program for a vehicular service, a signal generation unit that generates a certain sound wave signal depending on the vehicular service, and a...
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An anti-pinch system for vehicle seating includes a front seat that has an actuator configured to automatically slide the front seat between the driving position and entry/exit position. A rear...
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A bicycle seat position indicator has a controller and an indicating device. The controller provides an output signal indicative of a current height position of an adjustable bicycle seatpost. The...
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A vehicle seating system includes a vehicle seat and a seat control motor coupled to the vehicle seat. The seat control motor is configured to move the vehicle seat to an occupant-desired...
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A stopping-time calculation module for a vehicle contains a communication device, which enables communication with one or more other vehicles in order to transmit the vehicle's own travel-related...
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In an inverted pendulum type vehicle, a manipulated variable for control of a traveling motion unit is determined using adjustment parameters Ki_x, Ki_y (i=1, 2, 3) and θb_x_obj, θb_y_obj, which...
US20110118946 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ACTUATING A DOOR OR A FLAP OF A VEHICLE  
In a method and a device (12) for actuating a door or flap (1) of a vehicle (10), the door or flap (1), if it is closed, is automatically opened or, if it is open, is automatically closed if a...
US20100296387 SECURITY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION WITHIN A VEHICLE  
A method for providing wireless communications between nodes of a vehicle includes providing a plurality of frequency channels on which the nodes of a first vehicle may wirelessly communicate....
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Method and device for controlling a machine which is intended to be operated in several different operating states, the machine being intended to utilize different types of equipment in at least...
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A method is provided for aligning at least one rear view mirror and/or another optical component of a motor vehicle. The current eye position of the driver is determined by an interior sensor...
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A system for controlling an air flow rate into a vehicle engine room may include a fan shroud in which a cooling fan including a fan motor and a fan blade may be mounted, a rotary shutter which...
US20120323449 VEHICLE NAVIGATION AND METHOD FOR INDUCING NORMAL BLACK BOX POSITION IN NAVIGATION SYSTEM  
A vehicle navigation of the present invention comprises: a storage unit which stores normal posture data of a vehicle black box; a communication unit which communicates with the vehicle black box;...
US20110295469 Contactless obstacle detection for power doors and the like  
Time-of-flight (TOF) three-dimensional sensing systems are deployed on or in a motor vehicle to image contact zones associated with potential contact between an avoidable object and the vehicle or...
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A system and method for controlling a vehicle sun visor that uses commonly existing onboard sensors and systems to provide all necessary inputs. The method uses GPS and solar almanac data to...
US20100289301 VEHICLE INTERIOR STRUCTURE  
A vehicle interior structure that may realize a more amenable vehicle interior space by making communication between occupants sitting on a pair of vehicle seats easier. The vehicle interior...
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A panoramic vehicle sunroof system is provided. The panoramic sunroof system has a movable roof panel operable to define a sunroof opening extending generally from a front pillar to a rear pillar....
US20110295470 TRACTOR TRAILER GAP CONTROL SYSTEM  
A method for increasing the aerodynamic efficiency of a vehicle includes monitoring operating condition of a vehicle, determining if a pre-selected event has occurred with respect to the operating...
US20110096165 AUTOMATIC CAMERA CALIBRATION USING GPS AND SOLAR TRACKING  
A system and method for automatically calibrating the aiming direction of a camera onboard a vehicle. The method uses GPS and solar almanac data to estimate the location of the sun relative to the...
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A vehicle door has an easy exit feature that holds the vehicle door in a desired latched position by applying a latching torque with a controllable damper. An evaluation and control unit detects...
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A control apparatus for an adjusting device in a motor vehicle has a sensor for generating a signal which is dependent on a drive movement of a drive in the adjusting device and has a processor...
US20150158501 CONTROL PANELS  
Control panels with input elements for controlling components corresponding to each of the controls. The input elements can further be actuated by detecting an optical reflection associated with...
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A method for controlling a headlamp of a vehicle includes performing an image evaluation to detect a reflection zone of an object located in the surroundings of the vehicle in at least one image...
US20120232762 ELECTRONIC CONTROL SYSTEM FOR PAINT STRIPING VEHICLES  
An electronic control system is provided for moving one or more paint carriages on a paint striping vehicle. The control system includes an electronic steering module, an electronic control...
US20120101692 VEHICLE LAMP CONTROLLER, VEHICLE LAMP SYSTEM, AND VEHICLE LAMP CONTROL METHOD  
A vehicle lamp controller, a vehicle lamp system, and a vehicle lamp control method are provided. The vehicle lamp system includes an acceleration sensor, a vehicle lamp, and the vehicle...
US20100332086 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY OPENING VENTILATION GAPS IN WINDOWS AND CLOSING ALL WINDOWS OF A VEHICLE  
The conventional power window system is augmented by two new automated routines: (a) setting each window to a slightly open position for ventilating the vehicle and (b) closing all windows. In one...
US20100198465 CONTROL DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE  
A controller for a motor vehicle with a carrier plate for receiving a component carrier with a component carrier foot. The carrier plate has a recess through which the component carrier can be...
US20150151670 APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING ILLUMINATION RANGE OF VEHICLE LIGHTS  
A light control system acquires presence information that indicates whether or not another vehicle is present in a lateral or rear direction relative to an own vehicle. If presence information...
US20150005985 MODULAR AUTOMOTIVE CAMERA AND IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATED PORTAL ENTRY  
Described herein is a system and method for vehicle portal activation without a user having to use a manually activated mechanism. In one embodiment, a modular automotive camera solution (MACS)...
US20140247348 VIRTUAL RENT-A-CAR SYSTEM AND METHOD WITH IN-CAR CONCIERGE DEVICE  
A virtual rent-a-car system and method with an in-car device and related systems and methods are disclosed for providing customer service interactions, tools, and entertainment to a vehicle rental...