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9043093 Single side curtain airbag for vehicles  
Airbag inflator system includes an inflatable airbag, e.g., a side curtain airbag, a housing, a gas generating system arranged apart from the housing for generating gas, and a conduit leading from...
9033367 Vehicle collision damage mitigation system  
A vehicle collision damage mitigation system includes: a vehicle having a crashable zone on a front side of a dash panel in a vehicle longitudinal direction; a body airbag device that inflates a...
9026310 Wading depth estimation for a vehicle  
A predictive method of detecting the depth of water ahead of a wading vehicle comprises providing a wading sensor and an attitude sensor on the vehicle, and using this information to estimate the...
9020482 Preventing driver distraction  
In some embodiments, a processor-implemented method for disabling at least one text application on a mobile device may comprise: processing an image captured in a vehicle by a mobile device to...
9019093 Device and method for outputting information  
A device and a method are provided for outputting items of information regarding a vehicle, in particular regarding a vehicle function. In order to impart the driver an improved knowledge of the...
9020705 Biological signal measuring device and biological state analyzing system  
A configuration is adopted where elastic members made of expanded rein beads and having a size covering air cushions are disposed between a skin member and the air cushions of a human body...
9020659 Dynamometer vehicle operating mode control  
A vehicle and a method of controlling a dynamometer mode operation of a vehicle that includes requesting the dynamometer mode; monitoring for at least one non-dynamometer vehicle operating...
9014920 Vehicle occupants alert and alarm system  
A system and method uses a combination of sensors and electronics to reliably remind forgetful or negligent caregivers when they have or are about to leave one or more helpless occupants inside a...
9008906 Occupant sharing of displayed content in vehicles  
The present disclosure describes a displayed object movement module that causes displayed objects or other content to be moved from a first source vehicle display to a second target vehicle...
9008908 Head-up display and method with speed sensitive light intensity  
A head-up display light source intensity control for a vehicle can include sensing an ambient light intensity condition and providing ambient light intensity data indicative of the ambient light...
9008916 Method and system for seat belt retraction speed control  
A seat belt is wound around a spool and a spring biases the spool to rotate in a belt retraction direction. A sensor detects a retraction speed of the belt when the spool rotates in the belt...
9002631 Vicinity environment estimation device with blind region prediction, road detection and intervehicle communication  
A vicinity environment estimation device includes neighborhood monitoring sensors that detect another vehicle, a car navigation system that acquires information about an untravelable region where...
8997913 Vehicle control device and vehicle control method  
A vehicle control device and a vehicle control method automatically bring a vehicle to a halt by operating a brake. Thereafter, when the vehicle stops, a shift position is switched to a parking...
8996256 Communication system for a passenger protection system  
In each sensor unit, when a sensor control unit cannot detect current flowing to an output side, its address is set to the same address as a sensor unit of the last stage. In an ECU, if the set...
8996257 Vehicle anti-icing and de-icing systems and corresponding methods of operation  
A system, for inhibiting ice formation on a vehicle surface, and de-icing if determined needed to remove any frozen matter formed on the surface, including an anti-icing reservoir, a...
8991545 Method for determining the weight of at least one occupant of a vehicle  
A method for detecting a weight of at least one occupant of a motor vehicle includes the steps of detecting a first load which acts on a chassis of the motor vehicle as first weight value at a...
8996242 Airbag data exchange system  
Described are airbag control units having a radio-frequency identification transceiver, at least one battery pack, at least one inflator driver electrically connected to an airbag module, and one...
8994522 Human-machine interface (HMI) auto-steer based upon-likelihood to exceed eye glance guidelines  
The described method and system provide for HMI steering for a telematics-equipped vehicle based on likelihood to exceed eye glance guidelines. By determining whether a task is likely to cause the...
8996255 Method and apparatus for providing a safing function in a restraining system  
An apparatus (10) is provided for controlling an actuatable restraint (14, 16) in a vehicle (12). An sensor (24) is mounted in the vehicle (12) and outputs an electrical signal having a...
8983698 In-vehicle apparatus for detecting collision of vehicle  
An in-vehicle apparatus for a vehicle driven by a first driving power source in a first driving mode and driven by a second diving power source in a second driving mode, includes: a collision...
8983717 Vehicle camera system operable in off-road mode and method  
A camera system and method of assisting a driver of vehicle for off-road mode use is provided. The camera system includes one or more cameras located on the vehicle to generate images of ground...
8983732 Steering wheel with hand pressure sensing  
The invention relates to a vehicle safety system includes a steering wheel, a plurality of pressure sensitive sensors located in the steering wheel, and a control unit. The pressure sensitive...
8983733 Vehicle battery safety system  
A safety arrangement (1) for a motor vehicle having an electric battery (2) and an occupant safety device (6) such as an airbag (7) or seat-belt pre-tensioner. The arrangement (1) having a crash...
8977428 Vehicle drive support device  
A GPS and a map information database acquire information regarding an arrow light which displays a signal for prohibiting travel in a particular direction, such as a red arrow light. A display and...
8972116 Pressure and acceleration based pedestrian impact sensor assembly for motor vehicles  
A sensor assembly for a motor vehicle adapted for sensing impacts including pedestrian impacts. The sensor assembly integrates functions of pressure based sensors used in one embodiment with a...
8963724 System and method for arousing a drowsy driver without drowsiness detection  
A system for preventing drowsiness in a driver by employing a thermal grill that includes warm and cool regions. The system includes a threshold determination module and a configuration module....
8958954 Actuation of an active device of a vehicle under braking  
Early actuation of an active device of a vehicle (e.g., a seat belt tensioner) is provided by applying rate of change of brake pressure to monitored brake pressure, so as to produce a modified...
8954235 System and method for enhanced steering override detection during automated lane centering  
A method and system may measure one or more vehicle steering measurements or quantities and calculate one or more expected vehicle steering measurements. The method and system may deactivate an...
8954270 System and method for detecting accident location  
Provided is a system for detecting an accident location, including: a navigation apparatus to extract identification information of a preinstalled apparatus, first distance information between the...
8954204 Collision sensor, collision sensing system, and method  
A collision sensor, a collision sensing system, and a method of mounting a collision sensor to a vehicle are disclosed herein. An embodiment of the collision sensor includes, but is not limited...
8952801 Motor vehicle with several active or passive safety devices  
A motor vehicle includes a safety device which is changeable between an idle position and an operative position, and an indicator which is rendered operational in at least one of two ways, a first...
8948993 Method and system for controlling the behavior of an occupant of a vehicle  
A method of controlling the behavior of an occupant of a vehicle (20) includes sensing an auxiliary mode of the vehicle (20) and comparing a first vehicle operation mode to a predetermined...
8944206 Seat belt apparatus  
A seat belt apparatus includes a reel, a motor, a clutch member, a belt reacher, a door opening/closing detection section, a wearing detection section and a motor control section. Once a change...
8949095 Grid architecture for powertrain packaging  
A method to improve design efficiency by reducing power plant complexity and engineering costs by minimizing power plant changes when installing into new powertrain groups. A three-dimensional...
8942691 Aftermarket telematics unit and method for detecting a target mounting angle thereof  
An aftermarket telematics unit is disclosed herein. The aftermarket telematics unit includes, but is not limited to a housing that is configured to be mounted to an internal surface of a vehicle....
8942880 Method and device for operating a driver assistance system of a vehicle  
A method for operating a driver assistance system of a vehicle is described, together with a corresponding device, a corresponding vehicle, and a corresponding computer program. The driver...
8942891 Vehicle interior-exterior structure  
A vehicle interior-exterior structure of the present invention is equipped with a main body formed from a resin foam material, a covering formed from a resilient material to cover the main body,...
8938336 Occupant safety system and method with optical fiber grid sheet  
An occupant safety system using an optical fiber grid sheet and a method thereof are provided. The occupant safety system applies light to optical fibers constituting an optical fiber grid which...
8938337 Vehicle door control apparatus and method for controlling vehicle door  
A laser sensor is located close to a rotation axis of a vehicle door and configured to emit a laser beam to a surface of the vehicle door and accept reflected light reflected from an obstacle for...
8935053 Power release hood latch method and system  
Aspects of the disclosure provide for controlling a hood latch using an electrically actuated primary hood latch and an electrically actuated secondary hood latch. To open the hood of the vehicle,...
8935052 Method for controlling a door of a vehicle  
In a method for controlling at least one door of a vehicle, a movement of a mobile identification signal generator, assigned to the vehicle, relative to the vehicle is sensed as a function of...
8935055 Method and apparatus for vehicle with adaptive lighting system  
In one embodiment, an adaptive external vehicle lighting system includes a vehicle communication network, a memory including program instructions for generating a model of a vehicle and the...
8935012 Collision determination apparatus for vehicle  
A collision determination apparatus to be mounted in a vehicle includes a wiring substrate, a first acceleration sensor, a second acceleration sensor, an analog-to-digital converter, and a central...
8930084 Seat weight detecting subsystem  
It is provided a subsystem for seat weight detection, the configuration of which enables improved assemblability and economization of space in layout. A seat weight detecting subsystem is provided...
8930105 Method for setting a brake system of a vehicle in the event of a collision  
In a method for setting a brake system of a vehicle, braking force is built up automatically in the event of a collision. In the process, the position of the collision on the vehicle is determined...
8924085 Method of protecting vehicle occupants in a vehicle seat of a vehicle  
In a method of protecting the occupant in a vehicle seat, particularly in a passenger car (the vehicle seat comprising at least a seat surface, a backrest and a headrest), upon detection of a...
8924116 Motion control apparatus for vehicle  
A vehicle motion control device providing good trace performance with a simple configuration for performing a rollover prevention control involving suppressing rollover of a vehicle by applying a...
8924086 Method for control of seat mounted airbag in a seat with armrest  
An airbag is mounted in a vehicle seating system having both the airbag and a pivoting armrest on the same side of the occupant seating position. The armrest pivots between a vertical stored...
8924089 Automobile and method of controlling automobile  
Disclosed are an automobile and a method of controlling an automobile, capable of deploying an airbag at an optimum time. To this end, an automobile according to a first exemplary embodiment of...
8924087 Motor vehicle having a centralized door locking system  
A motor vehicle has a plurality of doors, each secured by a lock, peripheral control units, each connected to one of said locks, for sending a command signal to an actuator of the lock, a central...