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8645038 Method and device for determining a maximum coefficient of friction between a tire and an underlying surface  
A method for determining a maximum coefficient of friction μmax between a tire and an underlying surface entails empirically determining a reference curve μref(S) of a coefficient of friction μref...
8639428 Electromechanical brake system with a failsafe energy supply and method for failsafe energy supply in an electromechanical brake system for vehicles  
An electromechanical brake system and an associated method with a failsafe energy supply, have a first to fourth brake module with at least one control unit and brake actuation unit. In order to...
8639437 Computationally efficient intersection collision avoidance system  
The present invention discloses a back-propagating intersection collision avoidance (ICA) system for preventing two or more vehicles from colliding at an intersection. The ICA system can calculate...
8639427 Motion control device for vehicle  
A motion control device for a vehicle includes a braking means for applying a brake torque to each of a plurality of wheels of the vehicle, an avoidance control means for calculating a first...
8639421 Industrial truck with an electric travel drive  
Industrial truck with an electric travel drive and controls that can switch the electric travel drive to regenerative operation to brake the industrial truck, wherein an eddy current brake is...
8634999 Technique for starting a motor vehicle on a downhill route  
A method for starting a motor vehicle on a downhill route from an idle state includes the steps of maintaining a sufficient brake force to hold the motor vehicle in the idle state, even if brake...
8631891 Method and apparatus for controlling a hybrid powertrain system  
A vehicular powertrain system includes an engine, an electro-mechanical transmission and an electric machine arranged in an input-split hybrid configuration. A control system for the powertrain...
8634990 Redundant hardware architecture for the control signal stage of the braking system of a vehicle in which each of the wheels are connected to at least one rotary electrical machine  
An electric braking system is provided for a road vehicle that includes at least one wheel connected for rotation to at least one rotary electric machine. At least one electronic wheel control...
8635000 Brake monitoring system  
A brake monitoring system for a machine has at least one traction motor coupled to drive wheels of the machine. An operator input device receives a requested retarding torque from an operator of...
8634939 Method and system for vehicle speed control  
Methods are provided for controlling a vehicle speed during a downhill travel. Based on the estimated grade of the downhill travel and further based on an input received from the operator,...
8632136 Brake control system  
A brake control system displaces a primary piston by controlling an operation of the electric motor by a master pressure control unit according to the operation amount (Xop) of the brake pedal,...
8630795 Vehicle speed control method and arrangement  
Method and arrangement for setting a speed limit for vehicle travelling on a road includes monitoring conditions of the road, determining a speed limit for travel of vehicles on the road based on...
8630780 Brake system and method for operating a brake system  
A method for controlling a brake system including receiving a braking signal for setting a braking action by the brake system, ascertaining a minimum rate of pressure increase in the brake system...
8630779 Method and system for vehicle ESC system using map data  
An Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system for a vehicle is disclosed. An electronic control unit (ECU) is programmed to reduce vehicle lateral skidding by reducing differences between an...
8630778 Controlling a throttle for fuel cut acquisition  
A system and method for determining a required throttle position and operating a throttle in the required throttle position to attain a required engine speed for fuel cut acquisition is disclosed....
8626208 Traffic data transmission from a vehicle telematics unit  
A method of sending traffic related data to a call center using a telematics unit of a vehicle. The method includes receiving a request at the telematics unit to transmit non-traffic data such as...
8626415 Electronic braking system and method for operating an electronic braking system  
The invention relates to an electronic braking system (50) for motor vehicles (60), having at least one wheel brake (7, 8, 9, 10) actuated by an electromechanical actuator (11, 12), wherein the...
8626388 Sprung mass damping control system of vehicle, and vehicle provided with said system  
A sprung mass damping control system of a vehicle, which suppresses sprung mass vibration generated in a vehicle body by adjusting a driving control amount of a drive source (the second...
8622179 Parking brake control device  
A parking brake control device performs a releasing control with good precision by more precisely maintaining clearance between a friction-applying member and a friction-applied member. During a...
8626414 Method and device for evaluating a condition of a chassis of a vehicle  
In a method for evaluating the condition of a chassis of a vehicle equipped with a brake control system and a device for detecting trip data, at least one control signal of the brake control...
8626383 Method of optimizing the loading of loads in a vehicle  
A method of determining the locations of loads in a vehicle in such a manner as to ensure mission safety in terms of loads being retained in the aircraft. On the basis of vehicle parameters, the...
8620554 Accelerator reaction force control apparatus  
An accelerator reaction force control apparatus has an accelerator position detecting device that detects an accelerator position and a reaction force varying device that varies a reaction force...
8620547 Methods and systems for controlling braking of a vehicle when the vehicle is stationary  
A method for controlling braking of a vehicle includes the steps of calculating a first pressure based on a driver request, and providing pressure that does not exceed a predetermined pressure...
8620551 Bicycle regenerative brake control device  
A bicycle regenerative brake control device basically includes a first displacement amount detecting part, a second displacement amount detecting part and a first control part. The first...
8620549 Vehicle safety systems and methods  
A safety system is provided for use in a first vehicle at a first location. The safety system includes a position unit configured to determine the first location; a sensor group configured to...
8620553 System and method for establishing a network across a locomotive consist or other vehicle consist  
A method for establishing a network across a plurality of locomotives in a consist includes designating one locomotive of the plurality of locomotives as a network lead locomotive and designating...
8620552 Data communication system and method for communicating data in a vehicle  
A data communication system for a vehicle includes an interface gateway device that is configured to be communicatively coupled with a data acquisition module and a client module. The interface...
8620550 Measuring brake wear  
A final drive assembly is driven by an electric motor and includes a park and service brake arrangement including a shared disc brake pack that is compressed by a preload exerted by a compression...
8620548 Brake-switch failure diagnosis method and brake-switch failure diagnosis system  
Secure failure diagnosis of a brake switch is enabled with a simple configuration. Inconsistency detection is performed for output signals from two brake switches 6a and 6b provided such that an...
8620498 Hybrid road grade determination system  
A method of regulating operation of a hybrid vehicle traveling on a surface having a grade includes determining a drive force of the hybrid vehicle, calculating a brake pressure value and...
8615350 Guidance device, guidance method, and guidance program  
Guidance devices, methods, and programs acquire a current speed of a vehicle and calculate a regeneration upper limit operation amount of the regenerative brake based on the current speed of the...
8612110 Traveling vehicle system and traveling control method  
A traveling vehicle system includes traveling vehicles; a controller which controls operations of the traveling vehicles; and a power line which electrically connects the traveling vehicles with...
8612112 Vehicle and control method thereof  
When the driver steps on an accelerator peal to a certain depth and practically keeps the accelerator pedal at the certain depth to maintain a substantially constant accelerator opening, a target...
8612109 Vehicular running control apparatus and vehicular running control method  
In vehicular running apparatus and method, a yaw rate target deceleration calculated on a basis of a yaw rate and a preset lateral acceleration set value is compared with a navigation target...
8612088 Tire pressure monitoring systems and methods  
A system for determining if a tire of a vehicle is improperly inflated. The system includes a radar, a wheel speed sensor, and a controller. The radar is configured to emit a signal to detect a...
8612111 Automatic braking system including laser module and image capturing module and vehicle having same  
An automatic braking system includes a laser module, an image capturing module, a braking module, and a control module. The laser module emits a laser beam along a forward direction of a vehicle...
8606477 Method and device for controlling an electrically actuable brake and an electronic brake system  
A method for controlling an electrically actuated brake including determining an actuator clamping force actual value (Fist), using a force sensor and determining an actuator position actual value...
8606441 Vehicular control device, method of controlling a vehicle, and a storage medium having stored therein a program that implements the method  
An ECU executes a program including the steps of: setting a creep torque reflection ratio; if brake is applied and the vehicle is currently stopped, updating the creep torque reflection ratio to...
8606478 System and method for controlling a foundation brake  
A system and a method are provided for controlling a foundation brake of a vehicle having at least one foundation brake device, wherein the usability of the foundation brake is limited to a...
8602142 Hybrid vehicle braking adjustment for vehicle weight  
A method, apparatus, and system are disclosed for hybrid power system braking. In one embodiment, a vehicle weight input is received by a brake controller. In response to receiving the vehicle...
8600607 Method for allocating identifiers of wheel electronics of a tire pressure monitoring system of a vehicle to the positions of the wheels on the vehicle  
The invention describes a method for allocating identifiers of wheel electronics of a tire pressure monitoring system to positions of wheels of a vehicle, the simultaneously occurring rotation...
8600640 Method and system to control electronic throttle sensitivity  
An electronic throttle control system for a motorized vehicle includes a sensor providing a signal corresponding to a relative position of an accelerator pedal between an undepressed position and...
8600639 Yaw rate control with simultaneous maximum deceleration  
A method for stabilizing a vehicle in a transverse direction, in which: for a first braking force distribution in which each vehicle wheel is braked using the maximum braking force transmittable...
8601281 Method for operating a sensor apparatus and sensor apparatus  
A sensor apparatus includes a housing with a security device, a secure first computation device, a second computation device and a sensor element. The sensor apparatus detects a temperature in the...
8600638 Vehicle stabilization controlling apparatus  
When a the brake assist control and a left/right distribution control are performed at the same time, since braking forces, which are equal to or larger than the braking force generated by a brake...
8600637 Vehicle braking control device for braking force distribution  
A braking control device for a vehicle executes braking force distribution (BFD) biased to front wheel in a manner compatible with Anti-skid control. In BFD control, braking force on rear wheels...
8600596 System and method for controlling a four wheel drive vehicle  
The invention relates to a four wheel drive hybrid vehicle provided with at least one power train on each wheel set, a first power train (1) including at least one heat engine, a second power...
8598977 System and method for driver training in a controlled driving environment  
A method and system for monitoring and controlling driver performance in a controlled driving environment. A portable information device is provided to a driver who registers with a server...
8594900 Wheel end condition detection  
An enhanced wheel data processing unit may analyze tire air temperature data from a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and antilock brake system (ABS) wheel speed sensor fault codes from an...
8594874 Fuel cell system  
A fuel cell system includes a converter for boosting the output voltage of a fuel cell stack and supplies the boosted voltage to a first inverter for a drive motor and a second inverter for an air...