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8305206 System and method for dynamically generating a speed alert based on driver status  
In at least one embodiment, a method for generating a speed alert with an electronic device in a vehicle is provided. The method comprises receiving a vehicle speed signal indicating the speed at...
8306700 Vehicle travel support device, vehicle, and vehicle travel support program  
A vehicle travel support device capable of continuing operation even when the recognition accuracy of a lane mark has been degraded, and the like, wherein the degree of control on the operation of...
8306718 Vehicle control apparatus  
A vehicle control apparatus includes an accelerator-state detecting section configured to detect an accelerator manipulating state of a driver; a traveling-path-condition detecting section...
8303046 Brake apparatus, brake control unit, and brake control method  
There is provide a brake control technology according to which a target hydraulic pressure is reliably achieved when a hydraulic pressure is decreased during hydraulic control and brake drag does...
8301351 Gear shift system for vehicle, control method and control device for automatic transmission  
A parameter α(OUT) having an accelerator pedal position, a vehicle speed and a drive force as components is set according to information representing a driver's operation and information ...
8296030 System and method for controlling the engine of a vehicle  
A system for controlling an engine of a vehicle. In one embodiment, the system includes at least one monitoring device mounted on the vehicle, a controller in electronic communication with the at...
8296031 Electronic hydraulic pressure control system and control method thereof  
Disclosed are an electronic hydraulic pressure control system and a control method thereof, capable of detecting an error in differential pressure between a master cylinder and a wheel cylinder....
8296049 Vehicle control device  
In a vehicle control device capable of sufficiently exhibiting the effect of vehicle control, a selection section selects a value greater than an intermediate value of a vehicle weight in a range...
8292784 Vehicle control device  
In a vehicle control device, a brake feedback control unit calculates a brake feedback torque Tfb-BK using a PID control model when a current state is a brake feedback use state. The brake feedback...
8296029 Parking brake control system  
A motor current detecting device is provided in a parking brake control system for detecting electric current flowing through an electric motor. And current supply to the electric motor is stopped...
8290675 Recovery of energy in a hybrid vehicle having a hydraulic or pneumatic braking system  
In a method for recovering energy in a braking process of a hybrid vehicle which has an internal combustion engine and an electric drive, as well as a hydraulic or pneumatic braking system, the...
8290678 Brake control method and brake control device for two-wheeled motor vehicle  
To further improve, in a brake control method and device for a two-wheeled motor vehicle that utilizes a wheel cylinder pressure as a parameter for predicting the potential for lifting of a rear...
8287055 Brake control of a vehicle based on driver behavior  
A system for controlling a brake force of a vehicle. In one embodiment, the system includes an electronic control unit including a controller, a plurality of sensors in electronic communication...
8290677 Driving assisting apparatus  
A driving assisting apparatus acquires a stoppable condition for allowing a vehicle to stop at a stop position and a driver characteristic concerning a driving operation for stopping the vehicle,...
8290676 Method of controlling a vehicle brake with torque correction  
The invention relates to a method of controlling a vehicle brake that is adapted to exert a braking force in response to an actuation setpoint, the method comprising the following steps: from a...
8290695 Method for computing an energy efficient route  
Probe data is analyzed to derive Longitudinal Speed Profiles (LSPs) and an Optimal Longitudinal Speed Profile (18) for each road segment or link in a digital map network. The Longitudinal Speed...
8277361 Control apparatus for transmission  
A control apparatus of a transmission for a vehicle, which includes an electric generator provided between an engine and the transmission and regenerating electricity when torque is transmitted...
8280580 System and method for controlling electronic stability control based on driver status  
A system and method for controlling the operation of stabilizing the movement of a vehicle between primary and secondary drivers is provided. A primary key is adapted to be associated to the...
8280606 Vehicle behavior control system  
A slip angle differential value calculation unit 34 calculates a slip angle differential value of a body of a vehicle, a braking force application prohibiting unit 35 prohibits the application of...
8280601 Adaptive vehicle control system with integrated maneuver-based driving style recognition  
A vehicle control system that classifies a driver's driving style based on characteristic maneuvers. The system includes a plurality of vehicle sensors that detect various vehicle parameters. A...
8280603 System and method to determine brake pedal sensor failure  
Systems and methods for determining aircraft brake pedal sensor failure are provided. A brake pedal sensor and/or a brake pedal may be “failed” if brake pedal sensor readings unlikely to be gen...
8280604 Method and device for detecting acceleration peaks in tires  
A method and a device for determining an acceleration peak, in particular for a tire, on the basis of a signal output by a sensor and assignable to the rotation of the tire, which signal...
8280602 Operation assist apparatus  
An operation assist apparatus including: an assist controller that assists a driver of a vehicle in operating the vehicle before a stop point; and a watching action detector that detects a watching...
8280560 Adaptive vehicle control system with driving style recognition based on headway distance  
An adaptive vehicle control system that classifies a drivers driving style based on vehicle headway control. The system reads sensor signals to identify the range and range rate between a subject...
8275531 Target turning vehicle speed setting apparatus and braking/driving force control apparatus  
A target turn vehicle speed setting device for setting a target turn vehicle speed according to the corner radii obtained from external information. A reference radius used for setting the target...
8271173 Method and apparatus for controlling a hybrid powertrain system  
A control method for vehicular hybrid powertrain system includes monitoring operator inputs to an accelerator pedal and a transmission gear selector, and determining an operator torque request...
8271175 Vehicle control device  
A control means for controlling actuators of a vehicle creates a time series of a future behavior of the vehicle using a vehicle model. A state amount of the vehicle model is initialized on the...
8271174 Support control device  
An accuracy error for measuring the position of an own vehicle is calculated based on the information of an execution history of map matching and the information of an update history of a map...
8271172 Pressure-controlled hydraulic brake system for a land craft  
Hydraulic brake system for a land vehicle includes a control unit that supplies control signals for controlling automatic braking operations of the brake system, a master cylinder for generating...
8265846 Method for operating a vehicle brake system  
A method for reducing or mitigating the effects of vibration in a vehicle brake system, particularly those that can lead to brake groan or other unwanted noise. According to an exemplary...
8260518 Trailer sway control with reverse sensors  
Reverse proximity sensors are used to determine an angle between a towed trailer and the towing vehicle. The trailer sway control determines a trailer angle of sway based upon proximity sensor...
8260535 Load sensor for a vehicle electronic stability system  
A vehicle comprising a seat defining a driver seat portion and a passenger seat portion, an electronic stability system, adapted to receive inputs from a load sensor, a wheel rotation sensor and a...
8260515 Adaptive vehicle control system with driving style recognition  
An adaptive vehicle control system that classifies a driver's driving style based on characteristic curve-handling maneuvers and road and traffic conditions. The system includes a plurality of...
8260517 Patient support apparatus with drive wheel speed control  
A control system for a self-propelled patient-support apparatus includes a controller that utilizes a power drive speed control algorithm to control the power output to a motor of a drive mechanism...
8260498 Function decomposition and control architecture for complex vehicle control system  
A vehicle control architecture designed based on a top-down approach with abstraction and modularity. The control architecture includes a vehicle/environment sensing and perception processor that...
8260514 Method for supporting a brake system in case of reduced effectiveness  
Disclosed is a method for increasing the braking effect in a motor vehicle with a hydraulic brake system. In the method, in case of a reduced effectiveness of the brake system, a brake pressure in...
8260516 Good checking for vehicle brake light switch  
A mechanism for determining whether a malfunctioning sensor has returned to a normal or acceptable operating range. The mechanism includes controllers and methods that perform a “good check” on the...
8255103 Electronic brake system pedal release transition control apparatus and method  
A vehicle is provided having a brake pedal with a detectable travel position and apply force, an electronic braking system component, and a controller having a stored threshold braking force and an...
8255106 Method for controlling the regenerative braking of a vehicle including at least one electric motor  
A method for controlling regenerative braking of a vehicle including at least one thermal engine and/or at least one electric motor, including calculating a GMP braking force setpoint at the wheel,...
8255124 Enhanced seat belt/accelerator behavioral system  
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...
8255119 Vehicle body slip angle-estimating device and method and engine control unit  
A vehicle body slip angle-estimating device which, in estimating a vehicle body slip angle with an algorithm using a nonlinear model, is capable of accurately estimating a vehicle body slip angle...
8255121 Autonomous control for vehicle pedal mis-apply situations  
A method is provided for detecting a likely pedal misapplication event and mitigating the effects of a pedal misapplication. In one embodiment the method comprises determining if likely pedal...
8255137 Vehicle and control method thereof  
In a hybrid vehicle 20, when an ECO switch 88 is “on” when a brake demand operation is performed by a driver, a target regeneration distribution rate d is set using an ECO mode regeneration dis...
8255136 Method and arrangement for running in and calibrating an electromechanical parking brake system  
A method and arrangement for running in and calibrating an electromechanical parking brake system (EPB) has at least one brake mechanism unit (BME) and at least one control device (SG), the...
8253572 Electronic tether system and method with rate of change detection and vehicle braking features  
A dynamically controlled retractable tether provides a mechanism by which a pet can be safely exercised on a bicycle or other vehicle. The pet avoids injury when running in front of the bicycle and...
8249790 Vehicle behavior control device  
It is predicted whether a spin amount is tending to diverge and a vehicle is tending to become unstable, or the spin amount is tending to converge and the vehicle is tending to become stable. When...
8248223 Speed reporting for providing conditional driver treatment  
A business process is disclosed whereby the driver of a motor vehicle receives conditional treatment from an external organization based on his or her driving habits as recorded by a speed...
8249765 Drive system for electrically driven dump truck  
Engine driving characteristics are achieved for driving a hydraulic system during non-traveling and traveling in an electrically driven dump truck. When a shift lever 16 is located at a neutral...
8248221 Method and system for displaying recovered energy for a hybrid electric vehicle  
An information display configured to display one or more energy efficiency values of a vehicle. The information display system may comprise an information display configured to display an energy...
8249789 Spring brake valve  
Methods and valve arrangements for controlling the flow of pressurized air from a tractor to a trailer reservoir and to a trailer spring brake chamber. In one exemplary embodiment, pressurized air...