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8423256 Systems and methods for adaptive deceleration  
Systems and methods for adaptive deceleration are disclosed. A brake system controller may perform a method comprising receiving a pedal deflection signal comprising a pedal deflection level,...
8423231 Driver assistance system  
A driver assistance system includes a speed detector, a preceding vehicle detector having at least one video camera and at least one distance sensor for detecting the distance from a preceding...
8423253 Automatic braking apparatus for a vehicle  
A torque applying device is provided for applying a driving torque to at least a pair of wheels, and a torque restraining device is provided for restraining the torque created on the wheels to be...
8423257 System for and method of maintaining a driver intended path  
A system and method of maintaining a vehicle on a driver intended path is disclosed. The method includes steps of detecting a failure in a power steering system and controlling a braking system to...
8423202 Vehicle behavior control apparatus and vehicle behavior control method  
A vehicle behavior control apparatus that generates a gyro moment based on the behavior of the vehicle includes i) a gyro which has a rotating body that is rotatably supported on a rotating shaft...
8412436 Hill start assistance method for motor vehicles  
A hill start assistance method for a user of a vehicle having a braking system and an electronic braking control, provided with at least one master cylinder pressure sensor, whereby the pressure on...
8412431 Materials handling vehicle having a control apparatus for determining an acceleration value  
A materials handling vehicle is provided comprising: a frame; wheels supported on the frame; a traction motor coupled to one of the wheels to effect rotation of the one wheel; a speed control...
8412432 Protective arrangement for the protection of safety-relevant electronic circuits from malfunctions  
A protective circuit arranged on a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) has two conductor loops. At least one supply voltage track, at least one semiconductor switch and at least one control component are...
8412408 Parking brake system with electric control  
A system including a calculator and a control housing including switches having a single stable position in an opened position and with a manual control member for the switches. The control member...
8412435 System and method for detection of spun vehicle  
A system, method and computer program product is provided for detecting if a vehicle has spun. A normal force and a lateral force of each of a front and rear axle of a vehicle is estimated. A...
8412433 Motion control device for vehicle  
A motion control device for a vehicle includes a vehicle speed obtaining device, a curvature obtaining device for obtaining a bending grade of a curve existing ahead of the vehicle, a position...
8406952 Electric parking brake control system and electric parking brake control method  
In an electric parking brake control apparatus for controlling an electric actuator for driving parking brakes, a dynamically estimated road surface inclination is estimated based on a running...
8401759 Accelerator reaction force control apparatus  
An apparatus to control a reaction force of an accelerator includes a detector to detect an opening degree of the accelerator, and a controller to increase the reaction force by a first force...
8401758 Method and device for assisting a vehicle operator  
A method for assisting an operator of a vehicle which is approaching a set of traffic lights which permits a stop line to be crossed in at least one first operating state and does not permit the...
8401734 Operation assisting system and driving force controlling system  
An operation assisting system, which is capable of adjusting an operational feeling to operate an operating device to an actual resultant physical quantity, thereby mitigating uncomfortable feeling...
8401720 System, method, and computer software code for detecting a physical defect along a mission route  
A route defect detection system for a powered system, the route defect detection system including a control system connected to the powered system for application of tractive effort, and a...
8401757 Running control apparatus and running control program for the apparatus  
A running control apparatus calculates a target driving or braking torque in a calculating block to control the vehicle driven or braked by this torque at a target speed against a running...
8401733 Optimized powertrain with route-learning feature  
The technology described herein provides a powertrain system with a route-learning feature. Particularly, learned information is used to optimize powertrain operation along any learned route. The...
8396639 Vehicle deceleration controller that inhibits warning braking during pre-initiated vehicle deceleration  
Warning braking is carried out in a situation where the warning braking is needed and a crew can recognize the warning braking. If an obstacle is present ahead of the vehicle, and the driver does...
8396618 System and method for controlling drivetrain torque and hill holding of a hybrid vehicle  
A system and method for controlling torque in a hybrid electric vehicle. The system provides a regenerative braking torque with an electrical machine when a level of braking torque indicated by...
8396638 Vehicle drive control device  
A vehicle drive control device includes a wheel speed detecting means for detecting a rotational speed of a plurality of wheels of a vehicle, a vehicle speed calculating means for calculating a...
8392081 Method for assisting with hill maneuvers  
A method for assisting with hill maneuvers for a vehicle, including a propulsion unit connected to the drive wheels by a gearbox and a clutch or torque converter, and an assisted parking brake. In...
8392068 Vehicle behavior control device  
A vehicle behavior control device (S) determines, by using a vehicle velocity (V), a transmission function (K(s)) which is determined based on a specification of the vehicle, receives as an input a...
8392085 Method and device for controlling a motor vehicle comprising an electronically controlled brake system with driving dynamics control  
A motor vehicle includes an electrohydraulic brake system with driving dynamics control, a master brake cylinder (1), wheel brakes (75-78), and at least one pressure fluid supply device (94, 95)...
8392086 Brake fluid pressure controlling device  
A brake fluid pressure controlling device is provided that controls a brake actuator to adjust brake fluid pressure in a wheel cylinder provided to correspond to a wheel. The brake actuator...
8386094 Taxi brake inhibit system  
A taxi brake inhibit system overcomes problems of discontinuities in pedal “feel” that can occur by use of a taxi brake inhibit system, by adding a new pedal “feel” logic in which twice the brake f...
8386119 Vehicle driving operation support apparatus/process and restraint control  
A vehicle driving operation support apparatus for a vehicle, includes a sensing section to sense a traveling condition of the vehicle including a surrounding condition inclusive of an obstacle...
8386138 Fastening pressure control device for starting friction element at time of controlling idle stop of vehicle  
An engine is restarted in response to an idle stop OFF command at t1 so that a gear shift control purpose hydraulic pressure is raised according to a working oil from an engine driven oil pump. An...
8386144 Brake system and method  
A system configured to estimate a change in temperature of a brake component of a vehicle brake during a braking operation. The system includes a weight estimation module for estimating a weight of...
8382145 Automatic brake  
A system for braking a trailer being coupled to a pulling vehicle by means of a coupling device, comprising a supply circuit on the pulling vehicle side, and a brake circuit on the trailer side,...
8386159 Omnidirectional vehicle  
According to a vehicle 1 of the present invention, coordinate systems of a past estimated value and an instantaneous provisional value of a two-dimensional floor inclination are conformed, by...
8386091 Methods and apparatus for dynamic powertrain management  
A computer-implemented method includes determining that a vehicle powertrain feature is engaged. The method further includes relaying, to a remote computing source, a request for a computation to...
8380361 System, method, and computer readable memory medium for remotely controlling the movement of a series of connected vehicles  
A remote control system for controlling movement of a train comprises one or more sensors positioned relative to a railroad track for detecting the presence of a lead railcar on the track being...
8380408 Speed change control system for industrial vehicle  
A speed change control system for an industrial vehicle includes: a speed ratio detecting unit that detects a speed ratio of speeds of an input shaft and of an output shaft of a torque converter; a...
8376476 Brake system in electric drive dump truck  
A brake system in an electric drive dump truck. The electric drive dump truck has a generator 11 driven by an engine 10 and traveling motors 13L, 13R driven with electric power generated by the...
8380415 Brake control apparatus and motor rotational speed computation method used in said brake control apparatus  
There is provided a low-cost, power-saving brake control apparatus that is capable of performing control with good pressure regulation precision. The brake control apparatus has adjusting motor...
8380413 Method and system for rail vehicle control  
A system comprises a control module that is configured for operable coupling with at least one of a brake system and/or a penalty detection system of a first vehicle. The control module is further...
8380414 Brake for a motor vehicle  
A system for simulating brake feel for a vehicle braking installation comprising a hydraulic braking system (7, 8) and an electric braking system (9). This system comprises a first chamber (20)...
8380412 Control devices for a booster brake system of a vehicle and method for operating a booster brake system of a vehicle  
A control device (10) for a brake-power-assisted brake system of a vehicle having a first input device (26) for a supplied first information item (28) relating to a supplied assistance force (Fu)...
8374750 Method and device for recognizing driver fatigue using a torque sensor system  
A method is provided for recognizing the fatigue of a driver of a vehicle. In the method a torque variable representing the torque applied to the steering wheel by the driver is detected, and the...
8374765 Controlled vehicle acceleration method using user-responsive feedback  
A method includes selecting, from a data table containing a plurality of weighted independent variable columns and rows, where each of the columns represents an independent input variable feature...
8374764 Braking system architecture for an aircraft fitted with electromechanical brakes  
The invention relates to a braking system architecture for an aircraft fitted with electromechanical brakes including at least one electromechanical actuator. In accordance with the invention, the...
8374763 Vehicle fuel control based on vacuum-assisted brake component actuation  
A control method for an engine of a vehicle includes generating a brake value indicative of an operating condition of a brake system of the vehicle, and selectively adjusting one of a fuel control...
8374762 Travel speed limiting apparatus  
A travel speed limiting apparatus including: a travel speed measurement device which measures a travel speed of a vehicle; a speed limit memory device which stores a speed limit set by an operator;...
8370040 Vehicle travel control device  
A vehicle travel control device has a engine that controls an engine based on a driving target controlled variable; a brake that controls a brake device based on a braking target controlled...
8370042 Vehicle speed control device and method  
A vehicle speed control device calculates a desired axle torque for maintaining a speed of a vehicle to a set speed, and conducts cruise control. Specifically, the vehicle speed control device...
8370032 Systems and methods for shift control for vehicular transmission  
Systems and methods for shift control for vehicular transmission. A transmission may shift gears at designated transmission shift points. When the slope of the road grade encountered by a vehicle...
8370007 Method and computer software code for determining when to permit a speed control system to control a powered system  
A method for determining an operating threshold boundary within which a controller is permitted to control a powered system, the method including calculating a threshold boundary with at least one...
8370041 Reduced energy vacuum pump control  
A method is provided that includes determining a state of a vehicle ignition switch; determining a state of the vehicle, wherein the vehicle state including at least one of whether the vehicle is...
8370025 Steering apparatus, steering method, and computer readable storage medium  
A target value for yaw angle velocity gain is computed according to a map expressing a relationship between steering wheel angle and yaw angle velocity gain predetermined such that a direction as...