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8321111 Pedal system and vehicle system with the pedal system  
A pedal system to realize an intended vehicle output in response to pedal depression is provided. The pedal system provides hysteresis in the relationship between the pedal effort and the vehicle...
8321112 Systems and methods for adjusting downshift points in vehicle transmissions  
A method for adjusting downshift points of a vehicle transmission to assist vehicle braking in a vehicle having a brake system with a brake master cylinder and a brake pedal for actuating the brake...
8321116 System for controlling a foundation brake of a vehicle  
A system for controlling a foundation brake of a vehicle. The system includes an adaptive cruise control (ACC) device, an arrangement to detect or predict excessive use of the foundation brake and...
8315771 Self-energizing disk brake and control method for a self-energizing brake  
A method for controlling a self-energizing disc brake having an electric actuator in which an activation force applied to the actuator is amplified using a self-energizing device arranged between...
8315758 Road surface frictional coefficient estimating apparatus  
A road surface frictional coefficient estimating apparatus has a device for determining a first estimated value of a yaw moment Mnsp_estm generated at an NSP of a vehicle due to the resultant force...
8315769 Absolute acceleration sensor for use within moving vehicles  
A communication system for a vehicle includes a vehicle speed sensor configured to emit a periodic function with a parameter correlated to the speed of the vehicle, an acceleration monitoring...
8315772 Method and apparatus for enabling a braking assistant function in a motor vehicle  
A method for shifting the braking assistant function into an activatable state, in which method: after termination of a braking force monitoring function, the braking assistant function is shifted...
8315765 Method for reducing the rollover risk in vehicles  
In a method for reducing the rollover risk in vehicles, at least one state variable which characterizes the transverse dynamics of the vehicle is ascertained and is used as the basis for an...
8315754 Vehicle brake controller  
A vehicle brake controller that suppresses variation in deceleration when there is a changeover between regenerative braking torque and frictional braking torque due to regeneration coordination...
8315764 Optimal corner control for vehicles  
A method to control a vehicle having a plurality of wheels includes monitoring desired vehicle dynamics, determining a desired corner force and moment distribution based upon the desired vehicle...
8311734 Automatic speed limit adjust for road conditions  
A mobile computer that can be borne in a vehicle and that can receive position information may adjust a maximum speed limit to account for unfavorable weather or road conditions and cause the...
8311689 Protection against exceeding the braking capability of remote controlled locomotives  
A method for controlling a remote controlled locomotive that is part of a train to insure effective braking, the method including calculating an estimated total energy of a train, calculating a...
8311720 Lost target function for adaptive cruise control  
An adaptive cruise control including a lost target function. The adaptive cruise control is operable in at least one of three modes: a normal mode, a following mode, and a lost target mode. In the...
8311707 Methods and systems for improved detection of minispare tires  
A method of detecting a minispare tire in a vehicle having a vehicle control system. The method includes detecting a rotational velocity of each of a plurality of wheels of the vehicle; determining...
8311699 Automatic brake verification system  
A method of testing a braking device in a drivetrain of a vehicle which includes at least one tractive element coupled to a traction motor. The method includes: (a) applying the braking device to a...
8311718 Negative wheel slip control systems and methods  
An engine control system comprises a derivative module and a slip remediation module. The derivative module determines a mathematical derivative of a driven wheel speed of a vehicle. The slip...
8311693 Energy management for hybrid electric vehicle during trailer sway  
Systems and methods for stabilizing a hybrid electric vehicle (“HEV”) towing a trailer. One system includes a regenerative braking system, a non-regenerative braking system, and a stabilization sys...
8311685 Method of distributing braking within at least one group of brakes of an aircraft  
The invention provides a method of managing the braking of an aircraft having a plurality of brakes comprising friction elements, the method comprising the following steps for at least one group of...
8306727 Method and system for coordinated vehicle control with wireless communication  
A control system controls a pair of vehicles in coordination to traverse a respective pair of trajectories. The control system is configured to specify a plurality of successive waypoints, a safe...
8306716 Method for controlling the desired speed in an overrun condition for a vehicle comprising a retarder  
A method for controlling a desired speed of a vehicle having a retarder operating in an overrun condition is proposed, such that the desired speed of the vehicle is controlled by a continuously...
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...