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8494744 Determination of acceleration behaviour  
A method and control unit determines a fuel efficient acceleration behavior of a motor vehicle for a predetermined road section. The determination of the acceleration behavior is based on a...
8489293 Method and apparatus to control input speed profile during inertia speed phase for a hybrid powertrain system  
A method for controlling a powertrain includes executing a shift, determining a plurality of input acceleration profiles for controlling an engine and an electric machine, determining an input...
8489302 Systems and methods for dynamically stable braking  
Systems and methods for dynamically stable braking are disclosed. A first electromechanical brake actuator controller may be placed in communication with a second electromechanical brake actuator...
8489287 Vehicle roll over prevention safety driving system and method  
A vehicle rollover prevention safety driving system, comprising: at least an image sensor, used to fetch road images in front of said vehicle; an image processor, connected to said image sensor,...
8489300 Vibration control apparatus for automotive vehicle  
An object of the present invention is to execute an optimum control of vibrations due to a driver's operation of an accelerator pedal, steering wheel and brake pedal. The operation instructions are...
8489318 Emergency brake assistant for automatically decelerating a vehicle to prevent a collision or reduce the consequences of a collision  
The invention relates to an emergency brake assistant for automatically decelerating a vehicle to prevent a collision or reduce the consequences of a collision with a detected collision object, at...
8489299 Method and device for determining motor vehicle acceleration  
A method is disclosed for obtaining a signal representing motor vehicle acceleration. The method involves obtaining a high pass filtered vehicle acceleration signal and a low pass filtered vehicle...
8485157 Control system for internal combustion engine  
A control system for an internal combustion engine having a plurality of cylinders including first and second cylinder groups. The first and second intake systems correspond respectively to the...
8483945 Method for reducing the energy absorbed by a vehicle in a collision and a system for implementing the method  
A system for a vehicle that executes a method to reduce the energy absorbed by the vehicle due to a collision, the method including actively decelerating the vehicle when it is determined that a...
8484475 Data transmission method, and tachograph system  
In a data transmission method for a tachograph system, digital messages are transmitted between a speed transmitter (MS) and a recording unit (RU). The digital messages contain a pair of keys...
8483922 Work vehicle and method for controlling work vehicle  
The work vehicle includes a braking device, a lubricant feeding section, and a controlling section. The controlling section configured to execute a first control in which an amount of the lubricant...
8482397 Deceleration-activated brake lights  
A deceleration-activated brake light system for a vehicle featuring a speed sensor, a brake sensor, a throttle sensor, and an engine brake switch; and a microcontroller operatively connected to a...
8483923 Method for reducing the clamping force applied by a parking brake  
In a method for reducing the clamping force applied by a parking brake, which may be generated at least partially by an electromechanical brake device having an electric brake motor and...
8483894 ECP terminal mode operation  
The present method operates an electrically controlled pneumatic (ECP) brake system that includes a system controller and a plurality of ECP devices on a train, in a semi-active mode between an...
8478463 Train control method and system  
A train control system for controlling trains traveling in a track network including tracks with signals associated therewith. The system includes an on-board track database, a positioning system...
8478460 System and method to assist in the braking of an aircraft on a landing runway  
A system includes a means of acquiring the position of the aircraft on the runway and its speed in the taxiing phase, a means of storing data concerning the runway and a predefined deceleration...
8478486 Vehicle control device and vehicle control method  
A vehicle control device (10) is provided that can predict a driving operation of a driver earlier to respond to the driving operation quickly. The vehicle control device (10) includes: a posture...
8473156 Driving dynamics control system for vehicles  
A driving dynamics control system for vehicles. The control system including at least one driving dynamics controller that is fed setpoint specifications and driving state variables as input data....
8473172 System and methods for assisted direct start control  
Systems and methods for assisted direct start control are provided. An example method varies engine torque, forward clutch engagement pressure, and wheel brake pressure during a vehicle launch...
8473171 Apparatus and method for optimizing a vehicle collision preparation response  
A vehicle has wheels, sensors for generating an input data set, and a controller. The controller is in communication with the sensors, including a first sensor for detecting an obstacle on a road...
8473173 Motion sensor braking system and associated method  
An automatic vehicle braking system prohibits vehicle propulsion upon detection of a triggering event, and includes sensors that detect the triggering event, a processor. A logic gate and a vehicle...
8473160 Device for detecting steering operation force  
A steering operation force detection device for a steering wheel including a steering wheel rim having a right-side rim section and a left-side rim section. The device includes load cells that...
8466807 Fast collision detection technique for connected autonomous and manual vehicles  
A method is provided for rapidly identifying potential collision threats between communicating vehicles in a vehicle communication network for actuating a vehicle control action to mitigate...
8467948 Omnidirectional moving body operation system and omnidirectional moving body operation method  
A vehicle target velocity calculator of an omnidirectional moving body converts a manipulated vector which is a manipulated variable of the omnidirectional moving body instructed by an operator by...
8467941 Apparatus and method for control of a vehicle  
An apparatus and method for transporting a payload over a surface is provided. A vehicle supports a payload with a support partially enclosed by an enclosure. Two laterally disposed...
8463511 Traction control device  
An object of the invention is to provide a traction control device capable of preventing a reduction in acceleration. A traction control device of the invention includes a braking mechanism...
8463462 Systems and methods for braking system testing  
Systems and methods are provided that may he useful for testing braking systems for use in, for example, an aircraft. A system is disclosed that allows for built in testing. For example, a method...
8463519 Towed equipment brake controller  
A brake controller (10) transmits a signal indicative of a braking force to electric brakes (126, 128) of towed equipment, such as a trailer or towed vehicle (120). The brake controller (10) can...
8463521 Vehicle driver coaching system and method  
A driver coaching system for providing a recommended driver action during driving of a vehicle includes a distance measuring device of an adaptive cruise control (ACC) system for measuring a...
8463520 Method for securing the operation of an automobile provided with hill start assist, and such an automobile  
Following an automobile start command, at least one condition is examined before a hill start assist is executed and if the condition is fulfilled, the execution of the hill start assist is prevented.
8463498 Method for controlling the side slip angle of a rear-wheel drive vehicle when turning  
A method for controlling the side slip angle of a rear-wheel drive vehicle when turning; the control method provides for the steps of: detecting the position of an accelerator control which is...
8457825 Method and apparatus for operating a powertrain system in response to accessory load  
A powertrain system includes an electric machine mechanically coupled to an internal combustion engine mechanically coupled to a transmission. A method for operating the powertrain system includes...
8457852 Device and method for preventing a motor vehicle engine from stopping in an automatic brake operation  
A device and method for preventing a motor vehicle engine from stopping are described, which includes a device for preventing a motor vehicle engine from stopping in an automatic brake operation,...
8457851 Method and device for controlling the braking system of a vehicle  
In a method and a device for controlling the braking system of a vehicle having a vacuum brake booster and a vacuum source, it is provided that a variable triggering threshold value, at the...
8457832 Vehicle body speed estimating device  
A vehicle body speed estimating device. An attitude angle estimating mechanism estimates a roll angle and a pitch angle. A longitudinal speed computing mechanism computes longitudinal vehicle body...
8457856 Parameter estimation method for self-energized brake mechanism  
A method estimates parameters for a self-energized brake mechanism having a moving part, a brake pad, a brake disc, a caliper, and a wedge profile. The method includes the following acts: applying...
8457854 Method and device for limiting the output signal of a sensor to reduce noise  
An algorithm for limiting the output of a master cylinder pressure sensor in an electronic brake control system to a value that is a function of the master cylinder pressure and the travel of the...
8457817 Distributed train intelligence system and method  
A system and method which may include on each locomotive a propulsion system and a braking system; a transceiver for communication between the locomotives; and sensors for sensing operational...
8457840 Motor vehicle  
A motor vehicle has at least one drive unit for generating a drive torque, and has an accelerator pedal which is acted on with a restoring force and which can be adjusted by an actuating travel in...
8457853 Circuit configuration for a serial communication with wake up function  
A circuit configuration for serial communication includes a first half for receiving and emitting sensing and/or actuating signals; a second half for receiving and emitting sensing and/or actuating...
8457855 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 of...
8457857 Braking control device, and braking control method  
A first stroke sensor and a second stroke sensor in a braking control device detect the pedal depression amount. A brake ECU calculates a target wheel cylinder pressure by utilizing the detected...
8452508 Braking system for patient support  
An assembly controls brakes on beds for use in healthcare facilities. The bed comprises at least one caster device supporting a base frame in relation to a supporting surface. The caster device has...
8452505 Notification apparatus  
A re-generation instruction apparatus has a re-generation instruction computer that receives brake operation information from a re-generation control computer for calculating an energy loss in a...
8452510 Pumping brake detection and control device and method for internal combustion engine  
A device includes: actual-intake-pipe-pressure detection unit (11); estimated-intake-pipe-pressure detection unit (12) for calculating an estimated intake pipe pressure based on a rotation speed of...
8452506 Method for monitoring the environment of an automatic vehicle  
A device, program and method for monitoring the environment of a vehicle capable of moving according to a path. The device, program and method comprises the steps of calculating a plurality of...
8452507 Actuator device and method for controlling the actuator device  
An actuator device for use in a land vehicle, comprising an actuator for actuating a wheel brake of the land vehicle, a control unit for controlling the actuator and a processing unit. The...
8452509 System and method of vehicle speed-based operational cost optimization  
A vehicle speed-based operational cost optimization module provides an optimized velocity profile over a given route while also considering imposed constraints such as deviation from time targets,...
8447486 Brake control apparatus and control method for the brake control apparatus  
In a brake control apparatus that controls braking forces which are applied to wheels based on the pressure of the hydraulic fluid, when the pressure detected by a control pressure sensor (73) is...
8447488 Device for longitudinally guiding a motor vehicle  
A device is described for longitudinally guiding a motor vehicle, including a sensor system for locating preceding vehicles, a controller that regulates the speed of the vehicle to a setpoint...