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8725325 Method of controlling emergency braking in fixed guideway transportation system using dynamic block control  
The present invention relates to a fixed guideway transportation system that achieves a superior cost benefit ratio, is lower in net present cost and thus more easily justified for lower density...
8725378 Control system for vehicle and method of controlling vehicle  
A control system for a vehicle restricts engine torque when an accelerator operation amount is large and it is determined that the direction of the driver's face changed between forward and...
8725379 Vehicle body vibration damping control device  
In a vehicle body vibration damping control device, a priority level setting section is configured to set priority levels of a pitching vibration of a vehicle body which is a sprung mass and a...
8718896 Hybrid vehicle and associated output torque control method  
A hybrid vehicle and method of control are disclosed. An internal combustion engine and at least one traction motor are operated such that the combined output torque corresponds to one of a...
8718867 Method and system for diagnosing the operating state of an assisted starting system of a motor vehicle  
A method of diagnosing an operating state of an assisted starting system of a motor vehicle equipped with a controlled parking brake, the method including calculating at least one item of vehicle...
8718894 Function securing unit for communication systems  
A communication system having at least one first and a second communication unit. The first communication unit has a counter memory unit which stores a counter value, and is designed such that the...
8717158 Braking intensity display  
A display for a machine having a hydraulic brake is provided. The display includes a first display and a second display. The first display indicates a rate of heat accumulation within the...
8718895 Method for determining the wheel pressure in an electronically actuatable motor vehicle brake control system  
A method is described in which the wheel pressure in an electronically controlled motor vehicle brake system is determined. The brake system includes inlet valves and outlet valves in the wheel...
8718890 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...
8718893 Method and apparatus for detecting failure of motor of electric brake booster for vehicle  
Disclosed is a method of detecting a failure of a motor of an electric brake booster. The method includes: a) determining whether the electric vehicle brake booster is in the brake pressure...
8718892 Method for controlling a starting aid of a motor vehicle  
The invention concerns a method for controlling a starting aid of a motor vehicle, in particular of a bus. The release of the starting aid takes place as follows: reduction of the braking pressure...
8718891 Smart feel regenerative braking  
Methods and systems employing the same for controlling braking characteristics of a vehicle are provided. Expected braking characteristics of the vehicle are received and driving condition data is...
8712616 Regenerative braking control to mitigate powertrain oscillation  
A vehicle is provided with at least one wheel and a motor that is coupled to the wheel. The motor is configured to provide regenerative brake torque. The vehicle also includes at least one...
8708430 Pneumatic vehicle brake system and control method  
A pneumatic vehicle brake system includes first and second groups of wheel brakes belonging, respectively, to first and second brake circuits having first and second compressed air storage tanks...
8712660 Method for maintaining a driver-independent braking intervention after a collision  
In a method for maintaining a driver-independent braking intervention in a motor vehicle after a collision accelerator operation by the driver is detected; it is ascertained whether an engine...
8708072 Modulated vehicle retardation system and method  
An articulated vehicle is provided having a cab portion, a trailer portion, and a coupling assembly positioned between the cab portion and the trailer portion. A front wheel assembly may support...
8712655 Control system for shifting an automatic transmission  
A control system is provided for shifting an automatic transmission of a motor vehicle, which includes, but is not limited to a speed controller, and an electronic control device. Through the...
8712659 Method and apparatus for eliminating a motor vehicle tip-over risk  
The invention relates to a method for preventing tip-over of a motor vehicle in the lateral direction, in which a finite number of predefined driving states is specified;in which a determination...
8712626 Autobrake and decel control built-in test equipment  
A system, apparatus and method provide a means for testing operation of a vehicle brake system. More particularly, a brake controller for controlling operation of the brake system includes a...
8712661 Device to control force required to depress accelerator pedal  
In an accelerator pedal effort control apparatus which increases a pedal effort of an accelerator pedal 2 when an accelerator opening angle is larger than a predetermined accelerator opening angle...
8712640 Vehicle driving assistance apparatus  
In a vehicle driving assistance apparatus having an electric motor to impart steering torque to the driver and a driving control unit that conducts collision avoidance assistance control and other...
8702179 Vehicle brake system  
A brake system for a vehicle includes brake cylinders operated by pressurized fluid for actuation of brakes by means of pressurized fluid on at least one first axle of the vehicle. The brakes on...
8706372 Method for adjusting a brake system of a vehicle in the event of a collision  
In a method for adjusting a brake system of a vehicle, braking power is automatically built up in the event of a collision. The automatic buildup of the braking power may be terminated by a...
8706374 Accelerator pedal device  
An accelerator pedal device provided with a driving control device. The driving control device generates a braking force for braking a vehicle when the operation quantity of an acceleration pedal...
8706373 Acceleration adjuster for vehicles with an electronic accelerator  
An aftermarket amplifier of acceleration signal (FIG. 2, box A), which is mounted between the potentiometer of the acceleration pedal (FIG. 2, box B) and the electronic control unit (FIG. 2, box...
8706375 Braking force control device for vehicle  
A brake control device is provided for a vehicle that includes a brake pedal, an electric booster, a master cylinder, a pedal depression force calculator, a pedal stroke sensor, a first target...
8706378 Systems and methods for determining road mu and drive force  
The vehicle described herein employs a mu logic module. The mu logic module monitors vehicle operating conditions, and based on those operating conditions determines a road surface mu in response...
8700283 Mining truck and regenerative braking strategy therefor  
Operating a trolley assist-capable mining truck having a regenerative braking mechanism and a friction braking mechanism includes receiving data indicative of a change in demand in an electrical...
8700268 Control device of inverted pendulum type vehicle  
In an inverted pendulum type vehicle having a traveling motion unit, when a component about an axis in a second direction and a component about an axis in a first direction from within a tilt...
8700240 Start control system for vehicle  
A start control system for an automotive vehicle equipped with an electric motor working as a drive source. The start control system includes an accelerator limiter which limits an operating range...
8700282 Method and apparatus for vehicle sway detection and reduction  
A method and apparatus for controlling a vehicle involves determining if the vehicle is swaying and if the vehicle is swaying, reducing a torque of an engine of the vehicle and/or applying...
8700285 Control device and method for signaling a braking process at a trailer vehicle  
The invention relates to a control device and method for signaling a braking process at a trailer vehicle. The control device determines at least one braking value that is assigned to the braking...
8700241 Drive control device for standby four-wheel drive vehicle  
Provided is a drive control device for a standby four-wheel drive vehicle having primary drive wheels coupled to a drive source including a motor generator that generates a regenerative braking...
8698639 System and method for responding to driver behavior  
Methods of assessing driver behavior include monitoring vehicle systems and driver monitoring systems to accommodate for a driver's slow reaction time, attention lapse and/or alertness. When it is...
8700281 Vehicle including a wheel stopping determination unit  
A vehicle that improves the accuracy of wheel stopping determination including a stopping determination unit that calculates stopping determination time by multiplying the pulse width of a wheel...
8700284 Charge while being flat towed feature for electric vehicles  
A towed vehicle is towed by a towing vehicle. The towed vehicle includes a motor/generator for both regenerative braking and for powering wheels. A tow member connects the towed vehicle to the...
8694222 Collision avoidance system and method of operating the same  
A collision avoidance system and method that may be used to prevent, avoid and/or mitigate a collision between a host vehicle and a target vehicle by engaging in autonomous braking once an...
8694221 Method for braking a vehicle in critical driving situations  
A method for braking a vehicle in a driving situation, in which an automatic braking function is active. The hydraulic pump of the brake control system may be sized to be relatively small and...
8694225 Utilization of vehicle presence systems for powertrain response readiness and conserving energy  
A method and system relates to improving powertrain responsiveness in a vehicle while maintaining fuel economy by inhibiting entry into, or exiting, energy-saving modes when oncoming traffic is...
8694209 Apparatus for controlling motion of vehicle  
A vehicle motion controlling apparatus has an allocating unit for selecting steering or braking control mainly performed in cooperative control, receiving a desired value of vehicle turning...
8694212 Vehicle speed estimator and traction control device  
A vehicle speed estimator includes a unit that selects a minimum rotation speed among rotation speeds of wheels detected by a rotation speed detector and calculates a reference wheel speed of a...
8688303 Apparatus and methods for control of a vehicle  
Method for controlling a vehicle that includes a support, at least one wheel, a platform coupled to the at least one wheel, a coupling structure having a support portion coupled to the support and...
8688347 Apparatus and method of adjusting clearance of electronic brake  
Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method of adjusting a clearance of an electronic brake, in which a clearance between a pad and a rotor is appropriately adjusted according to a vehicle...
8688343 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Vehicle brake control device
 
A vehicle brake controller is provided with a master cylinder, a wheel cylinder, a brake hydraulic actuator, a vehicle-stop-state motor-OFF controller and a pressurization rate controller. The...
8688302 Hybrid power system braking control  
A method, apparatus, and system are disclosed for hybrid power system braking. In one embodiment, a deceleration input is received. In response to receiving the deceleration input, a target...
8688344 Method for recuperating kinetic energy of a motor vehicle in a optimum way in terms of energy  
So that kinetic energy of a motor vehicle is recuperated in an optimum way in terms of energy, after a target point for braking or initiation of braking by the motor vehicle driver during travel...
8688340 Apparatus and method for supplementing brake vacuum pressure  
An apparatus for supplementing a brake vacuum pressure may include an engine control unit (ECU) that generates a vacuum pressure control signal for supplementing the brake vacuum pressure in...
8688342 Vibration-restraining control apparatus for vehicle  
Predetermined weights are assigned, in accordance with a traveling state, to a first correction toque to suppress a sprung vibration of the vehicle in accordance with a wheel speed, and a second...
8688328 Apparatus and method for movement control of a vehicle  
When a start-up operation by a driver is detected while a vehicle is maintained at a stopped state, a target driving force for suppressing the movement of the vehicle on the road to be driven is...
8688341 Method for managing a braking system for an aircraft fitted with electromechanical brakes  
A braking system for an aircraft with electric brakes comprising plural electromechanical actuators (2). The system comprises a braking control unit (20) delivering a normal braking setpoint (21)...