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Redundant steering controls for automated driving

A steering system which is capable of being controlled by a redundant brake system, which includes a primary brake control module, a secondary brake control module, and a plurality of brake units controlled by the primary brake control module or the secondary brake control module. There is at least one... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Cavity with silicon on insulator mems pressure sensing device with an extended shallow polygon cavity

An improved microelectromechanical system (MEMS) pressure sensing device has an extended shallow polygon cavity on a top side of a silicon supporting substrate. A buried silicon dioxide layer is formed between the top side of the supporting substrate and a bottom side of a device layer. Piezoresistors and bond pads... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Door contact-preventing sensors with door braking system

Contact damage to vehicle doors is prevented by detecting objects in the door's pathway and applying a braking force to the door before the door strikes the object.... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Timer-based thermal protection for power components of a switch mode power supply

The maximum time that external components of a switch mode power supply over-conduct is determined by an actual ambient temperature at which the devices are operating before they are turned on. Their operation time is thus extended when temperatures are low and decreased when temperatures are high.... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Vehicle trailer control system with speed control

A method of controlling a reverse speed of a vehicle includes receiving a command from an operator to begin an autonomous backup of the vehicle. The method also includes automatically controlling a powertrain and/or a brake system of the vehicle to regulate the vehicle to travel at a predetermined speed... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Key fob battery fretting corrosion inhibitor

Battery fretting or corrosion in a key fob is reduced or even eliminated by firmly holding the fob's battery against electrical contacts and holding the battery away from key fob components that are subject to deformation or deflection. Reduced battery movement relative to electrical contacts thus reduces or eliminates abrasion... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Vehicle axle suspension arrangement

A suspension arrangement for passenger car, an SUV or light truck is provided. The suspension arrangement includes a frame for said vehicle and an axle with rotatably mounted wheels. A leaf spring is provided connected with the frame and connected with the axle. The leaf spring has a contribution to... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Dynamically increased noise suppression based on input noise characteristics

A maximum noise suppression level (Gmin) is not a single constant value for an entire frequency range, but is allowed to vary across frequencies. The amount of variation is dynamically computed based on the input noise characteristics. For example, if there is excess noise in the lower frequency region, the... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Robust noise estimation for speech enhancement in variable noise conditions

Speech in a motor vehicle is improved by suppressing transient, “non-stationary” noise using pattern matching. Pre-stored sets of linear predictive coefficients are compared to LPC coefficients of a noise signal. The pre-stored LPC coefficient set that is “closest” to an LPC coefficient set representing a signal comprising speech and noise... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Connecting system using lateral press-fit pins

L-shaped connector pins are press-fit into through-holes located near the edge of a circuit board. One leg of a pin extends into the through-hole; the other leg extends horizontally over the circuit board and past the circuit board's edge where it can be attached to a mating receptacle connector. The... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

In-car communication howling prevention

Howling or oscillation in an in-vehicle communications system is prevented when the speaker gain or microphone gain is detected as giving rise to a loop gain equal to or greater than one for a particular frequency or band of frequencies or when the rate of gain of a frequency or... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Heat dissipation elements for reductant delivery unit for automotive selective catalytic reduction system

An injector having at least one heat dissipation element used for providing a highly conductive path for transferring heat away from a valve portion of an injector. In one embodiment, the heat dissipation element is a cylindrical element, or conductive plug, in contact with the injector valve body and the... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Reductant dosing unit compact side feed inlet port

A side feed inlet port for an injector, which makes use of stamped parts to form a compact, high strength three-piece inlet port at a significantly reduced cost. By using an inner sleeve and an outer sleeve, injector sealing is accomplished using the interior sleeve, creating a sealing point, while... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

High pressure gasoline injector seat to reduce particle emissions

A fuel injector has a seat and at least one seat passage. The seat includes an outer tip surface through which the seat passage extends. Fin structure is provided in the outer tip surface and is constructed and arranged to increase a surface area of the outer tip surface as... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Compliant pcb-to-housing fastener

A fastener is provided for fastening a printed circuit and an electronics housing. The fastener has a lead-in feature extending from the fastener and at least one pin extending the fastener. An intermediate standoff portion may be disposed between the lead-in feature and the pin. An electronics housing may be... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Electronic controller with laser weld sealed housing

An electronic controller having a housing, and a lower sub-assembly connected to a housing through the use of a laser weld, eliminating the use of a gasket and fasteners. The laser weld provides a sealed connection between the housing and the lower sub-assembly, preventing debris, moisture, oils, ATF, and chemicals... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Diesel exhuast fluid injector calibration freeze protection insert

An injector which incorporates the use of an insert to compensate for the change in volume of diesel exhaust fluid as the diesel exhaust fluid freezes, reducing or eliminating the effects on the calibration of the injector. The calibration freeze protection insert is located adjacent a calibration sleeve in the... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Half-bridge driver fault diagnostic system and method

An apparatus for controlling the application of electrical power to a load includes a controller, a controllable high side driver electrically connected to a first electrical terminal of the load, and a controllable low side driver electrically connected to a second electrical terminal of the load. The apparatus also includes... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Vehicle air strut with twist lock closure cover

A pneumatic spring strut for a vehicle is provided including a hydraulic cylinder having a lower end for connection with a suspension system of the vehicle; a hydraulic piston slidably mounted within the hydraulic cylinder; a piston rod connected with the hydraulic piston; a pneumatic spring mount body connected with... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Side head up display

A side head-up display system is provided. The side head-up display system has an image generator configured to emit a generated image to create a virtual image for viewing by a vehicle occupant. In some forms, a side display surface is disposed along a vehicle side of the motor vehicle,... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Engine control controlling actuation of solenoid valves

An engine control system and method utilizes a processor and a valve controller in communication with the processor. A valve having a solenoid is in communication with the valve controller. The valve controller is configured to receive a combined selection and control signal from the processor, decode a desired electric... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Brake architecture for automated driving

A braking system operable independent of driver input, where the braking system includes a primary brake system, a secondary brake system, a primary controller controlling fluid pressure in the primary brake system, and a secondary controller controlling fluid pressure in the secondary brake system independently of the primary controller. There... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Oil separator for reducing residue deposits

A pressure sensor includes a pressure sensing-element in fluid communication with a port and an oil separator in the port. The oil separator is configured to reduce an amount of oil-vapor residue that reaches the pressure sensing element by elongating a path of fluid from an opening of the port... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Pressure sensor device with anchors for die shrinkage and high sensitivity

The voltage output span and sensitivity from a MEMS pressure sensor are increased and pressure nonlinearity is reduced by thinning a diaphragm and forming the diaphragm to include anchors that are not connected to or joined to diaphragm-stiffening beams or thickened regions of the diaphragm.... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Thermal management of a system for transmission active warm up and internal electronics cooling

A thermal management system includes a transmission, a heat exchanger, and a transmission control unit. The transmission includes: a transmission housing; a transmission pan housed within the transmission housing; transmission fluid contained within the transmission pan; and a transmission fluid conduit configured to circulate the transmission fluid between the transmission... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Selectable input transient voltage suppressor

An electrical system includes an input node electrically connectable to a power supply. The system includes a plurality of voltage suppressors, with at least one of the voltage suppressors electrically connected to the input node. A voltage selection switch is electrically connected to at least one of the plurality of... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Integrated fastener for plastic automotive components

An integrated fastener comprises a component portion including a component housing surrounding a component, a linking platform molded extending from the component portion. A securing means is capable of being received within a receptacle defined by the linking platform and is designed to be received within an aperture defined by... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Internal electronic park actuator

A parking pawl module includes a first actuator, a gearbox including at least one gear carrier where the at least one gear carrier supports a hub configured to rotate when the first actuator rotates, and a disconnect module. The disconnect module includes: an output coupler having a first surface and... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Non-intrusive short-circuit protection for power supply devices

Non-ideal diodes have a non-zero resistance across a PN junction when the junction is forward biased. When a diode comprising a power supply has a voltage drop across the junction that exceeds a predetermined threshold, the threshold-exceeding voltage drop trips a comparator, the output of which controls a switch between... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Integrated fastener for instrumentation cluster

An integrated fastener for an instrument cluster assembly, where multiple integrated fasteners are used to connect the front cover of the assembly to the back cover. The instrument cluster assembly includes at least one fastener integrated into the back cover, a first recessed portion formed as part of the back... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Decoupled alignment shroud for variable connector routing

A shroud configured to connect a leadframe to a battery system for a hybrid motor vehicle is provided. The shroud is removably attachable to the leadframe. The shroud has at least one shroud alignment feature, the shroud being removably attached to the leadframe in a predetermined orientation wherein the shroud... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Electrolytic capacitor retention device

A retention structure which provides both soldering and vibration stabilization of a capacitor as the capacitor is mounted to a printed circuit board (PCB) of an electronic module. An aperture is part of the PCB to stabilize and prevent the capacitor from rolling during manufacturing. Once secured to the PCB,... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Embedded structures for high glass strength and robust packaging

A sensor device is constructed to maintain a high glass strength to avoid the glass failure at low burst pressure, resulting from the sawing defects located in the critical high stress area of the glass pedestal as one of the materials used for construction of the sensor. This is achieved... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Bonded guide tube and bellow assembly for air spring

An air spring includes a bellow at least partially delimiting at least one working chamber that is constructed and arranged to be filled with compressed air. A guide tube surrounds at least a portion of the bellow. A bonding agent solely fixes a portion of the bellow to the guide... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

Bearing seal assembly for electronic throttle control valve

The present invention is a throttle body assembly which is adaptable for both gasoline and diesel applications, and may also be used for applications to meter fluid, such as for a water cooling valve. The throttle body assembly includes at least one bearing assembly and at least one seal which... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

07/06/17 / #20170190287

Baby on board reminder

An instrument panel interaction system for an automotive vehicle is provided that includes an alerting device configured to produce an alert. A controller is controllably coupled to the alerting device, the controller being operable to activate the alerting device to produce the alert. An inquiring device is communicatively coupled to... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

07/06/17 / #20170190288

Child video monitoring device

An apparatus, system, controller, and method for displaying imagery within a vehicle are provided. The apparatus includes a front seat image collecting device disposed in a front area of the vehicle and configured to collect a front seat image of a front seat occupant. The apparatus also includes a back... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

07/06/17 / #20170191400

Orifice plate flow path stabilizer

An orifice plate for an injector is provided, which includes a base portion disposed along a base plane. An offset portion is unitarily formed with the base portion. The offset portion is at least partially disposed outside of the base plane. The offset portion defines a flow entry side and... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

07/06/17 / #20170192531

Phantom dials for instrument cluster

An instrument cluster assembly includes a dial face having a plurality of first indicia disposed thereon. A pointer is configured to selectively point to the plurality of first indicia disposed on the dial face. A selectable light blocker is disposed over the dial face and the pointer. The selectable light... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

07/06/17 / #20170194118

Button with flexible light conductor

A button assembly configured to be illuminated is provided. The button assembly includes a movable button having a viewing surface and a back side. The button has portions defining a window in the viewing surface. A flexible light conductor is disposed on the back side of the button. The flexible... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

06/22/17 / #20170174078

Brake system dig feature

A dig system which allows for a vehicle to perform a dig maneuver, without sacrificing drivability. An actuator places the dig system in one of four different modes of operation, where the front wheels are placed in either a first configuration or a second configuration, where the front wheels are... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

06/22/17 / #20170174256

Arrangment and preventing false detection of electronic stability control primary circuit loss

A method of detecting for primary circuit loss of an electronic stability control system for a vehicle comprises checking that a lateral acceleration sensor is installed and working properly, a yaw sensor is installed and working properly, and a steering wheel angle sensor is installed and working properly. An absolute... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

06/22/17 / #20170176224

High light efficiency pointer illumination

A pointer for an instrument cluster assembly of a motor vehicle is provided. The pointer includes a pointer arm and a light distributor formed of light conducting material. The pointer arm has a proximal end and a distal end. The light distributor is disposed at the proximal end. The light... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

06/22/17 / #20170176278

Stress-isolated absolute pressure sensor

Suspending a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) pressure sensing element inside a cavity using spring-like corrugations or serpentine crenellations, reduces thermally-mismatched mechanical stress on the sensing element. Overlaying the spring-like structures and the sensing element with a gel further reduces thermally-mismatched stress and vibrational dynamic stress.... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

06/22/17 / #20170176591

Motorcycle blind spot detection system and rear collision alert using mechanically aligned radar

A blind spot detection system for a motorcycle, which includes an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and a detection device for detecting the presence of a vehicle in at least one blind spot. The accelerometer detects a gravity force vector, and the gyroscope detects the position of the motorcycle relative to the... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

06/22/17 / #20170181264

Sliding thermal shield

An assembly for providing electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding and for dissipating heat from electronic components. The assembly including: a metallic frame including a wall extending upwardly from a circuit board; an EMI shield having a top with holes and having sidewalls that surround the top, extend downwardly, and are attachable... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

06/15/17 / #20170166054

Using biosensors to prevent impaired driving

A biosensor is configured to detect an impaired-driving condition of a driver of a vehicle; a biosensor reader, in the vehicle, is configured to wirelessly receive information from the biosensor regarding whether the driver of the vehicle is in an impaired-driving condition; an ignition system of the vehicle is configured... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

06/15/17 / #20170169636

Vehicle garage door opener security

The integrated garage door opener controller in a vehicle, i.e., a garage door controller embedded in a vehicle, is prevented from operating pending receipt of a personal identification number (PIN) into a display device. In an alternate embodiment, the embedded garage door controller is enabled by information from occupant sensors,... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

06/08/17 / #20170158016

Air suspension indvidual corner control to optimize traction

An air suspension system for a vehicle comprises four corner assemblies, wherein one corner assembly is located at a suspension position corresponding to each of the wheel corners for the vehicle. An air supply unit including a compressor, and an ECU are connected to the corner assemblies. The air supply... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

06/08/17 / #20170158233

Maximum hitch angle control for reversing a vehicle and trailer system

A backing system for a vehicle-trailer unit includes an input device for providing a input used to determine a first and second requested hitch angle. The first hitch angle is disposed within a standard range of motion of the input device while the second hitch angle is disposed within a... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

06/08/17 / #20170158234

Differential control user interface for reversing vehicle and trailer system

A disclosed method of maneuvering a vehicle-trailer unit in reverse travel with a backing system includes, among other things, determining that the vehicle-trailer unit is backing up with an electronic control unit for the backing system. A current hitch angle is determined, which represents the relative angle between the vehicle... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

06/08/17 / #20170164490

Automotive electronic device having a cover with fins to reduce gel vibration

An automotive electronic device includes a pocket, which houses electronic components, bond wires connecting the electronic components, and a protective gel to encapsulate the electronic components and bond wires. A pocket cover has fins that protrude into the gel to reduce vibration of the gel and reduce vibration fatigue failure... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

06/01/17 / #20170151874

Mold and fold vehicle display assembly

A display assembly for displaying vehicle operating information to an operator of a vehicle is provided. The display assembly includes at least two housing parts selected from the following: a mask, a light housing, and a back cover. The display assembly also includes at least one living hinge connecting the... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

06/01/17 / #20170153374

Light guide assembly

An assembly includes a light guide having a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end has a light-emitting diode package coupled thereto. The assembly may include another light guide, also having a proximal end and a distal end, with a light-emitting diode package coupled to the proximal end.... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

06/01/17 / #20170153718

Position-based reconfigurable control knob

An apparatus includes a knob that is repositionable into a first position and a second position. The knob may be configured to control a first set of parameters in the first position and a second set of parameters in the second position. The apparatus may include a reconfigurable display configured... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

05/25/17 / #20170144593

Light guide assembly

A vehicle display assembly includes a light source and a flexible light guide configured to emit light therefrom. The assembly may include a steering wheel assembly to which the flexible light guide is operably coupled. The vehicle display assembly may be configured to emit light in at least first, second,... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

05/25/17 / #20170144672

Wheel speed sensor and wheel speed sensing system

The invention relates to a wheel speed sensor being configured to send two types of data packets, wherein data packets of one type contain amplitude information. The invention relates further to a wheel speed sensing system comprising such a wheel speed sensor.... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

05/25/17 / #20170145926

Electronic throttle control assembly with default airflow adjustment pin

An excentric pin for an electronic throttle control assembly, which is used to adjust the default position of at least one spring used to control the position of a valve plate, where the valve plate is located in an opening of a housing in the electronic control assembly. The excentric... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

05/25/17 / #20170146123

Transmission park control with integrated brake function

A method of controlling a transmission park control system for a vehicle comprises receiving a shift request from a transmission controller, wherein the shift request is not completed by the transmission and reporting the shift request from the transmission controller to the transmission park control system. Various vehicle sensors are... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

05/25/17 / #20170146374

Holographic styling

An instrument panel for a motor vehicle is provided. The instrument panel includes an instrument panel surface and a plurality of indicia disposed on the instrument panel surface. The plurality of indicia comprises holographic ink.... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

05/25/17 / #20170146583

Multi-phase turn-on blanking time with vbatt-based fault threshold voltage

A low-side (LS) output pre-driver has a short-circuit-to-battery fault detection scheme for a MOSFET switch having a drain connection to a load connected to a battery voltage and a source connection tied to ground. The LS output pre-driver includes a comparator, a reference voltage selector, a multi-phase blank/filter, a multi-phase... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

05/25/17 / #20170148216

Display system adjustable based on background

A see-through display system includes an image generator configured to emit a generated image for viewing by a vehicle occupant. A combiner is configured to reflect the generated image in a field of view of the occupant to create a virtual image. The combiner has variable light transmission and/or reflection... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

05/25/17 / #20170148235

Vehicle damage detection and notification system

A disclosed damage detection and notification system for a motor vehicle notifies and alerts a driver of damage to a vehicle and gathers data indicative of the amount and cause of damage to the vehicle.... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

05/25/17 / #20170149233

High side output driver

A high side output driver includes a controller capable of operating the high side output driver in a charging mode by outputting a pulse width modulated voltage signal. The on time of the pulse width modulated voltage signal is less than a minimum value of a blank time range of... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136969

Vehicle infotainment and connectivity system

An infotainment and connectivity system for a vehicle includes a control module, a first plurality of input devices, and a plurality of output devices. The control module includes a first control logic sequence, a plurality of software based programs, and a memory module. The control logic operates to control operation... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

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05/18/17 / #20170138239

Gas introduction for urea solution freeze protection

A selective catalytic reduction solution having urea, water and gas bubbles contained within the solution. In particular, the solution has a urea content that is present in an amount greater than 31% (m/m) mass fraction of material and gas bubbles in the solution in an amount between about 7% to... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

05/18/17 / #20170140647

Traffic law indicator for vehicle

An indicator used to alert a driver that turning right is impermissible when a traffic light is illuminated red, where the indicator is part of a component in the vehicle, such as the instrument cluster, radio, lamp, or the like. The information regarding the local traffic law directed to turning... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

05/11/17 / #20170129397

Enhanced sound generation for quiet vehicles

The presence of an electrically-powered quiet vehicle is accomplished by determining a state of mind or physical state of the driver, determining the presence and proximity of humans and other objects, how the vehicle is being operated and generating a noise correlative to the threat posed by the vehicle to... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

05/11/17 / #20170129398

Enhanced sound generation for quiet vehicles with vehicle-to-vehicle communication capabilities

Two or more quiet vehicles traveling together sense each other and communicate to each other the condition of the respective drivers of the vehicles and announce their presence to pedestrians and other motorists using noise sounds. The characteristics of the emitted sounds are selected according to a level of threat... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

05/11/17 / #20170135195

Laser ablation for wirebonding surface on as-cast surface

A method of removing material from a surface, which includes the steps of providing a base layer, at least one layer attached to the base layer, an intermediate finish surface, and a bonding interface surface. The intermediate finish surface is formed by removing the at least one layer and a... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

05/04/17 / #20170123205

Misuse detection for display combiner

A head-up display positioning device includes a combiner configured to reflect a generated image to create a virtual image for viewing by an occupant of a vehicle. A housing is provided for stowing the combiner. A mechanism includes a motor and is configured to the move the combiner between a... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

04/27/17 / #20170113607

On vehicle overweight system detector

A disclosed vehicle information system includes a controller configured to receive information indicative of a weight of at least a portion of a vehicle and a communication device disposed within the vehicle cabin for communicating a recommended limit of a vehicle operating parameter based on weight of at least a... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

04/27/17 / #20170115177

Humidity resistant sensors and methods of making same

A pressure sensor device which uses appropriate passivation materials/patterns to make the device more robust and resistant to a hot and humid environment. The pressure sensor device uses moisture resistant passivation material(s) covering exposed glass areas, including sidewalls, and bonding interfaces to avoid the glass and bonding interfaces absorbing and... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

04/20/17 / #20170107953

Latching solenoid exhaust gas recirculation valve assembly

A valve assembly for an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system which provides emission control, regulates flow of exhaust gases, and is suitable for gasoline or diesel applications. The EGR valve assembly is a latching valve assembly which reduces power consumption (i.e., continuous electric draw) from the battery while the valve... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

04/06/17 / #20170097381

Apparatus and determining a resonant frequency of an lc circuit in situ, by comparing voltage and current polarity changes

The resonant frequency of a reactive circuit is determined in situ by determining phase angle differences between an A.C. driving voltage applied to a transformer primary winding and an induced alternating current in the transformer secondary winding. The phase angle is determined indirectly by detecting when the driving voltage applied... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

03/23/17 / #20170080807

Discrete under voltage/over voltage monitoring circuit

Health status signals generated by components of a power supply system, including health status signals generated by a control processor, are logically combined together using discrete electronic components and which provide a single, highly-reliable enable/disable signal to a master switch. The master switch connects and disconnects the power supply to... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

03/09/17 / #20170069337

Speech probability presence modifier improving log-mmse based noise suppression performance

Acoustic noise in an audio signal is reduced by calculating a speech probability presence (SPP) factor using minimum mean square error (MMSE). The SPP factor, which has a value typically ranging between zero and one, is modified or warped responsive to a value obtained from the evaluation of a sigmoid... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

03/02/17 / #20170057413

Vehicle blind spot system operation with trailer tow

This disclosure generally relates to a vehicle blind spot detection system, method, and module for adjusting parameters of a vehicle blind spot detection algorithm based on a trailer being attached to the back of the vehicle. More specifically, based on a determination that a trailer is attached to the vehicle... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

03/02/17 / #20170057481

System and reducing brake noise in a vehicle using electronic brake system

A vehicle brake system has front and rear wheel brakes with each brake including a caliper associated with a rotor. A master cylinder is activated by a brake pedal to which the wheel brakes are connected. An electrically controllable pressure generating device delivers a brake system pressure. A plurality of... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

03/02/17 / #20170057517

Behavior trainable adaptive cruise control

An electronic control unit for adaptive cruise control of a vehicle, comprises an interface operable to receive data from a plurality of sensors and a training module operable to analyze the data and determine a first set of parameters for a first performance mode of the adaptive cruise control system.... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

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03/02/17 / #20170060146

Thermostatic valve having anti-siphon feature

A thermostatic valve, which includes a main body portion, a cavity formed as part of a main body portion, and an inner wall integrally formed with the main body portion adjacent the cavity. A circumferential flange is integrally formed with the inner wall, such that the circumferential flange surrounds a... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

03/02/17 / #20170064663

Enhancement for power-down sequence

When a cellular telephone is powered down, it sends a power-down message to a network it was previously registered with. If the network does not send, or if the cellular telephone does not receive, an acknowledgement of the power-down message from the network, a status bit referred to as a... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

02/16/17 / #20170043632

Automatic activation of warning signal upon occurrence of unsafe condition detected by tire pressure monitoring system

A vehicle warning includes a tire pressure monitoring device disposed in each tire of the vehicle. Each tire pressure monitoring device obtains information regarding pressure within the associated tire and communicated the tire pressure information in a wireless manner. A receiver receives the communicated tire pressure information from each tire... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

02/16/17 / #20170043806

Gesture control from a remote position for reversing a vehicle and a vehicle-trailer system

A backing system for a vehicle comprises a camera for recording a video image of a user performing a gesture and an electronic control unit for the backing system, wherein the electronic control device includes instructions for: determining that the vehicle is backing up; interpreting a gesture with the electronic... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

02/09/17 / #20170036499

Apparatus, configuring a tire information sensor with a transmission protocol based on vehicle trigger characteristics

In a vehicle tire pressure sensor, a wireless, low frequency (LF) receiver identifies a particular type of signal protocol that was used to form a first message that is sent to the sensor by the vehicle. Using the identification of the protocol used to form the first message, the sensor... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

02/09/17 / #20170037808

Pressure control by phase current and initial adjustment at car line

A closed loop control system for a fuel pump based on characteristics of speed, pressure, and current. The pressure generated by the pump system is increased at the point in time when the pump system is working against a dead head system (i.e., coasting) to a level that a calibration... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

01/26/17 / #20170023387

Cluster illumination by piezoelectric material

An instrument cluster for a motor vehicle includes a dial surface having a plurality of indicia located thereon. A pointer contacts the dial surface and is configured to rotate with respect to the dial surface. Piezoelectric material is disposed on one of the dial surface and the pointer. The piezoelectric... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

01/12/17 / #20170011563

Low cost tire bubble fault diagnosis

A discloses system and method utilizes sensed oscillatory characteristics of a vehicle to detect a defect within a tire. The system utilizes information from sensors that are not disposed within a vehicle tire to detect tire defects. Information of oscillatory characteristics of the vehicle are analyzed to determine if the... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

01/12/17 / #20170011628

Traffic light replicator in a bus or truck

A traffic light replicator which includes a display unit on the back of a large vehicle, such as a bus or truck, which displays the mode of operation of an upcoming stoplight such that a vehicle located behind the large vehicle may be made aware of the mode of operation... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

01/05/17 / #20170004842

Accurate forward snr estimation based on mmse speech probability presence

Acoustic noise in an audio signal is reduced by calculating a speech probability presence (SPP) factor using minimum mean square error (MMSE). The SPP factor, which has a value typically ranging between zero and one, is modified or warped responsive to a value obtained from the evaluation of a sigmoid... Continental Automotive Systems Inc

01/05/17 / #20170004843

Externally estimated snr based modifiers for internal mmse calculations

Acoustic noise in an audio signal is reduced by calculating a speech probability presence (SPP) factor using minimum mean square error (MMSE). The SPP factor, which has a value typically ranging between zero and one, is modified or warped responsive to a value obtained from the evaluation of a sigmoid... Continental Automotive Systems Inc








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