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Battery module communication link connection with improved sealing

Battery module communication system with improved enclosure sealing is disclosed. When applied to an electric vehicle, a battery data communication system disclosed herein includes module enclosures having partial transformers, such as coils, contained inside the enclosures having inter-module interfaces. The inter-module interfaces can engage with one another to form transformers... Faraday & future Inc

Emergency release system for automobile side door

An emergency release system is disclosed for use with a side door of an automobile. The emergency release system may include a latch, a cable, and a handle connected to the latch via the cable. The handle may be pivotal through a first range to a stop, translatable to surmount... Faraday & future Inc

Pre-entry auto-adjustment of vehicle settings

A system for a vehicle at least one adjustable component of the vehicle is disclosed. They system may include a sensor configured to generate a signal indicative of an identity a user before the user enters the vehicle, and a controller in communication with the sensor and an actuator configured... Faraday & future Inc

Braking control a vehicle

A braking control method and system are disclosed. According to certain embodiments, the method may include determining a target deceleration. The method may also include decelerating the vehicle by regenerative braking. The method may further include, when determining that an actual deceleration by the regenerative braking is below the target... Faraday & future Inc

Valved connector

Systems and methods are described relating a connector assembly having a mating end and a non-mating end, the mating end configured to engage a mating end of another connector assembly. The connector assembly may include a housing, a central member disposed within the housing, and a sleeve disposed between the... Faraday & future Inc

Method and attaching battery temperature sensor

An assembly is provided for attaching a temperature sensor to a battery cell. The assembly may comprise a sleeve having a hollow interior, the hollow interior being shaped to slide at least partially over the battery cell to a position on the battery cell. The assembly may further comprise a... Faraday & future Inc

Pressure maintenance reservoir

Methods, systems, and apparatuses to house cooling fluid for a battery are presented which include a main reservoir configured to house battery cooling fluid, the main reservoir including an overflow opening; and a flexible overflow reservoir coupled to the overflow opening and configured to (1) flexibly expand in volume during... Faraday & future Inc

Low stress vehicle frame manufacturing process

A method for manufacturing a vehicle frame is disclosed. An upper body of the vehicle frame is formed, the upper body configured to be joined with an underbody of the vehicle frame at a first component of the upper body. The underbody of the vehicle frame is formed, the underbody... Faraday & future Inc

Voltage generation with high modulation indices in inverter drives

Circuits, methods, and systems for driving a load are described. An exemplary driving circuit may include a plurality of switching devices and a controller electrically connected to the switching devices. The controller may be configured to receive a reference voltage signal indicating a target voltage for the driving circuit to... Faraday & future Inc

Wheel alignment systems and methods

Systems, devices, and methods for analyzing the alignment of at least one wheel of a vehicle using a non-contact locating system. Systems can include a tie rod with a three-dimensional target that is used by a non-contact measuring instrument to determine the position of the target in three dimensional space.... Faraday & future Inc

Chassis monitoring system having overload detection

A monitoring system is disclosed for use with a rolling chassis of a vehicle. The monitoring system may include a tire sensor configured to generate a first signal indicative of a current tire condition of the rolling chassis, and a load sensor configured to generate a second signal indicative of... Faraday & future Inc

Charging system with temperature sensor

A charging system may include a plug adapter for receiving a charging current and a processor configured to receive data from the plug adapter. The plug adapter may include a thermal sensor configured to measure temperature associated with the plug adapter. The processor may be configured to decrease the charging... Faraday & future Inc

Thermal malfunction detector for electric vehicle

Systems, devices, and methods for thermal malfunction detection in a liquid cooled vehicle battery are disclosed herein. Systems can include a housing enclosing at least a portion of one or more electrochemical cells, a flow path at least partially disposed within the housing and at least partially in thermal contact... Faraday & future Inc

Controlling dimming of mirrors or displays using dual-function lighting

A vehicle is disclosed. The vehicle includes a first indicator light associated with a first function or a first state of the vehicle (e.g., a brake light), and circuitry coupled to the first indicator light. The circuitry is configured to cause the first indicator light to emit light when the... Faraday & future Inc

Remote camera access

A vehicle configured to operate in a remote access mode is disclosed. In some examples, a camera at the exterior of the vehicle can capture one or more images of its surroundings, including the face of a person attempting to access the vehicle. A primary operator (e.g., owner or lessee)... Faraday & future Inc

Integrated garage door opener for connected vehicle

A vehicle is disclosed. The vehicle includes integrated garage door opener electronics including one or more antennas, and a processor coupled to the integrated garage door opener electronics and in communication with a touch screen. The processor is configured to detect, at the one or more antennas, a garage door... Faraday & future Inc

Ipm machine with specialized rotor for automotive electric vechicles

Certain aspects relate to designs for an interior permanent magnet (IPM) electrical machine rotor and magnets having a double layer split interior magnet configuration. Compared to existing designs, the disclosed rotor design has an increased amount of magnet material, more elongated and thinner slots, a wider angle for the “nested-v”... Faraday & future Inc

Continuous radially inserted stator winding

Certain aspects relate to a continuous winding formed from a conductor of rectangular cross-section, the winding having a compound bend in the crowns connecting successive linear segments where the compound bend does not stress the conductor insulation to its failure point. The compound bend can be formed by applying force... Faraday & future Inc

Operating point determination in an electric motor system

Systems and methods are described for controlling an electric motor. An exemplary system may include a torque detector configured to detect an output torque of the electric motor. The system may also include a controller configured to control a voltage source to apply a predetermined voltage to drive the electric... Faraday & future Inc

Operating point determination in an electric motor system

Systems and methods are disclosed for determining an operating point for controlling an electric motor. An exemplary system may include a voltage monitor configured to determine a voltage applied to the electric motor. The system may also include a controller configured to determine the operating point based on the voltage.... Faraday & future Inc

Manufacturing system implementing laser-curing of epoxied joints

A manufacturing system may include at least one clamp configured to maintain a distance of separation between a first component and a second component for an epoxy provided therebetween. The manufacturing system may also include a laser, and a controller in communication with the laser. The controller may be configured... Faraday & future Inc

Charging connection for an electric vehicle

Disclosed herein is a plugless and socketless charging connection for an electric vehicle. In some aspects, a conductive path is disposed in an exterior vehicle component. The conductive path may appear to be part of a door, fender, emblem, and the like. Current, sufficient to charge one or more batteries... Faraday & future Inc

Vehicle power management

A battery level management system for an electric vehicle during a powered down and uncharged period is disclosed. A current output from a low voltage battery of the electric vehicle being above a threshold can be sensed to wake up a control unit associated with the low voltage battery without... Faraday & future Inc

Projector system for a bumper of a vehicle

A projector system for a vehicle includes an external member having at least a portion formed of a transparent material, the portion including a translucent surface, and a projector configured to project an image onto the translucent surface.... Faraday & future Inc

State-based operation for autonomous vehicles

A system for operating a vehicle is disclosed. The vehicle is operated in a first driving state corresponding to a first set of logic for operating the vehicle, the first set of logic including logic for performing a first action at the vehicle in response to a determination that a... Faraday & future Inc

Automatically retracting and extending a vehicle steering wheel

A system for automatically adjusting a steering wheel of a vehicle may include a controller configured to generate a control signal for retracting a steering wheel to a collapsed position. The steering wheel may include a first half and a second half, and the system may include an actuator configured... Faraday & future Inc

Liquid temperature sensor

Systems and methods for monitoring the temperature of a liquid are disclosed herein. Systems can include a thermistor in contact with a liquid coolant and circuitry configured to measure a temperature of the thermistor by applying a nominal current through the thermistor and detecting a voltage drop across the thermistor.... Faraday & future Inc

Serial communication safety controller

Serial communication verification and safety control is disclosed. A multi-part system such as a battery management system can include distributed or subsidiary components for determining status of various parts of the system with the components in serial or point-to-point communication with a collective main controller. A safety controller can be... Faraday & future Inc

Electric vehicle battery

A battery for an electric vehicle is disclosed. The battery may be a low voltage battery for powering low voltage systems. The battery may include a housing formed from at least two parts. For example, the housing may include a top portion that is sealed to a bottom portion. A... Faraday & future Inc

Battery circuit contactors

A method of making a printed wiring board (“PWB”) is disclosed. The PWB may be made by forming openings in a substrate. The substrate may be a dielectric substrate. The dielectric substrate may be at least partially uncured. A conductive sheet may be placed on one or both sides of... Faraday & future Inc

Bending tool

A bending tool is disclosed. The bending tool may include a male fixture that may have a projection with an outer surface and a female fixture that may be configured to receive the projection. The female fixture may have a first height in a direction that is substantially parallel to... Faraday & future Inc

Liquid temperature regulated battery pack for electric vehicles

Systems and methods for liquid temperature regulated energy storage in electric vehicles are disclosed. Systems can include an enclosure and a channel passing through the enclosure. The channel can include an inlet for liquid inflow and an outlet for outflow of the liquid, the outlet in fluid communication with the... Faraday & future Inc

Liquid temperature regulated battery pack for electric vehicles

Systems and methods for liquid temperature regulated energy storage for electric vehicles are disclosed. Systems can include a tray configured to receive a plurality of battery housings and having a bottom surface for supporting the plurality of battery housings from below. A liquid path can be spaced away from the... Faraday & future Inc

Tablet connection system

In one embodiment, the tablet connection system includes an attachment station configured to couple to a tablet, and a tablet attachment system configured to couple to the attachment station and the tablet. The attachment station includes a charging mechanism such that the attachment station is configured to charge the tablet... Faraday & future Inc

Flexible circuit for vehicle battery

Disclosed herein are battery systems for electric vehicles. A battery may include a plurality of electrochemical cells and an flexible circuit disposed above the electrochemical cells. The flexible circuit may be generally defined by a longitudinal and lateral axis. The flexible circuit may include a positive conductive path, a negative... Faraday & future Inc

09/14/17 / #20170259678

Electric vehicle charge port

Disclosed herein are movable charge port systems for electric vehicles. An electric vehicle may include a charge port capable of coupling with and receiving electrical power from a charging station. The charge port may be movably secured in a concealed position and configured to move from the concealed position to... Faraday & future Inc

09/14/17 / #20170261039

Shaft to shaft screw-less coupling

Certain aspects relate to shaft-to-shaft D-to-polygon connectors. The connector can have an interior channel with a “D-shaped” cross section to form a friction fit with an output shaft of a motor having a corresponding outer D-shape. The outer shape of the connector can be hexagonal, square, triple square, 12-point, or... Faraday & future Inc

09/07/17 / #20170253142

Vehicle battery heating system

Disclosed herein are battery systems for electric vehicles. An electric vehicle may include a first battery. The first battery may be configured to power various low voltage systems. For example, the first battery may provide the power to start the vehicle. The vehicle may include a second battery. The second... Faraday & future Inc

09/07/17 / #20170254858

Electric vehicle battery monitoring system

Systems and methods for monitoring and controlling a battery are disclosed. Systems can include a battery having an output voltage and an output current when delivering power, a load driven by power delivered from the battery, battery output voltage and current sensing circuits, and processing circuitry coupled to the battery... Faraday & future Inc

09/07/17 / #20170256771

Flexible circuit for vehicle battery

Disclosed herein are battery systems for electric vehicles. An electric vehicle may include a first battery. The first battery may be configured to power various low voltage systems. For example, the first battery may provide the power to start the vehicle. The vehicle may include a second battery. The second... Faraday & future Inc

09/07/17 / #20170256826

Bus bar and pcb for vehicle battery

Disclosed herein are battery systems for electric vehicles. An electric vehicle may include a first battery. The first battery may be configured to power various low voltage systems. For example, the first battery may provide the power to start the vehicle. The vehicle may include a second battery. The second... Faraday & future Inc

08/31/17 / #20170246937

Door hinge and door hinge system for vehicle

A vehicle door hinge system may include an actuator configured to pivot a vehicle door and a door hinge. The actuator may include a door strut. The door hinge may include a body strap, a door strap, and a strut strap having a strap end and a strut end. The... Faraday & future Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247036

Vehicle sensing grid having dynamic sensing cell size

A system that performs a method is disclosed. At a first time, characteristics about an area surrounding a vehicle are determined using a first sensing grid including first sensing cells of a first size. At a second time, after the first time, whether sensing cell size data satisfies sensing cell... Faraday & future Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247932

Systems and methods for operating vehicle doors

A system for closing carriage doors of a vehicle may include first and second carriage doors configured to open and close via respective first and second actuators. The system may also include a controller configured to receive signals indicative of angles of the first and second doors relative to closed... Faraday & future Inc

08/31/17 / #20170249839

Emergency signal detection and response

This disclosure relates to a method of safely and automatically navigating in the presence of emergency vehicles. A first vehicle may receive, via communication hardware, a message indicating presence of the emergency vehicle. Such a message may originate from the emergency vehicle itself and/or from infrastructure such as a smart... Faraday & future Inc

08/31/17 / #20170249856

Vehicle operator training system

Examples of the disclosure are directed to an automated vehicle that can function as a vehicle operator training system. A vehicle that combines sensors, actuators, infotainment, and/or communication functions may have the capability to provide a fully autonomous training experience in a real world environment. The vehicle can administer, monitor,... Faraday & future Inc

08/24/17 / #20170240059

Integrated trailer hitch and jump start system

The present disclosure relates to devices, systems, and methods for jump starting an electric vehicle. In some embodiments, an electric vehicle includes battery charging circuitry electrically connected to a high voltage storage system and a low voltage storage system mounted in the vehicle. The high voltage storage system may be... Faraday & future Inc

08/24/17 / #20170244141

Temperature dependent fuse for battery cooling system

Systems and methods for overheating protection in a liquid cooled vehicle battery are disclosed. Systems can include a battery housing enclosing at least one electrochemical cell and a temperature dependent fuse connected in series with the at least one electrochemical cell. A cooling system may circulate liquid coolant through the... Faraday & future Inc

08/17/17 / #20170232931

Remote control system for a vehicle

A remote control system for a vehicle may include a transponder configured to communicate with a mobile device, and a controller comprising a processing unit. The processing unit may be configured to: receive a control request to perform a vehicle function from the mobile device; receive an authentication signal from... Faraday & future Inc

08/17/17 / #20170234054

System and operating vehicle door

A system for operating a door of a vehicle is disclosed. The system may include an actuator configured to move the door between an open position and a closed position. The system may also include a controller configured to determine a first open-door angle associated with a predetermined first velocity... Faraday & future Inc

08/10/17 / #20170225578

Autonomous vehicle charging station connection

A charging station can be autonomously coupled to an electric vehicle. Sensors on the vehicle determine a location of the vehicle, and the vehicle is positioned within a connection envelope. A travel path for bringing a charging connector into contact with a charging port on the vehicle can be determined,... Faraday & future Inc

08/10/17 / #20170225581

Autonomous vehicle charging station connection

A charging station can be autonomously coupled to an electric vehicle. Sensors on the vehicle determine a location of the vehicle, and the vehicle is positioned within a connection envelope. A travel path for bringing a charging connector into contact with a charging port on the vehicle can be determined,... Faraday & future Inc

08/10/17 / #20170225583

Autonomous vehicle charging station connection

A charging station can be autonomously coupled to an electric vehicle. Sensors on the vehicle determine a location of the vehicle, and the vehicle is positioned within a connection envelope. A travel path for bringing a charging connector into contact with a charging port on the vehicle can be determined,... Faraday & future Inc

08/03/17 / #20170217318

Battery pack configuration

A reconfigurable battery pack is disclosed. The reconfigurable battery back includes plurality of reconfigurable units, such as cells, and switches or selectors coupled to the reconfigurable units within the reconfigurable battery pack. The switches or selectors can be controlled to reconfigure the electric connectivity among the reconfigurable units and to... Faraday & future Inc

08/03/17 / #20170217421

System and assisting navigation of vehicle through traffic

The preferred embodiments of the present invention are directed to systems and methods for assisting vehicular navigation through traffic. In one example, while a first vehicle is stopped, first data is received from a first set of sensors mounted on the first vehicle, the first data indicative of a state... Faraday & future Inc

08/03/17 / #20170217446

System and driver pattern recognition, identification, and prediction

Examples of the present invention are directed to a method and system of recognizing a driving pattern of a vehicle. Driver input controlling the vehicle can be received and stored in association with various sensor information (e.g., GPS location, camera data, radar data, etc.) and a timestamp. Then, driving patterns... Faraday & future Inc

08/03/17 / #20170220252

Flash emulated eeprom wrapper

This relates to a file system, and more particularly to, a file system compatible with multiple types of non-volatile memory for safety-critical embedded systems, such as an Electronic Control Unit (ECU) of an automobile. Some examples of the disclosure include an ECU having RAM and non-volatile memory managed by a... Faraday & future Inc

08/03/17 / #20170220875

System and determining a visibility state

The present invention is generally directed to methods and systems of estimating visibility around a vehicle and automatically configuring one or more systems in response to the visibility level. The visibility level can be estimated by comparing two images of the vehicle's surroundings, each taken from a different perspective. Distance... Faraday & future Inc

07/27/17 / #20170210231

Redundant circuit disconnection for electric vehicles

Systems and methods for redundant circuit disconnection in electric vehicles are disclosed. Systems can include a resistive metallic fuse connected within an electrical circuit for a battery or otherwise, an inductor comprising a coil of at least one turn of wire about a longitudinal axis, and an AC power source... Faraday & future Inc

07/27/17 / #20170210297

Modular mirror assembly

A vehicle modular side view mirror assembly is disclosed. The mirror base has a first section capable of attachment to a vehicle and a second section capable of attachment to a mirror head, wherein the second section is movable relative to the first section. The mirror assembly can include a... Faraday & future Inc

07/27/17 / #20170213681

Redundant circuit disconnection for electric vehicles

Systems and methods for redundant circuit disconnection in electric vehicles are disclosed. Systems can include a resistive metallic fuse connected within an electrical circuit for a battery or otherwise, an inductor comprising a coil of at least one turn of wire about a longitudinal axis, and an AC power source... Faraday & future Inc

07/20/17 / #20170205455

Detection of welded contactor using ac coupling

A system for detecting a condition of a contactor configured to connect a battery string to a direct-current bus in a vehicle may include a controller configured to open or close the contactor. The system may also include an alternating-current (AC) signal source configured to provide an AC test signal... Faraday & future Inc

07/20/17 / #20170205825

System and negotiating an intersection traversal by an automated vehicle

The present invention relates to a system and method for negotiating priority of entry into a traffic intersection as between multiple vehicles. Specifically, examples of the disclosure are directed to a peer-to-peer negotiation system for intersections including all-way stop signs. Where multiple automated vehicles come together at an intersection, the... Faraday & future Inc

07/06/17 / #20170191767

Light-weight coolant bottle

Methods and apparatus for de-gasification of vehicle cooling system using a coolant bottle are disclosed. The coolant bottle may include a coolant entrance port configured to be in fluid communication with the vehicle cooling system, and a coolant egress port configured to be in fluid communication with the vehicle cooling... Faraday & future Inc

06/29/17 / #20170185763

Camera-based detection of objects proximate to a vehicle

A system is disclosed. The system comprises one or more processors, and a memory including instructions, which when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform a method. The method includes receiving image data from a first camera mounted on a vehicle, the... Faraday & future Inc

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06/29/17 / #20170185851

Stereo camera-based detection of objects proximate to a vehicle

A system is disclosed. The system includes one or more processors, and a memory including instructions, which when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform a method. The method includes receiving first image data from a first image sensor mounted on a... Faraday & future Inc

06/22/17 / #20170176509

Method for measuring electrical isolation of a vehicle chassis

A method for measuring the isolation resistance between a chassis and a battery terminal in an electric vehicle. The method can include measuring an open voltage (VP(open)) of the positive terminal; measuring an open voltage (VN(open)) of the negative terminal; measuring a voltage (VN(S1 closed)) between the negative terminal and... Faraday & future Inc

06/22/17 / #20170179861

System and improving acceleration performance of an electric vehicle

Systems and methods are disclosed for improving acceleration performance of an electric vehicle that includes an electric motor for propulsion. An exemplary system may include an inverter configured to drive the electric motor. The inverter may include at least one power electronic device. The system may also include a torque... Faraday & future Inc

06/15/17 / #20170166065

Pre-charge system and method

A system is disclosed for connecting a battery string to a direct-current (DC) bus of a vehicle. The system may include a pre-charge circuit coupled between the battery string and the DC bus. The pre-charge circuit may include a first transistor. The system may also include a first contactor connected... Faraday & future Inc

06/15/17 / #20170166075

Systems and methods for connecting battery strings to a dc bus

A method is disclosed for connecting a plurality of battery strings to a direct-current (DC) bus. The method may include sorting the plurality of battery strings in an order based on respective output voltage values of the battery strings. The sorted plurality of battery strings may include, in the order,... Faraday & future Inc

06/01/17 / #20170151875

Detecting position measurement errors in an electric motor system

Systems and methods are disclosed for detecting position measurement errors for an electric motor. An exemplary system may include a position sensor configured to measure a position of a rotor of the electric motor. The system may also include an error detector configured to detect an offset between the position... Faraday & future Inc

06/01/17 / #20170151883

Camera-based vehicle position determination with known target

A vehicle control system capable of moving a vehicle to a target location is disclosed. According to a preferred embodiment, a camera captures one or more images of a known object corresponding to the target location. An on-board computer having stored thereon information about the known object can process the... Faraday & future Inc

06/01/17 / #20170152698

System and operating vehicle door

A method for opening a vehicle door may include capturing a first image when a first condition is met and capturing a second image when a second condition is met. The first condition is one of the vehicle is parked, or the door is locked. The second condition is one... Faraday & future Inc

06/01/17 / #20170154474

Location based parking meter time reminder

In embodiments of the disclosure, location information can be used to automatically set a parking meter time reminder on a user's mobile device. For example, after determining that the user has parked once a destination has been reached, the user's location can be used to determine if the vehicle has... Faraday & future Inc

06/01/17 / #20170154513

Systems and methods for automatic detection of an occupant condition in a vehicle based on data aggregation

A system for detecting a condition associated with an occupant in a vehicle. The system may include a plurality of sensors configured to acquire a first set of data indicative of occupancy of the vehicle and a second set of data indicative of at least one operating status of the... Faraday & future Inc

05/25/17 / #20170150361

Secure vehicle network architecture

Embodiments of the disclosure can provide for secure communication in a vehicle network by distinguishing among communications at different layers of the vehicle network and using different security levels depending on the network layer. For example, a communication between different electronic control units (ECUs) in the same domain (e.g., two... Faraday & future Inc

05/04/17 / #20170120770

Systems and methods for disengaging a battery

Systems and methods for disengaging a battery are disclosed. The systems and methods may be used to disengage a battery from a direct-current (DC) bus of a vehicle when the DC bus is under a load. In one implementation, the system includes one or more contactors between the battery string... Faraday & future Inc

05/04/17 / #20170120771

Electric vehicle battery test

An adaptive and adjustable isolation fault testing of a multi-string battery of an electric vehicle is disclosed. The isolation fault testing can be performed in an adjustable or predetermined loop having dedicated time windows for respective battery strings in compliance with the system requirements, specification, and regulatory regime.... Faraday & future Inc

05/04/17 / #20170120772

Electric vehicle battery charge and discharge management

An adaptive multi-string battery for an electric vehicle is disclosed herein. The battery strings can adaptively be connected to the power bus bars based on the output voltage to be discharged with load. During operation of the vehicle, the voltage, current, and estimate charge can be constantly monitored to change... Faraday & future Inc

05/04/17 / #20170120876

Windshield wiper fluid refilling system

In one embodiment, the windshield wiper fluid refilling system includes a removable filter configured to receive fluid through a first opening from outside an automobile. The removable filter includes one more filtering components therein for removing contaminants from the fluid. A reservoir is configured to couple to the removable filter... Faraday & future Inc

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05/04/17 / #20170120951

Webbing devices for an underbody of a motor vehicle

A webbing device for a vehicle underbody can comprise a plurality of rows of ribs and members that extend between the ribs to provide rigidity and force load distribution. The webbing device can comprise channels to receive a variety of structural components of the underbody and can accommodate underbodies of... Faraday & future Inc

05/04/17 / #20170122407

Thrust balanced planetary gear assemblies

Thrust balanced planetary gear systems are described herein. An example planetary gear system includes a ring gear supported by a housing, the ring gear having teeth on an inner sidewall of the ring gear, and a plurality of helical gears, each of the plurality of helical gears including a first... Faraday & future Inc

05/04/17 / #20170122748

Methods and improved precision street maps using low cost sensors

Methods and systems for increasing the precision of a map include receiving a plurality of messages over a network from a corresponding plurality of vehicles. The vehicles may be equipped with positioning devices such as a global positioning receiver. The positioning devices in the vehicles may be of a lower... Faraday & future Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124756

Methods and systems for generating dynamic user interface effects

A method of generating dynamic user interface effects may include receiving positioning data indicative of a location of the user interface and receiving orientation data indicative of an orientation of the user interface. The method may also include determining a location of a light source relative to the user interface... Faraday & future Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124871

System and vehicle data communication

A system within an environment of a vehicle in which one or more electronic control unit(s) (ECU) having its own communications protocol stack (e.g., a TCP/IP stack) can communicate with an ECU gateway that functions as a component of an infotainment system. Each ECU can thereby publish its own data... Faraday & future Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124882

Methods and systems for electronically assisted lane entrance

Methods and systems for assisted lane entrance are disclosed. In some aspects, a method of assisting movement of a vehicle from one lane to another, includes detecting an entrance to a restricted access lane within a threshold distance in front of the vehicle, determining entrance parameters for the restricted access... Faraday & future Inc

05/04/17 / #20170126115

Method and system for overcurrent protection for insulated-gate bipolar transistor (igbt) modules

Circuits and methods for driving a load are disclosed. An exemplary driving circuit may include first and second switching devices electrically connected with each other in parallel. The driving circuit may also include a current sensing circuit configured to generate a current sensing signal indicating a value of a current... Faraday & future Inc

05/04/17 / #20170126145

Methods and systems for interconnecting parallel igbt modules

A system for interconnecting parallel insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) modules is provided. A pair of switches selected from a plurality of the IGBT modules are assigned to a driver integrated circuit (IC). In the pair of switches, a master IGBT switch is selected, the other switch being a slave... Faraday & future Inc

05/04/17 / #20170126428

Can listen only configuration for safety critical systems

Systems and methods for communication between a vehicle system and a secure communication bus are disclosed. Systems can include a microcontroller and a transceiver configured to send transmit data to the communication bus, receive data from the communication bus, and send data received from the communication bus to the microcontroller.... Faraday & future Inc

04/27/17 / #20170116804

Systems and methods for user based vehicle access control

Systems and methods for remotely providing access to a secured vehicle are disclosed. The methods can include receiving a permission parameter from a primary user authorizing a secondary user to enter, receiving an access permission request from a secondary user, evaluating the access permission request for compliance with the permission... Faraday & future Inc

03/30/17 / #20170089711

Methods and generating digital boundaries based on overhead images

In one aspect, an apparatus includes a receiver configured to receive one or more images of an area and a memory configured to store the one or more images processed images. The apparatus further includes a positioning device configured to identify a position of the vehicle. The apparatus also includes... Faraday & future Inc

03/30/17 / #20170087993

Gps assist in regenerative braking

A regenerative braking system and method are disclosed. According to certain embodiments, the regenerative braking system is engaged and adjusted when the navigation system recognizes that the vehicle is descending down a long grade. This can be pre-stored information, or information derived from prior experience or from the shared experiences... Faraday & future Inc

03/30/17 / #20170088067

Systems and methods for detection and processing of pressure signals

A force responsive transducer is disclosed. The force responsive transducer can include a force conductive cover, a pretensioner, and a force sensitive resistor. The pretensioner can be located between the force conductive cover and the force sensitive resistor. An apparatus can include a plurality of force responsive transducers, wherein a... Faraday & future Inc

03/30/17 / #20170088074

Impact absorbing device defining aperture

An impact absorbing device may include a support beam with a first side and a second side opposite the first side. The first side may be designed to be closer to a passenger compartment of a vehicle than the second side. The support beam may also define a first aperture... Faraday & future Inc

03/30/17 / #20170088105

Sensor-triggering of friction and regenerative braking

In an emergency stop situation, the regenerative braking system is used to assist in rapid deceleration, by combining regenerative braking with conventional friction brakes. Sensors can also be used to trigger the braking systems, even before the driver is able to react. These sensors might include external cameras, ABS activation... Faraday & future Inc

03/30/17 / #20170089104

Electric door release system

An electric door release system and an electric door release method are disclosed. The system and method may be used for releasing a vehicle door when a primary power source of the vehicle is drained. According to certain embodiments, the system includes a power interface configured to receive a direct-current... Faraday & future Inc

03/30/17 / #20170090594

Programmable onboard interface

A vehicle may include a first seat configured to accommodate an occupant and an onboard interface device adjacent to the first seat. The onboard interface device may include a housing configured to accommodate a palm of the occupant, a first groove positioned in the housing and configured to accommodate a... Faraday & future Inc

03/30/17 / #20170092026

Low-power access authentication

An authentication-based multi-stage powering scheme is disclosed. An initial authentication stage can include low-power components to sense user initialization signal and authenticate the user. When the user is authenticated the vehicle system can be initialized and one or more subsequent sensing components can be powered up and activated. When the... Faraday & future Inc

03/30/17 / #20170092028

System and operating vehicle using mobile device

A method of for authenticating a mobile device for operating a vehicle may include receiving, by a receiver of the vehicle, an operation request from the mobile device to actuate an operation of the vehicle and generating, by a controller of the vehicle, a locally-perceivable signal indicative of a passcode... Faraday & future Inc

03/30/17 / #20170092999

Dual phase battery cooling system

A cooling system for a battery cell. In one embodiment, the cooling system includes a wicking material and a first cooling liquid; a battery cell support to hold the battery cell in communication with the wicking material; a first cooling channel having a wall, the wall having an interior and... Faraday & future Inc

03/30/17 / #20170093236

Interior permanent magnet machine for automotive electric vehicles

Certain aspects relate to topologies for an interior permanent magnet (IPM) electrical machine having increased saliency torque, increased flux-linkage, reduced magnet leakage flux, and reduced detrimental slotting effects compared to existing IPM electrical machines. The IPM electrical machine includes a rotor having a number of poles and a flux barrier... Faraday & future Inc

03/30/17 / #20170093258

Interior permanent magnet machine for automotive electric vehicles

Certain aspects relate to topologies for an interior permanent magnet (IPM) electrical machine having increased saliency torque, increased flux-linkage, reduced magnet leakage flux, and reduced detrimental slotting effects compared to existing IPM electrical machines. The IPM electrical machine includes a rotor having a number of poles and a flux barrier... Faraday & future Inc

03/30/17 / #20170094231

Scene reconstruction using pre-buffering in sensor triggered automobile cameras

The present application is directed to systems and methods for capturing video from a sensor triggered camera. External automobile cameras run continuously and content is buffered. Buffer storage is triggered by one or more other automobile sensors to store content beginning at some period of time (e.g. 30 seconds) prior... Faraday & future Inc








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