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 new patent  Vehicle control system and method for controlling a vehicle

A vehicle control system for at least one vehicle subsystem of a vehicle; the vehicle control system comprising a subsystem controller for initiating control of the or each of the vehicle subsystems in a selected one of a plurality of different subsystem control modes, each of which corresponds to one or more different driving conditions for the vehicle. Evaluation means are provided for evaluating one or more driving condition indicators to determine the extent to which each of the subsystem control modes is appropriate and for providing an output to the subsystem controller that is indicative of the control mode which is most appropriate. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

 new patent  Vehicle speed control system and method

A vehicle speed control system operable to cause a vehicle to operate in accordance with a target speed value, the system being further operable automatically to control cross-axle locking means of an axle of the vehicle to cause an increase in resistance to relative rotation of wheels of the axle. Thus, the speed control system may be operable automatically to command the cross-axle locking means to increase the resistance to relative rotation of wheels of the axle without a driver being required to intervene to command assumption of this condition.. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

 new patent  Vehicle speed control system

A vehicle speed control system for a vehicle having a plurality of wheels, the vehicle speed control system comprising one or more electronic control units configured to carry out a method that includes applying torque to at least one of the plurality of wheels, detecting a slip event between any one or more of the wheels and the ground over which the vehicle is travelling when the vehicle is in motion and providing a slip detection output signal in the event thereof. The method carried out by the one or more electronic control units further includes receiving a user input of a target speed at which the vehicle is intended to travel and maintaining the vehicle at the target speed independently of the slip detection output signal by adjusting the amount of torque applied to the at least one of the plurality of wheels.. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

Electric drive motor

The present disclosure relates to an electric drive motor (101; 201) for a vehicle. The electric drive motor (101; 201) has a stator (103) having a plurality of slots (107); and a rotor (102; 202) having a plurality of poles (106; 206). ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

Improvements in vehicle speed control

A speed control system for a vehicle. The speed control system has a torque control for automatically causing application of positive and negative torque to one or more wheels of a vehicle to cause a vehicle to travel in accordance with a target speed value. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

Automated climate control system

A control unit for a climate control system for a vehicle, comprising; a monitoring module arranged to monitor at least one demand representative of an environmental parameter change within the vehicle and/or at least one active user input relating to an environmental parameter within the vehicle; a storage means storing a control policy for configuring at least one climate control element; a feedback module configured to receive the at least one demand from the monitoring module and to receive a simulated control policy from a simulation module; wherein the feedback module is configured to update the control policy, based on the simulated control policy, in response to receiving the at least one demand; and an implementation module for controlling said at least one climate control element in accordance with said control policy.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

Improvements in vehicle speed control

A speed control system for a vehicle. The speed control system has a torque control for automatically causing application of positive and negative torque to one or more wheels of a vehicle to cause a vehicle to travel in accordance with a target speed value. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

Control system and method of controlling a driveline

Some embodiments of the present invention provide a control system configured to control a driveline of a motor vehicle to operate in a selected one of a plurality of configurations, the system being configured to receive a brake signal responsive to the application of a braking system, the system being configured to cause the driveline to operate in a second configuration and not a first configuration in dependence at least in part on the brake signal, wherein the first configuration a first group of one or more wheels and in addition a second group of one or more wheels are arranged to be driven by the driveline and in the second configuration the first group of one or more wheels and not the second group are arranged to be driven by the driveline.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

Display system and method

The present disclosure relates to a display system (1) for generating a composite view of a region behind a vehicle (v) towing a trailer (t). A first camera (c1) is provided for outputting first image data corresponding to a first image (img1), the first camera (c1) being configured to be mounted in a rear-facing orientation to the vehicle (v). ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

Retractable handle arrangement

The invention relates to a retractable handle arrangement comprising a handle having a swing-arm moveable about a pivot axis and arranged to couple the handle to a support structure for movement between a stowed state and a deployed state, and wherein the swing arm comprises an engagement means that in the deployed state engages the support structure so as to substantially prevent lateral play of the handle.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

Clutch control for providing an indication to a driver

An illustrative example embodiment of a system for providing an indication to a driver includes a clutch that is at least partially automatically controllable and clutch control means configured to control the clutch in a manner that results in a haptic indication to a driver based on at least one predefined condition. In an example embodiment, the clutch control includes automatically adjusting an amount of clutch engagement to provide the haptic indication.. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

Controller for a motor vehicle and method

Embodiments of the present invention provide a controller for a motor vehicle comprising: means for receiving information indicative of a current vehicle speed; means for receiving information indicative of an amount of brake force a braking system of the vehicle is developing or is capable of developing; means for receiving information indicative of a gradient of a driving surface on which the vehicle is driving; and torque transmission reduction means for causing a powertrain torque reduction operation to be performed in which the controller causes one or more components in a torque transmission path from a torque delivery device to driven wheels of the vehicle to assume a torque reduction condition in which torque transmission from the torque delivery device to the driven wheels is reduced or substantially terminated, the controller being configured automatically to cause the torque reduction operation to be performed in dependence at least in part on the information indicative of current vehicle speed, information indicative of brake force amount and information indicative of driving surface gradient.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

Adjustable clutch control based upon drive mode

An illustrative example vehicle torque control system includes a clutch that is at least partially automatically controllable. A manual clutch control means allows a driver to control engagement of the clutch. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

Vehicle control unit

The present invention relates to a vehicle control unit (20). The vehicle control unit (20) comprises an input (26) for detecting a start demand and a driving condition. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

03/15/18 / #20180073421

Controller for a motor vehicle cooling system and method

A controller for a motor vehicle cooling system thermostatic valve assembly, the assembly having a radiator bypass coolant flow inlet, a radiator coolant flow inlet and a coolant outlet, the assembly being configured to allow flow of coolant from the bypass coolant flow inlet to the coolant outlet and from the radiator coolant flow inlet to the coolant outlet, the assembly comprising means for controlling a flow rate of fluid from the radiator coolant flow inlet to the coolant outlet, the controller being configured to receive an ambient temperature signal indicative of an ambient air temperature, the controller being configured to control flow of coolant from the radiator coolant flow inlet to the coolant outlet in dependence at least in part on the ambient temperature signal.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

03/08/18 / #20180069548

Reducing erroneous detection of input command gestures

Embodiments of the present invention provide for a system and method for reducing erroneous detection of input command gestures. The method is performed by the system and includes storing a reference time value of when a presence of a human body part is detected by a first sensor and storing a further time value of when a presence of a human body part is detected by a second sensor. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

03/08/18 / #20180065498

Relating to range prediction in electric vehicles

A first method of predicting the range of an electric vehicle comprises, determining a range value during a current vehicle operating cycle using a first range model, wherein the first range model is dependent on an energy consumption rate value recorded during a previous vehicle operating cycle. A second method of predicting the range of an electric vehicle comprises, monitoring a trailer detecting means of the vehicle; and determining a first range value if the trailer detecting means detects that a trailer is attached to the vehicle.. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

03/01/18 / #20180058570

Lubricating system for a vehicle transmission component, vehicle therewith, and method of lubricating a transmission component

The present invention relates to a lubricating system for a vehicle transmission component. The system comprises a lubricating circuit (44) for supplying lubricant to a transmission component, the circuit (44) including a reservoir (46), a supply path for supplying lubricant from the reservoir (46) to the transmission component, and a return path for returning lubricant from the transmission component to the reservoir (46). ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

03/01/18 / #20180058114

Retractable handle arrangement

A retractable handle arrangement comprising a handle movable between stowed, deployed and operative states, and including first and second deployment means both of which are operable independently to move the handle from the stowed state to the deployed state. The first deployment mechanism is electrically actuated and the second deployment mechanism is manually actuated. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

02/15/18 / #20180048957

Active noise control for vehicles

Aspects of the present invention relate to an active noise system (4), a vehicle (1) with an active noise system (4), a method for controlling an active noise system (4), a computer program for controlling an active noise system (4) and an active noise controller (40). The wading detection system (3) includes sensors (30, 31, 32, 33) for detecting a wading depth and a wading detection controller (34). ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

02/15/18 / #20180047219

Telematics control system tracking and monitoring

The present invention provides a telematics control system for use in a vehicle for determining whether to transmit vehicle data to off-board the vehicle, the vehicle including a vehicle battery and one or more vehicle sensors. The system includes an input arranged to receive vehicle data from at least one of the one or more on-board vehicle sensors, a processor arranged to determine whether the vehicle battery is operably connected to the system, and an output arranged to transmit a wireless communications message indicative of the received vehicle data to off-board the vehicle. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

02/15/18 / #20180045956

Head up display apparatus and display surface therefor

One embodiment of the invention provides a head up display (hud) apparatus for a vehicle, comprising a display surface, and a light source including one or more narrow band emitters for directing light towards the display surface and forming an image. At least part of the display surface is selectively more reflective at wavelengths corresponding to wavelengths of light emitted by the one or more narrow band emitters for a given angle of incidence relative to other wavelengths in the visible part of the spectrum at the same angle of incidence.. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

02/15/18 / #20180045101

A multi-stage exhaust turbocharger system

A multi-stage exhaust turbocharger has parallel high pressure stages (30, 40) and a single low pressure stage in series. The high pressure stages (30, 40) have variable geometry turbines. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

02/15/18 / #20180043821

Lighting system for a vehicle having a light testing mode and method of inspecting lights

A vehicle (2) comprises a plurality of vehicle lights (14a-k) to be matched by additional lights (8a-j) in use; respective connecting interfaces (20a-20h) associated with each of the vehicle lights (14a-k); and an electronic controller (24) for controlling supply of light-activating power to the vehicle lights (14a-k) and to the associated connecting interfaces (20a-20h). The controller (24) is configured, in a light testing mode, to supply said power to each of the vehicle lights (14a-k) and to each of the associated connecting interfaces (20a-20h) in a sequence for inspecting whether additional lights (8a-j) connected in use to the connecting interfaces (20a-20h) match the vehicle lights (14a-k). ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

02/08/18 / #20180040151

Apparatus and method for displaying information

Embodiments of the present invention provide a display method for use in a vehicle, comprising obtaining information associated with a vehicle or external image data of a region proximal to the vehicle, and displaying, on a display device worn by an occupant of the vehicle, one or more of a graphical representation of at least one component of the vehicle having one or more characteristics based on the information associated with the vehicle, or a representation of the external image data, wherein the one or more displayed representation is arranged to overlie a portion of the vehicle to be indicative of a portion of the vehicle being at. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

02/08/18 / #20180038696

A system for use in a vehicle

The present invention relates to a system for use in a vehicle for determining in real time whether to permanently store vehicle data indicative of at least one vehicle-related feature during a vehicle journey. The system includes receiving means configured to receive the vehicle data from at least one subsystem of the vehicle, and means configured to permanently store the vehicle data indicative of the at least one vehicle-related feature at a first location of the vehicle journey as a permanent data point. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

02/08/18 / #20180038131

Key for operating a lock mechanism and kit of parts

The present disclosure relates to a key (101) for operating a lock mechanism (l). The key (101) includes a shank (105); and a blade (107) having a lock operating bit portion (111). ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

02/08/18 / #20180037217

System and method to facilitate satisfying low emission zone requirements

According to an aspect of the invention, there is provided a method of managing vehicle electrical power that includes determining that there is at least one low emission zone along a route, determining a required power capacity a vehicle electric power source needs to propel the vehicle through the at least one low emission zone, determining a remaining power capacity of the vehicle electric power source and controlling use of electrical power on the vehicle to preserve at least a portion of the remaining power capacity corresponding to the required power capacity for use in propelling the vehicle through the at least one low emission zone.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

02/08/18 / #20180037167

Adaptable storage

An adaptable load floor assembly, storage compartment, and associated control system for a vehicle. The vehicle includes a storage compartment with a load floor, a rear opening, a door for selectively closing the opening, and a platform hinged to the load floor and located within the storage compartment when the door is closed. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

02/08/18 / #20180037097

Roof system for a vehicle

A detachable roof system for a convertible vehicle (10) having an open state in which a vehicle cabin is open and a closed state in which the vehicle cabin is closed includes a front frame (30) which is removably mountable to the vehicle at the front of the vehicle cabin and a rear frame (60), separate from the front frame (30), which is removably mountable to the vehicle at the rear of the vehicle cabin. The rear frame includes an integral panel (76) which forms a rear window of the vehicle when the rear frame is mounted on the vehicle. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

02/01/18 / #20180034297

Method of assisting use of an electronic device on-board a vehicle

Aspects of the disclosure relate to a method of assisting the use of a portable and rechargeable consumer electronic device (50) on-board a vehicle (20). Advantageously the method may be utilised in a motor vehicle and comprises determining that a portable consumer electronic device (50), such as a smartphone is connected to a controller (90) on-board the vehicle. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

02/01/18 / #20180032300

Display control apparatus and method

The invention relates to a display control apparatus (1) for dynamically controlling the display of information in a vehicle (3). The display control apparatus (1) comprises a controller (12) having at least one electronic processor (13). ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

02/01/18 / #20180031196

Illumination device, method and system

The present disclosure relates to an illumination device (10) for use as a vehicle headlight, comprising: at least one excitation means (12) for emitting excitation light; and a fluorescing means (14) for receiving at least a portion of the excitation light and emitting illuminating light in response thereto in an illumination direction of the illumination device (10). The at least one excitation means (12) is arranged substantially perpendicular to, or forward of, the fluorescing means (14) in the illumination direction to emit excitation light toward the fluorescing means (14). ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

02/01/18 / #20180029589

Control strategy for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle

A method of controlling a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle including an electric propulsion system, an engine, and a catalytic converter associated with the engine, the method comprising: monitoring a state of charge of a battery of the vehicle when in a charge depletion mode; determining a rate of depletion of the state of charge; estimating from the rate of depletion a duration of a depletion period representing the time remaining until a minimum state of charge of the battery will be reached; determining a duration of a warming period of the catalytic converter; comparing the duration of the depletion period and the duration of the warming period; and activating the engine if the duration of the depletion period is less than or equal to the duration of the warming period.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

02/01/18 / #20180029586

Hybrid electric vehicle control system and method

Embodiments of the invention provide a control system for a hybrid electric vehicle, the vehicle having a powertrain comprising at least one electric propulsion motor and at least one engine, the control system being operable to control the vehicle to operate in an electric vehicle (ev) mode in which the at least one engine remains switched off and the at least one electric propulsion motor is configured to deliver drive torque and a boost mode in which the at least one engine is switched on to provide additional power to drive the vehicle. When the vehicle is operating in ev mode the system is further operable to determine whether a boost location exists ahead of the vehicle being a location at which a gradient of a driving surface is sufficiently high to require selection of the boost mode, the control system being operable automatically to command starting of the at least one engine before the boost location is reached.. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

02/01/18 / #20180029563

Windshield monitoring system

The present invention relates to a windshield monitoring system, comprising; a windshield (104) for a vehicle (100); a plurality of light emitters (108) forming an array, each emitter (108) arranged to direct a beam of light into an edge of the windshield (104) at an angle of incidence arranged to subject the beam of light to total internal reflection at a windshield to air interface to propagate the beam of light across the windshield to an opposing edge thereof, and the angle of incidence being arranged to refract the light beam away from the windshield at a windshield to contaminant interface; the system comprising a light detector arranged to detect that light from the beam of light has been refracted away from the windshield; and wherein the emitters (108) are separated substantially across a length of the windshield (104).. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

02/01/18 / #20180029502

Seat control apparatus

The present application relates to a seat control apparatus (1) for configuring a vehicle power seat (2). The seat control apparatus (1) has an operating member (12) for cycling through a plurality of control modes (r1-6). ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

02/01/18 / #20180029470

Anti-slosh device and method for a liquid container

A liquid container has a plurality of resilient liquid permeable bodies inserted via an aperture and attached to a mounting by a tether, so as to interrupt the free flow of liquid within the container and prevent noise and vibration resulting from the contained fluid sloshing. A method describes how the anti-slosh device can be installed into a liquid container and how the device can be retrofitted to any liquid container.. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

02/01/18 / #20180029425

Noise-reducing device for a vehicle

A noise-reducing device for a vehicle wheel rim comprises two elements arranged to secure the device around the wheel rim. The elements are arranged to form a closed loop that is a close fit with the wheel rim so that the device is self-retaining on the wheel rim. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

01/25/18 / #20180025499

Trailer tracking apparatus and method

The present disclosure relates to a trailer tracking apparatus (2) for monitoring movement of a trailer (3) connected to a vehicle (1). The trailer tracking apparatus (2) has a controller (5) comprising an electronic processor (6) having an electrical input for receiving image data (dat) from an imaging sensor (10) disposed on the vehicle (1). ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

01/25/18 / #20180023968

Route planning apparatus and method

The present disclosure relates to a method of planning a route (r) to a destination (14). A map database (9) defines a road network; and a communications network database (10) defines one or more network parameter for a wireless communication network. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

01/25/18 / #20180023455

Multi-stage exhaust turbocharger system

A multi-stage exhaust turbocharger has parallel high pressure stages (30, 40), and a single low pressure stage (60) in series. The low pressure stage (60) has a divided scroll turbine wheel 62 with each scroll fed independently from the respective turbines of the high pressure stage. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

01/25/18 / #20180022349

Method of speed control for a vehicle

A vehicle is adapted to sense a condition of use in which a maximum speed control speed is reduced. The condition of use may be indicated by a sensor of the vehicle, or selected according to the kind of terrain across which the vehicle is travelling. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

01/25/18 / #20180022168

Vehicle wheel assembly

A control valve assembly that includes: an inlet for receiving compressed air from a supply line; an outlet for supplying compressed air to a transfer line; and a control valve for selectively placing the inlet in fluid communication with the outlet. The control valve assembly is configured to be removably disposed in a wheel hub. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

01/11/18 / #20180013834

Vehicle communication system

A communication system for facilitating control over a function of a vehicle (102) comprises a base station (104) positioned in the vehicle (102) and a mobile communication unit (122). The base station (104) comprises a first transmitter for transmitting a signal to the mobile communication unit (122) and a first receiver for receiving a signal from the mobile communication unit (122). ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

01/11/18 / #20180012081

System for use in a vehicle

A system for use in a vehicle for determining an indication of the type of terrain in the vicinity of the vehicle, the system comprising; means configured to receive sensor output data from at least one sensor on the vehicle; means configured to determine a plurality of parameters in dependence on the sensor output data; a neural network algorithm configured to receive the plurality of parameters; and means configured to execute the neural network algorithm to provide a plurality of outputs corresponding to a plurality of different terrain types, the neural network being further configured to associate the plurality of parameters with one of the plurality of outputs, so as to determine an indication of the terrain type.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

01/11/18 / #20180010501

Exhaust treatment apparatus and method

The present invention relates to an exhaust treatment apparatus (1) for an internal combustion engine (5). The apparatus includes a catalyst chamber (15) containing a catalyst (35). ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

01/04/18 / #20180005528

Vehicle interface device

The present disclosure relates to a vehicle interface device configured to output a haptic signal to indicate a potential hazard. The apparatus includes at least one haptic generator configured to generate a haptic signal; and a processor for controlling the haptic generator. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

01/04/18 / #20180001897

Vehicle control system and method

Embodiments of the present invention provide a vehicle control system comprising a speed control system, the speed control system being configured automatically to attempt to cause a vehicle to operate in accordance with a target speed value by causing a first vehicle speed value determined according to a first predetermined method to become or be maintained substantially equal to the predetermined target speed value at least in part by causing application of positive drive torque to one or more wheels by means of a powertrain, wherein the speed control system is configured to impose a constraint on the amount of driving torque that may be demanded of the powertrain in dependence on the target speed value and a second vehicle speed value determined according to a second predetermined method, said a second predetermined method being based on the mean speed of the driven wheels of the vehicle.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

01/04/18 / #20180001895

Vehicle control system and method

A vehicle control system having a subsystem controller for initiating control of a first group of at least one vehicle subsystem in a selected one of a plurality of subsystem control modes each corresponding to one or more different driving conditions; and an estimator module for evaluating at least one driving condition indicator to determine the extent to which each of the subsystem control modes is appropriate and for providing an output indicative of the subsystem control mode that is most appropriate. The estimator module is configured to increase the probability to which the at least one off-road driving mode is determined appropriate in dependence on at least one terrain indicator. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

01/04/18 / #20180001871

Apparatus and method for controlling a vehicle system

The present disclosure relates to apparatus for controlling operation of a vehicle system. The apparatus includes a processor operable in an automatic mode to output a control signal to automate operation of the vehicle system. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

12/28/17 / #20170371419

Apparatus and method for controlling operation of a component

Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for use in a vehicle, comprising determining a distance of a predetermined gesture from a reference location within a vehicle, and initiating an operation responsive to the gesture, wherein a mode of the operation is determined based upon the distance of the gesture from the reference location.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

12/28/17 / #20170369006

Position-based performance of a vehicle function in a vehicle communication system

A vehicle communication system (100) for facilitating control over a function of a vehicle (102) comprises a base station (104) positioned in the vehicle (102) and a mobile communication unit (122). The base station (104) comprises a first transmitter for transmitting a signal to the mobile communication unit and a first receiver for receiving a signal from the mobile communication unit (122). ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

12/28/17 / #20170368767

Composite molding techniques

A molded component and method of molding such a component having one or more features. At least one fibrous substrate is located in a mold. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

12/14/17 / #20170355364

Vehicle electrical circuit protection

A method of protecting the high voltage dc bus of a hybrid vehicle as well as to a hybrid vehicle and controller configured to implement the method. The method involves detecting a plurality of requests to start the vehicle and, in response to at least the first request, precharging and energizing the high voltage dc bus without starting the engine. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

12/07/17 / #20170353838

Position-based limited-response mode operation in a vehicle communication system

A communication system for facilitating control over a function of a vehicle (102) comprises a base station (104) positioned in the vehicle (102) and a mobile communication unit (122). The base station (104) comprises a first transmitter for transmitting a signal to the mobile communication unit (122) and a first receiver for receiving a signal from the mobile communication unit (122). ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

11/30/17 / #20170345249

Brake control

A brake control system for a motor vehicle having wheels, service brakes for supplying a service braking effort to a plurality of the wheels, sensing means for detecting standstill of the vehicle, and a parking brake engageable to supply a park braking effort to a subset of the plurality of wheels. The system comprises brake actuation means for actuating the service brakes to supply the service braking effort; and brake control means for controlling the brake actuation means to supply an automatic component of the service braking effort. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

11/30/17 / #20170343106

Park release method and vehicle having park release means

In one aspect of the invention there is provided a method of manually releasing power actuated vehicle park means in the absence of power, the method comprising the steps of: rotating a power actuated selector shaft from a park mode position in which one or more wheels are locked by the park means to a park release mode position in which the one or more wheels are released by the park means; and locking the selector shaft in the release mode position by means of locking means, whereby the successive steps of rotating the selector shaft to the release mode position and subsequently locking the selector shaft in the release mode position comprise manual translation or rotation of one or more members in first and second directions respectively, the first direction being different from the second direction.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

11/30/17 / #20170341481

Air vent and method of control thereof

Embodiments of the invention provide air conditioning system for use in a motor vehicle, the air conditioning system comprising a controller, at least one primary vent and an air delivery apparatus for location in a dashboard of a motor vehicle, the apparatus comprising: at least one secondary vent; and means for moving the at least one secondary vent between a retracted position in which the at least one secondary vent lies rearward of an a surface of the dashboard and a deployed position in which the at least one secondary vent is exposed for delivery of air to a zone of the vehicle, the controller being operable to: control the air conditioning system to provide a flow of air from the at least one primary vent while the air delivery apparatus is in a retracted position; and control the at least one vent to assume the deployed position responsive to a demand for a flow of air from the at least one secondary vent.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

11/16/17 / #20170331142

Rechargeable battery, cooling system therefor and method of manufacture

A rechargeable cell having an outer casing and a roll including layers of active and insulator material disposed within the outer casing. The rechargeable cell additionally includes an externally accessible hollow core which enables central cooling of the rechargeable cell.. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

11/16/17 / #20170327066

An impact energy absorbing device for a vehicle

An impact energy absorbing device for a vehicle includes a plurality of cells that are grouped together to form a matrix structure defining a mounting region and a contact region. The cells crush along their respective longitudinal axes when exposed to an impact force on the contact region. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

11/16/17 / #20170326977

Control system and method of controlling a driveline

Some embodiments of the present invention provide a control system configured to control a driveline of a motor vehicle to operate in a selected one of a plurality of configurations, the system comprising at least one sensor for sensing an environment ahead of the vehicle and generating a sensor signal in dependence on the environment, the system being configured to cause the driveline to operate in a configuration selected in dependence at least in part on the sensor signal.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

11/16/17 / #20170326976

Control system and method of controlling a driveline

Some embodiments of the present invention provide a control system configured to control a driveline of a motor vehicle to operate in a selected one of a plurality of configurations, the system being configured to receive a signal indicative of a location of the vehicle, the system being configured to cause the driveline to operate in a configuration selected in dependence at least in part on the signal indicative of the location of the vehicle.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

11/09/17 / #20170325018

Acoustic baffle

The present disclosure relates to an acoustic baffle (2) for attenuating sound waves generated by an acoustic source (3). The acoustic baffle (2) is made up of one or more cells (8). ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

11/09/17 / #20170320389

Control system and method of controlling a driveline

Some embodiments of the present invention provide a control system configured to control a driveline of a motor vehicle to operate in a selected one of a plurality of configurations, the system being configured to cause the driveline to operate in a first configuration and not a second configuration in dependence on a first set of one or more conditions, the system being further configured to override operation in the first configuration and cause the driveline to operate in the second configuration and not the first configuration in dependence on the first set of one or more conditions and in addition a second set of one or more conditions.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

10/26/17 / #20170305436

System and method for determining whether a trailer is attached to a vehicle

A control system for a vehicle for determining whether a trailer is attached to the vehicle, the system being configured to receive an input of pitch data for the vehicle and to determine from the pitch data whether a trailer is attached to the vehicle.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

10/26/17 / #20170305406

Vehicle and method of control thereof

In an aspect of the invention there is provided a speed control system for a hybrid electric vehicle, the vehicle having at least one engine and at least, one electric machine, the system being operable to allow a driver to set a target vehicle speed, the system being operable in first and, second speed control modes to control the vehicle to maintain the target vehicle speed, in the first speed control mode the system being configured to limit operation of the vehicle to an electric vehicle (ev) mode, in the second speed control mode the system being configured not to limit operation of the vehicle to the ev mode, wherein when the control system is in the first mode and at least one of a prescribed one or more conditions is met, e.g. A rate of acceleration demanded by the driver or a difference between a target vehicle speed and a current vehicle speed exceeds a respective prescribed threshold value, the system is operable to not limit operation of the vehicle to the ev mode.. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

10/05/17 / #20170285639

System and method for configuring autonomous vehicle responses based on a driver profile

An illustrative example system for developing an autonomous vehicle response includes a simulator that provides an at least visual simulation of a plurality of different situations that may be encountered while driving, a driver input device that allows the driver to respond to the simulation of the plurality of situations in a manner consistent with the driver's driving response to the situations, respectively, and a compute device including at least one processor and data storage associated with the processor. The compute device is configured to determine a profile of the driver based on information from the driver input device regarding the driver's driving responses to the simulation of the situations. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

10/05/17 / #20170282664

Spring aid assembly for a vehicle suspension system

A spring aid assembly for a vehicle suspension system. The spring aid assembly includes: a housing having a generally cylindrical cavity formed therein, a damper including a rod extending through a cap, and a spring aid having a proximal end retained within the cavity of the housing, a distal end extending in an axial direction away from the housing, and an outer circumferential groove formed therein. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

09/28/17 / #20170280091

Display system and method

The present disclosure relates to a display system (1) for generating a composite view of a region behind a vehicle (v) towing a trailer (t). A first camera (c1) is provided for outputting first image data corresponding to a first image (img1), the first camera (c1) being configured to be mounted in a rear-facing orientation to the vehicle (v). ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

09/28/17 / #20170274878

Vehicle speed control system

A speed control system operable to control a motor vehicle to operate in accordance with a set-speed value, the control means being operable to allow a user to adjust the set-speed value by user actuation of a vehicle brake control or a vehicle accelerator control.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

09/28/17 / #20170274717

Joint locator

A locator (150) for positioning a male element (144) relative to a female element (142) in a joint (132), the male element (144) having a smaller footprint than the female element (142) and the locator (150) comprising an aperture (156) for receiving the male element (144), the aperture (156) having a smaller footprint than the female element (142) and locating means (164) for positioning the locator (150) relative to the female element (142) of the joint (132) such that the aperture (156) of the locator (150) selectively exposes only a part of the female element (142) to ensure location of the male element (144) within the female element (142) in a desired position. The locator (150) further comprises attachment means for attaching the locator (150) to the joint (132), wherein the attachment means is configured to detach on application of a threshold force. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

09/21/17 / #20170268892

Route planning device and associated method

A vehicle having a route planning device that includes a processor configured to identify a start location for a journey and a destination for the journey. One or more modes of transport for completing at least a portion of the journey are identified. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

09/14/17 / #20170259776

Bonnet displacement mechanism

A bonnet displacement mechanism for coupling a bonnet panel to a body structure of a vehicle. The bonnet displacement mechanism comprises a hinge mechanism for elevating a rear edge of the bonnet panel from a normal position, in-use, to a deployed position, and for lowering the rear edge of the bonnet panel from the deployed position to a latched position. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

08/31/17 / #20170247023

Controlling the operation of a vehicle brake system

A method of controlling the brake system of a vehicle. The method includes receiving one or more electrical signals each indicative of a value of a respective vehicle-related parameter. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

08/31/17 / #20170246955

Traction control considering wheel slip, pitch and heave

A traction control system for a motor vehicle includes a controller configured to initiate a traction control intervention at one or more vehicle wheels. The controller is configured to inhibit the traction control intervention in dependence on a reduced wheel load condition in said one or more wheels. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

08/24/17 / #20170241542

Control module

The present invention relates to a control module (62) for controlling an automatic gearbox (58). The control module comprises (62) a monitoring module (70) for monitoring one or more parameters of at least one powertrain element. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

08/24/17 / #20170241312

Particulate filter

A particulate filter (1) is provided having a first wall flow region (2) and a second flow through region (3). The filter is provided with a catalytic washcoat, whereby the filter can be used to remove both particulate matter and harmful gaseous emissions from an exhaust gas stream.. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

08/24/17 / #20170240225

Modifying aerodynamic performance of a vehicle

A vehicle (1; 101) is provided comprising a deployable closure panel (3; 103) which, in a deployed position, closes an air inlet (5; 105) of a vehicle body so that one edge thereof aligns with one edge of the vehicle body. A method is also provided for moving the closure panel (3; 103) into one of the deployed position and a retracted position, based on the vehicle (1; 101) satisfying a criterion. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

08/24/17 / #20170240224

Vehicle aerodynamic apparatus

A vehicle having a first lateral diffuser provided on a first side of the vehicle and a second lateral diffuser provided on a second side of the vehicle. The first and second lateral diffusers are movably mounted and can be displaced from a retracted position to at least a first deployed position.. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

08/24/17 / #20170240223

Vehicle aerodynamic apparatus

A vehicle having a transverse panel and a transverse aerodynamic member, and a control unit. The transverse aerodynamic member is movable to an operating position in which it is spaced apart from the transverse panel. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

08/24/17 / #20170240222

Vehicle aerodynamic apparatus

A vehicle having one or more guide vanes each disposed at each of a respective front and/or rear quarter of the vehicle for guiding the airflow in the vicinity of an adjacent wheel of the vehicle.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

08/24/17 / #20170240221

Vehicle aerodynamic apparatus

The present application relates to a vehicle (401). A first duct (457) having a first duct inlet (467) and a first duct outlet (469) is provided on a first lateral side of the vehicle (401). ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

08/17/17 / #20170234428

Park lock apparatus

A park lock apparatus and control unit for a vehicle, the apparatus comprising: a locking member (28, 30; 50) having: a first state arranged to permit independent rotational movement of front and rear drive shafts (20, 22) of the vehicle relative to a fixed position on the vehicle; a second state arranged to prevent independent rotational movement of the front and rear drive shafts of the vehicle relative to the fixed position on the vehicle; and a third state arranged to prevent rotational movement of the front and rear drive shafts of the vehicle relative to the fixed position on the vehicle, and an actuation member (36; 64) for moving the locking member between the first, second and third states.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

08/17/17 / #20170234180

Vehicle noise suppression method

Aspects of the present invention relate to noise modification systems of motor vehicles, and controllers and methods of use thereof.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

08/17/17 / #20170234179

Use of active noise system

Aspects of the present invention relate to an active noise system, a controller for an active noise system, a method and a hybrid electric vehicle. The invention relates to use of an active noise system for providing noise when an ice is not active.. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

08/17/17 / #20170233012

Modifying aerodynamic performance of a vehicle

A bonnet for a vehicle and a control unit. The bonnet includes a front edge and a rear edge. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

08/17/17 / #20170232959

Hybrid electric vehicle and method of control thereof

A hybrid electric vehicle (hev) comprises an engine and at least one electric machine. The vehicle is operable in an electric vehicle (ev) mode in which the electric machine develops torque to drive the vehicle whilst the engine is switched off. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

08/17/17 / #20170232944

Controlling the braking of a vehicle descending a slope

A method of controlling the braking of a vehicle descending a slope. The method includes receiving one or more electrical signals each indicative of a value of a respective vehicle-related parameter. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

08/10/17 / #20170229767

Vehicle antenna

Embodiments of the present invention provide an aerodynamic device for a vehicle, comprising one or more antenna elements arranged to extend from a surface of the aerodynamic device.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

08/10/17 / #20170228143

Improvements related to user interfaces

A controller for a display device, the controller comprising: an input for receiving user commands; a processor arranged to generate a display signal in dependence on the received user commands; and an output for sending the display signal to the display device; wherein the display signal is arranged to display on the display device: a content layer; and a user interface element overlaid on the content layer and moveable relative to the content layer and configured to transition between an unexpended and expanded state in dependence on at least one of the received user commands; wherein the user interface element is only moveable relative to the content layer when in the unexpended state.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

08/10/17 / #20170225664

Feedback through brake inputs

A brake system for a vehicle having wheels. The brake system (4) comprises: a brake assembly (8) for supplying a braking effort to the wheels on actuation of the brake assembly and brake input means (20) co-operable to actuate the brake assembly via a brake-by-wire connection. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

08/10/17 / #20170225623

Vehicle aerodynamic apparatus

A vehicle having one or more guide vanes for guiding airflow along a side of the vehicle. The guide vane(s) can be moved from a retracted position to a deployed position. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

08/03/17 / #20170219411

Fuel level sensor apparatus and support structure therefor

There is provided a liquid level sensor apparatus that has particular and beneficial application in a fuel tank, such as a saddle-tank used in automotive vehicles comprising first and second fuel compartments. The liquid level sensor apparatus is for determining a level or quantity of fuel therein. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

07/27/17 / #20170212974

Method for simulating a vehicle driving through water

A method of performing a computer implemented analysis of a vehicle in a simulated wading event, the method comprising: defining a trough domain representing a region comprising a water level to be waded by the vehicle; defining a vehicle domain comprising a simulation of the vehicle; the method further comprising: generating a first mesh comprising a plurality of finite mesh elements representing the trough domain; generating a second mesh comprising a plurality of finite mesh elements representing the vehicle domain; defining an overset between the first and second meshes; simulating the wading event by moving the second mesh representing the vehicle domain through the first mesh representing the trough domain, resolving the forces on at least a subset of the finite mesh elements to obtain transient pressures on at least a part of said vehicle domain, and outputting data indicative of said transient pressures. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

07/27/17 / #20170211692

Gear selector

A gear selector comprising a gate pattern and a gear lever arranged to be moveable within the gate pattern, the gate pattern comprising: a high range gate sub-pattern comprising one or more high range gear planes for moving the gear lever into to select a high range gear; a low range gate sub-pattern comprising one or more low range gear planes for moving the gear lever into to select a low range gear; a neutral plane extending transversely with respect to the high and low range gear planes; and a force profile arranged to urge the gear lever when in the neutral plane toward a resting position in one of the one or more high range gear planes, the force profile comprising a first interference arranged to divide the high range gate sub-pattern from the low range gate sub-pattern, wherein the gear lever is moveable past the first interference from the high range gate sub-pattern to the low range gate sub-pattern when a first predefined action is performed by an operator moving the gear lever.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

07/27/17 / #20170211685

Transmission heat exchange system

A transmission heat exchange system comprising: a transmission heat exchanger (103); a first valve (106), the first valve comprising at least a first coolant input and a temperature responsive component which changes condition according to its temperature; and a pump (104), the pump being arranged to pump coolant from the transmission heat exchanger to the first valve through the first coolant input. The first valve (106) is arranged to operate in a closed state and an open state according to the condition of the temperature responsive component, such that in the closed state coolant is allowed to flow from the transmission heat exchanger (103) through the first valve (106) at a first rate and in the open state coolant is allowed to flow from the transmission heat exchanger (103) through the first valve (106) at a second rate, the second rate being greater than the first rate. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

07/27/17 / #20170211630

Rotating shaft coupling

A rotary shaft coupling (10) for the drive-line of a vehicle includes a female component (11) of a propeller shaft (41) and a male component (12) of a drive axial pinion (42). The components have mutually engageable splines (14, 15) and circular regions (23, 25, 24, 26) drawn into engagement by a clamp nut (16) of the male component; the circular regions are a sliding or an interference fit. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

07/27/17 / #20170210415

Providing oscillatory feedback through a vehicle steering system

A method for controlling the provision of oscillatory feedback through a steering system of a vehicle. The method comprises receiving a request to provide oscillatory feedback through the steering system of the vehicle. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

07/20/17 / #20170203756

Controlling the stability of a vehicle

A method of controlling the stability of a vehicle. The method comprises acquiring an actual value of a vehicle stability parameter and determining a difference between the actual parameter value and a target value of that stability parameter. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

07/20/17 / #20170203626

Vehicle suspension systems

A ride-height adjustment system for a vehicle. The system has a first detector, to detect a preliminary end-of-journey (eoj) event, such as seat belt unbuckling or ignition switch-off. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

07/13/17 / #20170201687

Vehicle camera system

A vehicle camera system comprising: a camera arranged to capture image data from a field of view surrounding a host vehicle; a display arranged to display the image data; and a processor arranged to: determine the presence of obstructions in the field of view; and control the display to display the image data in dependence on the detection of obstructions in the field of view.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

07/13/17 / #20170201115

Cellular telephone charger

The present disclosure relates to a charger (1, 101, 201) for wirelessly charging a cellular telephone (t). The charger (1, 101, 201) comprises a housing (9, 109, 209) for receiving a portion of the cellular telephone (t), and a charging panel (7, 107, 207) comprising means (30) for wirelessly charging the cellular telephone (t). ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

07/13/17 / #20170199234

Vehicle test apparatus and method

Embodiments of the present invention provide apparatus comprising: at least one motor vehicle switchpack, the switchpack comprising input means operable to control the switchpack to provide a switchpack control output to a motor vehicle control system; and motor vehicle test apparatus, the test apparatus comprising: a test apparatus control system comprising computing means; test apparatus switching means operable under the control of the test apparatus control system to control the at least one switchpack to provide the switchpack control output to the vehicle control system, the test apparatus control system being operable to monitor a response by the vehicle control system to the switchpack control output.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

07/13/17 / #20170197619

Vehicle speed control system and method for low speed situation or slippery environment

A speed control system for automatically controlling the speed of a vehicle in accordance with a target speed value. The speed control system carries out a method that includes: causing automatically a vehicle to travel at a required speed value at least in part by controlling an amount of torque applied to one or more wheels of a vehicle by a powertrain; causing automatically a change in the required speed value according to a predetermined speed profile thereby to cause a corresponding change in a measured instant speed of a vehicle; and determining automatically when a powertrain torque interruption occurs. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

07/13/17 / #20170197522

System for folding seats in a vehicle

A system for changing rear seat positions in a vehicle between deployed and folded configurations. The system comprises means to effect the steps of initiating a movement of the rear seating and, after initiation, moving the front seat so that collision between the seating is avoided. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

07/06/17 / #20170190337

Communication system and related method

The present application relates to a communication system for controlling the output of messages to a vehicle occupant. The communication system has a processor configured to output a first message to the vehicle occupant. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

07/06/17 / #20170190330

Control system and method for optimizing by maximizing the cruise controlled speed during turning on low friction grounds

A speed control system for a vehicle that: automatically causes the vehicle to operate in accordance with a target speed value, receives information relating to turning of the vehicle, receives information relating to a driving condition of the vehicle, and adjusts automatically the value of the target speed value in dependence on the information.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

06/29/17 / #20170183033

Selectively deployable control device

A vehicle (100) comprises a docking port and a selectively demountable switch (10) having a body and a rotary knob (40) on the body, and an interface between the switch and the docking port to enable commands entered by operation of the rotary knob to be communicated to the vehicle (100). The vehicle (100) incorporates a tow-assist system to facilitate reversing of a trailer, the vehicle (100) being of the type having a positive power-assisted steering mechanism (350) for its steerable wheels (250). ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

06/29/17 / #20170182996

Transmission for a vehicle, with electric generator and/or motor

A dual clutch transmission has an electrical machine (25) coupled to the input shafts (15, 16) thereof via one-way clutches (31, 32). The electrical machine acts as a generator, and can be driven at high speed by the input shaft which is not transmitting engine torque. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

06/29/17 / #20170182987

Brake control

A brake control system for a motor vehicle having a plurality of wheels, brakes for applying a braking effort to one or more of the wheels, and a movement sensor for detecting movement of the vehicle. The system comprises a brake actuator for actuating the brakes to supply a braking effort and a brake controller for controlling the brake actuator. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

06/29/17 / #20170182942

Apparatus and method for displaying information

Embodiments of the present invention provide a display method for use in vehicle, comprising obtaining information (step 210) associated with a vehicle or image data for a region ahead of the vehicle, and displaying (step 230) one or more of a graphical representation of at least one component of the vehicle having one or more characteristics based on the information associated with the vehicle, or a representation of the image data, wherein the representation is arranged to overlie a portion of the vehicle (320) to be indicative of a portion of the vehicle being at least partly transparent.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

06/22/17 / #20170176592

Vehicle water detection system

The invention relates to determining the presence of flowing water (b) in the vicinity of a vehicle. It relies on a pair of sensors (6a) emitting periodic signals, receiving reflected signals and comparing them to each other to determine the presence of flowing water in the area surrounding the vehicle. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

06/22/17 / #20170176210

Vehicle navigation system that provides location accessibility information

An illustrative example vehicle navigation system includes a controller and a user interface. The user interface receives user input regarding at least one criterion of interest to the user and a desired area within which to identify a location satisfying that criterion. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

06/22/17 / #20170176207

In vehicle system and method for providing information regarding points of interest

An illustrative example vehicle navigation system includes a user interface having at least a display screen for providing a display output to a user and a controller, which includes at least one processor and memory associated with the processor. A first user input indicates a direction of user attention exterior to the vehicle. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

06/22/17 / #20170176205

Vehicle navigation system that includes safety information

An illustrative example vehicle navigation system includes a user interface having at least a display screen for providing a display output to a user. A controller, which includes at least one processor and memory associated with the processor, determines an area represented by the display. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

06/22/17 / #20170176204

Vehicle navigation system with customizable searching scope

An illustrative example vehicle navigation system includes a controller and a user interface. The user interface receives user input regarding at least one criterion of interest to the user and a desired area within which to identify a location satisfying the at least one criterion. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

06/22/17 / #20170176200

System and method to facilitate having adequate vehicle power

An illustrative example system includes a user interface configured to provide information to an individual in a vehicle. A controller is configured to estimate a remaining power capacity of a source of electric power that will remain after travelling along an identified route to an identified destination. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

06/22/17 / #20170176199

System and method to facilitate driving a vehicle based on navigation information and a condition of a source of electrical power

A system for use on a vehicle includes a user interface, such as a display and a speaker. A controller determines a remaining power capacity of a vehicle electrical power source and a required power capacity to travel along an identified route to an identified destination based on at least one characteristic of the identified route, which has an effect on electrical power use. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

06/22/17 / #20170175432

Method and apparatus for weather forecasting

Embodiments of the present invention provide a computer-implemented method of determining a weather forecast, comprising receiving data indicative of ambient conditions from one or more sensors associated with a vehicle, determining if the data is indicative of a forecast of one or more weather conditions according to at least one predetermined condition, outputting data indicative of the forecast and configuring one or more systems of the vehicle responsive to the output data indicative of the forecast.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

06/22/17 / #20170174224

Apparatus and method for use in a vehicle

Apparatus for determining the ground speed of a vehicle comprising, two or more vehicle-mounted sensors including at least one radar sensor and at least one acoustic sensor, wherein the or each of the vehicle-mounted sensors is associated with a respective vehicle subsystem, a controller for calculating the ground speed of the vehicle, wherein the controller is configured to receive a data input from the or each vehicle-mounted sensor, to calculate a ground speed value based on the received data input and to provide ground speed output data signal to one or more client systems of the vehicle. The invention also resides in a method for determining the ground speed of a vehicle and a computer program product that embodies said method.. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

06/22/17 / #20170174206

Hybrid electric vehicle controller and method of controlling a hybrid electric vehicle

Embodiments of the invention provide a controller for a hybrid electric vehicle (hev) having an engine and an electric machine, the controller being configured upon start-up to control an electric machine to provide torque to drive a vehicle with an engine off if a state of charge (soc) of an energy storage device is above an ev-start soc threshold and to start an engine if a soc of an energy storage device is below the ev-start soc threshold, wherein the ev-start soc threshold is determined to be one selected from amongst a value sufficient to allow a vehicle to travel a prescribed distance before a soc falls below a soc minimum level at which an engine is started and a value sufficient to allow a vehicle to operate for a prescribed time period before a soc falls below the soc minimum level.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

06/22/17 / #20170174204

System and method to facilitate satisfying low emission zone requirements

According to an aspect of the invention, there is provided a method of managing vehicle electrical power that includes determining that there is at least one low emission zone along a route, determining a required power capacity a vehicle electric power source needs to propel the vehicle through the at least one low emission zone, determining a remaining power capacity of the vehicle electric power source and controlling use of electrical power on the vehicle to preserve at least a portion of the remaining power capacity corresponding to the required power capacity for use in propelling the vehicle through the at least one low emission zone.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

06/15/17 / #20170168156

System for use in a vehicle

A system for use in a vehicle determining the type of terrain ahead of the vehicle, the system comprising; a processor configured to receive sensor output data from a plurality of vehicle-mounted sensors, including at least one radar sensor and at least one acoustic sensor, each for receiving a reflected signal from the terrain ahead of the vehicle; and a data memory configured to store pre-determined data relating sensor output data, for the or each acoustic sensor and the or each radar sensor, to a terrain type; wherein the processor is configured to compare the sensor output data with the pre-determined data to determine an indication of the terrain type corresponding to the sensor output data.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

06/15/17 / #20170167339

Engine exhaust system and control system for an engine exhaust system

An exhaust system for an internal combustion engine (28) for controlling the release of undesirable emissions from the engine comprises an exhaust pipe (32) for receiving an exhaust flow from the engine, an scr catalyst (48) arranged in the exhaust flow and means (80) for determining the temperature of the scr catalyst. A nox absorber (38), such as a diesel oxidation and nox absorber catalyst (donac), is located in the exhaust flow at a position upstream of the scr catalyst (48) for absorbing and releasing nox contained in the exhaust flow. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

06/15/17 / #20170166218

Apparatus and method for use in a vehicle

Apparatus for determining the ground speed of a vehicle, comprising a plurality of sensing systems each of which is configured to provide a respective data source indicative of the ground speed of the vehicle; a controller configured to receive each of the data sources from the plurality of sensing systems; wherein the controller is configured to arbitrate between the received plurality of data sources from the plurality of sensing systems, determine a ground speed parameter from one of the data sources, and output the ground speed parameter for use within the vehicle. The invention also resides in a method for determining the ground speed of a vehicle and a computer program product that embodies said method.. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

06/15/17 / #20170166214

System for use in a vehicle

A system for use in a vehicle for determining an indication of the type of terrain in the vicinity of the vehicle, the system comprising; means configured to receive sensor output data from at least one vehicle-mounted sensor (12, 22) which is configured to receive a reflected signal from the terrain; means configured to calculate at least two parameters from the sensor output data; means configured to convert the at least two parameters to a data point for a cluster model comprising a plurality of clusters of pre-determined data points, wherein each cluster corresponds to a different terrain type; and means configured to define to which one of the clusters the data point belongs, so as to determine an indication of the terrain type.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

06/08/17 / #20170159804

Vehicle control method

A control method for controlling a transmission of a vehicle, the method comprising: receiving at least one measurement relating to a hydraulic lag of a continuously variable valve lift system that occurs in a cold condition, the continuously variable valve lift system being associated with an engine of the vehicle; determining, based on the at least one measurement relating to the hydraulic lag, an engine speed threshold above which engine power output is impaired as a result of the hydraulic lag; monitoring the engine speed; and generating an alert if the engine speed exceeds the engine speed threshold.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

06/08/17 / #20170158201

System and method for controlling vehicle speed

A method for operating a speed control system of a vehicle is provided. The method comprises detecting an occurrence of a slip event, of a step encounter event, or of both events at a leading wheel of the vehicle. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

06/08/17 / #20170158068

Selective and controllable shape-memory cable

The present invention relates to a vehicle charging cable having a selective and controllable shape-memory. Selective shape memory cables of the present disclosure can advantageously adopt a different shape and/or forget a passively inherent thermoset shape, for example a spiral. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

06/01/17 / #20170152793

Wastegate valve

A wastegate valve for a bypass path for a turbocharger in an internal combustion engine, the wastegate valve com- prises a valve scat defining a plane which is non-orthogonal to the principal flow axis for gases flowing along the bypass path and a valve member pivotable from an open position to a closed position, wherein in the closed position the valve member is seated on the valve seat, and in a frilly open position the valve member is positioned to direct gases exiting the bypass path onto a leading face of a catalytic converter monolith for heating the monolith.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

05/18/17 / #20170138467

Control of a multi-speed vehicle transmission

A method and system of determining the instant gradient of a road, taking into account positive and negative drive torque, may be used to select one of a plurality of shift maps for a vehicle automatic transmission. The invention takes into account vehicle retardation due to braking, and permits consistent adoption of a shift map appropriate to the instant gradient.. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

05/18/17 / #20170138466

Control of a multi-speed vehicle transmission

A vehicle (10) has a camera recognition system to detect and interpret a road sign (14) indicative of a gradient. A gradient related shift map of an automatic vehicle transmission is pre-selected upon recognition of the road sign, and implemented upon detection that the gradient has commenced. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

05/18/17 / #20170138293

Method of injecting fuel into an internal combustion engine

A method is described of injecting fuel into an internal combustion engine. The internal combustion engine utilises direct fuel injection and comprises a plurality of cylinders, each of which has an associated piston. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

05/18/17 / #20170137036

Adaptive control of motor vehicle powertrain

A method and system for blending between torque maps of a source propulsion of a vehicle. The method and system are particularly applicable to automatic selection of an alternative torque map in response to a change of vehicle operating condition, for example, a change of terrain. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

05/18/17 / #20170137026

Vehicle control system and method

A motor vehicle control system for controlling a plurality of vehicle subsystems to operate in a plurality of subsystem control modes in dependence on a driving surface. The system is operable in an automatic control mode selection condition in which the system is configured to determine the driving surface automatically and to cause each of the vehicle subsystems to operate in a predetermined one of the subsystem control modes in dependence on the determined driving surface. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

05/11/17 / #20170130830

Shift-by-wire selector control system for a motor vehicle transmission and method therefor

A method for operating a multi-stable shift-by wire selector control system of a motor vehicle transmission. The multi-stable shift-by wire selector control system includes a multi-stable selector which is operable by the driver of the vehicle to select a respective one of the operating modes of the transmission, an arrangement of illuminated labels indicating the selector mode and an indexing mechanism for maintaining the immobilization of the selector in its different positions.. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

05/04/17 / #20170122430

Multi-speed automatic vehicle transmission

A vehicle (10) has an automatic multi-speed transmission. For starting from rest a launch ratio is selected by a slope and/or obstacle device (13, 15) according to identification of an up-slope (12), a down slope, or an obstacle (17, 18).. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

05/04/17 / #20170120749

Control apparatus and related method

The present disclosure relates to a method of controlling one or more vehicle systems. The method uses at least one sensor (3-1, 3-2) to monitor a driver (d) to identify a driver distracted state. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

04/27/17 / #20170117787

Switched reluctance motor with reduced torque ripple

Aspects of the invention relate to a switched reluctance motor and the reduction of motor torque out-put ripple by inclusion of flux barriers. The inclusion of flux barriers running parallel to the motor shaft axis located in the appropriate places in either or the rotor and stator can modify the torque profile output of the motor markedly reducing potential vibration problems in a vehicle driveline.. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

04/27/17 / #20170113682

Vehicle speed control

A speed control system for a vehicle includes an electronic controller configured to automatically cause a vehicle to operate in accordance with a target speed value. The electronic controller is further configured to receive information relating to movement of at least a portion of a vehicle body or at least a portion of a body of an occupant relative to a vehicle, and to automatically adjust the value of the target speed value in dependence on the received information.. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

04/27/17 / #20170113621

Load space covering device

A device, kit, and method that utilize a cover for covering a load space of a vehicle. The cover is movable between a retracted position in which the load space is uncovered and a deployed position in which the load space is at least partially covered. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

04/27/17 / #20170113498

Central tire inflation system

A processor for controlling operation of a central tire inflation system (ctis) to change a tire pressure of a tire of a vehicle is configured to control the ctis to inflate or deflate the tire to a predetermined tire pressure which is above a target tire pressure for the tire. The processor then controls the ctis to deflate the tire until the target tire pressure is reached. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

04/13/17 / #20170101951

Adaptive control of motor vehicle powertrain

A method and system for blending between different torque maps of a vehicle in a smooth and progressive manner. Blending is delayed if the vehicle driver cannot detect that blending is taking place, for example, when the difference between a source map and target map is below a predetermined threshold.. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

04/13/17 / #20170101920

Method of determining the temperature of a cylinder head

A method of determining the temperature of an inner section of a cylinder head (204) in an internal combustion engine. The engine comprises: at least one piston cylinder (201) which cylinder is formed at least in part by the cylinder head (204); and at least one jacket (205), the jacket having a proximal wall and a distal wall. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

04/13/17 / #20170101030

Vehicle control system and method

A control system or controller (190) for a vehicle (100), the vehicle (100) comprising: at least one energy-consuming subsystem (180), such as a battery cooling system (180), for controlling a or a respective first vehicle operating parameter, e.g. The battery operating temperature, and actuation means for the subsystem (180) for activating or deactivating it in accordance with vehicle operational requirements; wherein the control system (190) is configured to: determine a value of a or a respective second vehicle operating parameter which is dependent on a location of the vehicle (100), such as a distance (x, y) between a current location of the vehicle and a reference location, e.g. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

04/06/17 / #20170096140

Control system and method

Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system comprising: a first, controller operable to assume an off state or one of one or more on states, in a first on state the first controller being configured to generate a first controller powertrain signal in order to cause a powertrain to develop drive torque and cause a vehicle to operate in accordance with a target speed value, the system being configured to cause the first controller to assume the first on state in dependence at least in part on receipt of a first input signal indicative that the controller is required to assume the first on state and a second signal indicative that a driver is maintaining a driver-operated brake control device in a brake-applied condition, being a condition in which a braking system of a vehicle is caused to apply a brake to one or more wheels.. . ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

04/06/17 / #20170096122

Vehicle access system

The invention relates to an access unit for communicating with a further access unit to control access to a vehicle. The access unit comprises at least a first transmitter for transmitting a polling signal; and at least a first receiver for receiving an authentication signal from the further access unit in response to the polling signal. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

03/30/17 / #20170088135

Vehicle speed control system and method for limiting the rate of acceleration when changing from a first target speed to a second one due to a request from the accelerator pedal

A speed control system configured automatically to cause a vehicle to operate in accordance with a first target speed value stored by the system at least in part by controlling an amount of drive torque applied to one or more wheels by a powertrain. The system is configured to receive a driver drive demand signal indicative of an amount of driver demanded drive torque to be applied to one or more wheels, and is configured to cause the vehicle to operate in accordance with a second target speed value greater than the first in dependence at least in part on the driver drive demand signal.. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited

03/30/17 / #20170087944

Central tire inflation system and method

A central tire inflation system for a tire. The system includes one or more pneumatic control valves for controlling inflation of a respective tire. ... Jaguar Land Rover Limited








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