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Stator support member of rotating electrical machine and method of manufacturing the same

A stator support member of a rotating electrical machine is provided with a cooling channel formed in the stator support member to cool a stator. The stator support member is manufactured to have the cooling channel of a hermetically sealed structure so that a cooling fluid may flow along the cooling channel. ... Kia Motors Corp

Solid electrolyte and preparing method thereof

A method of preparing a solid electrolyte includes preparing a mixed powder with a sulfur powder, a phosphorus powder and a lithium powder. The sulfur in the sulfur powder, the phosphorus in the phosphorus powder, and the lithium in the lithium powder are each in an elemental form. ... Kia Motors Corp

Apparatus and computer readable recording medium for situational warning

An adverse situation warning device includes a route data storing portion for storing a first route data of a host vehicle including a first geohash corresponding to a moving route of the host vehicle, a route comparing portion for receiving a second route data of a remote vehicle including a second geohash corresponding to a moving route of the remote vehicle, and for comparing the geohash of the first route data and the geohash of the second route data, and a warning output portion for outputting an adverse situation warning based on the comparison result.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

Multi-probe sender and tank having the same

A multi-probe sender may include a multi-probe having a reed switch arrangement in which reed switches form a level-sensitivity obtaining interval at which a value overlap is prevented in consideration of a resistance-value tolerance range, and having a probe layout forming an intersection interval at which value interference is prevented in consideration of an interval overlap of the reed switches.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

Engine start control method

Disclosed is an engine starting control method for a flexible fuel vehicle (ffv) of supplying the heated fuel to the engine by heating an injector heater during cranking when it is determined that cranking condition and fuel heating condition are satisfied at the time of starting the vehicle having a starting auxiliary device for cranking the engine of ffv and a device for heating the fuel using the injector heater provided in an injector, wherein a pre-injection is auxiliary performed prior to a main injection during cold starting of the engine when the heating time of the injector heater exceeds a predetermined value, allowing stable starting with low fuel consumption at a time of cold starting an engine using ethanol fuel in winter.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

Intake air control apparatus for vehicle

An intake air control apparatus for a vehicle may include a valve flap provided in an air intake passage, the valve flap having a rotation shaft facing opposite sides of the air intake passage, to control a cross-sectional area of air intake flow according to a rotation angle thereof about the rotation shaft; a driving device supplying a driving force to the valve flap; and a port plate being provided in the air intake passage, with a longitudinal direction thereof being in parallel to a longitudinal direction of the air intake passage, the port plate dividing the air intake passage into an upper passage and a lower passage, wherein based on a width direction, at least a portion of the port plate has a height changing portion that changes a height of the port plate from a lower internal wall of the air intake passage.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

Engine system for removing condensed water

An engine system for removing condensed water may comprise an engine including a plurality of combustion chambers generating driving torque by combustion of fuel; an intake line, in which fresh air flows into the combustion chambers; an exhaust line, in which exhaust gas flows, having been exhausted from the combustion chambers; and an intercooler for cooling compressed air by a compressor of a turbocharger, the intercooler having a coolant circulation line in which coolant flows for cooling the engine.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

Fuel vapor purge system and method for diagnosing leakage of fuel vapor using the same

A fuel vapor purge system may include a turbocharger including a turbine disposed in an exhaust line, and a compressor; a canister connected to a fuel tank through a vapor line; a fuel pressure detector configured for detecting pressure in the fuel tank; a canister closing valve selectively closing an atmospheric path provided in the canister; a purge control solenoid valve disposed in a main purge line connected to the canister and selectively closing fuel vapor collected at the canister; a first check valve disposed in a first purge line and preventing the fuel vapor flowing along the first purge line from flowing reversely; a second check valve disposed in a second purge line preventing the fuel vapor flowing along the second purge line from flowing reversely; a differential pressure generating valve disposed in the intake line, and generating negative pressure; and an intake pressure sensor disposed in the intake line between the differential pressure generating valve and the compressor.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

Cda system and control method for the same

A cylinder deactivation (cda) system and a control method for the same and the cda system may include a plurality of cylinder; a cylinder deactivation (cda) apparatus selectively are configured to de-activate an operation of an exhaust valve of the partial cylinder among the plurality of cylinders; a connection pipe connecting the de-activated cylinder to the normally operated cylinder among the plurality of cylinders; an auxiliary valve apparatus configured for opening or closing the connection pipe to supply a compressed air of the de-activated cylinder among the plurality of cylinders to the normally operated cylinder; a vehicle operation state measuring device configured for measuring a vehicle operation state to output a corresponding signal; and a controller configured for controlling operations of the cda apparatus and the auxiliary valve apparatus depending on the corresponding signal of the vehicle operation state measuring device.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

Reforming system and reformer malfunction diagnosis method using pressure sensor

A reforming system may include an engine; an intake line connected to the engine; an exhaust line connected to the engine; a reformer provided at an exhaust gas recirculation (egr) line diverging from the exhaust line and mixing the exhaust gas with fuel; a front end pressure sensor provided at the egr line of the front end portion of the reformer and measuring pressure of the exhaust gas of the front end portion of the reformer; a rear end pressure sensor provided at the egr line of the rear end portion of the reformer and measuring pressure of the exhaust gas of the rear end portion of the reformer; and a reforming controller configured for determining whether reforming continues on the basis of a pressure difference between the front end portion and the rear end portion of the reformer measured by the front end and the rear end sensors.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

Method and apparatus for controlling engine system

A method of and an apparatus for controlling an engine system having a continuous variable valve duration (cvvd) apparatus and an exhaust gas recirculation (egr) apparatus may include: determining whether an egr valve of the egr apparatus is opened; determining an amount of an external egr gas according to opening of the egr valve and an amount of an internal egr gas according to operation of the cvvd apparatus when the egr valve is opened; comparing a value obtained by summing the amount of the external egr gas and the amount of the internal egr gas with an egr limit value; and decreasing a duration of an intake valve when the value obtained by summing the amount of the external egr gas and the amount of the internal egr gas is greater than the egr limit value.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

Half shell joint structure, an exhaust manifold including same, and a method for joining half shells

A half shell joint structure includes a first joint portion formed at an edge of a first half shell and a second joint portion formed at an edge of a second half shell. One of the first joint portions and the second joint portion has a protruding portion protruding by a predetermined interval in an outer diameter direction. ... Kia Motors Corp

Reforming system and reformer operating method using temperature sensor

A reforming system may include an engine combusting reformed gas to generate mechanical power, an intake line connected to the engine to supply reformed gas and air to the engine, an exhaust line connected to the engine to circulate exhaust gas exhausted from the engine, a reformer provided at an exhaust gas recirculation (egr) line diverging from the exhaust line and mixing the exhaust gas with fuel to reform the fuel mixed with the exhaust gas, a temperature sensor provided in the reformer and measuring temperature of the reformer, and a reforming controller determining whether the reformer operates or not based on driving condition of the engine and temperature of the reformer.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

Resin compositions for intake hoses of turbo engines with enhanced thermal resistance

A resin composition for intake hoses is provided. The resin composition includes a predetermined amount of polyester elastomer incorporated into a polyamide resin and a polypropylene resin and further includes an antioxidant, a heat stabilizer, a lubricant and a master batch if necessary, thereby exhibiting excellent durability, heat resistance, elongation, mechanical rigidity, pressure resistance and cold resistance, and reducing weight and production costs.. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/17/18 / #20180134885

Polyolefine resin composition, polyolefine master batch, method of manufacturing polyolefine master batch, and article formed of the same

According to an aspect of the present disclosure, a polyolefine resin composition includes 1 to 20 parts by weight of one polyolefine resin having a first melt index; 1 to 20 parts by weight of another polyolefine resin having a second melt index different from the first melt index; 60 to 85 parts by weight of an inorganic filler; and 5 to 20 parts by weight of a fluorine-acrylic copolymer-based compound.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

05/17/18 / #20180134332

Variable spoiler apparatus of rear bumper for vehicle

Disclosed is a variable spoiler apparatus of the rear bumper for vehicles. The variable spoiler apparatus includes a linkage device, to be installed on a bumper back beam, which is able to vary in length in an up-down direction during a rotating operation. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/17/18 / #20180134331

Variable aerodynamic system for vehicle

The present invention provides a variable aerodynamic system for a vehicle. The system includes an active air skirt, an active rear spoiler, and an active rear bumper spoiler of which one or more are selected and deployed by a controller, while a vehicle is running, when the controller receives information obtained by a detector, and determines that the obtained information satisfies conditions inputted in advance by comparing the obtained information with the conditions inputted in advance. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/17/18 / #20180134330

Variable rear spoiler apparatus of rear bumper for vehicle

Disclosed herein is a variable rear spoiler apparatus of a rear bumper for a vehicle. The variable rear spoiler apparatus includes a linkage mechanism configured to be installed on a bumper back beam and having a length varying in a vertical direction when the linkage mechanism undergoes a rotation. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/17/18 / #20180134329

Variable spoiler apparatus of rear bumper for vehicle

Disclosed is a variable spoiler apparatus of the rear bumper for vehicles. The variable spoiler apparatus includes a linkage device, installed on a bumper back beam, and varies in length in an up-down direction during a rotation. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/17/18 / #20180134324

Battery support structure of vehicle body

A battery support structure of a vehicle includes a number of battery support members installed on a bottom surface of a rear floor of a vehicle body to support a battery unit. The battery support members include cross members for battery support extending in a widthwise direction of the vehicle body. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/17/18 / #20180134320

Reinforcement unit of side sill for electric vehicles

A reinforcement unit of a side sill for an electric vehicle is disclosed. The side sill includes side sill inner panels and side sill outer panels that are respectively provided under opposite ends of a center floor panel. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/17/18 / #20180134296

Auto cruise control method for hybrid electric vehicles

The present disclosure provides an auto cruise control method for hybrid electric vehicles including: turning on an auto cruise mode by setting, by a driver, a target vehicle speed in a hybrid electric vehicle using an engine and a driving motor as vehicle driving sources, and turning on a pulse and glide (png) mode, selecting any one of a png swing mode and a compromised png mode, according to vehicle state information, and executing vehicle control to drive the hybrid electric vehicle in the selected mode.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

05/17/18 / #20180134273

Method for determining optimal operating point for hybrid electric vehicle

The present disclosure provides a method of determining an optimal operating point of a hybrid electric vehicle. The method includes: determining demand torque, comparing the demand torque and an engine torque reference value obtained from an optimal operating line to determine a determined mode where the determined mode is a charging mode or a discharging mode, determining a plurality of candidate points comprising a combination of an engine operating point satisfying the demand torque and a motor operating point corresponding to the engine operating point in the determined mode, calculating system efficiency during charging using charging efficiency of each candidate point of the plurality of candidate points and discharging efficiency during previous driving when the determined mode is a charging mode, and determining a candidate point with highest system efficiency during charging as an optimal operating point.. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/17/18 / #20180134205

Integrated extended bed assembly for vehicle

An integrated extend bed assembly for a vehicle is provided. The extended bed assembly includes a bed assembly that is mounted at a rear of the vehicle and a bed extension that is slidably fitted into the bed assembly. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/17/18 / #20180134174

Method and apparatus for charging low voltage battery of mild hybrid electric vehicle

The present disclosure provides a method and an apparatus for charging a low voltage battery of a mild hybrid electric vehicle. The method of charging a low voltage battery may includes: detecting data for charging a low voltage battery; determining whether a predetermined travelling condition is satisfied based on the data; comparing a current state of charge (soc) of a high voltage battery with a first reference soc when the predetermined travelling condition is satisfied; comparing a current soc of the low voltage battery with a second reference soc when the current soc of the high voltage battery is equal to or greater than the first reference soc; determining a target soc based on the current soc of the low voltage battery; and determining a charging speed and a charging amount of the low voltage battery.. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/17/18 / #20180134138

Apparatus and method for starting engine of mild hybrid electric vehicle

An apparatus for starting an engine of a mild hybrid electric vehicle may include: an ignition switch including a plurality of contact points; a mild hybrid starter & generator (mhsg) including a stator and a rotor internally disposed within the stator, and starting the engine or generating electricity according to an output of the engine; an mhsg wheel rotating integrally with the rotor, and having at least three teeth on a circumference thereof; an mhsg position detector configured for detecting positions of the teeth; and a controller configured for determining a top dead center (tdc) of a predetermined cylinder according to a signal of the mhsg position detector, and rotating the mhsg to start the engine.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

05/17/18 / #20180134129

Impact beam structure of cfrp door for vehicle

An impact beam structure of a cfrp door for a vehicle is disclosed. A outer impact beam and an inner impact beam are separately molded and then coupled to each other such that an impact beam is formed. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/17/18 / #20180133707

Device for purifying exhaust gas

A device for purifying exhaust gas provided to purify exhaust gas in an engine, may include an exhaust line through which exhaust gas discharged from the engine passes, a nox storage catalyst that is installed in the exhaust line to absorb a nitrogen oxide discharged from the exhaust gas, and detach an absorbed nitrogen oxide when a temperature of a catalyst is higher than a predetermined value, and a three way catalyst (twc) arranged in rear of the nox storage catalyst for reducing the nitrogen oxide detached from the nox storage catalyst, wherein the nox storage catalyst includes an lta zeolite catalyst.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

05/17/18 / #20180133652

Device for purifying exhaust gas

A device for purifying exhaust gas may be provided to purify exhaust gas in an engine includes an exhaust line through which exhaust gas discharged from the engine passes, a diesel oxidation catalyst (doc) that is disposed in the exhaust line to purify hydrocarbon (hc) and carbon monoxide (co) of the exhaust gas, a urea injector that injects a urea aqueous solution into the exhaust line, and a selective catalyst reduction (scr) that reduces nitrogen oxide of the exhaust gas passing through the doc by use of the urea aqueous solution, in which the doc includes an lta zeolite catalyst.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

05/10/18 / #20180132023

Microphone and manufacturing method thereof

The present disclosure provides a microphone including: a substrate having an acoustic hole; a vibration membrane formed on the substrate; an electromagnetic inducing layer with a predetermined pattern formed on a lower surface of the vibration membrane corresponding to the acoustic hole; a first electrode formed on an upper surface of the vibration membrane; a first fixing layer and a second fixing layer spaced apart from the vibration membrane; a second electrode having a plurality of through-holes formed at a lower surface of the first fixing layer; a first coil interposed between the first fixing layer and the second fixing layer, wherein the first coil is formed as a spiral shape extending outwardly from a center thereof; and a second coil bonded to an upper surface of the second fixing layer, wherein the second coil is formed as a spiral shape extending outwardly from a center thereof.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

05/10/18 / #20180130398

Circuit having a variable output and a converter controller including same

A circuit has a variable output that changes an output of a fixed input inversion amplification circuit, which includes a first operation amplifier with one input terminal that is applied with a fixed input value. The circuit includes an intermediate inversion amplification circuit having a second operation amplifier with an output terminal that is connected to another input terminal of the operation amplifier included in the fixed input inversion amplification circuit. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/10/18 / #20180129322

Touch input device

A touch input device includes a touch sensing element having at least two input parts partitioned by at least one partition line, a plurality of force sensors mounted on a bottom surface of the touch sensing element, and at least one support member mounted on the bottom surface of the touch sensing element to provide reaction force to an elastic sensing element in a vertical direction and serving as the partition line. In at least one of the two input parts, a moment based on a shearing force may be canceled by the support member.. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/10/18 / #20180128672

Apparatus of estimating vehicle weight and method using the same

An apparatus of estimating a vehicle weight may include: an acceleration detector detecting a longitudinal direction acceleration of the vehicle; a data detector detecting state data to estimate the vehicle weight; an engine clutch disposed between an engine and a drive motor and selectively connecting the engine to the drive motor; an integrated starter-generator for starting the engine and generating electric energy; and a vehicle controller calculating a basic vehicle weight based on an engine torque, a motor torque and the longitudinal direction acceleration detected by the acceleration detector. The vehicle controller estimates a final vehicle weight based on the basic vehicle weight and a predetermined weight when an estimating entrance condition is satisfied from the state data.. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/10/18 / #20180128651

Apparatus for generating excitation signal of resolver and vehicle including the same

An apparatus for generating a resolver excitation signal and a vehicle including the same are provided. The apparatus includes an input portion that is configured to receive an input signal and a current amplifier that is configured to generate an output signal by amplifying the input signal and that has a circuit protector that protects a circuit from an overcurrent. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/10/18 / #20180128219

Fuel supply module for combustion engine and vehicle having the same

A fuel supply module for a combustion engine includes a low pressure fuel pump, a fuel filter and a high pressure fuel pump. The low pressure fuel pump, the fuel filter and the high pressure fuel pump are integral parts of the fuel supply module and the fuel filter is arranged between the low pressure fuel pump and the high pressure fuel pump.. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/10/18 / #20180128214

Exhaust heat recovery system

An exhaust heat recovery system may include an exhaust pipe through which exhaust gas exhausted from an engine moves, a main channel through which a working fluid moves, a turbine rotated by the working fluid exhausted from the main channel to generate energy, an exhaust gas recirculation (egr) line circulating a portion of the exhaust gas exhausted from the engine to an intake manifold, and channel control valves disposed in the main channel and configured to control movement of the working fluid so that the exhaust gas moving along the egr line and the working fluid moving along the main channel exchange heat with each other.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

05/10/18 / #20180128199

Pre-mixing engine system and control method for the same

A pre-mixing engine system may include a plurality of cylinders that are combusted in a predetermined sequence; an intake manifold connected to the cylinder; a variable valve apparatus controlling an intake valve closing timing of each cylinder; an injector injecting a fuel inside each cylinder; an operation state measuring device detecting an operation state of an engine to output a corresponding signal; and a controller configured for controlling operations of the injector and the variable valve apparatus depending on the corresponding signal of the operation state measuring device, wherein the controller determines whether the operation state of the current engine is a predetermined general operation mode requirement state or a predetermined pre-mixing mode requirement state and controls the operations of the variable valve apparatus and the injector in the case of the pre-mixing mode requirement state to output a mixture of the corresponding cylinder to the intake manifold.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

05/10/18 / #20180128164

Fuel reforming system for vehicle intake and exhaust line

A fuel reforming system for a vehicle intake and exhaust line that reforms fuel in a vehicle intake and exhaust line including an exhaust gas recirculation (egr) apparatus that recirculates a portion of an exhaust gas of an engine and a recirculation line that transfers an exhaust gas that is recirculated by the exhaust gas recirculation apparatus to supply as an intake gas of the engine, may include a fuel reformer that mixes an exhaust gas that passes through the recirculation line with fuel and that reforms fuel that is mixed in the exhaust gas, wherein an insulation material is coated at a wall surface of the fuel reformer.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

05/10/18 / #20180128151

Exhaust manifold and method of coating the same

An exhaust manifold may include a main body provided with a plurality of branching passages communicating with a vehicle engine and provided with a single passage communicating with an exhaust canister, the branching passages merging with the single passage; and a coating layer coated on an internal surface of the main body forming the branching passages and the single passage, the coating layer including an aerogel.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

05/10/18 / #20180127884

Moisture removing apparatus using electric discharge

Disclosed is a case for electric devices having a moisture removing apparatus inside. The apparatus includes a first electrode exposed in an inside of a casing having an electronic circuit board therein, connected to one electrode of a power source, and coated with a dielectric material on a surface thereof. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/10/18 / #20180127853

Aluminum alloy for cylinder head and method of manufacturing the same

An aluminum alloy for a cylinder head in a vehicle engine includes 2 to 3% of si, 2.5 to 3% of cu, 0.01% or less (excluding 0%) of zn, 0.15% or less (excluding 0%) of fe, 0.02% or less (excluding 0%) of mn, 0.1 to 0.3% of mg, 0.01% or less (excluding 0%) of ni, 0.02% or less (excluding 0%) of ti, 0.1% or less (excluding 0%) of zr, the balance of al, and inevitable impurities, wherein an alcumgsi-based crystal is formed in an amount ranging from 0.3 to 0.9% and an al2cu-based precipitate is formed in an amount ranging from 3.3 to 4.0%, wherein percentage (%) is based on weight.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

05/10/18 / #20180127002

Apparatus and method for determining driving state

An apparatus and a method for determining a driving state are provided. The apparatus includes a jerk calculator configured to determine a minimum prediction jerk generated in an interval until an ego vehicle arrives at a location of a preceding vehicle, using location, velocity, and acceleration information of the ego vehicle at a current time and location, velocity, and acceleration information of the preceding vehicle and determine a permission jerk of a driver of the ego vehicle, a determiner configured to determine whether the minimum prediction jerk is greater than the permission jerk of the driver and determine a careless driving state based on a driving operation state of the driver when the minimum prediction jerk is greater than the permission jerk of the driver, and a signal processor configured to output an alert when it is determined as the careless driving state.. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/10/18 / #20180126976

Predictive control of powertrain systems based on vehicle-to-vehicle (v2v) communications

A method includes: receiving, at a host vehicle, vehicle-to-vehicle (v2v) messages transmitted using v2v communication from one or more remote vehicles; identifying at least one vehicle of the one or more remote vehicles that is ahead of the host vehicle based on information included in the received v2v messages; selecting v2v messages among the received v2v messages that were received from the at least one identified vehicle; and controlling a powertrain system of the host vehicle based on information included in the selected v2v messages.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

05/10/18 / #20180126974

System and method of controlling drive motor for vehicle

A system and a method of controlling a drive motor for a vehicle is disclosed. The system of controlling a drive motor for a vehicle may include: an engine and the drive motor as power sources; a data detector detecting a state data for controlling the drive motor; and a vehicle controller setting a motor demand power and a gear stage based on the state data. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/10/18 / #20180126944

Curtain airbag for a vehicle

A curtain airbag for a vehicle is configured to prevent a driver's neck from being broken by preventing a driver's head from being excessively rotated upon a crash of the vehicle in a state in which the driver's head contacts an airbag tube. The curtain airbag is also configured to prevent the driver's head from slipping through or between the curtain airbag and a driver airbag by removing a gap between the curtain airbag and the driver airbag when the driver's head moves forward during a crash of the vehicle.. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/10/18 / #20180126865

Technique of diagnosing fuel cell stack

A technique of diagnosing a fuel cell stack is provided. In particular, current and voltage of a fuel cell stack are measured during driving of a fuel cell vehicle and the current and voltage are sequentially stored. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/10/18 / #20180126862

Regenerative braking apparatus for vehicle and method using the same

A regenerative braking control apparatus of a vehicle may include: a drive motor; a battery for providing driving voltage to the drive motor; a data detector for detecting a driving state information of the vehicle; and a vehicle controller generating a total braking amount based on the driving state information. In particular, the vehicle controller generates a regenerative braking possible amount by using a generatable power of the drive motor and a chargeable power of the battery, performs a regenerative braking when the regenerative braking possible amount is greater than the total braking amount, and also prepares a hydraulic pressure braking based on the regenerative braking possible amount and a regenerative braking amount based on the regenerative braking.. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/03/18 / #20180124845

Connection control method and system for vehicle control program of vehicle

Disclosed herein are a connection control method for a vehicle control program of a vehicle and a head unit system configured for conveniently using the vehicle control program and bluetooth communications without again performing bluetooth pairing when a user performs starting off and then starting on during the use of the vehicle control program.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

05/03/18 / #20180124573

Apparatus and method for providing geo-fencing service via in-vehicle electric device

A method for controlling an in-vehicle apparatus to provide a geo-fencing service is disclosed. The method includes providing a geo-fencing service based on location of a vehicle, detecting at least one of a mobile device and a wearable device through a communication terminal equipped in the vehicle, recognizing location of the at least one of the mobile device and the wearable device, and requesting that a network server activates a notification for the geo-fencing service when the mobile device is determined to be located in a geo-fencing area and the wearable device is determined to be out of the geo-fencing area.. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/03/18 / #20180122719

Apparatus for manufacturing a thermoelectric module

An apparatus for manufacturing a thermoelectric module is provided. The thermoelectric module includes thermoelectric pellets, first electrodes, second electrodes, and an insulating substrate. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/03/18 / #20180122356

Microphone system and method for manufacturing the same

A microphone system may include a measuring device that includes a plurality of sound elements and a semiconductor chip connected to the sound elements and receives a vibration signal and a noise signal from the outside to cancel the vibration signal and changes a phase of the noise signal to output a reverse phase noise signal; and a driver that is connected to the semiconductor chip and is included in a front glass of a vehicle and vibrates in response to the reverse phase noise signal to cancel a noise signal inputted from the outside.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

05/03/18 / #20180122328

Vehicle and method for controlling the same

The present disclosure provides a vehicle and method for controlling the vehicle, which relates to a technology for reconstructing a screen to be displayed in a display area based on a display area of an external device held in a holding groove inside the vehicle. The vehicle includes: a holding groove configured to hold an external device when the external device is inserted thereto; an electrode positioned in the holding groove that is configured to transmit a frequency signal to the external device; a controller configured to generate image data to reconstruct a screen to be displayed on the external device according to information about a display area of the external device set up by the external device based on the frequency signal; and a communicator configured to transmit the image data to the external device.. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/03/18 / #20180119859

Quick connector

A quick connector is provided. The quick connector is configured to be coupled to a locking ring provided around an outer peripheral surface of a tube, through which fluid flows in or out. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/03/18 / #20180119685

Device and method for controlling compressor of vehicles to accumulate cold air energy in an evaporator during a speed-reducing condition and using the latter in a release condition

A device for controlling a compressor of vehicles may include a sensor module including a cabin temperature sensor, an outdoor temperature sensor, an evaporator temperature sensor detecting a temperature of cooling medium in an evaporator, a vehicle speed sensor, and a brake sensor, an injector, an air conditioning system including a condenser, an evaporator, the compressor, a temperature control door controlling a temperature of air flowing into a cabin, an intake door selectively distributing an inner air or an outer air into the cabin, and a blower blowing the air to the intake door, and a controller controlling the injector and the air conditioning system, wherein the controller accumulates a cold air energy by increasing an operation of the compressor if a speed-reducing condition occurs, and the air conditioning system uses the accumulated cold air energy by decreasing the operation of the compressor if a release condition occurs.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

05/03/18 / #20180119659

High-pressure pump arrangement for a combustion engine and method for manufacturing the same

A high-pressure pump arrangement for a combustion engine comprises a high-pressure pump with the first flange, a pump guidance with a second flange. The high-pressure pump is at least partially arranged in the pump guidance and the pump guidance is arranged in the combustion chamber. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/03/18 / #20180119604

Bypass valve apparatus

A bypass valve apparatus may include an upper body, a lower body in which the upper surface thereof is coupled with the lower surface of the upper body and the lower surface thereof is coupled to an upper end portion of the compress air passage, a solenoid disposed the upper body, a plunger movable in the hollow of the upper body and the hollow of the lower body depending on electric source supplied to the solenoid, a return spring returning the plunger to the original position when electric source of the solenoid is released, an inlet, an outlet formed at a side end portion of the lower body, and a taper groove slantingly dug at a portion facing to the outlet on an internal circumference of the hollow of the lower body.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

05/03/18 / #20180118279

Impact-absorbing reinforcement structure for center pillars

Disclosed is an impact-absorbing reinforcement structure for center pillars including a high-strength section, a medium-strength section and a low-strength section, divided from each other and integrally formed. The high-strength section is composed of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (cfrp) formed by impregnating carbon fiber with a resin and is disposed at the upper region of a vehicle center pillar; the low-strength section is composed of a composite material formed by impregnating carbon fiber and olefin-based fiber with a resin, has lower strength than the high-strength section and is disposed at a lower region of the vehicle center pillar; and the medium-strength section is composed of a composite material formed by impregnating carbon fiber and olefin-based fiber with a resin, has strength between the strength of the high-strength section and the low-strength section and is disposed at a central region of the vehicle center pillar.. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/03/18 / #20180118271

Front vehicle body reinforcing structure

A front vehicle body reinforcing structure may include a front side member formed to extend along a longitudinal direction of a vehicle and respectively disposed on both sides along a width direction of the vehicle; a side seal member formed to extend along the longitudinal direction of the vehicle and disposed on both sides outside of the front side member along the width direction of the vehicle; and a reinforcing member formed to extend along the width direction of the vehicle and having one end portion and the other end portion, respectively coupled to the front side member and the side seal member to connect the front side member and the side seal member, increasing a structural strength to effectively respond to a front collision accident and a front small overlap collision accident.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

05/03/18 / #20180118191

Hybrid vehicle and method of controlling transmission

Disclosed herein are a hybrid vehicle and method of controlling a transmission therefor, and more particularly, a method of controlling a transmission capable of predicting a driver's required torque to reduce unnecessary gear-shifts and improve fuel efficiency, and a hybrid vehicle for performing the same. In one aspect of the present invention, a method of controlling a transmission of a parallel type hybrid vehicle may include determining a first torque, the first torque being a current required torque, determining a second torque, the second torque being a required torque expected to be generated at a near-future time after a current time, comparing, when the first torque is greater than or equal to a first threshold, the second torque with a second threshold set according to the near-future time, and performing downshifting when the second torque is greater than or equal to the second threshold as a result of the comparison.. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/03/18 / #20180118169

Wiper system for vehicle, and method for operating the same

A wiper system for a vehicle includes a first micromechanical device configured to detect a first ambient condition and a second micromechanical device configured to detect a second ambient condition. The first micromechanical device is configured to communicate with the second micromechanical device, and the first ambient condition is different to the second ambient condition. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/03/18 / #20180118150

Self standing center side airbag

A self standing center side airbag includes: an airbag cushion configured to be located at a side of an interior facing side of a seat back; a first through hole configured to penetrate through the airbag cushion and be located at a back with respect to a central line that bisects the airbag cushion in a front and back direction; a second through hole configured to penetrate through the airbag cushion and be located at a front with respect to the central line that bisects the airbag cushion in the front and back direction; and a tether configured to penetrate through the first through hole and the second through hole and have both ends fixed at the seat back side.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

05/03/18 / #20180118051

System and method for reducing speed ripple of drive motor of electric vehicle

A system and method for reducing drive motor speed ripple of an electric vehicle are provided. The system includes an inverter that converts dc power supplied from a battery to ac power and supplies the ac power to the drive motor by inverter switching. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/03/18 / #20180118050

Apparatus and method for remotely controlling fuel cell electric vehicle

A method for remote start control of a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle includes receiving a remote start command via a wireless communication network, transmitting a start signal corresponding to the remote start command through an in-vehicle network, transmitting a start mode in response to the start signal, determining a response waiting time corresponding to the start mode, receiving an operation result of the start signal through the in-vehicle network during the response waiting time, and transmitting the operation result over the wireless communication network.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

05/03/18 / #20180118040

Wireless power transfer method using field winding and vehicle assembly and electric vehicle using the same

A wireless power transfer (wpt) method for an electric vehicle (ev) may include a vehicle controller or a vehicle assembly (va) controller connected to the vehicle controller performing communications, for charging of a battery of the ev, with a ground assembly (ga) controller of a charger connected to a primary coil or a primary pad located outside the ev; and connecting the battery to a field winding of a driving motor of the ev before starting the wpt. The battery is charged by a power magnetically induced at the field winding from the primary coil.. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/03/18 / #20180118032

Motor drive control method and system, and method of controlling drive of air compressor in fuel cell system using the same

A motor drive control method is provided for controlling a speed of a motor such that a measured speed value of the motor follows a speed command value. The motor drive control method includes an on/off driving operation of driving a torque of the motor based on the speed command value in such a way that the torque of the motor is repeatedly turned on/off on preset cycle and duty. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/03/18 / #20180117991

Heat pump system for vehicle

A heat pump system for a vehicle may include a cooling device having a radiator connected to a cooling line and a first water pump a battery module provided on a battery cooling line selectively connectable to the cooling line through a first valve; a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (hvac) module including an internal heater connected to the cooling line through a first connection line, a cooler connected to the battery cooling line through a second connection line, and an opening or closing door provided between the internal heater and the cooler and controlling external air passing through the cooler to be selectively introduced into the internal heater depending on cooling, heating, and heating and dehumidifying modes of the vehicle; and a centralized energy (ce) module connected to each of the battery cooling line and the cooling line.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

05/03/18 / #20180117990

Heat pump system for vehicle

A heat pump system for a vehicle may include a cooling device including a radiator connected to a cooling line and a first water pump to cool an electric component; a battery module provided on a battery cooling line selectively connectable to the cooling line through a first valve; a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (hvac) module including an internal heater connected to the cooling line through a first connection line, a cooler connected to the battery cooling line through a second connection line, and an opening or closing door provided between the internal heater and the cooler and controlling external air passing through the cooler to be selectively introduced into the internal heater depending on cooling, heating, and heating and dehumidifying modes of the vehicle; and a centralized energy (ce) module connected to each of the battery cooling line and the cooling line.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

05/03/18 / #20180117988

Automatic vehicular defogging system

A system includes: at least one resistive humidity sensor disposed on a window of a vehicle and configured to detect a presence of fog formed on a surface of the window and to output a signal indicating whether the presence of fog formed on the surface of the window has been detected; a defogging unit equipped in the vehicle and configured to defog the window of the vehicle; and a controller coupled to the at least one resistive humidity sensor and the defogging unit and configured to receive the signal from the at least one resistive humidity sensor, to determine whether fog has formed on the surface of the window based on the received signal, and to actuate the defogging unit when it is determined that fog has formed on the surface of the window.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

05/03/18 / #20180117812

Interior parts for vehicles and method of molding the same

A method of molding an interior part for a vehicle includes determining a 3d graphic sample model. A shape of the sample model has concave portions having curvatures determined through 3d modeling and gradients of an inner surface of each concave portion. ... Kia Motors Corp

05/03/18 / #20180117665

Blank forming device using electric direct heating and method of manufacturing a blank

A method of manufacturing a blank which uses direct electric heating includes: pressing electrodes on both sides of the blank and heating the blank by applying current to the blank; hot-forming the heated blank; trimming the formed blank; and loading the trimmed blank. An apparatus for manufacturing the blank includes a pair of first electrode units on both surfaces of a side of the blank to press the surfaces, a pair of second electrode units on both surfaces of the other side of the blank, a pressing unit pressing the first electrode units or the second electrode units on the blank, a cooler cooling portions around the first electrode units or the second electrode units, and a power supply control unit heating the blank up to a predetermined temperature.. ... Kia Motors Corp

04/19/18 / #20180109221

System of calculating temperature using thermal equivalent circuit

A system of calculating temperature may include: a motor including a housing having opened ends, a cover connected to the housing to close at least one of the opened ends, a shaft rotatably disposed in the housing and having one end which penetrates through a center portion of the cover, a rotor fixed on an exterior circumference of the shaft in the housing and the cover, a stator fixed on an interior circumference of the housing, and an air gap formed between an exterior circumference of the rotor and an interior circumference of the stator; an input portion receiving a real time input and a predetermined input; and a control portion establishing a thermal equivalent circuit using the inputs of the input portion and convection or conduction characteristics between constituent elements of the motor, and calculating a temperature of each constituent element using the thermal equivalent circuit.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

04/19/18 / #20180109170

Driving motor

A driving motor includes a rotor body that is rotatably installed inside a stator with a predetermined void therebetween and has a rotor coil wound on multiple rotator teeth. The rotor body includes: i) multiple wedges inserted between the rotor teeth of the rotor body in an axial direction and supporting the rotor coil; and ii) end coil covers mounted on both axial ends of the rotor body, respectively and connected with the wedge members. ... Kia Motors Corp

04/19/18 / #20180107207

Automatic parking system and automatic parking method

There is provided an automatic parking system according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure. The automatic parking system includes: a smart key recognition processor recognizing a smart key positioned in a first area; a sensor unit acquiring images around a subject vehicle if the smart key is recognized, and converting the acquired image into external images and synthesizing the images; a parking space recognizing sensor periodically receiving the external images and sequentially comparing the consecutive external images using an image recognition technology to recognize parking areas; and a controller calculating a moving path between a current position of the subject vehicle and an optimal parking area among the parking areas and controlling the subject vehicle based on the moving path, in which the parking space recognizing sensor may detect the parking areas in consideration of a length and a width of the subject vehicle.. ... Kia Motors Corp

04/19/18 / #20180106332

Six-speed double clutch transmission for vehicle

A six-speed includes first and second input shafts and on which drive gears are disposed, an idler shaft on which idler drive gears are disposed, and first and second output shafts on which driven gears are disposed. The whole length of the dct is formed such that an upper whole length section is reduced by the length of a second output shaft that is reduced by disposing the sixth-speed and reverse driven gears on the second output shaft, or an intermediate whole length section formed between the upper and lower whole length sections is reduced by the length of the first input shaft that is reduced by disposing the fifth-, sixth- and reverse driven gears on the second output shaft.. ... Kia Motors Corp

04/19/18 / #20180106256

Method of determining circulation state of cooling water

A method of determining a state of cooling water is provided. The method includes operating, by a controller, a driving motor of a cooling water-circulating pump that is configured to circulate cooling water at a fixed current, a fixed torque, or a fixed power. ... Kia Motors Corp

04/19/18 / #20180106228

Gasket for fuel injector

A gasket for a fuel injector includes: an annular tube having an opening, a first surface, and a second surface, in which the second surface is disposed opposite to the first surface of the annular tube; and an inner portion and an outer portion connecting the first surface with the second surface. The inner portion and the outer portion include a flexible material and interact with a fluid filled within the annular tube via the opening of the annular tube.. ... Kia Motors Corp

04/19/18 / #20180105208

Automatic parking system and automatic parking method

An automatic parking system includes a smart key recognizing sensor recognizing a smart key positioned in a first area, a sensor device detecting parking areas depending on a size of a subject vehicle if the smart key is recognized and a controller controlling the subject vehicle to be parked in an optimal parking area among the parking areas, in which the sensor device may detect the parking area in consideration of a length and a width of the subject vehicle and the controller may calculate a moving path between a current position of the subject vehicle and the optimal parking area.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

04/19/18 / #20180105167

Automatic parking system and automatic parking method

An automatic parking system includes a smart key recognizing sensor recognizing a smart key positioned in a first area, a sensor system sensing presence or absence of a parking section line, and positions of surrounding vehicles when the smart key is recognized, a controller configured to analyze data sensed by the sensor system to calculate parking areas around a subject vehicle, calculate a range allowing generation of a moving path based on the parking areas, determine at least two parking types available at a current position of the subject vehicle in the range allowing generation of a moving path, provide a moving path range for a parking type that is selected among the moving path ranges, and receive a signal transmitted by the smart key to automatically park the subject vehicle in the optimal parking area.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

04/19/18 / #20180105161

Control method of driving mode of hybrid vehicle and control system for the same

A control method of a driving mode of a hybrid vehicle and a control system for the method, the method including a coolant temperature-checking step of checking a coolant temperature by means of a controller, a first mode-performing step of increasing the coolant temperature by always operating an engine by means of the controller and of driving the vehicle in an hev mode, a second mode-performing step of operating the engine by means of the controller and of driving the vehicle in the hev mode, and a normal mode-performing step of driving the vehicle in the hev mode by means of the controller.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

04/12/18 / #20180103121

Operation method of communication node for selective wake-up in vehicle network

An operation method of a first communication node among a plurality of communication nodes included in an ethernet-based vehicle network may comprise receiving a first message requesting an update of software for a second communication node among the plurality of communication nodes; configuring a port for wake-up of the second communication node based on a path between the first communication node and the second communication node; transmitting a second message instructing wake-up of the second communication node via the configured port; and providing the update of the software to the second communication node based on the path corresponding to the configured port.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

04/12/18 / #20180103108

Method of transmitting and receiving data in vehicle network and apparatus for the same

An operation method of a first communication node in an ethernet-based vehicle network includes: generating a data message including data when there is data to be transmitted to a second communication node belonging to the ethernet-based vehicle network; and transmitting the data message to the second communication node. The data message further includes a first indicator indicating a type of the data and a second indicator indicating an encoding scheme applied to the data, such that a vehicle network even in an existing vehicle can support transmission and reception of information for the new it service, and the performance of the vehicle network can be improved.. ... Kia Motors Corp

04/12/18 / #20180102987

Operation method of communication node for mirroring in vehicle network

An operation method of a first communication node among a plurality of communication nodes included in an ethernet-based vehicle network includes: receiving a first message indicating an operation of a first function of a vehicle from a second communication node among the plurality of communication nodes; determining a third communication node performing a second function corresponding to the first function among the plurality of communication nodes; determining at least one communication node providing data related to the second function among the plurality of communication nodes; and configuring port mirroring for the first function such that a second message received from the at least one communication node is mirrored to the third communication node.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

04/12/18 / #20180102939

Software update method and apparatus for vehicle

An operation method of a first communication node constituting an ethernet-based vehicle network of a vehicle may comprise waking up by transitioning from a sleep state to a ready state; preventing transmission of network requests to other communication nodes connected to the ethernet-based vehicle network; and performing update of software. Thus, only a target end node among a plurality of end nodes connected to the ethernet-based vehicle network can be woken up for update of software so as to reduce power consumption of the vehicle due to the update of software. ... Kia Motors Corp

04/12/18 / #20180102054

Detecting misbehavior in vehicle-to-vehicle (v2v) communications

A method includes: receiving, at a host vehicle, a plurality of messages transmitted using vehicle-to-vehicle (v2v) communications indicating a heading angle and a speed of a remote vehicle; calculating an expected change in frequency of the plurality of messages received at the host vehicle based on the heading angle and the speed of the remote vehicle; measuring an actual change in frequency of the plurality of messages received at the host vehicle due to the doppler effect; comparing the expected change in frequency to the actual change in frequency; and determining that the plurality of messages were not transmitted from the remote vehicle when a difference between the expected change in frequency and the actual change in frequency exceeds a predefined frequency change threshold.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

04/12/18 / #20180101004

Door glass welcome system

A door glass welcome system includes a door glass configured to be installed at a door of a vehicle, a glass moving portion disposed to move the door glass, a screen configured to display an image on the door glass, and a power connection blocking portion configured to supply or block power to the screen. The power connection blocking portion may include a fixing member that is disposed to move together with the door glass and that is electrically connected to the screen, a contact member that is fixed to a vehicle body to selectively contact the fixing member according to a moving position of the fixing member, and a power supply portion that supplies power to the contact member and supplies power to the screen through the fixing member.. ... Kia Motors Corp

04/12/18 / #20180100750

Sensor position control apparatus and method

A sensor position control apparatus and method that includes a guide rail formed to be elongated along one direction set to a longitudinal direction thereof and a position control unit coupled to the guide rail and configured to slide along the longitudinal direction of the guide rail. A sensor mount unit is connected to be moved together with the position control unit and has a sensor mounted on one surface thereof. ... Kia Motors Corp

04/12/18 / #20180100472

Variable air intake apparatus reducing noise

A variable air intake apparatus in accordance with the present invention includes an valve configured to open a through hole formed at a duct body when an engine is driven at a high output to change a path of air introduced into the engine depending on an engine rpm, in which a magnet is mounted on any one of the valve and the duct body and a steel member is mounted on the other one thereof to maintain a state in which the valve closes the through hole, and a buffering member is mounted on any one of the valve and the duct body to prevent generation of hitting sound that is generated when the valve hits the duct body.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

04/12/18 / #20180100463

Water jacket for a cylinder head

Disclosed is a water jacket for a cylinder head. The disclosed water jacket allows a coolant flowing in a cylinder head to pass around exhaust ports, thereby cooling the cylinder head to equalize the temperature thereof. ... Kia Motors Corp

04/12/18 / #20180100454

System and method for controlling valve timing of continuous variable valve duration engine

A method for controlling intake and exhaust valves of an engine includes: controlling, by an intake continuous variable valve timing (cvvt) device, opening and closing timings of the intake valve; controlling, by an exhaust cvvt device, opening and closing timing of the exhaust valve; determining, by a controller, first to fifth control regions based on engine load and speeds, and a target opening duration of the intake valve and target opening or target closing timings of the intake valve; modifying, by an intake continuous variable valve duration (cvvd) device, current opening and closing timings of the intake valve based on the target opening duration; and advancing or retarding, by the intake cvvd device, the current opening timing of the intake valve while simultaneously retarding or advancing the current closing timing of the intake valve by a predetermined value based on the target opening duration of the intake valve.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

04/12/18 / #20180100453

Method for controlling of valve timing of continuous variable valve duration engine

A method for controlling intake and exhaust valves of an engine includes: controlling opening and closing timings of the intake and exhaust valves by an intake continuous variable valve timing (cvvt) device and an exhaust cvvt devices; determining, by a controller, target intake and exhaust opening durations of the intake and exhaust valves, and target opening and closing timings of the valves based on an engine load and an engine speed; modifying current intake and exhaust opening durations based on the target opening durations via an intake continuous variable valve duration (cvvd) device and an exhaust cvvd device; adjusting opening or closing timings of the valves to the target opening or closing timings of the valves while maintaining the modified opening durations of the valves.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

04/12/18 / #20180100452

Method for controlling of valve timing of continuous variable valve duration engine

A method for controlling valve timing for an engine includes: classifying a plurality of control regions depending on an engine speed and an engine load; applying a maximum duration to an intake valve and controlling an exhaust valve to limit a valve overlap in a first region; controlling the intake valve and the exhaust valve to maintain the maximum duration in a second region; advancing an intake valve closing (ivc) timing and an exhaust valve closing (evc) timing in a third region; approaching the ivc timing to a bottom dead center (bdc) in a fourth region; controlling a throttle valve to be fully opened, advancing an intake valve opening (ivo) timing before a top dead center (tdc), and controlling the ivc timing to be a predetermined value after the bdc in a fifth region; and controlling the throttle valve to be fully opened and advancing the ivc timing in a sixth region.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

04/12/18 / #20180100448

Method for controlling of valve timing of continuous variable valve duration engine

A method for controlling intake and exhaust valves of an engine may include: determining, by a controller, a target opening duration of the intake and exhaust valves according to a control region determined based on an engine load and an engine speed; modifying, by an intake continuous variable valve duration (cvvd) device and by an exhaust cvvd device, opening and closing timings of the intake valve and exhaust valve based on the target opening duration of the valves; and advancing or retarding, by the intake and/or exhaust cvvd devices, the opening timing of the intake and exhaust valves while simultaneously retarding or advancing the closing timing of the intake and exhaust valve by a predetermined value based on the target opening durations. In particular, the controller classifies five control regions based on the engine load and speed.. ... Kia Motors Corp

04/12/18 / #20180100447

System and method for controlling valve timing of continuous variable valve duration engine

A method for controlling intake and exhaust valves of an engine may include: determining, by a controller, a target opening duration of the intake and exhaust valves based on an engine load and an engine speed; modifying, by an intake continuous variable valve duration (cvvd) device and by an exhaust cvvd device, current opening and closing timings of the intake valve and/or exhaust valve based on the target opening duration of the valves; and advancing or retarding, by the intake and/or exhaust cvvd devices, the current opening timing of the intake and exhaust valves while simultaneously retarding or advancing the current closing timing of the intake and exhaust valve by a predetermined value based on the target opening duration.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

04/12/18 / #20180100446

System and method for controlling valve timing of continuous variable valve duration engine

A method for controlling intake and exhaust valves of an engine includes: controlling, by an intake continuous variable valve timing (cvvt) device and an exhaust cvvt device, opening and closing timings of the intake valve and exhaust valves; determining, by a controller, a target opening duration of the intake and exhaust valves based on an engine load and an engine speed; modifying, by an intake continuous variable valve duration (cvvd) device and by an exhaust cvvd device, current opening and closing timings of the intake valve and/or exhaust valve based on the target opening duration; and advancing or retarding, by the intake and/or exhaust cvvd devices, the current opening timing of the intake and exhaust valves while simultaneously retarding or advancing the current closing timing of the intake and exhaust valve by a predetermined value based on the target opening duration.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

04/12/18 / #20180100445

Method for controlling of valve timing of continuous variable valve duration engine

A method for controlling intake and exhaust valves of an engine includes: controlling, by an intake continuous variable valve timing (cvvt) device and an exhaust cvvt device, opening and closing timings of the intake valve and exhaust valves; determining, by a controller, a target opening duration of the intake and exhaust valves based on an engine load and an engine speed; modifying, by an intake continuous variable valve duration (cvvd) device and by an exhaust two-stage variable valve duration device, current opening and closing timings of the intake valve and exhaust valve based on the target opening durations. In particular, the exhaust two-stage vvd device switches a current opening duration of the exhaust valve to a first exhaust opening duration or a second exhaust opening duration which is shorter than the first opening duration based on the target opening duration of the exhaust valve.. ... Kia Motors Corp

04/12/18 / #20180100444

System and method for controlling valve timing of continuous variable valve duration engine

A method for controlling intake and exhaust valves of an engine includes: controlling, by an intake continuous variable valve timing (cvvt) device, opening and closing timings of the intake valve; controlling, by an exhaust cvvt device, opening and closing timing of the exhaust valve; determining, by a controller, a target opening duration of the intake valve and target opening or target closing timings of the intake valve based on an engine load and an engine speed; modifying, by an intake continuous variable valve duration (cvvd) device, current opening and closing timings of the intake valve based on the target opening duration; and advancing or retarding, by the intake cvvd device, the current opening timing of the intake valve while simultaneously retarding or advancing the current closing timing of the intake valve by a predetermined value based on the target opening duration of the intake valve.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

04/12/18 / #20180099691

Electric power steering control method

A method for controlling electric power steering in which target steering torque is detected by estimating rack force in response to a turn of a steering wheel and compensation control of steering torque is performed by determining a compensation current value corresponding to the target steering torque, may include a first operation in which actual rack force, generated in response to the turn of the steering wheel, is detected; a second operation in which a position of the steering wheel is detected and on-center rack force is detected in a corresponding portion when a steering angle falls within a scope of a predetermined on-center section; and a third step in which improved on-center rack force is estimated by combining the actual rack force and the on-center rack force and the improved on-center rack force is used to detect the target steering torque.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

04/12/18 / #20180099659

Method for controlling hydraulic pressure refilling operation for engine clutch of hybrid electric vehicle

A method for controlling a hydraulic pressure refilling operation for an engine clutch of a vehicle includes determining whether the vehicle travels using power of a driving motor with an engine clutch maintained in a disengaged state, and upon determining that the vehicle travels using power of the driving motor with the engine clutch maintained in the disengaged state, determining whether loss of hydraulic pressure has occurred, and upon determining that loss of hydraulic pressure has occurred, controlling a hydraulic pressure refilling operation such that working fluid in a reservoir is supplied to the actuator with the engine clutch in an engaged state, and controlling the driving motor so that the driving motor outputs a compensated torque by compensating for an effect of a load torque, generated by a non-operating engine, on a torque of the driving motor.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

04/12/18 / #20180099655

Hybrid vehicle and method of controlling the same

The present disclosure relates to a hybrid vehicle and a method of controlling the same. The hybrid vehicle includes a battery configured to store electrical energy, a motor configured to rotate using the electrical energy, a transmission including a first clutch and a second clutch that are connectable to the motor, and a controller configured to control rotation of the motor to cool the transmission when the transmission is determined to be in an overheated state.. ... Kia Motors Corp

04/12/18 / #20180099654

Method of controlling hybrid electric vehicle

Provided is a method of controlling a hybrid electric vehicle capable of improving acceleration response upon kick-down. The method includes calculating a rising gradient of a motor speed increasing during kick-down shift based on a present speed of a motor for driving the vehicle which is detected at a control unit in real time, upon detection of demand of kick-down shift due to acceleration operation of a driver, calculating a falling gradient of intervention torque based on the rising gradient of the motor speed at the control unit, determining an entry point of intervention control based on the present speed of the motor detected at the control unit in real time, and performing torque intervention control for controlling driving of the motor in order to output intervention torque, namely, motor torque decreased based on the falling gradient of intervention torque calculated from the determined entry point at the control unit.. ... Kia Motors Corp

04/12/18 / #20180099633

Hinge device for airbag door of vehicle

A hinge device for an airbag door of a vehicle is provided. In particular embodiments, a fabric sheet is made by weaving warp yarns and weft yarns with a plurality of grid spaces and integrally formed on an inner surface of an airbag door. ... Kia Motors Corp

04/12/18 / #20180099626

Garnish and vehicle door including the same

Disclosed herein are a garnish and a vehicle door including the same in accordance with the present disclosure, in which, since the garnish is formed as a single part, remove noise generated by a garnish assembled from a molding and a garnish body individually formed, and costs and weight decrease due to a decrease in the number of parts. In addition, in a method of manufacturing a garnish in accordance with the present disclosure, a molding-integrating garnish is manufactured, configured to provide the same aesthetic sense as that of a garnish assembled with an individually formed molding.. ... Kia Motors Corp

04/12/18 / #20180099525

Multipurpose rollable moving device

A multipurpose rollable moving device is provided. The multipurpose rollable moving device includes: a spherical driving wheel; a driving device that is installed within the driving wheel in order to apply a torque to the spherical driving wheel; a docking portion that is installed within the spherical driving wheel to generate a magnetic force; and a mounting portion that may be attached to a surface of the spherical driving wheel by a magnetic force of the docking portion and that may mount an article. ... Kia Motors Corp

04/05/18 / #20180095586

Method and apparatus for controlling vehicular user interface under driving condition

A method for controlling an in-vehicle user interface includes: providing a vehicle window that serves as an input/output module engaged with at least one of a computing device, a camera and a multimedia device; monitoring whether a change of an air pressure at a neighboring area of the vehicle window is beyond a predetermined threshold range; sensing a touch input via the vehicle window; and generating, in response to the change of the air pressure and the touch input, a control signal of the input/output module.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

04/05/18 / #20180093668

Cooperative adaptive cruise control system based on driving pattern of target vehicle

A cooperative adaptive cruise control (cacc) system acquires a driving pattern of a target vehicle and variably provides an inter-vehicle distance and a responsible speed level of a subject vehicle that are followed by the cacc system based on the driving pattern. The cacc system includes a communication unit receiving vehicle information and road information of a region in which the subject vehicle travels; an information collection unit collecting driving information of a forward vehicle, vehicle information of the subject vehicle, and the road information; and a control unit controlling the inter-vehicle distance and the responsible speed level of the cacc system based on the driving pattern of the target vehicle according to generated control information.. ... Kia Motors Corp

04/05/18 / #20180093666

Apparatus and method for controlling speed in cooperative adaptive cruise control system

An apparatus and method for controlling a vehicle speed based on information about forward vehicles that travel in the same lane may be acquired using vehicle to everything (v2x) communications in a cooperative adaptive cruise control (cacc) system. The cacc system includes a communication unit receiving vehicle information from neighboring vehicles using v2v communications; an information collection unit collecting vehicle information of the neighboring vehicles and the subject vehicle using sensors; and a control unit determining a forward vehicle and a far-forward vehicle using the sensors, selecting first and second target vehicles for being followed by the subject vehicle based on the vehicle information of the forward vehicle and the far-forward vehicle and the vehicle information of the neighboring vehicles, and controlling the driving speed of the subject vehicle based on speed information of the first and second target vehicles.. ... Kia Motors Corp

04/05/18 / #20180093664

Automatic parking system and automatic parking method

An automatic parking system is provided. The automatic parking system includes a camera processor that acquires images around a subject vehicle, converts the acquired images into external images and synthesizes the external images. ... Kia Motors Corp

04/05/18 / #20180093611

Method and apparatus for controlling vehicular user interface under driving circumstance

A method for controlling an in-vehicle user interface includes monitoring a driving mode of a vehicle, determining, in response to the driving mode, whether to provide at least one window as an input/output module allowing a driver or a passenger to interact with at least one of a computing device, a camera, and a multimedia device provided in, or engaged with, the vehicle, and outputting a notification through the window in response to a determination result.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

03/29/18 / #20180090800

Water cooling system for a battery

A water cooling system for a battery includes: a cartridge combining a pair of battery cells; a base heat transfer plate having a first side being in surface contact with a side of the cartridge; a projective heat transfer plate protruding on a surface where the base heat transfer plate and the cartridge are in contact with each other; and a cooling channel being in surface contact with a second side of the base heat transfer plate and having a hole through a center for cooling water to flow.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

03/29/18 / #20180086263

Method for detecting forward collision

A safety system for an automotive vehicle includes: a dedicated radio to receive and transmit state data between a host vehicle and a remote vehicle; a global positioning system (gps) receiver; an on-board unit (obe) to perform a vehicle-to-vehicle (v2v) communications so that the host vehicle receives state data of the remove vehicle in a basic safety message (bsm) format; and a safety control unit. In particular, the safety control unit receives the state data of the host and remote vehicles, calculates a separation distance, a prediction horizon time, and then compares the prediction horizon time with a driver reaction time to generate a warning to a driver. ... Kia Motors Corp

03/29/18 / #20180086215

Battery management system and method of vehicle

A battery management method can be used for a vehicle. The method includes determining whether battery refresh proceeds and determining whether battery aging proceeds based on a time period in which the battery refresh proceeds, a battery state of charge, and a battery current during the battery refresh. ... Kia Motors Corp

03/22/18 / #20180083559

Method of intelligently controlling power generation based on efficiency map and vehicle using the same

A method of intelligently controlling power generation based on an efficiency map may include performing a power generation control selection mode in which voltage change speed control is performed based on a load map or a driving torque map of an alternator after power generation control of the alternator is performed by a controller while a vehicle travels.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

03/22/18 / #20180082920

Power module and manufacturing method thereof

A power module includes: a substrate; a power conversion chip disposed on one surface of the substrate; and a radiation member bonded to another surface of the substrate. The radiation member has a contact surface configured to come into contact with the other surface of the substrate, and includes a fused area within the contact surface so as to be fused to the other surface of the substrate.. ... Kia Motors Corp

03/22/18 / #20180082504

Device for granting permission to control vehicle and method of driving the same

A device for granting permission to control a vehicle includes: a communication unit; and a controller transmitting a request through the communication unit to a telematics (tm) center to provide a specific service related to the vehicle and sharing information about a location of the vehicle with a specific service provider that provides the specific service. Upon receiving a request for permission to control the vehicle from the specific service provider, the controller grants permission to control the vehicle to the specific service provider in exchange for providing the specific service.. ... Kia Motors Corp

03/22/18 / #20180080399

Speed limiting device, vehicle having the same and method for controlling the same

A speed limiting device may include a communicator configured to communicate with a tire air pressure monitor, a steering angle detector, a yaw rate detector and an engine controller of a vehicle; a storage configured to store limited speed information corresponding to slip information, in a form of a table; and a controller configured to acquire slip information based on a steering angle detected by the steering angle detector and a yaw rate detected by the yaw rate detector when abnormality information is received from the tire air pressure monitor, to check a limited speed corresponding to the acquired slip information, and to output the checked limited speed to the engine controller.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

03/22/18 / #20180079378

Apparatus for controlling electric current of vehicle and vehicle having the apparatus

An apparatus for controlling electric current includes a power supply for supplying a voltage, a driving circuit for receiving the voltage from the power supply to supply a first current to a load electrically connected thereto, and a control circuit electrically connected to the load and the driving circuit and for receiving the voltage from the power supply to supply a second current to the load.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

03/22/18 / #20180079295

Method for controlling active air flap based on aerodynamic force gain and eco vehicle thereof

A method for controlling an active air flap (aaf) based on an aerodynamic force gain may include an aaf optimization cooling-related mode in which the aaf is configured to be controlled to operate in an aaf open state or an aaf close state to match a detected ambient temperature and a detected vehicle speed when an operation of a heating device is detected by a controller during vehicle traveling.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

03/15/18 / #provided herein is heat resistant steel for a turbine housing of an automotive turbocharger. in some instances, the high heat resistant steel with low nickel has high tensile strength and high heat resistance at a high temperature. the low ni content provides cost reduction.

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03/15/18 / #20180077776

Led compensation system and control method thereof

An led compensation system and a method of controlling the system are provided, wherein in the system, when errors occur in some of a plurality of led members included in an led package, an adjacent led device is substituted for the led device having the error and performs the same function.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

03/15/18 / #20180077062

System for verification of unregistered device based on information of ethernet switch and method for the same

An operation method of a first communication node among a plurality of communication nodes constituting an ethernet-based vehicle network may comprise receiving a message from a second communication node; determining whether a source address of the message exists in a first address table stored in a memory of the first communication node; and transmitting the message and information on the source address of the message to a management node in response to determining that the source address of the message exists in the first address table.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

03/15/18 / #20180076970

Communication method based on automotive safety integrity level in vehicle network and apparatus for the same

An operation method of a first communication node supporting communications between an ethernet-based network and a controller area network (can) includes: receiving an ethernet message from a second communication node belonging to the ethernet-based network; performing an integrity verification on first automotive safety integrity level (asil) authentication information included in the ethernet message; generating a can message based on the ethernet message for which the integrity verification has been completed; and transmitting the can message to a third communication node belonging to the can.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

03/15/18 / #20180076470

Apparatus for manufacturing membrane-electrode assembly for fuel cell and membrane-electrode assembly manufactured using the same

An apparatus for manufacturing a membrane-electrode assembly for a fuel cell is provided. The apparatus includes a sub-gasket feeding unit that forms first electrode windows, unrolls a first sub-gasket sheet, and supplies the sheet to a transfer line. ... Kia Motors Corp

03/15/18 / #20180075675

Apparatus for inspecting driver assistance system of vehicle and method for controlling the same

Disclosed herein is an apparatus for inspecting driver assistance systems provided in a vehicle, including: a multi-joint robot; a first inspection unit mounted on the multi-joint robot and inspecting some of the driver assistance systems inside the vehicle; and a second inspection unit separably mounted from the multi-joint robot or the first inspection unit and inspecting other some of the driver assistance systems from an outside of the vehicle.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

03/15/18 / #20180073812

Condenser for vehicle

A condenser for a vehicle includes an integrally formed receiver-drier and a plurality of stacked plates. The condenser may be used in an air conditioning having an expansion valve expanding liquid refrigerant, an evaporator evaporating the refrigerant expanded at the expansion valve through heat-exchange with air, and a compressor receiving from the evaporator and compressing gaseous refrigerant, may be provided between the compressor and the expansion valve, and may circulate coolant supplied from a radiator so as to condense the refrigerant supplied from the compressor through heat-exchange with the coolant and the refrigerant.. ... Kia Motors Corp

03/15/18 / #20180073470

Water-cooled exhaust gas recirculation cooler

A water-cooled exhaust gas recirculation (egr) cooler, which receives exhaust gas from an exhaust line, and recirculates cooled exhaust gas to an intake line, includes: a housing having an exhaust gas inlet, into which exhaust gas flows, and an exhaust gas outlet, from which exhaust gas is discharged, and further having a coolant inlet, into which a coolant for cooling the exhaust gas flows, and a coolant outlet, from which the coolant is discharged; tubes arranged inside the housing with a predetermined interval so that exhaust gas passing from the exhaust gas inlet to the exhaust gas outlet flows inside the tubes; and supporters interposed between the tubes to maintain a predetermined interval between the tubes and support the tubes, and disposed in a space, in which the coolant flows.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

03/15/18 / #20180073426

Engine structure for vehicle

An engine structure for a vehicle includes: a turbocharger rotating by a flow of exhaust gas and compress intake air; a first runner communicating with at least one of a plurality of combustion chambers which are formed in an engine and communicating with the turbocharger; a second runner communicating with remaining combustion chambers which are not in communication with the first runner; and a supercharger rotating by a motor, which is cooled by a coolant, and compressing intake air.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

03/15/18 / #20180073404

Flow accelerating ventilation type head cover and engine thereby

A flow accelerating ventilation type head cover may include a baffle separating a lower space which is opened such that blow-by gas containing an oil particle generated from an engine is collected thereto and an upper space which is closed such that the blow-by gas is flowed out to an outside of the engine and having a baffle passage communicating the lower space with the upper space such that the blow-by gas is exhausted from the lower space to the upper space therethrough, and a flow accelerating member being coupled with the baffle passage and being positioned in the upper space so as to accelerate a flow speed of the blow-by gas passing through the baffle passage and thus separate the oil particle by collision effect of impacting the oil particle with each other in the upper space.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

03/15/18 / #20180073284

Latch apparatus of tailgate for vehicle

A latch apparatus of a tailgate for a vehicle is disclosed. The apparatus includes a base supporting a driving motor for supplying power and having an insertion groove for inserting a striker. ... Kia Motors Corp

03/15/18 / #20180072250

Diagnostic methods and apparatuses in vehicle network

A diagnostic method performed by a gateway in a vehicle network, wherein the gateway comprises a controller and a physical (phy) layer which manages ports and is connected to the controller, may comprise receiving, by the controller, a diagnostic request message from an external diagnostic apparatus connected to a first port; receiving, by the controller, a security authentication request message from the external diagnostic apparatus when a security authentication is required for the diagnostic request message; verifying, by the controller, the security authentication request message; and activating, by the phy layer, a port of the phy layer connected to a target communication node to be diagnosed among the ports, under control of the controller, when verification of the security authentication request message is completed.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

03/15/18 / #20180072173

Method and apparatus for wireless power transfer to electric vehicle using a plurality of transmission coils

A wpt method using a plurality of transmission coils may comprise checking an alignment state between a reception coil mounted on an electric vehicle (ev) and each of the plurality of transmission coils, may include selecting a transmission coil satisfying a predetermined alignment constraint among the plurality of transmission coils; and performing wpt to the reception coil using the selected transmission coil.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

03/08/18 / #20180070388

System and method for vehicular and mobile communication device connectivity

A method includes: establishing a connection between a mobile communication device and a controller area network (can) bus in a can of a vehicle; receiving, via the established connection, information from the mobile communication device, including image information acquired by a camera of the mobile communication device; displaying vehicle information and a representation of an interface of the mobile communication device based on the information received from the mobile communication device in a display area of the vehicle; receiving input for controlling a function of the mobile communication device; and controlling, via the established connection, the function of the mobile communication device according to the received input.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

03/08/18 / #20180070191

Sound control device for vehicle and method for controlling the same

A sound control device includes a sound collector for collecting a first sound signal generated from a noise source and deformed along a primary path between the noise source and a sound input unit, and a second sound signal generated through a speaker and deformed along a secondary path between the speaker and the sound input unit; and a sound controller for updating an adaptive filter in a designed adaptive control logic with at least one of the collected first and second sound signals and a preset target sound, and generating a sound effect that reflects the secondary path based on the updated adaptive filter.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

03/08/18 / #20180066746

Lubricating apparatus for differential unit of vehicle

A lubricating apparatus for a differential device of vehicle may include a ring gear mounted in the inside of a housing mounted at an oil pan, the ring gear being provided such that at least a portion of a lower portion of the ring gear is submerged into oil to churn the oil by being rotated; and a gear casing including a partition wall which is provided to surround an outer peripheral surface of the ring gear and allows the oil to flow into between the partition wall itself and the ring gear and a restriction part which is located in a front of the ring gear and formed with a top end portion facing an upper portion of the housing to limit an amount of the oil flowing into between the partition wall and the ring gear.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

03/08/18 / #20180066622

Method for guaranteeing driving performance of engine and hybrid electric vehicle thereof

A method for guaranteeing starting performance of an engine for maintaining driving performance is provided. The method includes executing a quasi-failure mode in which the engine is changed to a driving state when an engine cranking apparatus state is maintained equal to or less than a threshold for a predetermined period of time. ... Kia Motors Corp

03/08/18 / #20180066594

Control method and control system of turbocharger for vehicle

A control method of a turbocharger for a vehicle includes a cold control step of controlling, by a controller, a closing amount of a turbocharger to be a cold closing amount preset for a cold control when a vehicle condition satisfies a cold control condition, and a cold data map application step of controlling, by the controller, the closing amount of the turbocharger according to an engine condition after the cold control step, and using a cold data map having an allowable closing amount range expanded relative to an allowable closing amount range of the turbocharger in a normal data map to include the cold closing amount when the vehicle condition satisfies a cold data map application condition, and to thereby continuously change the closing amount of the turbocharger after the cold control step and prevent rapid changes in an engine rpm.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

03/08/18 / #20180065705

Bicycle frame having a battery housing unit

The present disclosure provides a bicycle frame formed in a tube structure by bonding a left panel and a right panel together along a length direction, where the left panel and the right panel are molded into a predetermined shape, including: a battery housing unit and a reinforcement panel having a housing unit, wherein a battery is inserted into the housing unit, and wherein edges of the reinforcement panel are bonded to the left panel and the right panel.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

03/08/18 / #20180065704

Bicycle frame structure having a drop-out

A bicycle frame structure has a drop-out and includes: a fixing bracket having a rail groove formed in a frontward and rearward direction and fixed to one side of the frame; a movement member mounted to the fixing bracket to be movable forward and backward along the rail groove; a drop plate fixed to the movement member and having a drop-out formed therein for fixing a wheel; and an adjustment bolt screw-engaged by penetrating one side of the movement member. A front end of the adjustment bolt is supported by a fixing support formed in the fixing bracket. ... Kia Motors Corp

03/08/18 / #20180065694

Main buck unit for vehicle body assembling system and control method of the same

A vehicle body assembling system forms a pre-buck section and a main buck section set along a transfer path of a floor assembly. A main buck unit is set at opposite sides of the transfer path in the main buck section, controls an upper portion of a side assembly in a state that a lower portion of each side assembly is pre-assembled to the floor assembly the pre-buck section, and assembles the upper portion of the side assembly and vehicle body parts using a second welding robot.. ... Kia Motors Corp

03/08/18 / #20180065577

Optimization method and apparatus of power control logic for entering into isg mode

An optimization method of a power control logic for entering into an idle stop & go (isg) mode comprises steps of: monitoring a state of charge (soc) of a battery to detect a parasitic current of the battery by a battery sensor of a vehicle; transmitting a parasitic current flag to an engine control unit (ecu) when the battery sensor detects the parasitic current; and determining whether a device using standby power of the battery is installed and increasing a voltage of the battery via additional power control when it is determined that the device is installed.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

03/08/18 / #20180065466

Structure of power train for vehicle

A structure of a powertrain for a vehicle according to the present invention includes: a first clutch connecting or disconnecting power from an engine; a driving motor disposed between the first clutch and a transmission, including a stator and a rotor, and having a recess, such that a center of a side of the rotor that faces the first clutch concaves toward the transmission; and an actuator at least partially inserted in the recess to operate the first clutch.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

03/01/18 / #20180062187

Humidifier for fuel cell

A humidifier for a fuel cell includes a membrane module which accommodates therein a humidifying membrane, a first cap unit coupled to one side of the membrane module and supplies supply air to the membrane module, a second cap unit coupled to another side of the membrane module and discharges humidified air introduced from the membrane module, and a bypass tube provided in the second cap unit and bypasses condensate water introduced into the second cap unit to the membrane module.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

03/01/18 / #20180061392

Vehicle and method for manufacturing the vehicle

A vehicle includes a suspension system, a sensor for measuring a vibration signal produced from the suspension system, and a microphone for measuring a noise signal in an interior of the vehicle caused by the vibration signal, wherein the sensor is installed at an interior sensor position determined based on an analysis of a level of contribution of the vibration signal to the noise signal, from among candidate sensor positions in the interior of the vehicle.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

03/01/18 / #20180061240

Apparatus and method for implementing lcdas

The present invention relates to a vehicle and a control method thereof, and more particularly, to an apparatus and a method for implementing a lane change decision aid system (lcdas). The lcdas apparatus according to the present invention includes: a sensing unit sensing whether there is a target vehicle in adjacent zones, a rear zone, or a forward zone of a subject vehicle; a determination unit determining an activation condition for determining whether an lcdas function is active/inactive and a warning condition for determining whether a warning of the lcdas function is issued/un-issued, based on the sensing of the sensing unit; a warning unit issuing the warning to a driver based on the determination of the determination unit; and a control unit controlling the sensing unit, the determination unit, and the warning unit.. ... Kia Motors Corp

03/01/18 / #20180056980

System and method of controlling engine clutch engagement during tcs operation of hybrid vehicle

A system and method of controlling engine clutch engagement during tcs operation of a hybrid vehicle are provided. The method includes determining whether a tcs is operating and upon determining that the tcs is operating, determining a compensation value for early engagement of an engine clutch during the tcs operation based on a difference between a front wheel speed and a rear wheel speed and a slip amount of front wheels. ... Kia Motors Corp

03/01/18 / #20180056946

Cleaning apparatus

A cleaning apparatus is provided. The cleaning apparatus includes a housing assembly having an exterior housing connected with a vacuum intake unit and an interior housing fixed to the exterior housing at a preset interval from an interior surface of the exterior housing. ... Kia Motors Corp

03/01/18 / #20180056910

Cover for smart-cruise-control radar

A cover for a smart-cruise-control radar, which is mounted to a radiator grill of a vehicle may include a transparent first layer, a rear surface of which is divided into a curved portion formed at a position corresponding to a metallic portion of the radiator grill, a flat portion formed at a position corresponding to a void in the radiator grill, and a stepped portion formed between the curved portion and the flat portion, thus having a bent shape, an opaque second layer, a front surface of which has a shape corresponding to the rear surface of the first layer; a metallic-textured layer formed between the first layer and the second layer, and a painted layer formed on the flat portion between the first layer and the metallic-textured layer.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

03/01/18 / #20180056807

Method and device for controlling output of low voltage dc-dc converter in environmentally friendly vehicle

A method for controlling an output of an ldc in an environmentally friendly vehicle is provided. The method includes determining whether the vehicle travels in the regenerative braking mode and when the vehicle does, transmitting a first slope signal to the ldc to increase an output voltage of the ldc that charges or discharges an auxiliary battery supplying power to an electric load using a high voltage battery. ... Kia Motors Corp

03/01/18 / #20180056356

Apparatus and method of size correction for hot stamping component

An apparatus of size correction for a hot stamping component is provided. The apparatus includes a jig frame and a plurality of attaching units disposed on the jig frame to rotate in an anteroposterior direction and support a hot stamping component including a quenched component which is partially quenched along the jig frame in the anteroposterior direction. ... Kia Motors Corp

02/22/18 / #20180051801

System and method for electric oil pump control of hybrid electric vehicle

A system and method for electric oil pump control of hybrid electric vehicle are provided. The system includes a driving information detector that is configured to detect driving information according to driving of the hybrid vehicle and an operation type transmission of an electric oil pump (eop) that receives and supplies transmission oil for operating a clutch. ... Kia Motors Corp

02/22/18 / #20180051621

Engine system having coolant control valve

An engine system having a coolant control valve unit includes a valve housing in which a passage having a coolant supplied from one side of the passage and exhausted to another side of the passage is formed, a valve configured to rotate with reference to a rotation center shaft, in which a closing portion closing the passage according to a rotation position and an opening portion opening the passage are formed in the valve with a predetermined interval in a rotation direction, an actuator configured to rotate the valve with reference to the rotation center shaft, and a controller configured to control the actuator according to driving conditions, and a bypass passage penetrating the closing portion of the valve may be formed in a state that the closing portion closes the passage.. . ... Kia Motors Corp








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