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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... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

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. Grid spaces formed in opposite ends... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

Hybrid vehicle and 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... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

System and 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... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

System and 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... Kia Motors Corporation

System and 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... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

System and 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... Kia Motors Corporation

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. The disclosed water jacket includes a coolant inlet provided around exhaust port holes of... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

Navigation apparatus, vehicle including the same, and controlling the vehicle

Disclosed herein is a navigation apparatus that includes a receiver and a controller. The receiver may receive a plurality of events related to traffic information. The controller may be configured to generate an integrated event by processing the plurality of events when the plurality of events overlap or are consecutive... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

Software update 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.... Kia Motors Corporation

Operation 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... Kia Motors Corporation

Method of transmitting and receiving data in vehicle network and 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... Kia Motors Corporation

Operation 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... Kia Motors Corporation

Method and 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,... Kia Motors Corporation

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. A sensor processor measured spaced distances between the subject vehicle and surrounding vehicles. A parking space recognizing... Kia Motors Corporation

Apparatus and 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... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

Hood for vehicle and manufacturing the same

The present invention provides a hood for a vehicle, the hood including an outer panel and an inner panel. The outer panel is made of a first composite material and has a multi-layered structure formed by stacking a plurality of reinforcing fiber layers arranged in a predetermined direction. The inner... Kia Motors Corporation

Method and 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... Kia Motors Corporation

Battery management system and 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. Battery discharge... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

Multilayer prespreg structure and manufacturing the same

Disclosed are a multilayer prepreg structure and a method of manufacturing the same. The multilayer prepreg structure includes a prepreg layer formed by impregnating a carbon fiber fabric with a first resin, and a fixed layer formed of a second resin having a higher curing rate than the first resin... Kia Motors Corporation

Heat dissipating plate device for light emitting diode, head lamp for automobile and preparing the same

A heat dissipating plate for a light emitting diode (LED) includes a metal thin film containing a hydroxyl functional group (—OH). A coating layer is disposed on at least one surface of the metal thin film and includes a carbon nanotube containing a hydrophilic functional group. The coating layer is... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180080399

Speed limiting device, vehicle having the same and 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;... Kia Motors Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180082504

Device for granting permission to control vehicle and 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... Kia Motors Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180082567

Apparatus for monitoring brake motor

An apparatus for monitoring a motor brake is provided. The apparatus includes a monitoring portion that is configured to measure state information of the brake motor having a motor and a brake device. The monitoring portion also determines a state of the brake device based on the state information and... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180070578

Method and controlling wireless power transfer to electric vehicle using object detection sensor

A wireless power transfer (WPT) control method using an object detection sensor, performed at a WPT apparatus, may include detecting whether or not an object exists between a transmission pad and a reception pad mounted on an electric vehicle (EV) using an object detection sensor; in response to detecting that... Kia Motors Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180072131

Vehicle air conditioning system for separately controlling flow of inside/outside air

Provided is an intake system of an air conditioning system for a vehicle, which is configured for simultaneously satisfying two conflict conditions of improving heating performance by increasing the inflow of inside air and of reducing the generation of moisture on a window glass, wherein a scroll case, in which... Kia Motors Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180072173

Method and 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;... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180073112

High heat resistant steel with low nickel

The present invention provides high heat resistant steel with low Ni, in which a value of X/Y is 0.44 to 0.47, wherein the X is a value calculated by Equation 1, [Equation 1 is X=wt % of Cr+wt % of 1.5×Si+wt % of 0.5×Nb], and the Y is a value... Kia Motors Corporation

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. A latch lever is rotatably disposed close to the insertion groove of the base. The latch lever is... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180075675

Apparatus for inspecting driver assistance system of vehicle and 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... Kia Motors Corporation

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. An electrode membrane loading unit installed over the transfer line forms electrode... Kia Motors Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180076970

Communication method based on automotive safety integrity level in vehicle network and 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... Kia Motors Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180077062

System for verification of unregistered device based on information of ethernet switch and 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... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180065471

Mounting device for cooling module of vehicle

A mounting device for a cooling module of the vehicle, serving to install a cooling module of the vehicle to a front end module (FEM), may include a mounting bracket and having a fastening portion provided in a lower portion thereof, an assembling portion provided in an upper portion thereof,... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180065597

Vehicle and controlling the same

A vehicle includes a low frequency (LF) transmitter, a high frequency receiver, and a control unit. The low frequency (LF) transmitter may be configured to transmit a LF signal in order to search for a remote control device. The high frequency receiver may be configured to receive a signal having... Kia Motors Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180065694

Main buck unit for vehicle body assembling system and control 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... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

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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... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180070191

Sound control device for vehicle and 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... Kia Motors Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180070388

System and 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... Kia Motors Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180056356

Apparatus and 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... Kia Motors Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180056560

Resin composition for making inside door handle with skin-core structure, manufacturing inside door handle using the same, and article thereof

A resin composition useful for making an inside door handle with a skin-core structure made by using co-injection, an inside door handle manufactured using the resin composition, and a method for manufacturing such a door handle are provided herein.... Kia Motors Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180056623

Method for coating surface of moving part of vehicle and moving part of vehicle manufactured by the same

A method for coating a surface of a moving part of a vehicle may include a coating preparation process of disposing a screen having a plurality of meshes to be distanced from a surface of the moving part of the vehicle to be coated depending on a predetermined spaced distance;... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

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. A brush assembly is disposed within the... Kia Motors Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180056980

System and 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... Kia Motors Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180058732

Heat exchanger and manufacturing the same

Disclosed are a heat exchanger and a method of manufacturing a heat exchanger. The heat exchanger may include a plurality of three-step tubes, each having a three-layered section and each having a liquid passage at a middle portion and module insertion spaces at opposite sides of the liquid passage, a... Kia Motors Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180061240

Apparatus and 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... Kia Motors Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180061392

Vehicle and 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... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180050377

Smart active control roller hemming device and system

A smart active control hemming device is provided. The device includes a robot arm and a hemming roller unit that is disposed at a front end portion of the robot arm. The hemming roller unit includes a plurality of hemming rollers, a control motor that is driven with an electric... Kia Motors Corporation

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02/22/18 / #20180050683

Method of controlling engine driving force during operation of traction control system of hybrid vehicle

A method of controlling an engine driving force during operation of a traction control system (TCS) of a hybrid vehicle includes: calculating a driver-demanded torque based on a detection signal of an accelerator position sensor (APS), determining whether the TCS is operating, and, upon determining that the TCS is operating,... Kia Motors Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180050723

Control apparatus and motor driven power steering system

A control apparatus and a method of a motor driven power steering (MDPS) system are provided. The control apparatus includes: a predetermined MDPS logic device configured to determine and output a motor control value using driver steering input information and vehicle state information; a state determination device configured to determine... Kia Motors Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180051611

Electric valve

An electric valve may include a valve housing, a valve plate disposed in the exhaust gas passage of the valve housing by a rotation shaft, a heat shield being connected to the valve housing by a bracket and forming a penetration opening to be penetrated by an upper end portion... Kia Motors Corporation

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... Kia Motors Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180051801

System and 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... Kia Motors Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180054609

System and generating disparity map by matching stereo images

A system for generating a disparity map includes: an image obtainer obtaining a left image and a right image; a matching cost calculator calculating a matching cost for each of a plurality of pixels of the left image and the right image; an accumulation and summation calculator calculating an accumulation... Kia Motors Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180043475

Vehicle body assembly system

A vehicle body assembly system defines a preset pre-buck section and a preset main-buck section along a conveying route of a floor assembly, and may include: i) pre-buck units which are installed at both sides of the conveying route in the pre-buck section, respectively, restrict lower portions of side assemblies,... Kia Motors Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180043753

Apparatus and controlling compressor

A compressor control apparatus may include a data detector detecting status data including at least one of vehicle speed, engine speed, accelerator pedal location value, and slope way measurement value; and controller that determines whether engine speed and accelerator pedal location value of the status data satisfy oscillation acceleration entering... Kia Motors Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180043818

Method of automatically adjusting leveling of pixel light headlamp for vehicle

Disclosed is a method of automatically adjusting the leveling of a pixel light headlamp for a vehicle, which may automatically adjust the leveling of a headlamp that is configured for implementing a pixel light using a DMD optical system.... Kia Motors Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180043877

System and controlling hybrid electric vehicle using driving tendency of driver

A system and method for controlling a hybrid electric vehicle using a driving tendency are provided. The method includes determining a driving tendency level based on data to determine a driving tendency of a driver and determining a target engine torque using an engine torque map based on a vehicle... Kia Motors Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180045371

High pressure tank

A high pressure tank is provided. The high pressure tank provides improved strength and stiffness by optimizing a laminating pattern and a structure of a fiber reinforced plastic that forms a dome portion of the high pressure tank used in a fuel tank of a fuel cell vehicle. The fiber... Kia Motors Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180037124

Electric vehicle parallel charging method and apparatus

An electric vehicle (EV) parallel charging method may comprise determining whether a parallel charging input is detected or not, the parallel charging input being an input that both a conductive charging input and an inductive charging input are sensed; in response to determining that the parallel charging input is detected,... Kia Motors Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180037126

Wireless charging control electric vehicle, and wireless charging electric vehicle

A wireless charging control apparatus may include at least one horizontal detector configured for detecting an inclination of an electric vehicle (EV); a suspension control device controlling a plurality of suspensions disposed near wheels of the EV to adjust a height or inclination of the EV; and a controller measuring... Kia Motors Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180037247

Steering wheel for a vehicle

A steering wheel for a vehicle is provided. The steering wheel includes a steering wheel rim with an operating member formed as a ring segment of the steering wheel rim and has an exterior shell with at least a first shell part and a second shell part. The exterior shell... Kia Motors Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180037730

Low gloss asa-based resin composition having excellent weatherability and heat resistance

A low gloss ASA-based resin composition having excellent weatherability and heat resistance is provided. The low gloss ASA-based resin composition is obtained by blending a general SAN copolymer, a heat-resistant SAN copolymer, a crosslinked aromatic vinyl compound-cyanide vinyl compound copolymer, and an amorphous inorganic material with large diameter and extra-large... Kia Motors Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180029439

Heating control plug-in hybrid electric vehicle

A heating control apparatus for a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle utilizing an engine and a drive-motor as power sources includes a temperature detecting device for detecting temperature data used to control indoor heating of the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, where an indoor temperature of the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle may... Kia Motors Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180031642

System and managing battery on the basis of time required for charging

Provided are a weighted least square (WLS)-based state of health (SOH) estimating system and method. A battery management system according to an aspect of the present invention includes a measurer measuring a time required for charging at each of preset voltage intervals within a preset voltage range in which a... Kia Motors Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180022302

Integrated knee bolster device for vehicle

An integrated knee bolster device for a vehicle is configured to restrict the depth of penetration of the knees of a seat occupant which strike a lower crash pad panel when a vehicle collision occurs, thus minimizing injury to the seat occupant, and enhancing safety performance for the seat occupant.... Kia Motors Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180022314

Vehicle key control apparatus, vehicle having the same and vehicle key control method

A vehicle key control apparatus includes a communicator receiving a response signal from a vehicle key receiving a search signal transmitted from a vehicle, wherein the response signal comprises an x-axis reception strength, a y-axis reception strength, and a z-axis reception strength; and a controller determining a position of the... Kia Motors Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180023156

Lightweight door beam, composition thereof and manufacturing the same

A steel composition, a reinforcement part of a vehicle using the steel composition and a method of manufacturing the reinforcement part using the steel composition are provided. In particular, the steel composition includes increased content of carbon components and the steel composition is processed by rapid heating and immediate quenching.... Kia Motors Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180023456

Car intercooler pipe having low vibration properties

A car intercooler pipe includes an inlet of the intercooler pipe positioned at an upper side of the car intercooler pipe, an upper corrugated portion having upper corrugated bodies protruding in a rib shape from a surface of a pipe body extending in a direction toward the inlet, an outlet... Kia Motors Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180026274

Method for manufacturing electrode for fuel cell and electrode manufactured thereby

A method for manufacturing an electrode for a fuel cell includes a mixing step of producing a first mixed solution by mixing a carbon support, a metal catalyst, a binder and a first dispersion solvent, a drying step of producing a first mixed solution dried body by drying the first... Kia Motors Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180026282

Restarting system, controller and restarting fuel cell vehicle

A restarting system, a controller, and a restarting method for a fuel cell vehicle are provided. The restarting system includes a consumption resistor connected in parallel to a high voltage line that connects between a fuel cell and a high voltage battery and a relay that adjusts the connection between... Kia Motors Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180026543

Apparatus and controlling synchronizing rectifier of ldc

An apparatus for controlling a synchronizing rectifier of a low voltage direct current (DC)-DC converter (LDC) may include a receiver receiving an LDC output command voltage, and a controller controlling an operation of the synchronizing rectifier based on the received LDC output command voltage.... Kia Motors Corporation








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