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 new patent  Twisted bar for attaching a steering cylinder of a vehicle to a wheel axle, vehicle comprising such a bar and process for manufacturing such a bar

A bar is designed for attaching a steering cylinder of a vehicle to a wheel axle. The bar is twisted around its longitudinal axis. The bar is manufactured by cutting out a rectangular plate of metallic material or of composite material, clamping the longitudinal ends of the cut-out plate, and... Volvo Truck Corporation

Electric propulsion system for a vehicle

A vehicle provided with an electric propulsion system and a method for controlling the electric propulsion system are provided. The system includes a first Electrical Motor (EM1) connected via first Electrical Connections (EC1) to an on-board Energy Storage System (ESS1) and drivingly connected to wheels. The system further includes a... Volvo Truck Corporation

A bush pin, a bracket and a mounting assembly for a v-stay for a vehicle

A bush pin is provided for a V-stay presenting two arms adapted to structurally connect an axle casing for a vehicle wheel axle to a respective of a left and right vehicle frame member, including a central bush portion and a fastening portion on each side of the central bush... Volvo Truck Corporation

A vehicle assistance system

A vehicle assistance system for a vehicle is provided. A corresponding computer implemented method and computer program product are also provided.... Volvo Truck Corporation

Method and device for tandem- or multiple-axle drive for a vehicle

A wheel suspension system and a method for controlling the system. The wheel suspension system includes a first axle provided with wheels and a second axle provided with wheels. The first axle is connected to a first driveshaft portion via a first differential 6a and the second axle is connected... Volvo Truck Corporation

Method and arrangement for determining a value of the state of energy of a battery in a vehicle

Disclosed is a method for determining a value of the state of energy of a rechargeable battery in a vehicle, the battery being connected to an electric consumer; the method including: determining the state of charge as a measure of the present capacity of the battery; and determining the state... Volvo Truck Corporation

A fastening device for securing elongated vehicle components

A fastening device is provided for securing a plurality of elongated vehicle components to a first side of a vehicle structural member. The fastening device includes a first elongated strap member configured to form a loop around a first bundle of the elongated vehicle components, and a head member configured... Volvo Truck Corporation

Exhaust purification device for engine

An exhaust purification device for an engine facilitates thawing of a urea aqueous solution, which is frozen in a reducing agent tank of an exhaust purification device, more rapidly. When a urea aqueous solution in a reducing agent tank is frozen at a time of starting an engine, at least... Volvo Truck Corporation

Method and device for controlling an electric or a hybrid electric vehicle

A method is provided for controlling electrical components in a vehicle including multiple traction voltage systems, wherein each traction voltage system includes at least one electrical component, and which electrical component has the same function in each traction voltage system, the method involving the steps of monitoring and registering the... Volvo Truck Corporation

Vehicle suspension comprising a leaf spring assembly

A vehicle suspension arrangement includes a leaf spring assembly with at least two leaf springs which are arranged, during use in a vehicle, with a longitudinal extension generally coinciding with the longitudinal extension of said vehicle; the suspension arrangement includes a spring clamping unit connecting the leaf springs to an... Volvo Truck Corporation

A for charging an electric energy storage system in a vehicle

A device/method for the control of a charge operation and the State Of Charge (SOC) of an electrical Energy Storage System (ESS), e.g. a battery, that includes a multitude of cells is provided. The ESS is electrically connected to a propulsion system of a vehicle in order to power an... Volvo Truck Corporation

Method and device for operating a powertrain of a motor vehicle

A method and device for operating a powertrain of a motor vehicle are provided, wherein the powertrain includes an internal combustion engine, a transmission and a friction clutch arranged there between in order to control a power flow between the internal combustion engine and the transmission. The method includes the... Volvo Truck Corporation

Adjustable bunk and vehicle equipped with the same

An adjustable bunk is adapted for trucks or other vehicles equipped with a sleeping compartment. The bunk has a front end and a foot extremity and includes at least a first segment, pivotally connected to a second segment, by a supple connection, wherein the first segment may be in a... Volvo Truck Corporation

Uniflow engine with fluid flow arrangement

A uniflow engine includes a cylinder having a cylinder wall, an inlet channel, an extension of a central axis of the inlet channel first intersecting the cylinder wail in a first portion of the cylinder and next intersecting the cylinder wail in a second portion of the cylinder opposite the... Volvo Truck Corporation

A turbocharger, and a manufacturing a turbocharger

A turbocharger having a swing vane nozzle assembly—VGT—is provided. The turbocharger includes a turbine housing and a bearing housing. The swing vane nozzle assembly includes a front nozzle ring, a rear nozzle ring, and a plurality of pivotable gas flow control vanes arranged between the front nozzle ring and the... Volvo Truck Corporation

Electrostatic fluid injection system

A fluid injection system includes a mixing chamber locatable in an exhaust gas conduit upstream of a selective catalytic reduction device for providing an exhaust gas flow path and space for receiving injected fluid, an injector with a plurality of bundled capillary tubes each having an inlet configured to receive... Volvo Truck Corporation

A hybrid vehicle and a energy management of a hybrid vehicle

A hybrid vehicle includes a drive train, an electrical energy source coupled to the drive train and electrically connected to an electric energy storage device having a state-of-charge, and a non-electrical energy source coupled to the drive-train. A convexification model for the vehicle is used for determining at least one... Volvo Truck Corporation

Method and arrangement for improving manoeuvrability of a vehicle combination

An arrangement for improving manoeuvrability of a vehicle combination that includes a first vehicle unit, a second vehicle unit and a third vehicle unit interconnected by articulated joints, where the vehicle combination includes two driven axles and where each driven axle can be controlled independently, an arrangement for determining the... Volvo Truck Corporation

Cartridge for mixing dme fuel with additives

A fuel additive cartridge for use with a dimethyl-ether fuel system of a vehicle includes a reservoir for storing and dispensing a liquid fuel additive into a flow of fuel in a fill conduit during refueling. The cartridge also includes a dispenser actuated by the fuel flow to selectively dispense... Volvo Truck Corporation

Fuel storage system

A fuel storage system is provided for storing dimethylether (DME), a blend including DME, or other similar highly volatile fuel at a vehicle. The fuel storage system including a main storage tank, an expansion tank, a fuel filling receptacle configured to receive a fuel filling nozzle of a filling station,... Volvo Truck Corporation

Wheel suspension with centrally pivoted transverse leaf spring

A wheel suspension arrangement is provided for a vehicle having a longitudinal direction, a transverse direction and a vertical direction. The wheel suspension arrangement includes a wheel holder for supporting a vehicle wheel. A first vertical end region of the wheel holder is pivotally attached to a vehicle support structure... Volvo Truck Corporation

A method to control a powertrain in a vehicle

A method to control a powertrain in a vehicle during an acceleration is provided, the powertrain including a propulsion unit, a multi-clutch transmission drivingly connected to the propulsion unit, and a control unit for controlling at least the powertrain components, which control unit is provided with a prediction model including... Volvo Truck Corporation

A turbocharger flange

A turbocharger flange includes a mounting face for attaching a turbocharger to a manifold, wherein the mounting face includes a guiding structure for guiding the flange to an operative position in relation to the manifold.... Volvo Truck Corporation

An oil pump assembly for a vehicle lubrication system

An oil pump assembly is provided for a vehicle lubrication system including a pumping device, the oil pump assembly presenting an outlet leading from the pumping device, and an inlet leading to the pumping device, the oil pump assembly further including a relief valve presenting a valve chamber arranged to... Volvo Truck Corporation

A method performed by a control unit for controlling energy flows of a vehicle

In a method performed by a control unit for controlling energy flows of a vehicle, where the vehicle includes a vehicle energy system which in turn includes a plurality of energy subsystems. Within each energy subsystem one form of energy is used. The energy subsystems are operationally connected by converters,... Volvo Truck Corporation

Method for calibrating a clutch control algorithm

A method is provided for calibrating a control algorithin of a clutch control unit of a vehicle. The method includes requesting, clutch disengagement, or engagement, monitoring clutch actuator position, determining a time interval that starts with the clutch disengagement or engagement request and ends when the clutch actuator has reached... Volvo Truck Corporation

A braking arrangement and an attachment member

A braking arrangement includes a brake liner, a backing plate and an attachment member for interconnecting the brake liner to the backing plate, wherein the brake liner includes a recess in a surface facing the backing plate, wherein the backing plate includes a through hole associated to the recess of... Volvo Truck Corporation

Method to control reaction force of an accelerator pedal system

A method is provided to control the acceleration of a motor vehicle from a current speed, wherein the motor vehicle includes an accelerator pedal system able to generate on the accelerator pedal an added reaction force when the depression of the accelerator pedal reaches a given depression level. The method... Volvo Truck Corporation

A preventing oil escape

A method is provided for preventing oil escape into an exhaust gas during operation of a turbocharged engine. The method includes providing pressurized fluid to an area sealing off a bearing housing of an axial turbine unit from an adjacent exhaust conduit downstream of the axial turbine unit, and detecting... Volvo Truck Corporation

Method performed by a control unit to control energy flows of a vehicle

A method performed by a control unit for managing energy flows within an energy system of a vehicle is provided. The energy system includes a plurality of energy subsystems connected by converters. The converter can convert energy of one energy form from one energy subsystem to energy of another energy... Volvo Truck Corporation

Injection system of an internal combustion engine and automotive vehicle including such an injection system

A fuel injection system of an internal combustion engine includes: an injector having a hydraulic control chamber controlling the delivery of fuel through the injector, an actively controlled first valve system controlling the pressure relief from the control chamber, movable between: a first position in which the first valve system... Volvo Truck Corporation

Self-fastened bracket for mounting a wire harness to a support structure of a vehicle and vehicle comprising the same

A fixation arrangement adapted for mounting a wire harness on a support structure of a vehicle includes a rigid portion adapted for clamping the wire harness, and a flexible arm adapted for clamping the fixation arrangement on the support structure so as to squeeze the support structure between the flexible... Volvo Truck Corporation

Aerodynamic device to be fastened under a vehicle, and vehicle equipped with such an aerodynamic device

An aerodynamic device suitable to be fastened under and to extend downwards from a vehicle, near the vehicle front face includes one central spoiler having a front wall and two side walls extending rearwards from the front wall side ends, and two lateral spoilers, each lateral spoiler having a front... Volvo Truck Corporation

Opposed piston engine with pistons having conical recesses therein

An opposed piston engine includes a cylinder having a cylinder wall, and a pair of opposed pistons, Each face of each piston of the pair of opposed pistons has a top plane and a recess formed therein, each recess comprising a first surface defining part of a cone, the cone... Volvo Truck Corporation

Method for controlling an air boosting apparatus in a two-stroke, opposed piston engine, and a two-stroke, opposed piston engine with an air boosting apparatus

A method includes operating an air boosting apparatus of a two-stroke, opposed piston engine as a function of one or more factors including a first engine speed, a first torque, demand, a first altitude, a first transient rate, and one or more first ambient conditions to provide a first pressure... Volvo Truck Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170241304

A valve arrangement

A valve arrangement for a cylinder of an internal combustion engine arrangement includes a check valve configured to be positioned at an intake side port of the cylinder for controlling gas flow into the cylinder, wherein the valve arrangement further includes an intake valve arrangement positioned upstream from the check... Volvo Truck Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170241330

A turbocompound unit

A turbocompound unit for converting energy of an exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine to torque increase of a crankshaft of the internal combustion engine includes a turbine arrangement and an arrangement configured to operatively connecting the turbine arrangement to the crankshaft is a hydrodynamic coupling and freewheeling arrangement.... Volvo Truck Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170232971

A controlling a drivetrain of a vehicle comprising a multi-clutch transmission

A method is provided for controlling a drivetrain of a vehicle, wherein the drivetrain comprises a multi-clutch transmission. The gear shift of the multi-clutch transmission is adapted to be performed either by power cut shift or by power shift dependent on predetermined vehicle shift conditions. The method includes detecting at... Volvo Truck Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170225723

Self-adjusting side fairings

The present invention relates to a self-adjusted side fairing assembly including a first side faring, a second side fairing, and biasing members. The first side fairing is adapted to be located at a trailing edge of a body on a lead vehicle. The second side fairing is adapted to be... Volvo Truck Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170229727

An energy carrier system for a vehicle

A device and a method for providing electricity to an electric motor for propulsion of a vehicle are provided. The method comprises the features of feeding Energy Carriers (EC) in the shape of particles having a first oxidation state (I) from a first container on board the vehicle to an... Volvo Truck Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170217303

Electric or hybrid electric vehicle having multiple drive units arranged in separate parts of the vehicle

An articulated vehicle having at least two vehicle parts which are connected to and articulated relative to each other is provided. The vehicle includes a front vehicle part and at least one rear vehicle part arranged behind the front vehicle part with respect to a longitudinal direction of the vehicle.... Volvo Truck Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170218799

Two stroke, opposed piston engine with compression release brake arrangement and method

A two-stroke, opposed-piston engine includes a cylinder with an inlet piston controlled inlet port and an exhaust piston controlled exhaust port, the cylinder defining a combustion chamber with the inlet piston and the exhaust piston, a charge air channel in flow communication with the inlet port, a conduit extending directly... Volvo Truck Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170211690

A controlling an actuator of a vehicle transmission

A method is provided for controlling an actuator of a vehicle transmission, the actuator being connected to an engaging sleeve, the engaging sleeve being axially displaceable between a gear wheel disengaging position and a gear wheel engaging position of the vehicle transmission for executing a transmission gear shift. The method... Volvo Truck Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170204842

Reciprocating machine with cylinder having collector groove

A reciprocating machine incitides a cylinder including an internal cylinder wail, a piston movable in the cylinder between a top position and a. bottom position, the piston, comprising an upper ring pack and a lower ring pack disposed around a circumference of the piston and spaced from each other by... Volvo Truck Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170167366

An internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine includes a first low-pressure cylinder housing a first low-pressure piston, and a first high-pressure cylinder housing a first high-pressure piston, the first high-pressure cylinder being arranged in upstream fluid communication with the first low-pressure cylinder for providing exhaust gas into the first low-pressure cylinder. The internal... Volvo Truck Corporation

06/01/17 / #20170152766

A waste heat recovery device

A device for recovery of waste heat generated during operation of an internal combustion engine includes a thermodynamic engine, which includes a working fluid circulation circuit and is configured for recovery of the waste heat a first arrangement for providing a first coolant from a first source for heat exchange... Volvo Truck Corporation

05/25/17 / #20170144535

Safety arrangement for a vehicle tank

A safety arrangement for a DME fuel tank of a vehicle, adapted to release an excessive pressure from the fuel tank, including a spring-loaded pressure release valve adapted to open at a predefined pressure level, where the safety arrangement further includes a housing mounted on the fuel tank and having... Volvo Truck Corporation

05/25/17 / #20170144663

An arrangement and a cruise control brake in a vehicle

A cruise control arrangement is provided with a cruise control speed function and where the cruise control arrangement is provided with a set cruise speed value and a set brake cruise speed value, and where the cruise control brake function is active when the vehicle travels downhill, where the cruise... Volvo Truck Corporation

05/25/17 / #20170144668

Method for controlling free-wheeling in a dual clutch transmission in a vehicle

A method and an arrangement for controlling free-wheeling in a dual clutch transmission in a vehicle is provided, which transmission includes a first and a second transmission mechanism controllable by a first and a second clutch unit, each connected to a first and a second input shaft respectively. The method... Volvo Truck Corporation

05/25/17 / #20170145973

Fuel injector arrangement

A fuel injector arrangement for supplying fuel into a cylinder of an internal combustion engine. The fuel injector arrangement includes a fuel injector and a sealing ring which is arranged around the circumference of the fuel injector. The sealing ring is located between a fuel inlet and/or outlet of the... Volvo Truck Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170138221

Exhaust gas system

An exhaust gas system includes an arrangement for conveying an exhaust gas stream and a thermodynamic engine connected to the exhaust gas stream conveying arrangement for recovery of heat from the exhaust gas stream. The thermodynamic engine includes a working fluid circulation circuit. The exhaust gas system includes at least... Volvo Truck Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170138242

Heat exchanger system for treatment of a flow of exhaust gases in an exhaust gas aftertreatment system

A heat exchanger system for treatment of a flow of exhaust gases in an exhaust gas aftertreatment system of a vehicle. The heat exchanger system includes a nitrogen monoxide (NO) oxidation site for oxidising nitrogenmonoxide to nitrogen dioxide (NO2). The NO oxidation site is positioned such that the flow of... Volvo Truck Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170129467

An arrangement and supporting a cruise control brake in a vehicle

A cruise control arrangement for a vehicle is provided with a cruise control brake function that is set to a brake cruise speed. The cruise control arrangement is adapted to activate at least one auxiliary brake when the vehicle speed reaches the set brake cruise speed, and at the same... Volvo Truck Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170130612

System for a heat energy recovery

A system is provided for heat energy recovery in a vehicle including an internal combustion engine, such as a diesel engine, and a corresponding method is provided for operating such a system.... Volvo Truck Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170130633

Exhaust gas arrangement

An exhaust gas arrangement includes an exhaust gas system for conveying an exhaust gas stream. The exhaust gas system includes a turbine and an exhaust gas treatment system. The exhaust gas arrangement further includes a working fluid circulation circuit connected to the exhaust gas system for recovery of energy from... Volvo Truck Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170122131

Internal combustion engine system with heat recovery

An internal combustion engine system with heat recovery includes an internal combustion engine with a waste heat passage, an electric motor, a heat recovery assembly including a working fluid circulation circuit with a working fluid, a first heat source which is adapted to be heated by the waste heat passage... Volvo Truck Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170122199

Two-stroke opposed piston internal combustion engine

A two-stroke opposed piston internal combustion engine including a plurality of cylinders, each cylinder being provided with a first piston and a second piston adapted to perform opposed motions in the cylinder, each cylinder being provided with at least one intake port, a communication between an air intake arrangement and... Volvo Truck Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170124783

A method and arrangement for controlling charging of an electrical storage system in a vehicle

A method is provided for controlling charging of an electric energy storage system in a vehicle including an electric machine which is arranged for propulsion of the vehicle. The method includes initiating the charging upon connection of the energy storage system to an external power supply via a first connector... Volvo Truck Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170113670

Method for piloting a braking system of a vehicle, braking system and vehicle comprising such a braking system

A method allows piloting a braking system of a vehicle, the braking system including at least a pair of coupled brake actuators, that includes a pneumatic actuator supplied with a compressed air tank pressurized by a compressor, and an electric actuator. The method includes steps including a) measuring the air... Volvo Truck Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170110021

A vehicle driver feedback system and corresponding method

A vehicle driver feedback system includes a control unit and a display unit. The control unit is arranged for registering a driver-influenced vehicle driving parameter and the display unit is positioned in the vehicle and arranged for displaying information to the vehicle driver. The control unit further is arranged for:... Volvo Truck Corporation

04/13/17 / #20170101105

A controlling a drivetrain of a vehicle

A method is provided for controlling a drivetrain of a vehicle, wherein the drive train includes a combustion engine in drive connection with a dual clutch transmission, wherein the dual clutch transmission is provided with a normally closed input clutch, a normally open input clutch. wherein the normally dosed input... Volvo Truck Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170074945

A monitoring the status of battery cells

A method for monitoring the status of a plurality of connected battery cells in a battery pack includes: arranging the battery cells in at least two groups of cells; connecting the groups of cells to a sensor unit; and providing a measurement of at least one parameter indicative of the... Volvo Truck Corporation

03/09/17 / #20170067391

Combustion chamber for an internal combustion engine and an internal combustion engine

An engine includes a combustion chamber including a cylinder wall defining a cylinder, a fuel injector disposed in a first opening in the cylinder wall and a piston head disposed in the cylinder. A piston bowl at least partially defined by a wall having a generally spiral shape is provided... Volvo Truck Corporation

03/09/17 / #20170067967

Method for determining the reliability of state of health parameter values

A method is provided for determining the reliability of state of health parameter values for a battery including a plurality of battery cells, the method including the steps of receiving, for a state of health parameter, a plurality of measured parameter values for the battery, comparing the measured parameter values... Volvo Truck Corporation

02/23/17 / #20170051644

A fluid control valve

A fluid control valve includes a cylindrical housing with at least one opening through a housing wall, a cylindrical main valve axially movably arranged inside the housing for controlling a fluid flow through the at least one opening and a main valve spring member acting on the main valve. The... Volvo Truck Corporation

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02/23/17 / #20170053532

Method for determining an evasive path for a host vehicle

The present invention relates to a method for determining an evasive path for a host vehicle (10), the method i.a. comprising: establishing (S1) a predicted traffic environment (12) of the host vehicle in a time-lateral position domain, the predicted traffic environment comprising an object prediction representation (16) of a traffic... Volvo Truck Corporation

02/16/17 / #20170043769

Method for providing an object prediction representation

A method is for providing an object prediction representation. In an embodiment, the method includes simulating movement of a host vehicle and an object in a longitudinal-lateral coordinate system based on their initial positions at the starting time and a movement of the host vehicle and determined movement of the... Volvo Truck Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170030524

System for draining and refilling cryogenic fuel in a vehicle tank

A tool for draining and refilling a vehicle tank for cryogenic fuel, wherein the tool when in position for use has a vertical direction and includes a heat exchanger and a cooling tank, the cooling tank having an upper portion and a lower portion as viewed in the vertical direction... Volvo Truck Corporation

01/05/17 / #20170002710

Anti-clogging device for diesel exhaust fluid supply

An apparatus for supplying Diesel Exhaust Fluid to an engine exhaust gas treatment system includes a reservoir to collect trapped air if the dosing module is clogged with crystalized urea. The reservoir is placed at the dosing valve inlet on a T-connection. The reservoir provides a closed chamber to receive... Volvo Truck Corporation

01/05/17 / #20170002756

A removing leaked crankcase fluid from a crankcase and a crankcase ventilation system

A method is provided for removing leaked crankcase fluid from a crankcase of an internal combustion engine during operation thereof, the method including the steps of measuring as operation parameter value of the internal combustion engine; comparing the measured operation parameter value with a preset parameter range defining a mode... Volvo Truck Corporation








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