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Communication device and method for v2x communication

The invention relates to a communication device (101a, 107) configured to receive context information and to configure a radio frame, in particular a control channel of a radio frame, based on the context information. In an embodiment the radio frame comprises a plurality of communication resources, wherein the communication device (107) is configured to configure the radio frame by allocating at least two groups of communication resources of the plurality of communication resources of the radio frame to at least two groups of communication devices of a plurality of other communication devices (101a-c, 103a-c) based on the context information.. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

Low-voltage discharge and actuation circuit for the traction converter of a vehicle

An actuation circuit for an inverter includes a direct voltage converter to convert direct current at a first voltage into direct current at an intermediate circuit voltage, and a driver unit that generates inverter control signals, based on direct current at the intermediate circuit voltage, to switch elements of the inverter. The actuation circuit also includes a discharge unit supplied with direct current at the intermediate circuit voltage, where the discharge unit switches, in response to a discharge control signal, a discharge resistor in parallel to an output of the direct voltage converter, and a control unit that is supplied with direct current at the intermediate circuit voltage. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

Method and device for generating a sectional view of a body of a vehicle

A method for generating a sectional view of a body of a vehicle includes displaying a first sectional view of the vehicle body on a screen, where the first sectional view comprises two surfaces of two components of the vehicle body which adjoin one another at a first transition point. The method includes displaying a joint catalog with a plurality of predefined joint types, where one joint type of the plurality of predefined joint types defines a predefined joint section for a joint between two surfaces. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

Interior mirror base arrangement for a motor vehicle

An interior mirror base arrangement for a motor vehicle has a base for an interior mirror which can be permanently fastened to a windshield of the motor vehicle adjacent to a roof liner, a cover element which is movably mounted on the base, and a fastener, by which the cover element can be fastened to the roof liner.. . ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

Sprocket

A sprocket for a chain drive, in particular a timing chain drive for an internal combustion engine, is provided. The sprocket includes a radially outer toothed ring and a damping ring. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

Device and method for positioning by means of triangulation

A method for determining a charging position for a charging system comprising a vehicle and an induction charging unit, includes measuring a magnetic field vector for the at least one positioning signal, wherein the magnetic field vector is unambiguously assigned to at least one transmitting antenna by virtue of a coding of the position signal, and calculating a local position of the at least one transmitting antenna with respect to at least one receiving antenna. The method further includes detecting a travel trajectory for the vehicle, along which the charging position can be taken up.. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

Providing an aid means after a vehicle accident

A method for providing aid after a vehicle accident involving a vehicle includes establishing, via an emergency call device of the vehicle after the vehicle accident, a wireless data and/or voice connection between the vehicle and a rescue center. First sensor data, which is ascertained via at least one first sensor in the vehicle, is transmitted to the rescue center, while second sensor data, detected by the at least one first sensor and/or by at least one second sensor of the vehicle, is transmitted to and stored at a data storage unit independent of the rescue center. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

Assessment and/or design of multiple-antenna systems

In a method for determining the performance of at least one antenna in a system including a plurality of antennas, the method subdivides a reception area and/or a transmission area of at least one antenna into a plurality of sectors, determines at least one value of a performance parameter for at least one of the plurality of sectors indicating an antenna performance, and determines at least one statistical value from the values of the performance parameter.. . ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

Rotary machine and motor vehicle

A rotary machine, in particular an electric machine, has a shaft, which extends in an axial direction and which has a cavity, and a heat pipe, in which a first thermal medium is arranged. The rotary machine is characterized in that the heat pipe is designed as an annular chamber, which surrounds the cavity. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

High energy lithium ion secondary battery with improved lifetime and energy density

A high energy density lithium-ion rechargeable battery cell is provided which includes an anode material containing a carbon-nanotube (cnt)-si composite and a cathode material containing a core-shell gradient and/or concentration gradient nickel-based lithium metal oxide.. . ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

Method for determining a congestion end in traffic and associated devices

A method for determining an end of a tailback in road traffic includes providing a signal quality map for a cell of a base station of a mobile radio system, where the signal quality map includes overview information about signal qualities occurring within the cell. The method also includes determining signal quality information for each of a plurality of mobile radio communication devices connected to the base station, and determining a probability density function based on determined signal quality information. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

Connection, connection system, and method for connecting at least two components

A connection between at least two components of a motor vehicle includes at least one connection unit which is arranged and/or formed on one of the components, and provides at least one connection surface of the connection. At least one characteristic of the connection unit is deliberately changeable, in such a manner that an adhesion capability of the connection surface is adjustable.. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

Arrangement for connecting two vehicle body components and method for producing a sheet metal component having a doubled joining flange

An arrangement for connecting different parts includes two vehicle components. The vehicle body components include a first vehicle body component taking the form of a sheet metal component with a joining flange and being connected at this joining flange to the second vehicle body component via a welded connection. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

Drive device for a hybrid-driven motor vehicle, and motor vehicle associated therewith

A drive device for a hybrid-driven motor vehicle is provided. The drive device includes a primary drive, a secondary drive, and a variable speed gearbox. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

06/21/18 / #20180170151

Method and control unit for controlling an air conditioning system

A control unit for an air conditioning system of a vehicle is provided, wherein the air conditioning system has automatic climate control. The control unit is configured to calculate a fan strength limitation specified by a user. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

06/14/18 / #20180165544

Method and apparatus for representing a map element and method and apparatus for locating a vehicle / robot

A method and an apparatus are provided for representing a map element and for locating a vehicle/robot based thereupon. The method for representing a map element includes: generating a gaussian mixture model for the map element; generating a signature for identifying the map element, wherein the signature includes properties of the map element; and generating a signatured gaussian mixture model for representing the map element, wherein the signatured gaussian mixture model includes the gaussian mixture model and the signature.. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

06/14/18 / #20180163865

Apparatus for axially adjusting a switching element

An apparatus for axially adjusting a shifting element includes a shifting shaft, which can be rotated about an axis, an actuating body, which is connected to the shifting shaft for conjoint rotation and in an axially movable manner and which has at least two slotted guide sections designed as grooves on a peripheral surface, and a linear actuator, which is associated with the actuating body and has an actuatable actuator pin, which can engage in the slotted guide sections in order to axially move the actuating body. Each slotted guide section has an incoupling region for the actuator pin, an opposite outcoupling region for the actuator pin, and an adjusting region, which lies therebetween in the peripheral direction and is bent in a curved shape, for axially moving the actuating body. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

06/14/18 / #20180163856

Control method and control device in a motor vehicle for shifting an automatic transmission

In a control method and a control device for shifting an automatic and, in particular, non-powershift-capable transmission having at least two gears, data of a driving-speed-related data source are received by at least one electronic control unit for a defined forecast range. The data are such that the control unit can determine therefrom a region at least lying in the forecast range and having a limit speed below the maximum speed of the lower gear. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

06/14/18 / #20180163583

Exhaust valve deactivation

A valve control of an internal combustion engine has a camshaft and a cam sleeve, which surrounds the camshaft and is fastened in an axially movable manner and has cams, which are associated with individual valves and extend in the radial direction. The cam sleeve can be moved in the axial direction in relation to the camshaft by an actuator during rotation. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

06/14/18 / #20180162292

Insertion floor for covering a storage or luggage compartment, preferably in a motor vehicle

An insertion floor is provided for covering a storage or luggage compartment, preferably in a motor vehicle, wherein the insertion floor is pivotably supported on a holder by locking hinges and wherein the locking hinges hold the insertion floor at least in a position in which the storage or luggage is accessible. In order to create such an insertion floor that can be economically produced, consists of few individual parts, and also can be installed and removed quickly and easily by the user, the insertion floor can be removed from the holder.. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

06/14/18 / #20180162193

Heat pump system and method of operating same

A heat pump system for air conditioning a vehicle, in particular an electric or hybrid vehicle, includes an air conditioning unit which has an air conditioning evaporator and a heating heat exchanger, for air conditioning a passenger compartment of the vehicle. A condenser transmits heat from a refrigeration circuit into a coolant circuit, and a chiller transmits heat from the coolant circuit into the refrigeration circuit. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

06/14/18 / #20180162096

Planar body component for motor vehicles composed of fiber composite material

A planar body component for motor vehicles is designed as a fiber composite laminate having a cured main laminate of fiber-reinforced plastic and an additional fiber layer, which is glued to the main laminate and can be decoupled from the main laminate in some sections when force is applied to the planar body component. The additional fiber layer is formed of a non-ductile, dry fiber textile.. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

06/14/18 / #20180161840

Method for straightening a distortion of a component by way of a straightening device, and straightening device

A method for straightening a distortion of a component by way of a straightening device is provided. The straightening device includes a clamping element for clamping in the component, a straightening element for introducing a straightening force into the component, and an anvil element for supporting the component during the introduction of the straightening force. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

06/07/18 / #20180160084

Image generation device and method for producing an array of image forming elements

An image generation device has at least one light source, a field lens array, an array of image-forming elements, and a projection lens array. The array of image-forming elements is formed by superimposing a first pattern array and a second pattern array, which is formed identically to the first pattern array and is rotated relative to the first pattern array. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

06/07/18 / #20180154924

Method for steering a vehicle

A method is provided for steering a vehicle, wherein the forces for steering the wheels are generated by a steering torque, and wherein the steering torque is applied by a mechanical steering system and/or a steering actuator. The method includes the following steps: automatic phase: automatic steering of the vehicle in that a control unit calculates an automatic torque and actuates the steering actuator to apply the automatic torque, so that the steering torque corresponds to the automatic torque, wherein a driver intervention during the automatic phase and a manual torque applied to the steering wheel by the driver are detected, engagement phase: maintaining the calculated automatic torque as a steering torque by ignoring or compensating the manual torque until the manual torque has exceeded a defined threshold torque, wherein the threshold torque is greater than zero, and transfer phase: reducing the automatic torque after the threshold torque has been exceeded, wherein the steering torque corresponds to the sum of the manual torque and automatic torque.. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

05/31/18 / #20180149049

Control shaft for inlet valve shut-off

A control shaft of a cam shaft adjustment unit has axially spaced adjustment cams, which are designed in a first axial section of the control shaft for a continuous operation of a cylinder and in a second axial section for a cylinder shut-off. The adjustment cams for the continuous operation of a cylinder have, over the entire circumference of the cam circle, a radial extension which is greater than a zero stroke extension and the adjustment cams for the cylinder shut-off have, around their circumference, a shut-off section of the cam circle with a radial extension which is less than or equal to the zero stroke extension. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

05/31/18 / #20180147919

Door system for a passenger car having at least two seat rows and method for operating such a door system

A door system is provided for a passenger vehicle having at least two seat rows. The door system includes a front side door of a corresponding vehicle side, which can be brought into an open position from a closed position in order to take a seat in the rear seat row or to leave the rear seat row. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

05/24/18 / #20180143122

Diesel particulate sensor

A soot particulate sensor has a ceramic support made from an aluminum silicate, which is provided with a conductor path made of an intermetallic compound.. . ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

05/17/18 / #20180137271

Method, server, firewall, control device, and system for programming a control device of a vehicle

The invention relates to a method for programming a control device of the vehicle, the method comprising: writing a first software module into the control device (106) via a first interface (108); blocking the first interface (108) of the control device (106); writing a key (122) into a secured memory area (132) of the control device (106) via a second interface; writing an encrypted vehicle software (112) into the control device (106) via the second interface; decrypting the encrypted vehicle software (112) by means of the first software module (110) by using the written key; storing the decrypted vehicle software in a memory area (134) of the control device (106); and installing read protection for the memory area (134) of the decrypted vehicle software.. . ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

05/17/18 / #20180135994

Method for optimizing the cryogenic pressure tank fill level which can be achieved during a refill in a motor vehicle

A method optimizes the cryogenic pressure tank fill level which can be achieved during a refill in a motor vehicle. A heating device for heating a gas in the pressure tank has at least two modes, namely a regular operating mode, in which the heating device heats the gas in the pressure tank such that a specified pressure of the gas in the pressure tank is reached, and a continuous operation mode in which the heating device constantly heats the gas in the pressure tank such that the pressure of the gas in the pressure tank rises above the specified pressure. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

05/17/18 / #20180135675

Method for joining components and component composite

A method for joining a first component to a second component includes providing a first component with a first joining part receiving section and creating a joining part on and/or in the first joining part receiving section via a generative method. The method also includes providing a second component with a second joining part receiving section, and joining the joining part to the second joining part receiving section of the second component.. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

05/17/18 / #20180134339

Motorcycle with an electrically driveable front wheel

A vehicle with a front wheel and a front wheel of a vehicle is provided. The front wheel is drivable by a first drive arrangement, and a rear wheel of the vehicle is drivable by a second drive arrangement. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

05/17/18 / #20180134294

Longitudinal driver assistance system in a motor vehicle

A longitudinal driver assistance system in a motor vehicle includes a detection system for recognizing upcoming relevant events which require a change in the maximum permitted top speed, and a functional unit which, upon recognizing a relevant event, determines a location-dependent time taking into consideration the location of the relevant event. Upon achieving this, the functional unit prompts the transmission of request information for permitting an automatic adaptation of the current maximum permitted top speed to a new maximum permitted top speed. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

05/17/18 / #20180134165

Charging device having and method for producing an induction coil

A method is provided for producing an induction coil, in particular for a charging device for the cableless charging of an electrical energy storage device of an electrically driven motor vehicle. At least one coil wire is placed on a carrier fabric in a conductor loop-type coil pattern. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

05/17/18 / #20180134143

Hybrid transmission for a motor vehicle

A hybrid transmission for a motor vehicle is provided. The hybrid transmission includes a primary shaft, an electric motor power transmitting mechanism, an electric motor drive shaft, a combustion engine drive shaft, and a combustion engine power-transmitting mechanism. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

05/17/18 / #20180134123

Control system for air-conditioning a vehicle

A control system method is disclosed for air-conditioning a vehicle by a heat pump system, wherein one of multiple operating modes is automatically set, depending on the air-conditioning requirement. The passenger space is cooled by an air-conditioning evaporator and/or is heated by a heating heat exchanger. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

05/17/18 / #20180134112

Interior ventilation system for a motor vehicle

An interior ventilation system for a motor vehicle includes an air measurement chamber, into which outdoor air of the motor vehicle can be fed via an outside air supply line and vehicle interior air of the motor vehicle can be fed via an inside air supply line, air quality sensors for measuring a harmful-substance content in air located in the air measurement chamber, and a measurement air control unit, which is designed to selectively supply outdoor air and/or vehicle interior air to the air measurement chamber. A motor vehicle includes such an interior ventilation system.. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

05/10/18 / #20180131539

Communication system for aggregates and controllers of a vehicle, and vehicle comprising the communication system

A communication system for units and controllers of a vehicle includes a unit configured to transmit a plurality of messages to a controller. A first communication path is configured to transfer a message from the plurality of messages between the unit and the controller, and a second communication path configured to transfer the message from the plurality of messages between the unit and the controller. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

05/10/18 / #20180131046

Rapid forming of an electrode

A method for forming a negative electrode for a lithium-ion cell includes the following steps: first constant-current charging with a first charging current until a first half-cell potential versus a reference electrode is reached, first constant-voltage charging at the first half-cell potential versus the reference electrode until a second charging current is reached, second constant-current charging with the second charging current until a second half-cell potential versus the reference electrode is reached, second constant-voltage charging at the second half-cell potential versus the reference electrode until a final charging current is reached.. . ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

05/10/18 / #20180131045

Forming an electrode

A method is provided for forming a negative electrode for a lithium-ion cell. The method include the steps of: carrying out first constant-current charging with a first charging current until a first half-cell potential with regard to a reference electrode is reached; carrying out first constant-voltage charging at the first half-cell potential with regard to the reference electrode until a second charging current is reached; carrying out ac voltage excitation or alternating current excitation over a frequency time period; carrying out second constant-current charging with a third charging current until a second half-cell potential with regard to the reference electrode is reached; and carrying out second constant-voltage charging at the second half-cell potential with regard to the reference electrode until a final charging current is reached or until a maximum constant-voltage charging duration is reached.. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

05/10/18 / #20180128232

Pinion starter gearing having corrected gear geometry

A pinion starter drive for an internal combustion engine is provided. The pinion starter drive includes a drive pinion and a starter gear. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

05/10/18 / #20180126937

Automatic detection and assessment of low-speed crashes

In order to detect a vehicle accident in which a vehicle and an object crash into one another, wherein a motion variable assigned to the collision is so low that at least one active occupant protection system provided for accidents in the vehicle is not activated by the crash, it is provided, with respect to the collision event, that signals and/or data formed by sensors of the vehicle are processed in such a manner that the signals and/or data are filtered, feature data are formed based on the filtered signals and/or data, and the collision event is assigned to a classification in a classification database based on the feature data.. . ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

05/10/18 / #20180126819

Motor vehicle

A motor vehicle is provided in which cold air is prevented from flowing forwards from the rear region to the front seats when travelling with an open top. At least one air outlet opening or air outlet nozzle is formed at a rear end of the center console, through which air outlet opening or air outlet nozzle warm air can flow out upwards and/or forwards between the two backrests of the two front seats. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

05/03/18 / #20180123421

Electromagnetic compatibility of a drive arrangement for an electrically driven vehicle

A drive arrangement for an electrically driven vehicle includes an electric motor that is configured to accelerate the vehicle, the electric motor has a rotor, which is arranged inside a stator having stator windings and is arranged on a rotor shaft. The drive arrangement also includes a drive shaft coupled to a drive wheel of the vehicle, and a shaft coupling that transmits torque output by the rotor shaft such that said torque is conducted to the drive shaft, wherein the shaft coupling has a torque receiving element that receives the torque output by the electric motor, and a torque output element that is mechanically coupled to the torque receiving element and outputs the torque in a direction of the drive shaft. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

05/03/18 / #20180120117

Method for determining a route and time frame for the travel of a motor vehicle, and motor vehicle

A method for determining a route and time frame for the travel of a motor vehicle which assists the driver in planning their travel and in making fuller use of the technical potential of the motor vehicle is provided. For this purpose, the method includes the following steps: acquiring at least one destination, determining a travel route to the at least one destination; acquiring an adjustable travel mode of the motor vehicle for at least one first section of the travel route; determining the route and time frame for the travel of the motor vehicle depending on the acquired travel mode; and displaying the route and time frame of the travel.. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

05/03/18 / #20180119816

Parking brake system

A parking brake system for a motor vehicle transmission is provided. The parking, brake system includes a brake cylinder having a brake piston movable between braking and locking positions, a piston lock provided to lock the brake piston in the locking position, a piston valve configured to activate the brake cylinder using a fluid, and a locking valve configured to activate the piston lock using a fluid. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

05/03/18 / #20180118278

Motor vehicle with a receiving element for a torsion bar

A motor vehicle has a receiving element for a torsion bar. In order to devise a motor vehicle which has a receiving element for a torsion bar and in which the receiving element has a simple design and reduced weight while avoiding drawbacks in respect of the sealing effect and the available space, the receiving element consists essentially of a monolithic extruded profile.. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

05/03/18 / #20180118264

Narrow-passage assistance system in a motor vehicle

A narrow-passage assistance system is provided for a motor vehicle having at least one electronic control unit, which detects a narrow passage in the form of the presence of two objects that restrict the ego-vehicle on both sides in accordance with signals of various sensors known per se for sensing lateral obstacles and which controls transverse positioning of the ego-vehicle between the two objects by at least one transversely-guiding actuator. The control unit contains a transverse guidance module, which is designed such that the transverse guidance module can distinguish between dynamic and static objects. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

05/03/18 / #20180118155

Deformation element for a motor vehicle, and motor vehicle comprising a deformation element of said type

To improve the safety of passengers of a motor vehicle and road users in the case of a head-on collision, a deformation element is provided and includes a crossmember holder for mounting to a crossmember and a bumper plate that can be positioned next to a bumper of a motor vehicle. The deformation element is characterized in that a centrifugal force-operated release element for adjusting and locking the distance of the crossmember holder from the bumper plate is provided between the bumper plate and the crossmember holder. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

05/03/18 / #20180118140

Deformation element for a motor vehicle, and motor vehicle having such a deformation element

To improve the safety of passengers of a motor vehicle and road users in the case of a fronted collision, a deformation element is provided and has a cross-beam holder for mounting to a cross-beam and a bumper plate that can be positioned next to a bumper of a motor vehicle. The deformation element is characterized in that a friction device for adjusting and fixing the distance of the cross-beam holder from the bumper plate is provided between the bumper plate and the cross-beam holder, a first distance of the bumper plate from the cross-beam holder, starting from a normal position, being greater in a first position than a distance in a second position.. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

05/03/18 / #20180118070

Motor vehicle having a heatable head restraint

A head restraint for a motor vehicle has devices such as a fan and a heating element such that heated air can flow out of a front side of the head restraint if necessary. The head restraint enables heating of a head by way of outflowing heated air. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

05/03/18 / #20180117714

Accumulator assembly with an improved welding technique for a cell connector element

An accumulator assembly includes first and second accumulator cells, each of which includes at least one electrical connection element. The accumulator assembly also includes a cell connector element which electrically connects the electrical connection element of the first accumulator cell with the electrical connection element of the second accumulator cell. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

04/19/18 / #20180109008

Ground connection for an aluminium component

A ground connection for an aluminium component, in particular an aluminium vehicle body component, has grounding bolt which is fastened to the component, with the interposition of an adapter that extends over the surface, and which is composed of a material which exhibits greater strength than the aluminium component and differs from the aluminium component in terms of the electrochemical series, in particular steel, and has a thread element which clamps the cable shoe of the ground conductor on a corresponding contact area of the grounding bolt. Permanently high functional reliability is obtained in a manner which is simple in terms of production by the grounding bolt and the adapter being composed of materials which are matched to one another so as to prevent corrosion and are connected to one another in a cohesive manner, and the adapter is zinc-plated, at least on the component side, and, in a position in which it is not in contact with the component, is fastened to the component over a large surface area by a welded/soldered connection which is established using aluminium as an additional material.. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

04/19/18 / #20180106181

Internal combustion engine with split cooling system

An internal combustion engine, in particular for a vehicle, is provided. The internal combustion engine has a crankcase, a cylinder head, a coolant feed line, a cooling channel branching line, a first coolant channel which runs at least partly through the cylinder head, and a second coolant channel which runs at least partly through the crankcase. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

04/19/18 / #20180105372

Stacking device for stacking paint and assembly plugs

A stacking device is provided for stacking plugs, in particular paint or installation plugs for motor vehicles, having a housing which has an opening, at at least one axial end, on a front side and in which extend in the axial direction, on an inner wall of the housing, at least two retaining and guide devices for the plugs. The retaining and guiding devices are designed to keep the plugs stacked in position, to allow axial movement of the plugs, and to guide the plugs in the axial direction.. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

04/19/18 / #20180105098

Motor vehicle

A motor vehicle has a body, wherein the body has body openings, in which auxiliary devices such as lamps, turn indicators, or the like are arranged. A body wall surrounds the body opening and has a body flange formed at the particular body opening, to which body wall a cup-shaped insert is fastened, wherein the particular auxiliary device is fastened to the cup-shaped insert. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

04/19/18 / #20180105008

Damping system of a two-track vehicle

A damping system of a two-track vehicle includes a passive stabilizer having a torsion bar which runs in a vehicle transverse direction and having lever elements which adjoin the torsion bar at the end sides and which are connected to mutually oppositely situated wheel suspension arrangements of an axle of the vehicle. Two actuators are assigned to respective wheels of the wheel suspension arrangements and are mounted on the vehicle body. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

04/12/18 / #20180102527

Electrical energy-storage unit with storage modules of different types

An electrical energy-storage unit has a plurality of electrically coupled and interchangeable storage modules each with a multiplicity of storage cells connected in series or in parallel. The energy-storage unit has storage modules of a first type, which have a certain energy density. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

04/12/18 / #20180099715

Air-guiding device for a motorcycle

An air-guiding device for a motorcycle is provided to provide defined guidance of wind airflow in a region of a motorcycle fork. The air-guiding device include at least one rear guiding element in the longitudinal direction configured to be rigidly fastened to the motorcycle behind the motorcycle fork, and a front guiding element configured to be fastened indirectly or directly to the rear guiding element in front of the motorcycle fork in a manner which allows the front guiding element to rotate relative to the rear guiding element when the motorcycle fork is rotated about a vertical axis. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

04/12/18 / #20180099701

Motor vehicle

A motor vehicle is provided with a body which has hollow profiles with cavities formed therein. The cavities can be separated by bulkhead parts against water and noise. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

04/12/18 / #20180099679

Apparatus and method for controlling a user situation awareness modification of a user of a vehicle, and a user situation awareness modification processing system

An apparatus configured to control a user situation awareness modification of a user of a vehicle, which includes input module configured to repeatedly receive a first event detection signal comprising information related to a detected event outside a vehicle and to repeatedly receive a first user detection signal comprising information related to a reaction or a missing reaction of a user to the detected event outside the vehicle. The apparatus further includes a processing module configured to determine a user situation awareness level based on the information related to the detected event outside the vehicle and the information related to the reaction of the user to the detected event, and to generate a control signal configured to control a user situation awareness modification module based on the determined user situation awareness level.. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

04/05/18 / #20180096441

Method and apparatus for facilitating automatic arrangement on user's journey

A method to facilitate automatic arrangement on a user's journey to a service in queue includes receiving information regarding a queuing condition and a travelling condition. A knowledge database with historical data may be generated from the received information. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

04/05/18 / #20180093661

Operation of a hybrid vehicle after detecting that a lower fuel filling level has been reached or undershot

A method for operating a hybrid vehicle having an internal combustion engine and an electrical machine for driving the hybrid vehicle is provided, where the internal combustion engine is supplied with fuel from a fuel tank, a fuel filling level of the fuel tank being determined using a fuel filling level sensor, wherein the electrical machine is supplied with electrical energy from an energy store, and the vehicle is configured to be driven in a purely electric mode, with the internal combustion engine switched off, using the electrical machine. In certain embodiments, the method includes establishing that the fuel filling level sensor indicates that a lower filling level has been reached or undershot, and, in response to this establishing, switching off the internal combustion engine and driving the vehicle in the purely electric mode, with the internal combustion engine switched off, using the electrical machine. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

04/05/18 / #20180093559

Hybrid transmission

A hybrid planetary gear transmission includes first, second and third planetary gear sets with respective sun, ring and planetary gears, the three planetary gear sets being arranged at a distance from each other concentrically to a common transmission axis, a transmission input shaft for receiving drive power from at least one drive machine, and a transmission output shaft for outputting drive power to a drive train. The hybrid transmission further includes a first coupling system for selectively connecting the transmission input shaft to the sun gear of the first planetary gear set, a second coupling device for selectively connecting the transmission input shaft to the planetary gear carrier of the first planetary gear set, and a connection between the ring gear of the third planetary gear set to the planetary carrier of the second planetary gear set. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

04/05/18 / #20180093558

Electric drive system

A drive system for a hybrid drive in a motor vehicle is provided. The drive system includes a drive machine with a rotor and a stator; a planetary gear set with a sun gear, a ring gear and at least one planetary gear mounted on a planetary carrier; and a coupling system, by way of which at least one other drive machine can be coupled to the drive system. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

04/05/18 / #20180093553

Communication between a vehicle and a road user in the surroundings of a vehicle

A method and a corresponding device permit an at least partially computer-controlled and/or autonomous vehicle to communicate with its surroundings, in particular with a road user such as a person in its surroundings. A control unit for a vehicle is configured to receive surroundings data from one or more surroundings sensors of the vehicle and to detect at least one road user in the surroundings of the vehicle on the basis of the surroundings data. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

04/05/18 / #20180093434

Method for producing a composite fiber component with an integrated screw-in insert

A method is provided for producing a composite fiber component with an integrated screw-in insert. A pressing tool is provided. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

03/29/18 / #20180091191

Communication module for the charging process of a vehicle

A communication module for an electrical charging process of a vehicle is provided. The vehicle communicates with a charging station via a charging cable using a first communication protocol, and the charging station is designed to communicate via the charging cable using a second communication protocol. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

03/29/18 / #20180089518

Method for ascertaining a description of a lane

A method for ascertaining a description of a lane which is in an environment of a vehicle includes ascertaining an assignment function that is set up to assign different values of a feature vector different descriptions of a lane. The method also includes ascertaining environment data of the vehicle, where the environment data includes information about a roadway marking and/or about one or more objects in the environment of the vehicle. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

03/29/18 / #20180088426

Electrochromic element with improved electrolyte layer

The invention relates to an electrochromic element comprising two substrates having electrically conductive insides, a layered operating electrode which comprises a metal complex compound and which is capable of entering into a redox reaction where the transition from the oxidized to the reduced state is attended by an increase of color depth and the transition from the reduced to the oxidized state is attended by a corresponding weakening of color, an electrolyte layer in the form of a transparent, flexible film, and a counterelectrode[ati(d1] which is capable of intercalating mobile cations of the electrolyte material and/or of entering into a redox reaction in which when the material of the second electrode changes from the oxidized to the reduced state it exhibits no increase of color depth in the wavelength region of the increase of color depth of the metal complex compound and preferably is not subject to any increase of color depth at all, where the electrolyte layer comprises at least the following components: (a) a crosslinkable hybrid prepolymer, (b) a crosslinkable organic monomer or prepolymer, (c) a non-crosslinkable, thermoplastic organic polymer, and a dissociable salt whose inorganic cations can, in the presence of a charge difference between the operating electrode and the counterelectrode, move between the said electrodes. The electrochromic element is more particularly suitable as constituent of automobile glazing systems.. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

03/29/18 / #20180086401

Group of motor vehicles

By combining at least two different vehicle front end modules and passenger cell modules, at least two groups of motor vehicles belonging to different vehicle categories can be formed. For this purpose, the two vehicle front end modules feature different distances between the engine mounts, and the two passenger cell modules feature different distances between the front seats. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

03/29/18 / #20180086221

Method and system for monitoring charging stations

A method is provided for determining a property of a charging station, wherein the charging station is designed to provide electrical energy for charging a vehicle. The method determines vehicle data, wherein the vehicle data were created by a first vehicle with respect to a charging operation of the first vehicle at the charging station. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

03/29/18 / #20180085917

Method for the automatic configuration of an external control system for the open-loop and/or closed-loop control of a robot system

A method is provided for automatic configuring of an external control system for open-loop and/or closed-loop control of a robot system. In the method, an external control system and a robot system, including at least one manipulator and a robot controller, are provided. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

03/22/18 / #20180079417

Start-stop device for commencing an automatic switch-off process of a drive machine

A start-stop device for commencing an automatic switch-off process of a drive machine in a motor vehicle includes means for detecting a first trigger condition for initiating an automatic switch-off process, means for detecting a second trigger condition for initiating an automatic switch-off process if the first trigger condition can no longer be met, and means for initiating an automatic switch-off process of the drive machine if the first trigger condition or the second trigger condition is met.. . ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

03/22/18 / #20180079413

Automatic autonomous driving of a vehicle

A motor vehicle includes a plurality of sensors, a wireless communication unit, and a control device that is configured to receive data from the plurality of sensors and via the wireless communication unit relating to at least one of an environmental condition, a mechanical condition and a health-rated condition. The control unit formats the received data into a predetermined format corresponding to at least one detected condition, and compares the at least one detected condition to a plurality of known conditions. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

03/22/18 / #20180079282

Air vent and method for introducing air into an area

An air vent is provided for directly introducing air into a passenger compartment of a vehicle. The air vent has at least one outlet opening and at least one deflecting surface which is arranged in the region of the outlet opening, which runs radially outwards with respect to a flow direction of the air flowing in the direction of the deflecting surface, and by which the air flowing in the direction of the deflecting surface can be deflected radially outwards using the coanda affect. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

03/15/18 / #20180077787

Method and device for coating a surface

A method for coating a surface with a coating jet containing coating particles includes forming the coating jet from at least two partial jets. The method also includes forming one of the exit channels as a spray channel for a first gas stream containing the coating particles. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

03/15/18 / #20180076680

Rotor of a current-activated electric machine having an improved slot filling

A rotor of a current-activated electric machine has a plurality of windings which are arranged on the rotor, slots being formed between the windings. A textile has a plurality of fibers connected to one another in flat contact. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

03/15/18 / #20180076469

Flow field of a fuel cell

A fuel cell having an ion-selective separator, a gas diffusion layer and a separator plate, is provided. The separator plate forms, together with the gas diffusion layer, at least one gas-conducting flow field. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

03/15/18 / #20180076459

Conductive polymer binder for a novel silicon/graphene anode in lithium ion batteries

A composite electrode prepared from silicon-graphene material and conductive polymer binder poly (1-pyrenemethyl methacrylate-co-methacrylic acid) for use in lithium-ion batteries.. . ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

03/15/18 / #20180076458

Porous silicon materials and conductive polymer binder electrodes

A composite electrode prepared from porous silicon and conductive polymer binders for use in lithium-ion batteries.. . ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

03/15/18 / #20180073881

Computer-implemented method, system, and computer program product for detecting modes of transportation of a user

A computer-implemented method for detecting modes of transportation of a user includes detecting one or more key points in a digital map, determining a key point of the one or more key points within a predefined range of a current position of the user, and determining one or more further key points associated with the determined key point. The method also includes tracking, by each of the one or more further key points, whether the user stops at a particular key point of the one or more further key points, and setting a mode of transportation of the user to a public transportation mode in response to said tracking indicating that the user stops at the particular key point of the one or more further key points.. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

03/15/18 / #20180072174

Drive-over protection for cables for an inductive charging coil for electric vehicles

A primary coil unit for an inductive charging system is provided. The primary coil unit includes a primary coil, a control unit, a housing and an electric supply cable. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

03/08/18 / #20180069228

Electrical energy store having a remote controllable locking device

An electrical energy store for providing electrical drive energy for a motor vehicle includes an integrated locking device, which is designed for remotely controllable locking and/or unlocking of at least one electrical external contact of the energy store.. . ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

03/08/18 / #20180066747

Hydraulic controller for an actuator in a vehicle gearbox

A hydraulic controller for a vehicle gearbox is provided. The controller includes a hydraulic actuator which has an oil supply port, a high-pressure hydraulic pump for providing a feed to a high-pressure line, a low-pressure hydraulic pump for providing a feed to a low-pressure line, a hydraulic reservoir for receiving the hydraulic medium from a return line, and a hydraulic control valve. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

03/08/18 / #20180066615

Motor vehicle having an air intake system for improved travel through water

A motor vehicle has an air intake system with an air duct. The air duct has an air inlet for taking in ambient air and an air outlet. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

03/08/18 / #20180066573

Turbocharger for a motor vehicle

In order for charge air to be conducted with the lowest possible losses in pressure in a turbocharger including a blow-off valve, a flow-guiding element in an inlet region is designed such that neutral zones are formed at the flow openings. The flow openings recirculate charge air from the pressure side to the suction side when the blow-off valve is opened. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

03/08/18 / #20180066566

Coolant circuit for a liquid-cooled transmission

A coolant circuit has an engine cooling circuit in which coolant can be circulated in order to cool an internal combustion engine via a cylinder head cooling circuit and a crankcase cooling circuit separated from the cylinder head cooling circuit. The coolant circuit includes a transmission cooling circuit for cooling a transmission, the transmission cooling circuit branching off from the engine cooling circuit. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

03/08/18 / #20180065497

Emergency driving mode for an electric vehicle

A method is provided for increasing the range of an electric vehicle, in particular an electric scooter, having an electric motor, at least one storage cell, and a controller for the electric motor. The method includes the following steps: a) initiation of the activation of a residual capacity of the storage cell by the operator, wherein the use of the residual capacity is blocked by the controller during normal driving operation, and b) unlocking the residual capacity. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

03/08/18 / #20180065444

Heating system for a vehicle and method for air-conditioning a vehicle

A heating system for a vehicle includes a low-temperature circuit and a high-temperature circuit which can be operated independently of each other and in which a low-temperature cooler or a high-temperature cooler is arranged. The two cooling circuits are coupled to each other via two coupling points for the exchange of coolant, and have a common conduit section, which extends between the two coupling points and on which a heat exchanger is arranged for heating the passenger compartment. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

03/08/18 / #20180065403

Method for manufacturing a decorative element having a raised embossed visible surface, and decorative element manufactured by said method

A method for manufacturing a decorative component includes providing an embossing device which has female embossing mold and male embossing mold, and providing at least one decorative material layer. The method also includes disposing the decorative material layer between the female embossing mold and the male embossing mold in such a manner that a visible surface of the decorative material layer faces the female embossing mold, and a reverse face of the decorative material layer that is opposite the visible surface faces the male embossing mold. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

03/01/18 / #20180062211

Storage battery arrangement with improved condition monitoring

A storage battery arrangement includes a plurality of storage battery cells connected in series, a central network node designed to transmit data using the storage battery cells and connected to the series connection of storage battery cells, a plurality of cell network nodes designed to transmit data using the storage battery cells, where each cell network node is connected in parallel to a storage battery cell. The storage battery arrangement also includes a control device designed to command at least one first cell network node to apply a test signal having at least one predetermined frequency to a first storage battery cell to which said first cell network node is connected, and to command a second cell network node connected to a second storage battery cell to determine, based on a signal response of the second storage battery cell to the test signal, at least one condition of the second storage battery cell.. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

03/01/18 / #20180058309

Compressor of a turbocharger having an air recirculation valve and turbocharger and motor vehicle having such a compressor

A compressor of a turbocharger is provided. The compression pipe of the compressor is connected to the intake pipe thereof by a return flow duct, in which an air recirculation valve is arranged for controlling the return flow of already compressed fresh air. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

03/01/18 / #20180057073

Motor vehicle

A vehicle body is disclosed. The vehicle body includes a lateral sill panel device made of fiber-reinforced plastic, which is formed as a hollow profile with an external wall element as an impact face, and a floorpan structure including a transverse seat support made of fiber-reinforced plastic, which extends in the y-direction of the vehicle body substantially to the external wall element.. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

03/01/18 / #20180057062

Motor vehicle

An impact protection element for a vehicle is disclosed. The impact protection element includes a side sill composed of fiber-reinforced plastic, where the side sill is formed as a hollow profiled element and includes an outer wall element, which forms an impact surface, and an inner wall element, which lies opposite the outer wall element and can be connected to a vehicle structure. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

03/01/18 / #20180055132

Safety helmet with an aerodynamic stabilizing element

A safety helmet, in particular a safety helmet for drivers of single-track motorcycles, is provided. The safety helmet includes at least one movable aerodynamic stabilizing element and at least one sensor element for detecting one or more current driving state variables. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

02/22/18 / #20180052222

Diagnostic method for a vision sensor of a vehicle and vehicle having a vision sensor

A diagnostic method is provided for a vision sensor of a vehicle. The diagnostic method includes the steps of: determining a first position and a direction of movement of the vehicle; selecting a stationary landmark suitable for being detected by the vision sensor from a landmark database, wherein the landmark is located in front of the vehicle in the direction of movement of the vehicle, wherein a distance from the first position of the vehicle to the landmark is greater than the target range of the vision sensor; detecting the landmark via the vision sensor and, in response to a successful detection of the landmark by the vision sensor; determining a second position of the vehicle; determining an actual range of the vision sensor as the distance between the second position of the vehicle and the landmark.. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

02/22/18 / #20180050599

Thermally monitored charging device

A charging device is provided for charging an electric or hybrid vehicle from an ac power supply system. The charging device includes a supply system plug, in which charging device the supply system plug has a contact pin which is composed substantially of a first material. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

02/15/18 / #20180045873

Illumination device

An illumination device includes a fiber composite material component, at least one light source, and at least one light-guiding body. The fiber composite material component is composed of a plastic matrix and a plurality of reinforcing fibers that are embedded in the plastic matrix. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

02/15/18 / #20180045446

Method and apparatus taking into account the influence of oil in an air-conditioning/refrigeration circuit

A design method for an air-conditioning/refrigeration circuit having a refrigerant with an oil portion, wherein at the design stage in a calculation of the air-conditioning/refrigeration circuit the fluid-dynamic and thermodynamic influence of the oil portion is approximated for at least one circuit component of the air-conditioning/refrigeration circuit only with refrigerant by a change of the refrigerant mass flow flowing through the circuit component. A reduction or increase is simulated by way of a bypass by which a bypass portion of the refrigerant mass flow is extracted from the circuit at an extraction point upstream of the circuit component, is made to bypass the circuit component and is then fed back to the circuit at a feed point.. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

02/15/18 / #20180044954

Closure bracket assembly for selectively retaining or rotationally releasing an engine hood of a motor vehicle

In order to improve the release movement of a closure bracket assembly for retaining or raising a pivotable front flap of a motor vehicle from a normal position into a protection position, a closure bracket having a closure bolt and a closure bracket upper part is provided. The closure bolt is secured in a lock in the normal position and in the protection position. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

02/15/18 / #20180043906

Apparatus and method for controlling a user situation awareness modification of a user of a vehicle, and a user situation awareness modification processing system

The invention relates to an apparatus that is configured to receive a first user detection signal comprising information usable for determining a user situation awareness level. The apparatus also includes a processing module configured to determine a currently necessary situation awareness level by selecting one predefined situation awareness level from a plurality of predefined situation awareness levels based on driving information. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

02/15/18 / #20180043851

Safety and comfort restraining device for a vehicle occupant and method for operating said device

A restraining device is provided to improve the safety and comfort of a vehicle occupant. The restraining device has a safety belt and an airbag device arranged on the safety belt, which airbag device has a first airbag, which is arranged on the side of the safety belt facing the vehicle occupant, and a second airbag, which is arranged on the side of the safety belt facing away from the vehicle occupant. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

02/15/18 / #20180043845

Heat shield for a heat- and sound-radiating component in a motor vehicle

The invention provides a heat shield for a heat- and sound-radiating component in a vehicle. The heat shield includes a carrier which has an inner side which, in the mounted state, faces the component and on which a continuous insulating material is arranged, for the absorption of heat and sound which are produced by the component. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

02/08/18 / #20180039264

Signaling information on a detected parking space to the operator of a remote control for a parking assistance system which can be controlled by remote control for automatically parking a motor vehicle

One aspect of the invention relates to a method for signaling information to the operator of the remote control for a parking assistance system which can be controlled by remote control from outside of a motor vehicle for automatically parking the motor vehicle into a parking space. The method includes detecting surroundings information with respect to the vehicle surroundings on the motor vehicle side using a surrounding sensor system of the motor vehicle. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

02/08/18 / #20180038661

Heat exchanger for a cooling system, cooling system, and assembly

The invention provides a heat exchanger for a cooling system of a motor vehicle, in particular a motorcycle. The heat exchanger includes a housing, a supply connection via which a fluid can be supplied to the heat exchanger, a return connection via which the cooled fluid can be discharged from the heat exchanger, and a heat exchange region in which the fluid interacts with a medium in order to be cooled. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

02/08/18 / #20180038481

Control device in a motor vehicle having an electronically controllable automatic transmission in the application case of a car wash

A control device is provided for a motor vehicle having an electronically controllable automatic transmission, an electronic transmission selector lever and an electronic control unit. The control unit, which may be the transmission control unit, has a car wash functional module such that, after activation of the car wash functional module, the following steps are permitted at least once and/or at least for a predefined limited time, in each case without activation of the brake pedal: shutting down of the engine in the transmission selector lever position “n”; a subsequent restart of the engine in the transmission selector lever position “n”; and a changeover from the transmission selector lever position “n” to “d”. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

02/08/18 / #20180038396

Motor vehicle

The speed of a motor vehicle causes the production of an air flow which can produce disturbing noises at edges of motor vehicle components. To provide a motor vehicle in which disturbing noises due to the air flow when travelling are avoided, at least one spoiler element is provided, or in that a plurality of spoiler elements are provided. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

02/08/18 / #20180037271

Cowl cover arrangement for a motor vehicle

A cowl cover arrangement for a motor vehicle has a cowl cover which adjoins a lower end of a front pane and extends in the direction of a width of the motor vehicle. The cowl cover arrangement further has a first wall for collecting water flowing from the front pane over the cowl cover. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

02/08/18 / #20180037248

Arrangement of a steering wheel in a motor vehicle suitable for autonomous driving

An arrangement of a steering wheel in a motor vehicle suitable for autonomous driving is provided, wherein the steering wheel can be pivoted or tilted from a usage position into a rest position, in which the driver of the vehicle can still specify a steering request by rotating the steering wheel. The pivoting or tilting of the steering wheel from the usage position into the rest position switches on an autonomous vehicle operating mode, in which the vehicle moves along the roadway without assistance from the driver, whereas pivoting or tilting of the steering wheel from the rest position into the usage position switches off the autonomous vehicle operating mode. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

02/08/18 / #20180037225

Longitudinally guiding driver assistance system in a motor vehicle

A driver assistance system in a motor vehicle takes into consideration a target speed, in particular in order to regulate the speed at a specified target speed, and includes a detection system for detecting upcoming events which require an adaptation of the target speed; a functional unit which triggers a request notification output to approve an automatic adaptation of the target speed to a new target speed at a defined point in time when an upcoming event is detected that requires an adaptation of the target speed; a notification system for outputting the request notification to the driver after the defined point in time; and an operating element which is designed to allow a clearance to approve the automatic adaptation to the new target speed when the request notification has been output and the operating element has been actuated. In response to the clearance, the functional unit automatically triggers the adaptation of the target speed to the new target speed. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

02/08/18 / #20180037224

Driver assistance system in a motor vehicle

A driver assistance system is provided in a motor vehicle, which driver assistance system executes at least active transverse guidance interventions. The driver assistance system can be activated while decoupled from the activation of a longitudinal control system but can also be active both, with and without longitudinal control, and includes both a traffic jam assistance sub-function and a track guiding assistant sub-function. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

02/08/18 / #20180037096

Pivotable motor vehicle tailgate

In order to improve comfort when loading a motor vehicle which has a pivotable tailgate with a first tailgate element and a second tailgate element arranged thereon, the first tailgate element has a first region which can be mounted so as to be pivotable about a first pivoting axis arranged in the upper region of the vehicle body. The first tailgate element has a second region which lies opposite its first region and on which a second pivoting axis is arranged. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

02/08/18 / #20180036971

Pultrusion of continuous sections having discontinuous cross-sectional profile

A pultrusion device and method are provided for producing a fiber-reinforced continuous section which has a second cross-sectional profile that is discontinuous in a direction of pultrusion with a press forming device for shaping the continuous section. The press forming device includes a first shaping device for producing the continuous section with a continuous cross-sectional profile and a second shaping device, which follows on from the first shaping device in the direction of pultrusion, for shaping the second discontinuous cross-sectional profile of the continuous section. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

02/01/18 / #20180034328

Stator for an electric machine

A stator is provided for an electric machine. The stator includes a plurality of teeth which are each designed such that a winding can be arranged on them. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

02/01/18 / #20180034119

Cooling device for stored energy sources

A cooling device for stored energy sources, in particular for motor vehicles, is provided. The cooling device includes: multiple separate cooling modules, through which coolant can flow, for absorbing heat from the stored energy source, each module having an inflow and an outflow; a common feed line, from which the inflows of the cooling modules branch off; and a common discharge line, into which the outflows of the cooling modules open.. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

02/01/18 / #20180030937

Internal combustion engine and method for detecting a leak from a crankcase and/or a tank ventilation system

An internal combustion engine has a tank ventilation system and a crankcase ventilation system. The tank ventilation system is connectable to an intake system downstream of a throttle element via a first non-return valve in a first line and upstream of a compressor via a second non-return valve in a second line and a third non-return valve in a second sub-line. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

02/01/18 / #20180030864

Crankshaft having an oil groove

A crankshaft has a rotational axis, about which the crankshaft can be rotated, and a crankpin journal for mounting a connecting rod eye of a connecting rod. A groove runs in the circumferential direction of the crankpin journal and is provided for the supply of lubricating oil in an outer surface of the crankpin journal. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

02/01/18 / #20180029609

Longitudinal guiding driver assistance system in a motor vehicle

A driver assistance system in a motor vehicle includes a map-based detection system for detecting upcoming events which lead to a change in the maximum permissible speed, and a functional unit which, when a relevant upcoming event is detected by the map-based detection system, at a defined time before the upcoming event is reached, initiates an output of a request indication to permit an automatic adjustment of the current maximum permissible speed to a new maximum permitted speed. When a manually triggered authorization confirmation or detected rejection is identified the functional unit, initiates a withdrawal of the request indication. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

02/01/18 / #20180029551

Releasable fastening assembly for fastening a bumper to a side panel and/or a fender of a motor vehicle

A fastening arrangement is provided in order to reduce damage to a bumper and a side panel and/or a fender of a motor vehicle connected by way of a supporting element in a low speed range. The supporting element has a first supporting strip that can be fastened to the side panel and/or the fender and a second supporting strip that can be fastened to the bumper. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

02/01/18 / #20180029501

Vehicle and method of operating the vehicle

A vehicle is operable in a manual driving mode and in an at least partially automatic driving mode. To allow a rapid change from the automatic to the manual driving mode, the respective position of a driver seat and/or at least one driving-relevant cockpit element is adjusted for functional use by a driver of the vehicle such that the at least one driving-relevant cockpit element can be functionally used by the driver whenever the vehicle is, or is to be, operated in the automatic driving mode.. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

02/01/18 / #20180029480

Covering for electromagnetic coil

A cover device is provided for an electromagnetic coil. The electromagnetic coil is configured for the inductive transmission of energy between the electromagnetic coil and an electromagnetic counter coil. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

01/25/18 / #20180025238

Method and system for the automatic detection of parking zones

A method automatically detects parking zones in at least one residential street, wherein a) a computing unit is provided; b) information in the form of panoramic images of the at least one residential street is inputted from an external data store; c) information in the form of street data of the at least one residential street is inputted from a map database; d) an internal database is generated, which persists the panoramic images; e) the inputted panoramic images are analyzed for the presence of vehicles; f) the inputted panoramic images are analyzed for the presence of street signs and traffic signs; g) from the analyses of the presence of vehicles and the presence of street signs and traffic signs for at least one selected residential street, expected existing no-parking/no-stopping zones are determined; h) a data set that contains the detected information regarding identified vehicles, street signs, and the markings of no-parking/no-stopping zones and parking zones is generated, and i) the information contained in the data set is visualized on a terminal unit.. . ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

01/25/18 / #20180023562

External rotor pump

An external rotor pump, in particular a hydraulic external rotor pump, has a first component which is configured as an outer rotor with a sliding surface which is arranged on the outer side thereof, and a second component which is configured as an opposing body and in which the outer rotor is mounted rotatably by way of the sliding surface thereof on an inner guide surface of the opposing body and is in mechanical contact with the inner guide surface. An inner rotor which is mounted such that it can be rotated eccentrically with respect to the outer rotor is provided. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

01/25/18 / #20180023229

Braiding machine

To ensure during the braiding of braiding cores, which have a complex braiding core geometry or vastly different side lengths, that the braiding threads are always correctly following the braiding core contour in terms of storage, at least two braiding rings are provided, which have a constant opening cross-section and are arranged in series directly adjacent to one another. The opening cross-sections delimited by the braiding rings overlap at least partially. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

01/25/18 / #20180022359

Control for an electronic multi-function apparatus

A method and system for controlling at least one predefined function of an electronic multi-function apparatus usable during travel by a vehicle driver is provided. The electronic multi-function apparatus is connected to a control unit of the vehicle by a communication link. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

01/25/18 / #20180022234

Control element housing and door interior trim comprising a control element housing of this type

A control element housing has a front face that receives at least one control element, a rear face lying opposite the front face, a first side face and a second side face lying opposite the first side face, the two side faces connecting the front face to the rear face, a base which interconnects the two side faces and the rear face, and an upper face lying opposite the base, the upper face connecting the front face, the first side face, the second side face and the rear face. The base and/or the upper face has or have at least one structural weakening that allows the control element housing to be deformed under mechanical stress. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

01/25/18 / #20180021958

Robot tool for setting sealing plugs having an angled motor

A robot tool for placing sealing plugs in openings in a vehicle body component includes a placing installation, in which a plug magazine having a plurality of plugs is accommodated, which plugs can be set into the respective openings in direct succession by the placing installation without reloading. A method is provided for securely setting the plugs, wherein the plugs can be pushed out of the plug magazine accommodated in the placing installation in predefined steps by a drive unit, wherein the plug magazine extends axially in a first direction and the drive unit is arranged on the plug magazine at an angle of 90-150° to the first direction.. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

01/25/18 / #20180021953

Robot tool for setting sealing plugs

A robot tool is provided for setting sealing plugs in openings in a vehicle body component by way of a placing installation, in which a plug magazine having a plurality of plugs is accommodated, which can be set into the respective openings in direct succession by the placing installation without reloading. A method is provided for securely setting the plugs, wherein a peripheral elastic lip is provided at an outlet of the setting device, which lip retains the plugs in the plug magazine and can be elastically bent by an axial motion of the plugs in the axial direction of the robot tool.. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

01/18/18 / #20180019918

Method and device for the configuration of a transmission link

A method and apparatus for data transmission between a transmitter-side data transmission unit and a receiver-side data transmission unit is provided. The method includes transmitting a first portion of a data packet from a real-time application to the receiver-side data transmission unit, receiving a communication channel availability indicator from the receiver-side data transmission unit, and, if the availability indicator shows that the communication channel is available, adjusting the configuration of the remaining data of the data packet to be transmitted within the maximum permissible data transmission time which is still available for the data packet and transmitting the remaining data to the receiver-side data transmission unit. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

01/18/18 / #20180018513

Method, system and computer program for automatically detecting traffic circles on digital maps

A computer-implemented method for detecting a traffic circle on a digital map, the method comprising: detecting a cycle within a road graphic of the digital map; calculating a similarity of an internal angle of a corner of a polygon, which represents the geometry of the cycle, to an internal angle of a corresponding corner of a reference polygon; calculating a similarity indicator on the basis of the calculated similarity of the internal angle of all the corners of the polygon of the detected cycle; and, if the similarity indicator exceeds a predefined threshold value, defining the detected cycle as a traffic circle on the digital map.. . ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

01/18/18 / #20180016968

Two-stage exhaust-gas turbocharging device for an internal combustion engine

A two-stage exhaust gas turbocharging device for an internal combustion engine includes a high-pressure stage, and a low-pressure stage. The high-pressure stage and the low-pressure stage are connected via exhaust-gas lines and fresh-air lines in a gas-conducting manner. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

01/18/18 / #20180016954

Exhaust-gas system

An exhaust-gas system for a vehicle having an internal combustion engine includes a helmholtz resonator and two exhaust-gas lines extending toward the resonator. The resonator has two neck openings to a resonator volume. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

01/18/18 / #20180016718

Braiding machine

To ensure during the braiding of braiding cores, which have a complex braiding core geometry, for example a rectangular braiding core cross-section or one-sided cross-sectional changes, that the braiding threads are always correctly following the braiding core contour in terms of storage, a braiding ring is provided. The braiding ring is composed of a number of adjustable segments, each of which can be actuated individually and independently of the other segments by an actuator.. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

01/18/18 / #20180015979

Steering device

A steering device, in particular for single-track vehicles, is provided. The steering device includes a support structure, an encapsulating casing which surrounds at least part of a surface of the support structure, and a vibration damper that is located within the encapsulating casing or between the encapsulating casing and the support structure.. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

01/18/18 / #20180015677

Method for exchanging a section of a plastic component

A method is provided for exchanging a section, in particular a damaged section, of a plastic component. The method includes: separating the section from the plastic component; providing at least one connecting element made from a plastic; pressing the at least one connecting element onto the plastic component such that the one connecting element abuts a remaining part of the plastic component; oscillating the connecting element by an ultrasonic sonotrode; and welding the connecting element to the remaining part of the plastic component; providing a replacement section for the separated section, wherein the replacement section has a hole, in particular a through-hole; applying the replacement section in the region from which the separated section was separated, such that the replacement section is clamped by its hole directly in a form-fitting and/or force-fitting manner onto the connecting element and/or the connecting element extends at least some way through the through-hole, wherein a clip element is clipped onto a section of the connecting element extending through the hole. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

01/11/18 / #20180012494

Method for providing obstacle maps for vehicles

A method for the preparation of an obstacle map, wherein the obstacle map comprises cells, includes assigning each of the cells to segments of an environment of the vehicle, and assigning to each of the cells information as to whether the corresponding segment of the environment is occupied by an obstacle. The method also includes preparing an environment map that comprises the cells, and determining a threshold value specification, where the threshold value specification specifies different threshold values for the cells of the environment map. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

01/11/18 / #20180010647

Drive unit for a motor vehicle, in particular a passenger car

A drive unit is provided for a motor vehicle, including at least one internal combustion engine that has an output shaft, at least one starting element that can be driven by the output shaft, a transmission that can be driven by the output shaft via the starting element, and at least one bellows mechanism via which the starting element can be driven by the output shaft.. . ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

01/11/18 / #20180009507

Transmission shifting assistance device and shifting device for a motorcycle

A transmission shifting assistance device, in particular for a motorcycle, is provided. The transmission shifting assistance device, which allows shifting when the clutch is closed, includes a housing, a piston arranged in the housing, and at least one pressure spring provided in the housing. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

01/11/18 / #20180009395

End surface-neutral positioning of a camera on a vehicle

A method is provided for determining a position for a camera on an outer skin of a vehicle, the position being determined such that the camera can detect an object at a visual reference point behind the vehicle. The method identifies a lateral surface which, in an initial position, is parallel to an xz plane of the vehicle at a lateral distance from a central x-axis of the vehicle, the lateral distance depending on a maximum width of the vehicle. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

01/04/18 / #20180003244

Connection device for a drive train

The invention provides a connection device for a joint shaft in a motor vehicle. The connection device includes an axis of rotation, a first connection area for connecting the connection device to a drive train element, a predetermined breaking region, and a tube region which connects directly to the predetermined breaking region. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

01/04/18 / #20180003115

Method for controlling a gear change in the case of a non-synchronized dog-shift transmission

A method is provided for controlling a gear change in the case of a non-synchronized dog-shift transmission having at least one shift fork controllable by way of a selector drum, wherein, by way of a position sensor on the selector drum, the rotational position of the selector drum is sensed and is transmitted to an electronic control unit for controlling a drive motor. By use of the sensed rotational position, the control unit detects whether the/a shift fork is in an intermediate position, in which none of the two possible gears associated with the shift fork is engaged. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

12/28/17 / #20170374550

System for using mobile terminals as keys for vehicles

A method for configuring a mobile terminal to control vehicle functions of a vehicle, where the mobile terminal and the vehicle each have a short-range radio system, includes receiving a request to a server to issue a vehicle key for the use of vehicle functions of the vehicle for a mobile terminal. The method also includes generating the vehicle key by the server, transmitting the vehicle key to a secure element of the mobile terminal, and storing the vehicle key in the secure element of the mobile terminal.. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

12/28/17 / #20170373421

Touch-protected socket, plug, and plug-in connection

A socket has a housing, which is composed of an electrically insulating material and an elongate plug-receiving region. A contact spring is arranged in the plug-receiving region. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

12/28/17 / #20170372150

Processing of sensor data for a driver assistance system

In order to process sensor data for a driver assistance system oriented towards the driver's comfort, sensor data that is sensed by a sensor device and describes objects is preprocessed such that a distinction is made between a driving zone and a non-driving zone, where the driving zone is designated as an object driving zone. The object driving zone is delimited by a boundary line. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

12/28/17 / #20170371618

Audio control in vehicles

An audio device for vehicles includes two audio sources; three audio sinks formed of two headphone connections and a speaker system; and a touch-sensitive display. The audio device is configured to simultaneously play back the two audio sources; display one representation each for the audio sources and the audio sinks on the display; and detect a touch input, wherein the touch input includes a motion of a finger of the user on the display. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

12/28/17 / #20170370746

Method for updating parking area information in a navigation system and navigation system

A method is provided for updating parking area information in a navigation system for a vehicle. The method includes the following steps: detecting a parking area by way of data received at least one device on at least one vehicle; determining information relating to the parking area which at least partially relates to characterizing characteristics of the parking area; analyzing the determined information in relation to an adequate characterization of the parking area; comparing the determined information with data of at least one database; and updating the database in the event of a deviation between the determined information and the data of the database.. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

12/28/17 / #20170370315

Exhaust gas system with a gas sensor, in particular with a particle sensor

An exhaust gas system includes an exhaust gas pipe through which exhaust gas flows in a flow direction and which has a pipe wall. A flange is arranged in the pipe wall and has a passage opening provided with an internal thread. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

12/28/17 / #20170369078

Parking assistance system with universal parking space detection

A parking assistance system executes a process to measure the parking space by a sensor prior to carrying out an automated parking maneuver and to detect the parking space type from a plurality of detectable parking space types using specific criteria on the basis of the measurement of the parking space. The plurality of parking space types includes a longitudinal parking space type, in which a vehicle can park longitudinally, a transverse parking space type, in which a vehicle can park transversely, and a universal parking space type in which the vehicle can park both longitudinally as well as transversely. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

12/28/17 / #20170368788

Vehicle component with at least one sandwich part

A vehicle component has at least one sandwich part which forms a crash element that absorbs kinetic energy. The at least one sandwich part has a layer structure of at least two fiber-reinforced and one synthetic resin matrix-containing cover layer elements and at least one core layer element provided between two adjacent cover layer elements. ... Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft








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