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Method and device for determining a type of the road which a vehicle is driving

The invention relates to a method for determining a type of the road on which a vehicle is driving. The method comprises sensing a sound of a wheel of the vehicle which is rolling on the road by means of a microphone and/or sensing a vertical acceleration of the vehicle by means of a vertical acceleration sensor or sensing a suspension of the vehicle by means of a suspension sensor and determining the type of the road on the basis of the sensed sound and/or the sensed acceleration or the sensed suspension. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

Method for detecting a special operating state of a motor vehicle, mobile apparatus, computer program product and reference noise collection

A method for detecting a special operating state of a motor vehicle which differs from a normal operating state of the motor vehicle, in which a noise emitted by the motor vehicle during operation of the motor vehicle is captured in the interior of the motor vehicle using a mobile apparatus which is separate from the motor vehicle, and the noise is compared with a plurality of reference noises provided by the mobile apparatus, the noise being assigned to a most similar reference noise of the plurality of reference noises on the basis of the comparison if a minimum similarity value is exceeded, and the special operating state being detected by the assignment which has been carried out.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

Wheel electronic unit and method of mounting same

An electronic unit for measuring operating parameters of a tyre, the tyre being mounted on a rim, the mounted assembly forming a vehicle wheel able to rotate about an axis of rolling, the electronic unit includes a support designed to be mounted on the wheel, the support forming a printed circuit on which there is mounted a radial-acceleration sensor able to measure radial accelerations of the wheel, the radial-acceleration sensor being mounted inclined in an angular range from 30 to 60 degrees with respect to a plane tangential to the rim.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

Stacked spray disc assembly for a fluid injector, and methods for constructing and utilizing same

A spray disc arrangement for a fluid injector includes a first disc having a dimple with an orifice defined through the dimple. A second disc includes a dimple and a plurality of orifices defined through the dimple. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

Communication apparatus with antenna attenuation compensation

The present disclosure relates to communication systems for a motor vehicle. In some embodiments, a communication device may provide, for example, car-to-car communication (vehicle-to-vehicle communication). ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

Pi source inverter-converter for hybrid electric vehicles

A system for reducing a resonant oscillation on a direct current bus of a power inverter/converter for an electric machine having a variable frequency drive is disclosed. The system includes a battery, a first capacitor connected in parallel with the battery; an inductor connected in series with the first capacitor; a first diode connected in series with the inductor; a second diode connected in parallel with the inductor and the first diode; a second capacitor connected in series with the first diode; and a starter-generator connected to the second capacitor. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

Flexible connector system for connecting a high current motor to a pcb of an integrated electronics system of a vehicle

An integrated electronics system for a vehicle includes a housing, a circuit board mounted to the housing, at least one circuit board electrical terminal fixed to the circuit board and extending therefrom and an electric motor having windings. At least one motor electrical terminal is connected to the circuit board electrical terminal. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

Combiner heads-up display

A combiner head up display can be manually lowered into a vehicle's dash board by a spring-loaded retractable lock attached to a support plate. The lock is located near the end of a slot in the support plate and provides a bias force to a locating pin that keeps the pin and mirror up until the latch portion of the lock is manually pushed back into the lock.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

Operating methods for internal combustion engines

The present disclosure relates to internal combustion engines. The teachings thereof may be embodied in a method for determining a torque reserve for an internal combustion engine during a change of an operating state. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

Electronic throttle

An electronic throttle, including: a throttle housing and, located inside the throttle housing: an electric machine; a torque transfer means; a throttle shaft and a butterfly valve. The throttle shaft passes through a throttle throat, and is supported by being inserted into a first mounting hole and a second mounting hole in the throttle housing, wherein the first mounting hole and the second mounting hole are located in the throttle housing on two sides of the throttle throat respectively, the second mounting hole being located on that side which is closer to the torque transfer means, and the first mounting hole and second mounting hole having inner diameters of the same size. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

Electronic device having a housing with a circuit board provided therein

The invention relates to an electronic device having a multi-part printed circuit board, the printed circuit board parts of which are connected to one another by current-carrying, flexible regions, having a support, around which the printed circuit board bent around the flexible regions of the printed circuit board is arranged and fixed, and having a housing in which the printed circuit board mounted on the support is fixed.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

Vehicle electronic computer compatible with the can-fd communication protocol

A vehicle electronic computer, including a first microcontroller and a second microcontroller including respective flexray™ communication controllers that are linked to one another by connections, the first microcontroller and the second microcontroller being configured to exchange data with one another by way of the flexray™ communication controllers. Furthermore, the second microcontroller includes a can-fd communication controller by way of which the electronic computer is able to be linked to a communication bus of the vehicle in order to exchange data with a remote device, and the can-fd communication controller is linked to the flexray™ communication controller of the second microcontroller.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

Integer division circuit and method of performing integer division in hardware

An integer division circuit includes a first bit-shifting circuit configured to shift the bits of a dividend to produce a normalized dividend. The circuit also includes a second bit-shifting circuit configured to shift the bits of a divisor to produce a normalized divisor. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

Adaptable control-knob system on a smartphone or electronic tablet

A control-knob selection system including a smartphone or electronic tablet having a front face equipped with a display and a video camera, a support equipped with a control-knob button, and a receiving area able to receive and retain the smartphone or electronic tablet, such that when the smartphone or electronic tablet is positioned in the receiving area, an optical path between a light source emitted by the display and the video camera is selectively established or interrupted depending on the angular position of the control-knob button about the axis a, with at least one reflection on an optical reflector, whereby the control-knob function uses the smartphone resources and can operate with just one software application.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

09/06/18 / #20180252794

Method and arrangement for localizing a portable radio unit

A method for locating a portable radio unit (tf) within a predetermined area (ab, ib) of a vehicle (fz) has the following steps. A first radio signal (fs1) is transmitted from a vehicle-based position (po1) outside the vehicle. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

09/06/18 / #20180252126

Conveying device for conveying oil

A delivery device for delivering oil from an oil sump in a motor vehicle has an oil pump with two pressure stages. The pressure stages deliver oil from a common suction connection to different outlet connections. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

09/06/18 / #20180251153

Autonomous trailer hitching using neural network

A method of maneuvering a vehicle in reverse for attachment to a trailer is disclosed. The method includes receiving one or more images from one or more cameras positioned on a back portion of the vehicle and identifying one or more trailers within the one or more images. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

08/23/18 / #20180239032

System and method for precision vehicle positioning

A method and a system for precision vehicle positioning based on a digital road description database containing fourth data sets with object-based information about at least one of a road object, a road furniture object and a geographic object is disclosed. First data sets based on the fourth data sets are forwarded to a vehicle. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

08/23/18 / #20180238323

Method for operating a device for the dosed supply of a liquid

A method for operating a device for dosed supply of a liquid, having a pump to deliver the liquid. The pump has an inlet and an outlet. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

08/23/18 / #20180238260

Control method for controlling a fuel injection system, and fuel injection system

The invention relates to a control method for controlling a fuel injection system (10) of an internal combustion engine, wherein, wherein, in a fault situation of the fuel injection system (10), a camshaft angle of a camshaft (34) which drives a pump piston (32) of a high-pressure fuel pump (14) of the fuel injection system (10) is adjusted such that an injection time (ti) of injector valve (42) which injects the fuel from the fuel injection system (10) into a combustion chamber of the internal combustion engine lies in a pressure trough (50) of a pressure oscillation in a high-pressure region (16).. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

08/23/18 / #20180238249

Connected energy management and autonomous driving strategy for engine cylinder deactivation

The present invention is a connected energy management (cem) strategy for controlling the activation of a plurality of engine cylinders in the engine of a vehicle. A powertrain controller is operable for controlling the operation of the engine, and a second controller is in electrical communication with the powertrain controller. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

08/23/18 / #20180237067

Vehicle steering-wheel assembly including means for communicating by emitting and receiving light

Steering wheel assembly intended for being built into a vehicle dashboard and including a steering wheel and a mounting element which is stationary relative to the dashboard and the steering wheel being movable in rotation with respect to the dashboard. The steering wheel includes a plurality of light-emitting sources spaced apart so that at least one of the light sources cannot be concealed by a hand or by a portion of a hand of a driver of the vehicle. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

08/16/18 / #20180232909

Adaptive calibration using visible car details

Image data is retrieved from the camera and an image of a neighbouring vehicle is acquired. A vehicle model is derived from the image data and the vehicle model is used to retrieve dimensional information from an onboard database. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

08/16/18 / #20180231387

System and method of matching of road data objects for generating and updating a precision road database

A method and a system for generating and updating a digital road description database containing object-based information about at least one of a road object, a road furniture object and a geographic object is disclosed. A vehicle is collecting ambient data like images along multiple sections of its path, generating third data sets comprising at least location information and detailed object-based information. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

08/16/18 / #20180230955

Electromagnetic switching valve and high-pressure fuel pump

The invention relates to an electromagnetic switching valve for a fuel-injection system of an internal-combustion engine, which has an actuator region, for moving a closing element, with a pole piece and with an armature and also with a solenoid for generating a magnetic flux in the armature and the pole piece, said armature having a region of magnetic-flux concentration.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

08/16/18 / #20180230932

Detecting a predetermined opening state of a fuel injector having a solenoid drive

A method for determining a time at which a fuel injector, for an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle, is in a predetermined opening state comprises applying a predetermined electrical voltage profile to the solenoid drive, detecting the temporal profile of the current strength of a current flowing through the coil of the solenoid drive, detecting the temporal profile of the voltage across the coil, determining a function based on the temporal profile of the current strength and the temporal profile of the voltage, wherein the function represents the interlinked magnetic flux or a temporal derivative of the interlinked magnetic flux in the solenoid drive, and determining the time as the time at which the function has a characteristic feature.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

08/16/18 / #20180230899

Adjusting device for actuating an actuator of a turbocharger, and turbocharger for an internal combustion engine

An actuating device for operating an actuating element of a turbocharger, comprises an actuating drive for generating an actuating force; and a coupling device which is mechanically coupled to the actuating drive and to the actuating element and which is designed to transmit the actuating force to the actuating element; wherein the coupling device has a coupling rod which is coupled, in each case by means of a joint, both to the actuating drive and to the actuating element; at least one of the joints is formed as a ball joint and has a ball socket and a ball head; and a sphere-like surface either of the ball head or of the ball socket of the corresponding joint is formed such that the ball head and the ball socket are in contact by way of at least two contact points in the assembled state.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

08/09/18 / #20180227731

System for measuring parameters associated with motor vehicle wheels

Disclosed is a method of locating a plurality of electronic measuring modules mounted in the wheels of a motor vehicle. The method includes the steps of determination (e1) by each electronic measuring module of a set of proximity scores with respect to the other modules, sending (e2) by each module of the set of proximity scores to the electronic control unit, reception (e3) by an electronic control unit of the sets of proximity scores sent, and location (e4) of each module from the sets of proximity scores received.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

08/09/18 / #20180225507

Method and apparatus for improving recognition accuracy for the handwritten input of alphanumeric characters and gestures

A method for automatically selecting one of a plurality of recognition algorithms for a handwritten input of alphanumeric characters and/or gestures into a selected input field displayed on a screen using a touch-sensitive input apparatus comprises carrying out optical character recognition in a region of the screen which comprises at least the input field and the immediate environment of the input field, or carrying out voice recognition for a voice instruction acoustically output after the selected input field has been displayed. Terms describing field types are searched for in the result of the optical character recognition or the voice recognition, and a recognition algorithm which is adapted to a field type found in the result of the optical character recognition or the voice recognition is selected.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

08/09/18 / #20180224305

Method for manufacturing a measurement sensor for a motor vehicle

A method for manufacturing a measurement sensor for a motor vehicle, having a body and an electronic measurement module mounted in the body. The method including molding the body of the sensor so as to define, in one and the same material, a base for fastening the sensor, an element for receiving the electronic measurement module, delineating a space for receiving the electronic measurement module and including a first cylindrical portion with a circular cross section and a second cylindrical portion with a circular cross section, the diameter of the second cylindrical portion being smaller than the diameter of the first cylindrical portion, and a seal made from material of the second portion, mounting the electronic measurement module in the reception space, and overmolding the element for receiving the electronic measurement module.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

08/09/18 / #20180224304

Measurement sensor with electrical component mounting for a motor vehicle

A measuring sensor for a motor vehicle, including a body and an electronic measurement module having an integrated circuit for measurement management and a plurality of connection pins that are able to be linked to an electrical communication network of a motor vehicle. The sensor includes an electrical component carrier to which an electrical component is fastened, the component having a first connection wire, connected electrically to a first portion of a first connection pin of the plurality of connection pins of the electronic measurement module and a second connecting wire, connected electrically to a second portion of a second connection pin of the plurality of connection pins of the electronic measurement module.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

08/09/18 / #20180223786

Pump device and fuel supply device for an internal combustion engine and mixing device, in particular for a motor vehicle

A pump device for an internal combustion engine, having a high-pressure fuel pump for supplying fuel to a first injection device, having at least one low-pressure inlet, via which the fuel is fed to the high-pressure fuel pump from a low-pressure fuel pump, having at least one low-pressure outlet for conducting the fuel conveyed by the low-pressure fuel pump and fed via the low-pressure inlet to the high-pressure fuel pump out of the high-pressure fuel pump, and having at least one low-pressure port, for conducting fuel conveyed by the low-pressure fuel pump to a second injection device. At least one mixing region mixes the fuel flowing through the low-pressure outlet with fuel fed to the mixing region from the low-pressure fuel pump upstream of the high-pressure fuel pump. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

08/09/18 / #20180223783

Electromagnetic actuator, electromagnetic valve and high-pressure fuel pump

Example embodiments relate to an electromagnetic actuator having an anchor which has a stop face, and having a pole piece which has a counter stop face, wherein the stop face and the counter stop face in terms of geometry are configured so as to be mutually complementary such that the stop face and the counter stop face in a movement of the anchor toward the pole piece engage in one another, displacing a medium which is disposed between the stop face and the counter stop face. The embodiments furthermore relate to an electromagnetic valve which has the electromagnetic actuator, and to a high-pressure fuel pump which has the electromagnetic valve.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

08/09/18 / #20180223763

Determination of a point in time of a predetermined state of a fuel injector

A method for determining a first time at which a fuel injector having a solenoid drive is in a first predetermined opening state. The method includes the following: (a) determining a second time at which the fuel injector is in a second predetermined state, (b) determining a stroke value of a moving component of the fuel injector, which stroke value corresponds to a movement path of the moving component which is covered when the fuel injector transitions between the first predetermined opening state and the second predetermined opening state, and (c) determining the first time at which the fuel injector is in the first predetermined opening state, on the basis of the second time and the stroke value. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

08/09/18 / #20180223754

Method and device for injecting a gaseous fuel

A method is disclosed for injecting a gaseous fuel in an internal combustion engine having a combustion chamber and an inlet valve assigned to the combustion chamber. The method includes determining a torque output of the combustion chamber, specifying a comparative value for the torque output, and determining a difference between the torque output and the comparative value. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

08/09/18 / #20180223752

Method for operating an internal combustion engine for a motor vehicle, and a system for an internal combustion engine

A method for operating an internal combustion engine for a motor vehicle including receiving measurement signals of a cylinder pressure sensor and determining cylinder pressure fluctuations as a function of the received measurement signals of the cylinder pressure sensor. The method also includes increasing an exhaust gas recirculation rate of the internal combustion engine as a function of the determined cylinder pressure fluctuations until a predefined limiting value of the cylinder pressure fluctuations is reached. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

08/09/18 / #20180223747

Method and device for operating an internal combustion engine

A method for operating an internal combustion engine is presented in which a noise characteristic value, which is representative of a measurement of a noise of the measurement signal of a respective exhaust gas probe, is determined as a function of a profile of the measurement signal of the respective exhaust gas probe. A pressure characteristic value, which is assigned to a respective cylinder, is determined as a function of a profile of a measurement signal of a crankshaft angle sensor and a profile of a pressure measurement signal of a cylinder pressure sensor. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

08/02/18 / #20180218869

Thin film fuse

A thin film fuse is formed by two substantially planar conductors, separated from each other by a thin gap. The conductors and gap are over-coated with a thin, conductive material having a surface tension when melted, great enough to pull the conductive material out of the gap.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

08/02/18 / #20180218868

In-line blade fuse system

A vertically-oriented blade fuse system requires less surface area on a printed circuit board, provides improved heat dissipation, is less expensive to manufacture and assemble and is more reliable. It comprises a fuse having two connection plates that extend away from each other in opposite directions. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

08/02/18 / #20180217211

Sensor device for measuring a current flow having a universal ground contact element

A sensor device for measuring a current flow, having a sensor element for detecting the current flow, a first contact element for connecting the sensor element to the current source, a ground contact element for connecting the sensor element to a ground, wherein the ground contact element includes a first and second electrically conductive connector element, wherein the first connector element has a hole-like opening and wherein the second connector opening has a connector point, which can be pressed into the hole-like opening of the first connector element, such that the second connector element is fastened to the first connector element.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

08/02/18 / #20180216615

Pump for conveying a fluid, in particular for conveying an exhaust gas cleaning additive

A pump for conveying a fluid includes a pump housing, an eccentric, a deformable element arranged in a pump gap between the inner circumferential surface of the pump housing, and an outer surface of the eccentric, such that a conveying channel is formed from an inlet to an outlet. A stationary seal is provided between the outlet and the inlet and prevents a backflow of the fluid from the outlet back to the inlet. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

08/02/18 / #20180216560

Precise determining of the injection quantity of fuel injectors

A method for determining an injection quantity of a fuel injector determines a first time at which an injection process of the fuel injector starts, a second time at which the injection process of the fuel injector ends, calculates a model on the basis of the first time and the second time, which model represents the position of a nozzle needle of the fuel injector as a function of the time, and calculates the quantity of fuel to inject.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

08/02/18 / #20180216546

Device for reducing the combustion instabilities of a combustion engine

Disclosed is a device for reducing the combustion instabilities of a combustion engine, this device including: an intake circuit admitting oxidizing air to the engine, a valve positioned on the engine oxidizing air intake circuit and designed to regulate the flow rate of oxidant gas admitted to the engine, an exhaust gas recirculation circuit connected to the intake circuit upstream of the oxidizing air flow rate regulating valve. The device is arranged in such a way that, at least when an injection of fuel to the engine is cut off, a minimum opening of the valve is assured so as to eliminate recirculated gases from the intake circuit.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

08/02/18 / #20180216514

Exhaust gas treatment for an internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine makes available exhaust gas which can be treated by means of a catalytic converter and a particle filter. A method for determining the particle load of the particle filter comprises steps of determining the storage capacity of the catalytic converter for oxygen and determining the particle load of the particle filter on the basis of the determined storage capacity in the controller.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

08/02/18 / #20180215435

Saddle type vehicle

A motorcycle includes an analog display unit, a liquid crystal display unit, a meter circuit board, a communication unit, a housing, and a meter harness. The analog display unit has a dial plate and a pointer. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

08/02/18 / #20180215268

Vehicle-side power circuit for supplying power in an electrically driven vehicle

A vehicle-side circuit for supplying power in an electrically driven vehicle is provided. The power circuit includes an external ac voltage terminal; at least one dc/ac converter having an ac voltage side; and an electrical machine having a plurality of windings, each of which has a first tapping. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180212499

Method and one-piece tool assembly for producing a stator for an electrical machine

The disclosure relates to a method for producing a stator, where, for one or both layers of a two-layer winding, a tool with receiving regions is respectively provided on an end face of a laminated core. A relative arrangement of the receiving regions corresponds to a relative end position for conductor ends of the conductor elements. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180212496

Method and two-part tool arrangement for producing a stator for an electrical machine

The disclosure relates to a method for producing a stator. Electrical conductor elements are arranged in slots of a laminated core of a two-layer winding. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180209372

Method and device for operating an internal combustion engine comprising a high-pressure fuel injection system

A method for operating an internal combustion engine having a high-pressure fuel injection system stops and starts the engine independently of an intervention by the motor vehicle operator and then restarted. A high-pressure fuel pump is used to pump fuel to a high-pressure reservoir to which at least one high-pressure fuel injector is connected in order to inject fuel into the at least one cylinder of the internal combustion engine. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180209371

Method for controlling the rail pressure in an injection system

A method for regulating the rail pressure in an injection system of a motor vehicle is described. For the purpose of regulating the rail pressure, a high-pressure pump, which is provided with a digital inlet valve, is actuated, wherein the digital inlet valve is activated such that it is matched to the delivery and suction phase physically present. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180209362

Method for determining the state of rotation of a camshaft of a vehicle engine

Disclosed is a method for determining the state of rotation of a camshaft of a vehicle engine, notable in that the method for determining the state of rotation of the camshaft determines that the state of rotation of the camshaft is “in the process of stalling”, corresponding to an intermediate state of rotation, when the time elapsed since the last detection of a camshaft wheel tooth-front by the sensor exceeds tcam_cal, tcam_cal being defined as the theoretical length of time needed for the camshaft wheel to cover an angular distance equal to the maximum angular distance separating two successive camshaft wheel tooth-fronts at a camshaft rotational speed corresponding to a predetermined low engine speed higher than the minimum engine speed tolerated by the engine.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180209329

Turbine for an exhaust turbocharger

Embodiments relate to a turbine for an exhaust gas turbocharger, which has a turbine housing in which are provided a first and a second flow duct that each has an inlet region and an outlet region. A self-regulating rotary slide valve, which has an adjustable flow duct closure element, is arranged in the inlet region of the flow ducts.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180208139

Method for triggering a plurality of actuators of a safety system of a motor vehicle

A method for triggering a plurality of actuators of a safety system of a motor vehicle from an energy source, wherein, by using sensor signals, the requirement for triggering and the desired triggering time period are determined and a maximum group size of actuators to be triggered within a time window is predefined. For successive time windows, individual, at least partly different, maximum group sizes are respectively predefined and the maximum group size for the respective time window is determined adaptively by using the actuators already actually triggered in preceding time windows. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180208073

Method and device for determining the absolute position of a vehicle

A method for determining the absolute position of a vehicle for the close-range positioning of same when the vehicle is being parked is described. An inductive positioning method is performed, wherein a first transmitter in the infrastructure or in the vehicle is excited to generate a positioning magnetic field and a second transmitter in the infrastructure or in the vehicle is excited to generate a positioning signal. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180208003

A method, apparatus and system for automatic detection of rim diameter

A wheel parameter resolving system, apparatus and method are disclosed and described. The wheel parameter resolving system comprises a wheel unit configured to sense radial acceleration in a wheel, the wheel comprising a rim and a tire, the rim having a diameter, and a transmitter configured to transmit a transmit signal indicative of sensed radial acceleration, a controller configured to resolve a rotation parameter indicative of the rim diameter in response to the sensed radial acceleration, and a receiver configured to receive a receive signal based on a transmit signal indicative of sensed radial acceleration, the receiver communicatively coupled to the controller. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180204538

External light dimming system and method

A dimming system for a vehicle includes a sensor to sense a field of view and a liquid crystal display (“lcd”) having a plurality of liquid crystals. A processor in communication with the sensor and the lcd receives a position of an eye of the occupant and determines a position of an external light source in the field of view. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180204462

Device and method for start assistance for a motor vehicle

A system for start assistance for a motor vehicle includes a surroundings detection device, which is configured to detect an image of the surroundings of the motor vehicle. The system also includes a start assistance device, which is configured to determine a movement and/or a position of a pedestrian on the basis of the detected image of the surroundings of the motor vehicle and to determine a starting time for starting the motor vehicle on the basis of the determined movement and/or the determined position of the pedestrian.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180204400

Driver circuit for an inductor coil

A driver circuit, a method for operating an inductor coil and an active transmission system, wherein a capacitor is charged by means of a charging current to a reference voltage and the charged capacitor is discharged in an oscillating manner via the inductor coil. The inductor coil is short-circuited when the voltage on the capacitor or a current flowing in the inductor coil has passed through at least one complete oscillating period.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180202914

Sensor and method for producing a sensor

A sensor, such as an electrostatic particle sensor, having a housing in which a sensor element is disposed, and a gas-tight electrical feedthrough through the housing, the feedthrough being configured for directing electrical currents and/or voltages from electrical components that are disposed outside the housing into the housing and/or out of the housing. In order for a sensor which permanently has at least one gas-tight electrical feedthrough through the housing thereof to be provided, the electrical feedthrough has a ceramic molded body which has at least one through bore, the latter having a first end and a second end, wherein the through bore from the first end up to the second end is filled with a metallic paste, and the ceramic molded body in a sintering process is connected to the metallic paste, and in the region of the first end and/or of the second end of the through bore at least one metallic tube piece is attached to the sintered metallic paste.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180202404

Injection device for metering a fluid and motor vehicle having such an injection device

An injection device for metering a fluid, having the following: a valve, which has a valve needle and a valve seat; a nozzle shaft, which surrounds the valve needle and which holds a volume of the fluid; and an inlet chamber, which adjoins the nozzle shaft on the side of the nozzle shaft facing away from the valve and which has a flow connection to the nozzle shaft. The injection device has at least one compressible volume compensation element, which is filled with a gas and which, within the injection device, is in contact with the fluid.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180202386

Method of injection management in an internal combustion engine

This method of injection management in a direct-injection engine involves shifting from a so-called single-injection mode (init 1 pulse), in which the major portion of the quantity of fuel injected during a combustion cycle is injected in one go, to a so-called multi-injection mode (mpl active), in which several successive injections are carried out in order to inject fuel during a combustion cycle, and vice versa. The multi-injection mode is chosen when a condition based on one or more parameter(s) of the engine is fulfilled (mpl cdn ok). ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180201232

Cleaning device for cleaning a transparent camera cover

Cleaning device for cleaning a transparent cover of a camera, in particular a lens of the camera, comprising at least one cleaning agent feed line and at least two cleaning agent spraying elements.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180201136

Active motor vehicle instrument cluster system with integrated wearable device

An active motor vehicle instrument cluster system with an integrated wearable device sends data of the wearable device to the motor vehicle instrument cluster.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180198481

Transmitter-receiver device connectable to a communications network by a can-type or flexray-type bus

Disclosed is an electronic transmitter-receiver device for integrating into an electronic module connected to a communication network by a bus, the bus being of the can or flexray type, the electronic transmitter-receiver device including a receiving assembly (r) and a control part (d) which are configured so as to allow switching from a can operating mode to a flexray operating mode of the device, and vice versa, without needing to change the electronic component.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180198477

Method for detecting a dsrc signal in a motor vehicle

The application relates to a device and to a method for detecting a dedicated short range communication (dsrc) signal (c2c-201) in a motor vehicle (201; 202), in particular having a module (c2x-syst, det) comprising a “c2x” communication system and/or “car2car” communication system (c2x-syst) of a motor vehicle (201), wherein after amplitude demodulation (adm) of a received (ant) signal (c2c-201), one or more properties (e1-e7) of the received (ant) signal (c2c-201) are examined by a protocol detector (up).. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180197806

Cooling device, method for producing a cooling device and power circuit

A cooling device includes an aluminum heat sink and at least one nickel sheet segment. The nickel sheet segment is connected to the aluminum heat sink by a solder layer. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180197417

Trailer mode blind spot sensor

A sensing system of a vehicle includes a rear view mirror coupled to a body of the vehicle and movable between a first position and a second position. The system also includes a proximity sensor coupled to the vehicle. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180197039

Method and apparatus for glare detection

A glare detection apparatus for detection of at least one glare region within an image includes a processing unit configured to aggregate image pixels of the image having a high luminance intensity to bright image areas within the image and to calculate for image pixels around each bright image area gradients expected in case of a glare and actual gradients and configured to increase a glare diameter of a glare region around the respective bright image area as long as the calculated actual gradients match the calculated expected gradients.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180196208

Method for producing an electro-optical interface, electro-optical interface, and control unit

A method for producing a lateral connection of an electro-optical interface is specified. In the method, a printed circuit board having a non-curved center plane is provided. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180195482

Fuel injector, method for ascertaining the position of a movable armature, and motor control

A fuel injector for an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle. The fuel injector including the following: (a) a pole piece, (b) an armature which can be moved along a movement axis, (c) a coil and (d) a permanent magnet, wherein the movable armature has at least one electrically insulating element which is designed to reduce eddy currents in the armature, and wherein the permanent magnet is fitted such that it generates a magnetic field which produces a force which acts on the armature in the direction of the pole piece. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180195481

Solenoid valve for a fuel injection system, and high pressure fuel pump

There is disclosed a solenoid valve for a fuel injection system, in which solenoid valve a closing element which interacts with a valve seat in order to close and open the solenoid valve is actuated by a control pin, the control pin being formed by way of a solenoid plunger. Furthermore, a high pressure fuel pump is disclosed which has a solenoid valve of this type.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180195453

Method and control device

Example embodiments relate to a method and a control unit, wherein a drive system having an electric machine and having an internal combustion engine with at least a first cylinder and a crankshaft is provided. A fuel feed to at least the first cylinder of the internal combustion engine is deactivated, wherein the electric machine is coupled fixedly in terms of torque to the internal combustion engine. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180195444

Method and device for determining a model of flowrate through a valve

Disclosed are a method and device for determining a model of flowrate for a valve, including: instantiation of the model initially equal to an approximate model; choosing flowrate setting; determination of an initial command corresponding to the flowrate setting by the model; application of the initial command to the valve; observation of a discrepancy indicative of a difference between the flowrate setting and a flowrate achieved; if the discrepancy is not zero, application of a correction to the initial command, and return to the application step; if the discrepancy is zero, correction of the model by replacing, for the flowrate setting, the initial command by the corrected command, where the flowrate passing through the valve ends up in a combustion engine admission collector including a small-area controller regulating the flowrate of air admitted, and where the discrepancy of the observation step is the deviation of the small-area controller.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180195432

Exhaust-gas turbocharger having a wastegate device

The invention relates to an exhaust-gas turbocharger for an internal combustion engine (1), having a turbine (2), having a compressor wheel (4), which is connected to said turbine by means of a shaft, and having a wastegate device (8), which wastegate device has a wastegate actuator (5), has a wastegate drive shaft (7) rotatable about an axis of rotation (6), and has a flap (20a, 20b, 20c, 20d, 20e, 20f, 20g) which is fastened to said drive shaft and which is pivotable about the axis of rotation and which has a covering surface (9) for potentially opening up and closing off a wastegate opening (10a), wherein the wastegate flap and the wastegate opening (10a) that can be closed off by means of said wastegate flap are designed in such a way that the distance between the center of area (11, 1a) of the covering surface (9), which covers the wastegate opening, of the wastegate flap and the axis of rotation (6) is smaller than the radius of a circular surface of equal surface area.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180194391

Method for detecting a torque control defect of an electric motor of a power-steering system of a motor vehicle

Disclosed is a method for detecting a fault in an electric motor of a power-assisted steering system of an automobile vehicle. The method notably includes a step for: determination of a residual direct sinusoidal voltage and of a residual quadrature sinusoidal voltage based on the measured direct sinusoidal current, on the estimated direct sinusoidal current, on the measured quadrature sinusoidal current and on the estimated quadrature sinusoidal current; and detection of a fault when the difference between the value of the residual direct sinusoidal voltage and its moving average is greater than a first threshold and/or when the difference between the value of the quadrature sinusoidal voltage and its moving average is greater than a second threshold.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180188535

Combiner head-up display

A combiner head-up display (hud) system is provided. The combiner hud system includes a combiner mirror, a combiner holder configured to support the combiner mirror, a combiner housing configured to house the combiner holder, and a linear slide rail supported by the combiner housing. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180188531

Transparent display with a controllable masking display

A transparent display for a vehicle that includes a self-emissive display with an electronically adjustable brightness and a masking display with an electronically adjustable absorption. The masking display is arranged back-to-back with the self-emissive display. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180188128

Method for calibrating a torque sensor arranged in the drivetrain of a motor vehicle

The invention relates to a method for calibrating a torque sensor which is arranged in the drivetrain of a motor vehicle. In order to specify a method for calibrating a torque sensor which is arranged in the drivetrain of a motor vehicle, which method is less complex and therefore more cost-effective, firstly the uncalibrated torque sensor is arranged in the fully completed drivetrain in the motor vehicle and subsequently a first known value for a torque is applied to the drivetrain of the motor vehicle and then a second known value for a torque is applied to the drivetrain of the motor vehicle and the first output signal which is generated by the torque sensor is assigned to the first known value for a torque and the second output signal which is generated by the torque sensor is assigned to the second known value for a torque, the torque sensor being calibrated in the fully completed drivetrain of the motor vehicle in this way.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180187792

Valve

The invention relates to a valve for opening and closing a flow path, comprising a drive motor, comprising a valve disk, comprising a valve tappet and comprising a transmission device for converting rotational movement of the drive motor into translatory movement of the valve disk, wherein the valve disk is connected to the valve tappet and is able to be moved by way of movement of the valve tappet, wherein the transmission device is formed from flexible elements and at least one toothed segment which is mounted so as to be rotatable about an axis of rotation, wherein only tensile forces are able to be transmitted by the flexible elements, and wherein the toothed segment is able to be at least partially wrapped around by the flexible elements by way of rotational movement.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180187616

Method and device for actuating a piezo actuator of an injection valve of a fuel injection system of an internal combustion engine

The invention relates to a method and a device for actuating an injection valve, which has a piezo actuator and a nozzle needle, of a fuel injection system of an internal combustion engine, in which method a control unit, in a manner dependent on a setpoint stroke height of the piezo actuator in successive injection cycles, outputs a control signal for changing the actual stroke height of the piezo actuator, characterized in that the control unit changes the setpoint stroke height of the piezo actuator, for compensation of the temperature dependency of the capacitance of the piezo actuator, in a manner dependent on the temperature of said piezo actuator.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180180490

Temperature measuring device

Temperature measuring device for measuring the temperature of a member, the member including a component controlled by a control signal, active at most during at least one limited activity interval, and transmitted to the component via two wires, a temperature probe connected to the two wires, in parallel with the component, and a diode, connected between a terminal of the component and a terminal of the probe connected to the same wire, in order to allow the passage of a current in the component only in a first direction, the temperature measurement being performed by a current flowing in a second direction, opposite to the first direction, outside of the activity interval.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180180094

Method for mounting a rolling bearing unit on the rotor of a turbocharger

A method for mounting a rolling bearing arrangement onto a rotor and into the bearing housing of a turbocharger is provided. The method includes inserting a component, which is deformable under the exertion of pressure, into the intermediate space between two rolling bearings of the rotor assembly. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180180010

Precise determination of the electrical resistance of a fuel injector having a solenoid drive

The invention relates to a method for determining an electrical resistance value for a fuel injector having a solenoid drive. The method comprises the following: (a) applying a voltage pulse to the solenoid drive of the fuel injector, (b) sensing a temporal progression of the current intensity of a current (i) flowing through the solenoid drive, (c) calculating a series of linked fluxes (Ψ) as a function of current intensity (i), wherein each linked flux (Ψ) is calculated on the basis of the temporal progression of voltage and current intensity (i) and on the basis of a hypothetical resistance value from a series of hypothetical resistance values, and (d) selecting one of the hypothetical resistance values as a determined resistance value on the basis of an analysis of the calculated series of linked fluxes (Ψ). ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180180008

High-pressure fuel pump

The invention relates to a high pressure fuel pump (10) comprising a housing (12) and a flange (14) by means of which the housing (12) can be fastened to an engine block or cylinder head, the flange (14) being formed of at least two flange parts (26) that are separate from the housing (12) and are separated from each other, and that overlap mutually in the fastened state of the housing (12).. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180179983

Control method for controlling an injector valve in a fuel injection system, and fuel injection system

The disclosure relates to a control method for controlling at least one injector valve in a fuel injection system of an internal combustion engine. An opening time of the injector valve is selected such that, in a fault situation in the fuel injection system, an opening time of the injector valve is situated in a pressure valley of a pressure oscillation prevailing in a high-pressure region of the fuel injection system.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180179980

Method and device for determining the minimum hydraulic injection interval of a piezo-servo injector

A method and a device for determining the minimum hydraulic injection interval of a piezo-servo injector are described. The closing time of the nozzle needle of the injector is determined on the basis of the characteristic pressure profile in the control spring chamber of the injector. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180178630

Method for heating, and heating system

A method for heating the interior of a motor vehicle and a heating system are described. In the method, electrical energy stored or generated in the motor vehicle or electrical energy fed from an external energy source is fed to an electrothermal transducer and is converted there to thermal energy, which is supplied to a carrier medium for the thermal energy. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180175683

Rotor for a permanent-magnet excited electrical machine

The disclosure relates to a rotor for a permanently excited electric machine. The rotor includes a holding pocket which is formed by a cutout of the rotor and which is designed to receive a permanent magnet. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180174947

Power electronics assembly including a circuit carrier

A circuit carrier for holding at least one electrical power component is disclosed. The circuit carrier including a heat sink for holding and for cooling the power component. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180174375

Cloud-based fuel quality recording and fuel station selection system, and method of utilizing same

A system and method for selecting a fueling station for vehicle refueling, including receiving fuel information from a remote device corresponding to one or more fueling stations near a vehicle; upon the vehicle travelling to a selected one of the one or more fueling stations, setting a flag to a value based upon a fuel grade of fuel used to refuel the vehicle at the selected one of the one or more fueling stations; and capturing location information for at least one of the vehicle and the selected one of the one or more fueling stations. Subsequent to refueling at the selected one of the one or more fueling stations, the method further includes determining fuel information of the fuel used to refuel the vehicle; and sending the flag, the fuel information of the fuel used to refuel the vehicle, and the captured location information to the remote device.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180174277

Static soiling detection and correction

A method and device for detecting image artifacts. Pixel transition values of camera images are computed in a first direction by comparing intensity differences between neighboring pixels with an upper threshold and a lower threshold and setting a corresponding pixel transition value. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180172992

Motion transfer mechanism for a combiner heads up display including double locking pin

A combiner heads-up (hud) display assembly having a motion transfer mechanism, where the combiner hud assembly includes a housing, a plurality of linkage members disposed in the housing, an actuator disposed in the housing and connected to one of the plurality of linkage members, and a bracket connected to one of the plurality of linkage members. A display device, such as a combiner mirror, is connected to the bracket. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180172553

Dew point activation method for exhuast gas sensors

An emission control system, such as an emission control system for a diesel engine, which includes both a nox sensor and an electrostatic particulate matter (epm) sensor, and uses the signal from the epm sensor to determine when it is safe to activate and heat up the nox sensor after engine ignition. This is performed as soon as moisture clears the exhaust, without having to wait any additional time as a safety factor to maximize the reliability of the nox sensor against damage from water thermal shock. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180171956

Method for cleaning injectors of a direct-injection controlled-ignition engine

In a method of cleaning injectors of a direct-injection controlled-ignition engine, while idling, maximum fuel pressure to be injected for cleaning is calculated, by executing for at least one predetermined engine operating speed an iterative loop. During each loop the injected fuel pressure value increases and the injection time corresponding to the increased pressure is determined, selecting for each operating speed a cleaning pressure equal either to the maximum fuel pressure to which an injection time greater than the calibrated minimum injection time determined for the operating speed corresponds or to a maximum limit pressure corresponding to a given calibrated pressure for the engine/injectors system. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180171952

High-pressure fuel pump

The present disclosure relates to high-pressure fuel pumps and the teaching may be applied to pumps in which a pump piston, by means of which a fuel is acted on with a high pressure, is guided in a guiding sleeve. In some embodiments, a high-pressure fuel pump may include: a housing having a housing recess; a pump piston for pressurizing a fuel; and a guiding sleeve arranged in the housing recess and guiding the pump piston. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180171950

High-pressure fuel pump

The present disclosure relates to fuel systems. Some embodiments of the teachings may include a fuel pump comprising: a pump piston having a longitudinal centerline; a camshaft with at least one cam; a roller tappet arranged between the pump piston and the cam; and a tappet body and a roller rotatably held on the roller tappet. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180171941

Sensor device for determining a displacement of a shaft

The present disclosure relates to sensor devices and the teachings may be applied to a sensor for determining a displacement of a shaft along its longitudinal axis. In some embodiments, a sensor device may include a sensor unit and a detection element. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180171923

Operating method for operating a fuel injection system and fuel injection system

Embodiments relate to an operating method for operating a fuel injection system of an internal combustion engine, wherein, upon a detection of a fault in the fuel injection system, and wherein a predefined pressure is overshot in a high-pressure region of the fuel injection system, an overrun mode of the internal combustion engine is deactivated, such that the internal combustion engine is operated exclusively in an injection mode.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180171920

Method for monitoring the working operation of a piezo injector

A piezo-driven fuel injector is modeled by measuring the actuation current and the actuation voltage of the piezo injector, transforming the actuation current and the actuation voltage into the frequency domain, forming a complex conductance from the actuation current transformed into the frequency domain and the actuation voltage transformed into the frequency domain, and determining one or more parameters of the piezo injector from the complex conductance. Once the complex conductance is determined it is used to detect a fault in the piezo injector.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180171888

High pressure gas phase injector

An injector, including: a moveable armature having a bore and upper and lower control surfaces; a lower housing including a bore and upper and lower stationary control surfaces; and a flow geometry defined along an exterior of the armature. The armature includes a transverse flow path fluidly coupled with the armature bore and the flow geometry. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180170382

Predictive powertrain limits strategy for autonomous/automated driving vehicle

An expanded powertrain interface and strategy for an autonomous driving controller to control powertrain torque (or vehicle acceleration/deceleration) capability at the current operating point, in addition to capability for subsequent operating points at a future time based on predictive assessment of powertrain energy management, subsystem contraints/limits, and capability in the future. The powertrain interface and strategy applies to a vehicle with electrified powertrain control (hybrid electric vehicle (hev) or pure battery electric vehicle (bev)) with an autonomous driving (ad) capability (either full or semi-automated driving). ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180170254

Method and device for controlling a lamp for ambient light in an interior space of a vehicle

The disclosure relates to a method for controlling a lamp for ambient light in an interior space of a vehicle, wherein an intensity of the ambient light is adjusted dependent on an intensity of light striking on a front of the vehicle such that the intensity of the ambient light increases when the intensity of the light striking on the front of the vehicle increases. The disclosure relates further to a corresponding device for controlling a lamp for ambient light in an interior space of a vehicle.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180170150

Device and method for air-conditioning a motor vehicle

The present invention relates to a device for air conditioning a motor vehicle, wherein the device comprises: an interface apparatus which is configured to make available an evaluation of a surrounding area of the motor vehicle in the form of climatic ambient data from outside the motor vehicle and to transfer the ambient data to a backend; an air conditioning apparatus which is configured to air condition at least part of a passenger compartment of the motor vehicle using a predetermined quantity of energy; and a control apparatus which is configured to determine an operating strategy for the air conditioning apparatus and to optimize the determined operating strategy on the basis of a profile, received from the backend of the climatic ambient data.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/14/18 / #20180167059

Method for synchronising commutated control circuits controlled by pwm control signals

Disclosed is a method for synchronising at least one slave control circuit, controlled by a slave control signal having pulse width modulation, with a master control circuit, controlled by a master control signal having pulse width modulation, including the following steps: the master control circuit emitting a synchronisation signal indicating a master edge of an electrical quantity; the slave control circuit receiving the synchronisation signal; measuring a delay between a slave edge of the same electrical quantity and the master edge of the electrical quantity; time-shifting the slave control signal so as to reduce the delay; and repeating the measurement step until the delay is eliminated.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/14/18 / #20180165523

Determination of low image quality of a vehicle camera caused by heavy rain

A method for detecting heavy rain in images includes providing a series of images as input information, the images relating to a scene external to a vehicle viewed through a pane of the vehicle. A measure of blur is evaluated in an area of interest in the images. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/14/18 / #20180163657

Pressure determination in a fuel injection valve

The invention provides a device and a method for determining a pressure of a fuel (19) which is to be injected into a combustion chamber (23) via a controllable closure element (11) of a solenoid valve (1), wherein the method comprises: generating a current flow (i) through a coil (3) of the solenoid valve (1) in order to generate a magnetic field, in order to generate a magnetic force acting on an armature (9), which magnetic force shifts the armature (9) in the direction of the opening of the closure element (11), determining a magnitude of a magnetic flux (Ψ) of the magnetic field before or when a first state (i) at which the armature starts to shift the closure element is reached, and determining a magnitude of the pressure on the basis of the determined magnitude of the magnetic flux.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180160257

Method for configuring devices and corresponding devices

A method for configuring a first device 1 by means of a second device 2 comprises the following steps: detection s11 of an active nfc device by means of an nfc module 12, in the passive nfc mode, of the first device 1. If the active nfc device is the second device 2, outputting s12 of status feedback by the first device 1 by means of its nfc module 12 in the passive nfc mode. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180159404

Air-cooled electric motor with a parallel circuit of two fan wheels

An air-cooled electric motor having a parallel circuit of two fan wheels is discloses. The electric motor includes a belt tensioner attached on a fixed bearing side of the electric motor, an inverter housing arranged on a floating bearing side of the electric motor, and a fan system having a first fan wheel on the floating bearing side and a second fan wheel on the fixed bearing side. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180158335

Enhanced sound generation for quiet vehicles with vehicle-to-vehicle communication capabilities

Two or more quiet vehicles traveling together sense each other and communicate to each other the condition of the respective drivers of the vehicles and announce their presence to pedestrians and other motorists using noise sounds. The characteristics of the emitted sounds are selected according to a level of threat presented by the quiet vehicles.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180158172

Head-up display

The present disclosure relates to a head-up display with image distortion for a vehicle, which has an image signal source, an image distorter, a display unit and a mirror unit. According to the disclosure, the image signal source has a common output for image signals and configuration information, and the image distorter has a common input for image signals and configuration information.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180156154

Method for identifying faulty components of a fuel injection system

A method for identifying faulty components of a fuel injection system is disclosed, wherein a secondary injection is performed individually by each injector during a test routine, after the secondary injection several predefined parameters of the fuel injection system are determined, and a combined assessment of the determined parameters is used to draw conclusions about whether or not components of the fuel injection system are faulty.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180156153

Method for determining a reference current value for actuating a fuel injector

A method for determining a reference current value for actuating a fuel injector, comprising a solenoid drive, for an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle is described. The method comprises the following: (a) acquiring a multiplicity of current profiles with repeated actuation of the fuel injector, wherein each current profile has a temporal progression of the current strength of a current flowing through the solenoid drive, and wherein each actuation of the fuel injector comprises the following steps: (aa) applying a boost voltage to the solenoid drive of the fuel injector until the current strength of the current flowing through the solenoid drive reaches a first predetermined value, (ab) waiting for the current strength to reach a second predetermined value during a first free-wheeling phase, (ac) applying the boost voltage to the solenoid drive again until the current strength reaches the first predetermined value, and (ad) waiting for the current strength to reach the second predetermined value during a second free-wheeling phase, wherein the first predetermined value is varied for each actuation, the method also comprising (b) determining a multiplicity of magnetic flux profiles, wherein each magnetic flux profile corresponds to one of the multiplicity of acquired current profiles, and (c) selecting the reference current value on the basis of an analysis of the associated current profiles and magnetic flux profiles.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180154725

Air spring hanging piston bearing

An air spring assembly for a vehicle having a damper body which is decoupled from a piston, allowing the damper to rotate freely without inducing torsion into the piston. The air spring assembly includes a damper body, and a decoupling mechanism connected to the damper body, where a portion of the decoupling mechanism surrounds the damper body. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180154724

Air spring standing piston bearing

An air spring assembly for a vehicle having a damper body decoupled from a piston, allowing the damper to rotate freely without inducing torsion into the piston. The air spring assembly includes a damper body, where part of the damper body is disposed in a piston, and a decoupling mechanism connected to the damper body. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/31/18 / #20180150776

Generating predictive information associated with vehicle products/services

Methods and systems include receiving vehicle data that is associated, at least in part, with one or more vehicle-related products/services. One or more predictions that are associated with the one or more vehicle-related products/services are determined. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/31/18 / #20180150430

Integrated circuit for operating on a bus, and method for operating the integrated circuit

An integrated circuit includes a reception port an address port, and a memory with a number of memory sections for storing activation information. The number of memory sections is equal to the number, encodable by the address port, of activatable integrated circuits that are operable over a common bus. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/31/18 / #20180149543

Method for checking the plausibility of the function of a pressure sensor

A method according to the invention for checking the plausibility of the function of a pressure sensor in an injection system of an internal combustion engine includes acquiring a calibrated actuation profile, by which peak current values for opening at least one electrically actuatable injection valve are assigned to existing internal pressures. An existing internal pressure is measured in the form of an actual sensor pressure value by the pressure sensor. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/31/18 / #20180149128

Method for producing a nozzle body for a fluid injection valve, and fluid injection valve

A method for producing a nozzle body for a fluid injection valve includes supplying a nozzle body blank having a nozzle body tip and introducing a nozzle body recess into the nozzle body blank, starting from a first axial end, and thereby forming a wall. The method furthermore includes supplying geometry data of at least one injection hole to be provided, with an inner opening and an outer opening, and determining a height of a blind hole step of a blind hole to be formed, in a manner dependent on a predefined fluid penetration. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/24/18 / #20180142598

Injector corrosion isolation seal

A fluid injector includes a valve assembly constructed and arranged to control flow of fluid from an inlet to an outlet of the injector. A metal housing surrounds at least a portion of the valve assembly. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/17/18 / #20180138775

Fuel delivery pump

A fuel delivery pump for delivering fuel, having an electric motor and having a pump impeller that is driven by means of the electric motor, wherein the pump impeller is connected by means of a shaft to a rotor of the electric motor such that a rotational movement of the rotor is transmitted via the shaft to the pump impeller, wherein the shaft is mounted by means of an axial bearing in an axial direction and/or by means of a radial bearing in a radial direction relative to a pump stage in which the pump impeller is arranged, wherein an electrical insulation element is arranged between the axial bearing and the pump stage, and/or an electrical insulation element is arranged between the radial bearing and the pump stage.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/17/18 / #20180135607

Method for operating the fluid delivery system

A method for operating a fluid delivery system, with a fluid delivery pump, voltage manipulator and an electric motor integrated into an electrical grid. The electric motor is controlled by a voltage applied to the electric motor and the voltage manipulator is upstream from the electric motor. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/17/18 / #20180135582

Injector cup assembly

A fuel injector cup assembly has an injector cup, at least one bolt and an elastic element which mechanically couples the injector cup to a cylinder head. The bolt (7) is arrangeable through a penetrating first opening of the injector cup and in an opening of the cylinder head to fasten the injector cup to the cylinder head. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/17/18 / #20180135549

Method for regulating a fuel delivery system

A method for regulating a fuel delivery system without a pressure sensor. The fuel delivery system has a fuel delivery pump, an electric motor, and an evaluation unit. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/10/18 / #20180131247

Unenclosed electrical machine

The invention discloses an unenclosed electrical machine (em), comprising: —a stator (st), within which there is a cavity (hr); —an insulating sheath (iu), which seals off an outer circumferential surface (uf) and at least one side face (sf1) of the stator (st) in a media-tight manner; —at least one end shield (ls1, ls2), which is arranged on the side face (sf1) of the stator (st) and delimits the cavity (hr) on one side; —at least one sealing arrangement (da), which is arranged between the insulating sheath (iu) and the at least one end shield (ls1, ls2), and seals off the cavity (hr) from the surroundings in a media-tight manner.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/10/18 / #20180131220

Vehicle-side charging circuit for a vehicle with electric drive, and method for operating a vehicle-side current converter, and use of at least one winding of a vehicle-side electric machine for intermediate storagectrical machine for buffer

A vehicle-side charging circuit for a vehicle with electric drive. The charging circuit comprises an ac connector, a controlled rectifier which is connected to the ac connector, an electric machine with at least one winding, a current converter which is connected to the electric machine, and an energy-storage-device connector. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/10/18 / #20180128700

Sensor for measuring the pressure prevailing in a motor vehicle cylinder head

Disclosed is a sensor for measuring the pressure prevailing in a motor vehicle cylinder head, the sensor including a tubular body and an element sensitive to variations in the pressure, mounted in the tubular body. The sensitive element includes a tether including a fixing portion for fixing the tether to the tubular body, a tubular portion and a membrane fixed to the tubular portion at a connecting zone. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/10/18 / #20180128222

Frequency to voltage converter using gate voltage sampling of power oscillator

A frequency-to-voltage (f2v) conversion module includes a pulse shaping module that generates a square wave signal based on an oscillator signal, an edge to pulse conversion module that generates a pulse train based on corresponding rising and falling edges of the square wave signal, and an integrator module that generates an output voltage based on the pulse train. The output voltage is based on a frequency of the oscillator signal.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/10/18 / #20180128217

Blow-off valve

A blow-off valve for controlling the pressure in an intake tract of an internal combustion engine, comprising a housing and a flow path formed in the housing, wherein the flow path is opened and/or closed by means of piston, which may be placed onto valve seat, wherein the piston is connected to a pin, which is moved by means of an electromagnetically producible force, wherein motion of the pin is transferred to the piston, wherein the support of the pin within the blow-off valve is realized by means of exactly one sliding sleeve, wherein the pin is moved in relation to the sliding sleeve.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/10/18 / #20180128144

Layer packet contacting for electrically heatable honeycomb body

An electrically conductive connection between at least two electrically conductive stacks of at least partially structured, metal foils which form a large number of channels through which a fluid may flow, comprising at least one electrically conductive rod element which passes through the at least two stacks, wherein a spacer element is arranged on the at least one rod element and between the at least two stacks, the two stacks being arranged at a distance from one another by the spacer element; wherein an arrangement comprising the at least two stacks, the at least one rod element and the spacer element is clamped by at least one clamping element.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/10/18 / #20180127054

Device for measuring torque applied to a rotary shaft and associated torque measurement method

Disclosed is a device for measuring torque applied to a rotary shaft, including: a transmission, including a first part securely fastened to the shaft and receiving the torque applied to the shaft, and a second part securely fastened to the first part and able to move in relation to the first part when a torque is applied thereto; a first electrode securely fastened to the second part; a first support, securely fastened to the second part, including a second electrode situated facing the first electrode when no torque is applied to the shaft, the first and the second electrodes generating a first capacitance, the value of which varies according to a movement of the second part; a unit for measuring the first capacitance; and a unit for converting the first capacitance into a value of the torque applied to the shaft.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/10/18 / #20180126844

Method for increasing the accuracy of pressure detection without using a sensor

A method for determining a pressure value in a fluid conveying system of a motor vehicle, the vehicle having an actuable electric motor and having a fluid feed pump drivable by the electric motor, includes: determining a rotational speed of the electric motor; determining an actuation current of the electric motor; acquiring a pressure value as a function of the determined rotational speed and the determined actuation current of the electric motor; processing the acquired pressure value with at least one external state variable in a controller; and correcting the acquired pressure value.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/03/18 / #20180123824

Control electronics for an agricultural or forestry vehicle

Control electronics for an agricultural or forestry vehicle or an agricultural or forestry machine, having power connections at least for a first supply network (45, 46) and a second supply network (56, 57) and having at least one network connection (80), wherein the control electronics contain a communication circuit (70) which is configured to transmit data via the network connection (80) and is supplied via the first supply network (45, 46), and a logic circuit (69) which is coupled to the communication circuit (70) and has at least one control output for controlling an electrical load (84, 85) supplied via the second supply network (56, 57), having at least one switch (77) which is configured to connect the first supply network (45, 46) to the second supply network (56, 57), with the result that the two supply networks (45, 46, 56, 57) have at least one defined minimum isolation impedance in a switched-off state of the at least one switch (77), and a method for switching on such control electronics.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/03/18 / #20180120411

Locating a key

The application relates to methods and a locating device with a plurality of locating modules (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) for locating a key (51, 52), in particular a key for a motor vehicle (80), characterized in that the locating device has at least one measuring device to measure the field strength (f1, f2, f3, f4, f5, f6) of at least one hf signal (f1, f2, f3, f4, f5, f6) transmitted by a locating module (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) in the motor vehicle or in the key (51, 52) and received by a further locating module (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) in the key (51, 52) or in the vehicle, in particular with a filtering and/or averaging of recorded rssi values.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/03/18 / #20180120179

Sensor for measuring the torque of a drive shaft

Disclosed is an assembly formed by a drive shaft for a vehicle and a sensor for measuring the value of a torque applied to the shaft, the sensor including a unit for generating a magnetic field and an arrangement formed by a first coil, a second coil, a third coil and a fourth coil arranged side-by-side between a first toothed wheel of the shaft and a second toothed wheel of the shaft, parallel to the first toothed wheel and to the second toothed wheel, arranged to be immersed in the magnetic field, the overall length of the first coil, of the second coil, of the third coil and of the fourth coil being equal to the period of the first toothed wheel and of the second toothed wheel.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/03/18 / #20180119633

Feedback control method for a fuel delivery system

A feedback control method for a fuel delivery system of an internal combustion engine, having a fuel delivery pump for supplying fuel, the fuel delivery pump having a pump mechanism driven by an electric motor, which is controlled by a generated control signal. The current fuel volume delivered by the fuel delivery pump and the prevailing fuel requirement of the internal combustion engine are included in the control signal. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/03/18 / #20180119609

Exhaust-gas turbocharger with adjustable turbine geometry

An exhaust-gas turbocharger for an internal combustion engine includes an intake duct for air, an exhaust-gas duct, a turbine arranged in the exhaust-gas duct, and a compressor impeller arranged in the intake duct, which turbine and compressor impeller are both arranged on a common shaft, wherein the exhaust-gas duct has a spiral housing which coaxially surrounds the turbine, and wherein, between the spiral housing and the turbine, a ring-shaped gap is provided through which the exhaust-gas flow flows circumferentially to the turbine, and wherein, in the ring-shaped gap, guide vanes are arranged which are rotatable about an adjustment axis by an adjustment mechanism for controlling the flow resistance. To compensate thermal expansions and shrinkages of the guide vanes under different operating conditions, the adjustment mechanism additionally has a displacement mechanism for displacing the guide vanes in the ring-shaped gap. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

04/19/18 / #20180109190

Dc-dc converter with active return flow lockout and method for operating a dc-dc converter

The disclosure relates to a dc-dc converter in which a first coil terminal is connected with an input terminal and a second coil terminal is connected, on the one hand, via a rectification switch to an output terminal and, on the other hand, via a control switch to a ground potential and a control circuit is configured to switch in successive switching cycles in each case in a regulating phase the rectification switch to be electrically blocking and the control switch to be electrically conducting, and in a rectifying phase to switch the control switch to be electrically blocking. A measuring component generates a measurement signal which signals a current intensity of a coil current, and a comparator circuit compares the measurement signal with a threshold value and the control circuit keeps the rectification switch electrically blocking in the rectifying phase and conducts the coil current via a bypass diode if the current intensity was continuously lower than the threshold value in the regulating phase.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

04/19/18 / #20180109183

Hysteresis control of a dc-dc converter

Method and apparatus for controlling the hysteresis of an output current from a dc-dc converter (3) to a default value (19) for an average output current and within a hysteresis range (11), wherein the output current (6) is measured and is compared with a first reference value and a second reference value, wherein a switch (7) of the dc-dc converter (3) is changed over at the limits of the hysteresis range (11) on the basis of a first reference time (20), at which the output current (6) reaches the first reference value, and a second reference time (24), at which the output current reaches the second reference value, wherein the switch (7) is changed over with a time delay after the second reference time (24), and wherein the time delay is selected on the basis of a time difference between the first reference time (20) and the second reference time (24) in such a manner that a period of time, during which the output current (6) is higher than the default value (19), and a period of time, during which the output current (6) is lower than the default value (19), are compensated for.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

04/19/18 / #20180106381

Valve core assembly and compressed gas bypass valve

A valve core assembly having: a guide rod; a ball bearing; a valve head provided with a first through hole at its bottom; and a fixing block provided with a second through hole at the bottom. A first end portion of said guide rod is inserted into the ball bearing, the first through hole of the valve head and the second through hole of said fixing block in sequence, and the first end portion of the guide rod is fixedly connected to the ball bearing and the second through hole of the fixing block respectively. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

04/19/18 / #20180106180

Diesel exhaust fluid cooled reductant delivery unit for selective catalytic reduction systems

A reductant delivery unit (rdu) for a selective catalytic reduction system, including a housing; a fluid inlet disposed at an upper portion of the housing; a fluid return outlet; a fluid nozzle outlet disposed at a lower portion of the housing; an injector disposed within the housing and configured to receive fluid from the fluid inlet and selectively discharge the fluid from the fluid nozzle outlet; and at least one fluid passageway disposed within or around the housing. The fluid passageway provides fluid communication along a first fluid path between the fluid inlet and the fluid nozzle outlet and along a second fluid path between the fluid inlet and the fluid return outlet so that the same fluid discharged by the injector is also used as a coolant for the rdu.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

04/19/18 / #20180105126

Method for detecting a rollover of a motor vehicle

A method for detecting a rollover on the basis of a signal of an acceleration sensor in the direction of the vertical axis of the vehicle is described, wherein the time period in which acceleration lies within a specified range is assessed. For this purpose, a counter and a clock generator are provided, wherein the counter is incremented each clock pulse if acceleration lies within a specified range, and the counter is decremented maximally to the value of zero if acceleration lies outside of a specified range. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

04/19/18 / #20180105006

Reservoir for airspring applications

An air spring assembly for a vehicle having a reservoir which is adaptable to meet different packaging requirements. The air spring assembly includes a damper body, at least one piston connected to the damper body, and a bellow connected to the piston, the bellow having a cavity. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

04/12/18 / #20180099694

Redundant steering controls for automated driving

A steering system which is capable of being controlled by a redundant brake system, which includes a primary brake control module, a secondary brake control module, and a plurality of brake units controlled by the primary brake control module or the secondary brake control module. There is at least one hydraulic motor connected to a component of the steering system, and the fluid pressure in the hydraulic motor is controlled by the secondary brake control module. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

04/05/18 / #20180096474

Detection of lens contamination using expected edge trajectories

A method for detecting contaminations on a lens of a vehicle camera. Transition values are assigned to pixels of image frames. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

04/05/18 / #20180094565

Method and device for determining the load condition of an exhaust gas particulate filter

The disclosure relates to a method and a device for determining the load condition of an exhaust gas particulate filter that is arranged in an exhaust gas path of an internal combustion engine that is charged by an exhaust gas turbocharger. The behavior of a charging pressure controller or the charging pressure of the exhaust gas turbocharger is analyzed to determine the load condition of the exhaust gas particulate filter.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

04/05/18 / #20180093881

Cavity with silicon on insulator mems pressure sensing device with an extended shallow polygon cavity

An improved microelectromechanical system (mems) pressure sensing device has an extended shallow polygon cavity on a top side of a silicon supporting substrate. A buried silicon dioxide layer is formed between the top side of the supporting substrate and a bottom side of a device layer. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180090963

Timer-based thermal protection for power components of a switch mode power supply

The maximum time that external components of a switch mode power supply over-conduct is determined by an actual ambient temperature at which the devices are operating before they are turned on. Their operation time is thus extended when temperatures are low and decreased when temperatures are high.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180088603

Method for monitoring pressure including boil detection

Disclosed is a method for monitoring pressure, for a vessel assembly including a sealed vessel capable of holding a liquid, a filter capable of capturing vapors from the liquid, a pipe connecting the vessel to the filter, and an isolation valve arranged to selectively shut off the pipe, including a detection of the boiling of the liquid contained in the vessel.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180087458

Method for controlling a fuel delivery system

A method for controlling a fuel delivery system of an internal combustion engine, having a fuel delivery pump that is driven by an electric motor. The pressure that prevails in the fuel delivery system is determined by a volume difference between the fuel quantity delivered by the fuel delivery pump and the fuel requirement of the internal combustion engine and/or of the fuel delivery system.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180086291

Door contact-preventing sensors with door braking system

Contact damage to vehicle doors is prevented by detecting objects in the door's pathway and applying a braking force to the door before the door strikes the object.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh








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