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Integrated motor vehicle hybrid shelf assembly

A motor vehicle hybrid shelf assembly includes a body defining a member of a motor vehicle frame, the body including an aperture having edges. A module is positioned at the aperture, the module defining a load bearing portion of the body replacing a load bearing capability of a body portion removed to define the aperture. ... Dura Operating Llc

Vehicle center console mounted camera system

A vehicle console camera system includes a console positioned in a dashboard of a motor vehicle. A camera unit is mounted to an upper surface of the console. ... Dura Operating Llc

Light guide and method of creating a light guide by screen-printing

A light guide system includes a substrate with multiple light sources connected to the substrate. Multiple zones are individually positioned each proximate to one of the light sources. ... Dura Operating Llc

Method and system for performing advanced driver assistance system functions using beyond line-of-sight situational awareness

A method for performing advanced driver assistance system (adas) functions for a vehicle includes receiving a plurality of inputs from a plurality of sensors disposed on the vehicle, determining a pool of location candidates of the vehicle based on a first subset of the plurality of inputs, iteratively updating the pool of location candidates based on a second subset of the plurality of inputs, generating an estimate of vehicle location based on an average of location candidates, evaluating a confidence level of the estimate of vehicle location, generating a beyond line-of-sight situation awareness based on the plurality of inputs and locating the vehicle on a digital map based on the confidence level and the estimate of vehicle location, and performing adas functions based on the beyond line-of-sight situation awareness and location of the vehicle on the digital map.. . ... Dura Operating Llc

Biometric shifter for a vehicle

A biometric shifter for a vehicle includes a shifter body having an outer surface with a grip portion configured to be gripped by an operator's hand, the shifter body defining a chamber, the grip portion having an opening that communicates with the chamber, a vein reader sensor disposed within the chamber at a first distance from the opening in the grip portion, wherein the first distance is configured to optimize biometric verification of an operator's hand on the grip portion of the shifter body.. . ... Dura Operating Llc

Vehicle shift lever assembly

In at least some implementations, a shift lever assembly enables shifting among gears of a vehicle transmission. A primary shift path includes multiple positions corresponding to automatic transmission shifting among multiple drive gears, a reverse gear and a park gear. ... Dura Operating Llc

Method of embedding electronics in a plastic via transfer from a polymer film

A method for in-mold transferring of electronics from a film includes creating an electronics layer including both active and passive components connected to conductive inks defining electrical traces and electrical contacts. At least one light source is electrically mounted on the conductive inks. ... Dura Operating Llc

Sensor pod

A sensor pod includes a main bracket including a base portion, a center support surface spaced apart from the base portion, and first, second, third, and fourth support surfaces connected to the center support surface. Each of the first, second, third, and fourth support surfaces are angled with respect to the center support surface and are disposed equidistant about the center support surface. ... Dura Operating Llc

Window assembly with selectable tint

A window tint system for a motor vehicle includes a transparent layer and a transparent organic light emitting diode (t-oled) screen positioned in contact with the transparent layer. The t-oled screen includes a plurality of pixels, and the t-oled screen has a first state wherein the pixels are substantially transparent and a second state wherein a subset of the pixels have a reduced transparency relative to the first state to reduce the transmission of light there through.. ... Dura Operating Llc

System and method for autonomous perpendicular parking of a vehicle

A system and method of autonomous perpendicular parking of a vehicle. The method includes positioning the vehicle proximal to a perpendicular type parking space, detecting the outer distal end of each of the parallel line markings that delineates the parking space, navigating the vehicle into the parking space between the outer distal ends, determining an entry angle γ as the vehicle is driven into the parking space, and adjusting the steering angle φ such that the entry angle γ approaches zero degrees as the vehicle is driven into the parking space. ... Dura Operating Llc

System and method for autonomous parking of a vehicle

A method for autonomous parking of a vehicle includes requesting initiation of an autonomous parking routine; determining the location of a vehicle user of the vehicle comprising the steps of: (a) transmitting a signal by one of an electronic device in the immediate vicinity of the vehicle user and a vehicle transceiver; (b) receiving the signal by the other of the electronic device in the immediate vicinity of the vehicle user and the vehicle transceiver; (c) measuring the strength of the received signal; (d) determining a distance between the electronic device and transceiver based on the strength of the received signal; (e) correlating the distance between the electronic device and transceiver as the distance that the vehicle user is from the vehicle; and initiating the autonomous parking routine only if the vehicle user is determined to be within the vehicle or beyond a predetermined distance from the vehicle.. . ... Dura Operating Llc

Heads-up display windshield

A motor vehicle heads-up display system includes an organic light emitting diode (oled) screen positioned in contact with a motor vehicle windshield. The oled screen includes a screen portion used to display augmented reality projection data. ... Dura Operating Llc

Hand operated electronic parking brake system with an adjustable load simulator

A motor vehicle electric park brake system includes a hand brake lever mechanism in electronic communication with a park brake. The hand brake lever mechanism includes a brake lever pivotally supported to a mounting bracket. ... Dura Operating Llc

System and method of simultaneously generating a multiple lane map and localizing a vehicle in the generated map

A method and system for simultaneously generating a global lane map and localizing a vehicle in the generated global lane map is provided. The system includes a plurality of image sensors adapted to operatively capture a 360-degree field of view image from the host vehicle for detecting a plurality of lane markings. ... Dura Operating Llc

02/22/18 / #20180052236

Sensor housing assembly for attachment to a motor vehicle

A sensor housing assembly for attachment to a vehicle includes a base portion having a first end, a second end, and an exterior decorative surface. The sensor housing assembly further includes a sensor housing portion adapted to house a light detection and ranging (lidar) sensor and having a generally semi-cylindrical shape with a top portion and a bottom portion. ... Dura Operating Llc

02/22/18 / #20180050689

System and method for controlling parking functions of a motor vehicle

A method for directing a host vehicle to perform automatic valet functions includes receiving a first input to access an automatic valet system. The method further includes presenting an automatic valet system management interface having at least two selectable functions including an autonomous park function and an autonomous un-park function. ... Dura Operating Llc

02/08/18 / #20180038409

Side loading transmission pin cable attachment device

A motor vehicle transmission cable attachment device includes a body having a slot receiving a pin in a body sliding direction transverse to a pin longitudinal axis. A member has a portion displaced at least partially into the slot when the pin is received in the slot, the portion thereafter preventing release of the pin from the slot. ... Dura Operating Llc

02/01/18 / #20180029264

Injection molded window and method

An injection molded part for a motor vehicle includes a film having a scratch-resistant layer, a plastic substrate molded to the film, wherein the plastic substrate is at least partially transparent or translucent, and a scratch-resistant coating molded to the plastic substrate on a side opposite the film.. . ... Dura Operating Llc

01/11/18 / #20180010374

Movable pane with biased retainer

In at least some implementations, a window assembly for a motor vehicle includes a guide rail having at least one wall that defines at least part of a guide track, a movable pane associated with the guide rail and movable relative to the guide track along a path of movement defined by and between a closed position and a fully open position, and a retainer. The retainer may be coupled to the movable pane and be movable with the movable pane, and be located at least partially within the guide track. ... Dura Operating Llc

01/04/18 / #20180003294

Shifter assembly including display and actuation for driver control

A shifter assembly for a vehicle that includes a shift lever connected to a shifter in communication with the vehicle and a transmission. A display is positioned on the shift lever indicating data of the vehicle or transmission. ... Dura Operating Llc

12/21/17 / #20170361867

Steering input sensor for a steer-by-wire assembly

A steer-by-wire assembly for a steering system in a vehicle is disclosed. The assembly includes a first shaft rotatable in response to a steering input, a second shaft adapted to rotate in response to rotation of the first shaft, a first gear (with a sensed element) that rotates in response to rotation of the first shaft, a second gear (with a sensed element) that rotates in response to rotation of the second shaft, a first sensing element adapted to sense the element carried by the first gear and provide an output associated with an angular position of the first gear, and a second sensing element adapted to sense the element carried by the second gear and provide an output associated with an angular position of the second gear. ... Dura Operating Llc

12/14/17 / #20170355316

Motor vehicle hybrid shelf assembly

A motor vehicle hybrid panel assembly includes a body formed of a metallic sheet having multiple apertures created therein. At least one reinforcement member of a polymeric material is integrally connected to the body proximate to and surrounding at least two of the multiple apertures. ... Dura Operating Llc

11/30/17 / #20170343103

Shifter location system for a motor vehicle

A shifter assembly in a motor vehicle includes a shifter housing. A shifter lever having first and second ends is coupled to the shifter housing at the second end. ... Dura Operating Llc

11/30/17 / #20170341596

Control system for a multifunctional electronic module in a motor vehicle

A system includes a module mounted to an exterior of a motor vehicle, the module having a camera mounted within the module, an indicator mounted within the module for optically communicating information external to the motor vehicle, and a module control. The module control unit includes a first microcontroller connected to the indicator for commanding the indicator to communicate information, a first data transmission device connected to the first microcontroller, and a power supply connected to the camera and the indicator for supplying power to the camera and the indicator. ... Dura Operating Llc

11/30/17 / #20170341595

Multifunctional electronic armature

A multifunctional electronic armature for a motor vehicle includes a housing mounted to the motor vehicle, wherein the housing articulates from a first position where the housing is flush with the outer trim or body panel of the motor vehicle and a second position where the housing is extended from the outer trim or body panel of the motor vehicle, a first electronic device mounted within the housing that is concealed when the housing is in the first position and that is exposed when the housing is in the second position, and a second electronic device mounted within the housing that is concealed when the housing is in the first position and that is exposed when the housing is in the second position.. . ... Dura Operating Llc

11/30/17 / #20170341569

System and method for dynamically projecting information from a motor vehicle

A method for projecting information from a motor vehicle to an observer external to the motor vehicle includes receiving, by a controller, a data signal indicative of an operating state of the motor vehicle from a sensor, determining, using the controller, a projection profile based on the data signal which includes a dynamic feature and indicative of a status of the motor vehicle, and continuously projecting the projection profile onto a surface on which the motor vehicle is traveling using a dynamic projector system that animates the dynamic feature.. . ... Dura Operating Llc

11/23/17 / #20170335957

Transmission shifter with multi-position lockout

A shifter for a transmission includes a shift member, a lock member and an actuator. The shift member is movable among at least a first and second positions corresponding to first and second transmission gears. ... Dura Operating Llc

11/23/17 / #20170335950

Vechicle shifter with offset cable actuator

In at least some implementations, a shifter for a vehicle transmission includes a shift member and a cable actuator. The shift member is pivoted at a first pivot for movement between multiple positions corresponding to multiple transmission gears. ... Dura Operating Llc

11/16/17 / #20170329327

Scalable driver assistance system

A scalable driver assistance system for a motor includes a central safety domain controller having a first perception logic circuit communicatively coupled to a first chipset socket and to a second chipset socket, wherein the first chipset socket is communicatively coupled to the second chipset socket and to a third chipset socket. A first long range front camera is communicatively coupled to the first perception logic circuit and a plurality of surround view cameras communicatively are coupled to the first perception logic circuit. ... Dura Operating Llc

11/16/17 / #20170328468

Method for controlling an electromechanical interface device

A method of controlling an electromechanical interface includes commanding, by a controller, a motor to provide an operating torque on a selector, wherein the operating torque is based on a position of the selector relative to first and second positions, and commanding, by the controller, the motor to provide a detent torque on the selector at approximately the first position and at approximately the second position, wherein the detent torque is only applied over a first time period.. . ... Dura Operating Llc

11/09/17 / #20170320515

Control assembly for a vehicle steer-by-wire system

A steer-by-wire assembly for a steering system in a vehicle is described. The system includes a shaft rotatable in response to a steering input, a clutch that includes a brake member rotatable with the shaft and a reaction member, and an electromagnetic actuator that is selectively actuated to selectively provide a force to selectively engage the brake and reaction members. ... Dura Operating Llc

09/21/17 / #20170268272

Window assembly with a movable pane and a defrost assembly

In at least some implementations, a motor vehicle window assembly includes a guide rail, a movable pane movable along the guide rail between open and closed positions and a defroster. First and second guide rail conductors are carried by the guide rail and adapted to be connected to a power source. ... Dura Operating Llc

09/07/17 / #20170253110

Extruded member corner connection

A connecting device for coupling first and second members includes a body having a first leg and a second leg integrally connected to the first leg. The first leg and the second leg are oriented at an angle with respect to each other. ... Dura Operating Llc

09/07/17 / #20170253108

Motor vehicle window assembly

A motor vehicle window assembly. One implementation includes a wiper in electrical communication between a defrost grid of a movable window assembly and an elongate conductor of a guide rail assembly having a straight guide portion and an oblique guide portion, and in contact with the elongate conductor when the movable window assembly is in an open position. ... Dura Operating Llc

09/07/17 / #20170253097

Extruded suspension linkage

A suspension linkage for a motor vehicle includes an extruded body having a first wall and a longitudinal length. An extruded feature is disposed on the first wall of the extruded body and extends along the longitudinal length. ... Dura Operating Llc

08/24/17 / #20170239861

Injection molded part with insert film

An injection molded part for a motor vehicle includes a film layer having a film main portion and a film first side portion that ends in a first film side surface, wherein the film first side portion extends from the film main portion in a direction different than a plane defined by the film main portion. The film layer also includes a film outer surface and a film inner surface disposed opposite the film outer surface. ... Dura Operating Llc

08/03/17 / #20170219095

Lock assembly for shifter

A shifter assembly for a motor vehicle includes a housing, a detent gate connected to the housing, a shifter lever moveable between at least a park position and a neutral position, a locking button movably supported by the shifter lever that contacts the detent gate when in a first position and that spaces apart from the detent gate when depressed to a second position, and a pawl moveable between an unlock position and a lock position. The pawl prevents the shifter lever from moving out of the park or neutral positions and prevents the locking button from being depressed when in the lock position.. ... Dura Operating Llc

08/03/17 / #20170217509

Cable attachment assembly for a spare wheel

An assembly for connecting a spare wheel to a motor vehicle with a tether, the spare wheel having at least one bolt hole, includes an eyelet bracket having a first member angled with respect to a second member, the first member connectable to the tether and the second member defining an eyelet, a rod that defines an axis and is connected to the first member, the rod configured to be disposed in the bolt hole of the spare wheel, and a clip connected to the second member, the clip having a retaining feature extended towards the rod and a tab extended through the eyelet. The second member of the eyelet bracket prevents the eyelet bracket from rotating about the axis and the retaining feature of the clip prevents the eyelet bracket from moving in one direction along the axis.. ... Dura Operating Llc

07/27/17 / #20170210306

Composite module

A composite module for a vehicle may be both a structural member and include a finished surface. In at least some embodiments, a composite rear shelf module includes a panel with a reinforced multilayer, multi-laminate fiber reinforced plastic composite structure. ... Dura Operating Llc

07/06/17 / #20170191561

Shift detection system

A device for detecting the position of a shifter lever in a motor vehicle includes a 2d magnetic sensor and a dual magnet. The shifter lever is rotatably movable around a pivot axis and translationally moveable in a direction generally perpendicular to the pivot axis. ... Dura Operating Llc

06/22/17 / #20170175888

Shift by wire transmission shift control system with park release

At least some implementations of a gear shift control system include first and second drive members, a drivetrain selectively driven by the first and second drive members and a retainer. The drivetrain includes a first input driven by the first drive member, a second input and an output coupled to and selectively driven by both the first input and the second input. ... Dura Operating Llc

06/22/17 / #20170175885

Shift by wire transmission shift control system

A gear shift control system may include an output mechanism, first and second drive members and a drivetrain. The first drive member may be coupled to the output mechanism to drive the output mechanism and cause a transmission shift. ... Dura Operating Llc

06/22/17 / #20170175880

Vehicle shifter assembly

A shift lever assembly may include a shift lever movable about a pivot axis to permit changing a transmission mode, and a sensor element coupled to the shift lever for movement with the shift lever when the shift lever is moved to cause a transmission mode change. The sensor element is movable relative to the shift lever during at least a portion of the movement of the shift lever. ... Dura Operating Llc

06/08/17 / #20170163939

Dynamic perspective shifting system and method

A system for displaying an image on a display device of a motor vehicle includes a rear-view camera connected to a moveable component on the motor vehicle and a controller in communication with the rear-view camera. The controller has memory for storing control logic and a processor configured to execute the control logic. ... Dura Operating Llc

06/08/17 / #20170161902

System for detecting vehicle fuel door status

A system to detect a vehicle fuel door alert condition and a method using the system is described. The system includes an optical sensor having a field of view (fov) which includes a vehicle fuel door region, the optical sensor providing an output including image data from the fuel door region; and a controller in communication with the optical sensor to receive the output, the controller including at least one processor adapted to analyze the optical sensor output and provide an alert output at least when the optical sensor output is indicative that a fuel door in the vehicle fuel door region is at least partially open.. ... Dura Operating Llc

06/08/17 / #20170158130

System to detect vehicle lamp performance

A system to detect or determine vehicle lamp performance and a method using the system is described. The system includes a first optical sensor having a field of view which includes the location of a vehicle lamp or into which light from a vehicle lamp is emitted, the optical sensor providing an output indicative of vehicle lamp performance; and a controller in communication with the first optical sensor to receive the output, the controller including at least one processor adapted to analyze the optical sensor output and provide a control output at least when the optical sensor output is indicative that the vehicle lamp performance is below a threshold.. ... Dura Operating Llc

05/04/17 / #20170120509

Hybrid metal polymer interlock

A mechanical coupling assembly that includes a primary substrate having at least one aperture formed therein. A secondary substrate includes at least one mechanical interlock monolithically formed with the secondary substrate. ... Dura Operating Llc

04/27/17 / #20170114761

Resonator assembly and manufacturing process for producing the same

A resonator assembly includes an outer tube that extends from an inlet to an outlet. The outer tube has at least two chambers formed along a length of the outer tube. ... Dura Operating Llc

04/27/17 / #20170113611

Method for stereo map generation with novel optical resolutions

A stereo mapping system and method for use in an automotive vehicle is provided. The stereo mapping system and method is configured to perform stereo mapping of cameras having different resolutions and different fields of view. ... Dura Operating Llc

03/30/17 / #20170089110

Pinch-protection sliding trim cover assembly for a vehicle sliding door

A vehicle sliding door trim assembly includes a sliding door panel movable between open and closed positions along a travel path. A door actuation assembly is connected with the sliding door panel. ... Dura Operating Llc

03/30/17 / #20170088033

Tie down cleat

A tie-down cleat includes a body having at least one stop surface and a wall with an opening, and a fastener assembly having a first retainer extending through the opening and having a head, and a second retainer operable to actuate the first retainer. The first retainer is rotatable relative to the body and includes a stop surface oriented to selectively engage the stop surface of the body to limit rotation of the first retainer relative to the body.. ... Dura Operating Llc

03/16/17 / #20170072908

Vehicle access system with inadvertent actuation control

In at least some implementations, a method for preventing inadvertant operation of a vehicle access system that includes a plurality of inputs involves providing a keypad operable to output signals to control a vehicle system based on entry of a code via the inputs, detecting when a predetermined access sequence is inputted via the inputs and outputting a signal to a vehicle system to allow access to the vehicle, and operating the keypad in a disabled mode wherein the keypad output signals are not outputted. The disabled mode may be activated either actively or passively or both, and the disabled mode may be terminated either actively or passively or both.. ... Dura Operating Llc

02/23/17 / #20170050616

Vehicular keyless entry system

A keyless entry system may include one or more near field communication (nfc) devices. Also described herein is a keyless entry system including a nfc device and a keypad. ... Dura Operating Llc

01/26/17 / #20170025018

System and method for generating and communicating lane information from a host vehicle to a vehicle-to-vehicle network

A method of generating and communicating lane information from a host vehicle to a vehicle-to-vehicle (v2v) network includes collecting visual data from a camera, detecting a lane within the visual data, generating a lane classification for the lane based on the visual data, assigning a confidence level to the lane classification, generating a lane distance estimate from the visual data, generating a lane model from the lane classification and the lane distance estimate, and transmitting the lane model and the confidence level to the v2v network.. . ... Dura Operating Llc

01/26/17 / #20170025017

Sensor fusion of camera and v2v data for vehicles

A method for fusing sensor information detected by a host vehicle and at least one remote vehicle-to-vehicle (v2v) communication equipped vehicle includes collecting visual data from an optical sensor of a vision sub-system, and collecting v2v data from remote vehicles. The method further includes executing a control logic including a first control logic for generating a base lane model and a base confidence level, a second control logic that fuses together the v2v data, the base lane model, and the base confidence level, and a third control logic that generates from the fused lane model, the v2v data, the base lane model, and the base confidence level, a final lane model and final confidence level, and assigns a priority to the final lane model.. ... Dura Operating Llc

01/26/17 / #20170025015

System and method for transmitting detected object attributes over a dedicated short range communication system

A motor vehicle system for generating and transmitting detected object attributes includes a communication system module positioned in a host vehicle receiving vehicle attribute data from a target vehicle and a sensed vehicle and preparing a fused object attribute data for transmission to the target vehicle. A vehicle track data sub-module in communication with the communication system module independently tracks the sensed vehicle and the target vehicle. ... Dura Operating Llc

01/26/17 / #20170025012

System and method for providing alert to a vehicle or an advanced driver assist system based on vehicle dynamics input

A motor vehicle alert system based on vehicle dynamics input includes a communication module positioned in a host vehicle receiving and sending vehicle data in a vehicle mobility data format. A list generator in communication with the communication module generates the vehicle data as specific vehicle identification data in a track list to distinguish a sensed vehicle and at least one other vehicle positioned proximate the host vehicle. ... Dura Operating Llc

01/26/17 / #20170025008

Communication system and method for communicating the availability of a parking space

A system and method of using v2v communication to inventory and communicate the availability of a parking space. The method includes capturing and analyzing an image of a parking area to identify the availability and location of a parking space. ... Dura Operating Llc

01/26/17 / #20170025001

Fusion of non-vehicle-to-vehicle communication equipped vehicles with unknown vulnerable road user

A motor vehicle system for generating and transmitting motor vehicle imaging object data includes a communication system module positioned in a host vehicle receiving vehicle attribute data during host vehicle highway travel and preparing a fused object attribute data for transmission. An imaging device collects object imaging data representing objects within a visible detection range of the imaging device. ... Dura Operating Llc

01/26/17 / #20170024621

Communication system for gathering and verifying information

A system for detecting and classifying information for a motor vehicle is provided. The system includes a sensor mounted within the motor vehicle and a controller in communication with the sensor and having a memory for storing control logic and a processor configured to execute the control logic. ... Dura Operating Llc

01/26/17 / #20170021863

System and method for verifying road position information for a motor vehicle

A system for verifying host vehicle road position information includes a first camera, a second camera, and a controller in communication with the first and second cameras. The controller has memory and a processor for storing and executing control logic. ... Dura Operating Llc

01/05/17 / #20170001605

Park brake control assembly

A parking brake control assembly having a brake actuator includes an engagement member, a retention member, a release actuator, and a biasing member. In a first position of brake actuator, the retention member is arranged to engage the engagement member upon movement of the brake actuator from a first position to a second position to hold the brake actuator in the second position. ... Dura Operating Llc








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