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Vehicle and control method thereof

A vehicle includes an input apparatus configured to sense pressure through a pressure sensing area and a vibration generator configured to include a first layer and a second layer, in which a plurality of actuators for generating vibration is arranged. The first and second layers are stacked at positions corresponding to pressure sensing positions of a pressure sensing area. ... Kia Motors Corp

Ecu, autonomous vehicle including ecu, and method of determining driving lane for the same

A method of determining a driving lane of an autonomous vehicle is provided. The method includes classifying, by an autonomous driving logic of an electronic control unit (ecu), at least one object sensed in front of the autonomous vehicle as a stationary object or a moving object. ... Kia Motors Corp

Vehicle and control method thereof

A vehicle and a control method of the vehicle are provided. The vehicle includes an engine management system to drive an engine to adjust a driving torque of the engine to accelerate the vehicle, a communicator to receive road gradient information, and a controller configured to control the engine management system such that running speed of the vehicle follows a target speed. ... Kia Motors Corp

Sensor-based parking space searching system and method thereof

A sensor-based parking space searching system and a method thereof may include a switch receiving a request for searching for a parking space from a driver, an ultrasonic sensor searching for the parking space, and a controller activating the ultrasonic sensor in response to the request for searching for the parking space, setting a speed of an ego-vehicle and a reference value for detecting an effective detecting point of the ultrasonic sensor based on a distance from an object to the ego-vehicle, which is measured by the ultrasonic sensor, and recognizing the parking space based on an output of the ultrasonic sensor.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

Air conditioner for vehicle

An air conditioner for a vehicle provided with a cooling line which includes an evaporator core, a compressor, a condenser, and an expansion valve, may include a heater core provided between the compressor and the condenser on the cooling line, configured to be introduced with a refrigerant from the compressor, to have the refrigerant circulated therein, and to discharge the refrigerant to the condenser.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

Wood sheet and method for manufacturing the same

Disclose are a wood sheet and a method for manufacturing the wood sheet. In particular, the real wood sheet is prepared with natural wood sheets used for interior and exterior materials, a binder and a stiffener, thereby providing patterned veneer appearance. ... Kia Motors Corp

Microphone and manufacturing method thereof

A microphone includes: a substrate configured to have a through hole formed at a central portion thereof; a vibration membrane disposed to cover the through hole on the substrate to include a slit pattern in which slit patterns are arranged in a plurality of lines along a circular edge thereof; a fixed membrane separately mounted at an upper portion of the vibration membrane with an air layer therebetween to have a plurality of air inlets that extend therebetween in a direction of the air layer; and a support layer configured to support the fixed membrane separately mounted on the vibration membrane.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

Apparatus for rapidly stacking fuel cell stack

An apparatus is provided to stack a fuel cell stack by pressurizing a separating plate component including a membrane-electrode assembly (mea) sheet component, in which gas diffusion layers are bonded to both surfaces of an mea, respectively. The apparatus include a component aligning unit connected to a completion end of a component transfer route of a conveyor to align the separating plate component and the mea sheet component transferred by the conveyor to predetermined positions. ... Kia Motors Corp

Apparatus and method for controlling braking of vehicle

An apparatus and method of controlling a braking force of a vehicle can improve fuel efficiency by increasing the rate of regenerative braking in the vehicle. The method includes: determining a required deceleration based on a running state of other vehicle ahead; determining a maximum value of a maximum creep torque of a motor and a maximum creep torque of a battery as an amount of available creep torque; determining a smaller value of a required deceleration and the amount of available creep torque as the creep torque; determining a motor torque based on the creep torque; performing regenerative braking by controlling the motor so as to follow the determined motor torque; calculating a deceleration torque based on the creep torque and calculating an amount of hydraulic braking based on the deceleration torque; and performing hydraulic braking according to the calculated hydraulic braking amount.. ... Kia Motors Corp

Brake system for vehicle

A brake system for a vehicle may include a brake input device configured to apply a brake input of a driver; a brake actuator including a first pump device and a second pump device for supplying a brake hydraulic pressure; a brake adjusting device, which includes a first chamber and a second chamber, and is operated so that the first chamber and the second chamber are connected to or blocked from each other; and wheel cylinders configured to generate brake power for each wheel by the brake hydraulic pressure generated in the brake actuator, wherein the brake adjusting device blocks the first chamber and the second chamber so that a brake hydraulic pressure supplied from the first pump device and a brake hydraulic pressure supplied from the second pump device are blocked from each other.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

Dialogue system, vehicle having the same and dialogue processing method

A dialogue system includes: an input processor extracting an action corresponding to a user's utterance; a storage storing information value of context information comprising at least one of vehicle state information related to a vehicle state, and driving environment information related to the driving environment of the vehicle; a dialogue managing processor acquiring a parameter value of a condition determination parameter used to determine whether the action corresponding to the user's utterance is executable, from the storage, the dialogue managing processor determining an action to be executed based on the parameter value of the condition determination parameter, the dialogue managing processor acquiring a parameter value of action parameter used to execute the determined action, from the storage; and a result processor generating a response to execute the determined action by using the acquired parameter value of action parameter.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

Solenoid valve including independently movable pilot plunger head

A solenoid valve includes: an independently movable pilot plunger head; a main seat including a hole, so that gas flows into the solenoid valve through the hole of the main seat; a main plunger being in contact with the main seat; a pilot plunger disposed at top surface of the main plunger inside the solenoid valve, and including a hollow portion inside the pilot plunger; and a pilot plunger head disposed at one side inside the pilot plunger, and having an apex being in contact with the main plunger. The pilot plunger is movable inside the valve, the pilot plunger head is movable inside the hollow portion of the pilot plunger, and the pilot plunger head and the pilot plunger separately move from each other.. ... Kia Motors Corp

Cooling system provided with intercooler and control method thereof

A cooling system may include an intercooler configured to heat-exchange a coolant and air, a radiator configured to cool a coolant heated in an engine through heat-exchange with air, a low temperature radiator configured to cool the coolant of the intercooler, a thermostat selectively fluid-connected to the radiator or the intercooler to supply the coolant from the radiator or the intercooler to the engine, a first control valve configured to selectively supply the coolant which has passed through the intercooler to the radiator, a second control valve configured to selectively supply the coolant which has passed through the engine to the intercooler or the first control valve, and a controller configured to control operations of the thermostat, the first control valve, and the second control valve according to a temperature of the coolant of the engine and a temperature of intake air.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

Apparatus and method of controlling vehicle including driving motor

An apparatus and method of controlling a vehicle including a drive motor are provided. The apparatus includes a data detector that detects a driving information including a vehicle speed, a position value of a brake pedal and a drive motor speed and a drive motor that generates a driving torque for driving the vehicle and selectively operates as a generator. ... Kia Motors Corp

07/26/18 / #20180208176

Method for controlling driving of hybrid vehicle

A method for controlling driving of a hybrid vehicle includes: calculating, by a controller, an amount of short distance energy reduction, an amount of middle distance energy reduction, and an amount of long distance energy reduction of the hybrid vehicle based on forward driving information of the hybrid vehicle according to a distance; determining, by the controller, a maximum amount of energy reduction by comparing the amount of short distance energy reduction, the amount of middle distance energy reduction, and the amount of long distance energy reduction; and controlling, by the controller, the hybrid vehicle to travel based on the maximum amount of energy reduction.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

07/26/18 / #20180208174

System and method for controlling driving of hybrid vehicle

A system and method for controlling driving of a hybrid vehicle are provided. The method includes determining whether acceleration of the hybrid vehicle is predicted and increasing a conversion reference value converting a driving mode of the hybrid vehicle from an electric vehicle (ev) mode to a hybrid electric vehicle (hev) mode when acceleration of the hybrid vehicle is predicted.. ... Kia Motors Corp

07/19/18 / #20180205101

Fuel cell system without high pressure line of hydrogen supplying system and control method thereof

A fuel cell system without a high pressure line of a hydrogen supplying system, including a gas charging line formed between a gas charging station and a high pressure vessel charged with gas by the gas charging station, and a gas supplying line formed between the high pressure vessel and a stack, includes: a regulator provided in the gas supplying line; a solenoid valve provided in the gas supplying line between the regulator and the high pressure vessel; and a check valve provided in a bypass line connecting one point of the gas supplying line between the regulator and the solenoid valve and one point of the gas charging line.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

07/19/18 / #20180203683

Apparatus and method for software update of vehicle

A method for performing a software update of an electronic vehicle part includes: calculating an expected amount of current consumption for a software update of a plurality of electronic parts equipped in a vehicle; detecting a remaining capacity of a battery of the vehicle; and performing the software update of the plurality of electronic parts when the remaining capacity of the battery is greater than the expected amount of current consumption. The plurality of electronic parts are powered-on one at a time to perform the software update.. ... Kia Motors Corp

07/19/18 / #20180202825

Apparatus and method for providing charging equipment information to vehicle

A method for providing charging station information to a vehicle includes collecting a battery charging state, a driving distance and a charging history from a plurality of vehicles, calculating a latent utilization rate regarding at least one charging station based on at least one of the battery charging state, the driving distance and the charging history information, and determining a charging availability information regarding the at least one charging station based on the latent utilization rate to provide the charging availability information to at least one vehicle included in the plurality of vehicles.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

07/19/18 / #20180202498

Device for jointing engine damper and transmission clutch

A device for joining an engine damper and a transmission clutch, may include connecting plates disposed at predetermined positions on the engine damper to be able to transmit power and covering protrusions formed on an input portion of the transmission clutch to be able to transmit power to the protrusions.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

07/19/18 / #20180201262

Cruise control system, vehicle including the same, method of controlling the cruise control system

A cruise control system, the vehicle including the same, and the method of controlling the cruise control system are provided to improve fuel efficiency by changing control target vehicle speeds by continuously predicting vehicle speeds and variations in required driving forces on roads with various slope variations. Additionally, driving performance is improved by using kinetic energies and preventing unnecessary acceleration and deceleration in comparison with conventional vehicles. ... Kia Motors Corp

07/12/18 / #20180198144

Method and system for controlling energy supply in fuel cell vehicle

A method of controlling energy supply in a fuel cell vehicle includes storing an output current of a fuel cell as a pre-limited current when a cell voltage ratio reaches a minimum cell voltage ratio, setting a limited output current of the fuel cell as the pre-limited current when the cell voltage ratio reaches a hazard cell voltage ratio, connecting first and second high-voltage batteries to a main bus terminal in parallel when the cell voltage ratio reaches the hazard cell voltage ratio, and outputting a supplementary current from the second high-voltage battery by an insufficient amount of the output current of the fuel cell for the pre-limited current, and a system for performing the same.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

07/12/18 / #20180197546

Voice recognition apparatus, vehicle having the same, and control method of voice recognition apparatus

A voice recognition apparatus may include a receiver configured to receive a voice command; a provider configured to output a guidance message; and a controller configured to control the provider in response to the voice command, analyze a listening pattern of the guidance message transmitted by the receiver, and adjust an output of the guidance message based on the listening pattern.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

07/12/18 / #20180196444

Autonomous driving system and autonomous driving method

An autonomous driving system having an autonomous driving assistance apparatus includes: a gateway unit wirelessly communicating with a router among a plurality of routers installed in an autonomous driving road; a signal processing unit providing identification information of a vehicle at the time of setting a wireless communication link with each router and providing driving path information of the vehicle to the router every set cycle; a path tracking unit determining a speed, a progress direction, and a steering angle of the vehicle included in the driving path information so as to drive the vehicle based on driving path information; a speed control unit controlling a speed of the vehicle based on the speed determined by the path tracking unit; and a steering angle control unit controlling a steering angle of the vehicle based on the progress direction and steering angle determined by the path tracking unit.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

07/12/18 / #20180195993

Apparatus and method for detecting particulate matter

In detecting a particulate matter (pm), which measures a change in capacitance depending on induction of the particulate matter, an apparatus for detecting a particulate matter includes: a power supply unit applying bias voltage for inducing the pm; a detection unit forming a magnetic field by using detected voltage applied from the bias voltage and generating pm resistance by the pm by inducing the pm to the magnetic field; and a measurement unit including a first capacitor and a second capacitor in series and measuring the changed capacitance of the first capacitor and the second capacitor according to a change in pm resistance by connecting any one capacitor to the detection unit in parallel. A method for detecting a particulate matter includes: applying bias voltage; generating pm resistance; and measuring changed capacitance according to a change in pm resistance by using the apparatus.. ... Kia Motors Corp

07/12/18 / #20180195875

Apparatus and method for searching point of interest in navigation device

A navigation device includes a touch screen configured to receive a search term and to display at least one point to interest (poi) information corresponding to the search term, a computer-readable memory configured to store a poi data by region, and a controller configured to split the search term into at least two parts including a front portion and a second portion next to the front portion, determine a target region based on the second portion, find a matched poi data among poi data related to the target region based on the whole of the search term, and output a search result as the at least one poi information into the touch screen.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

07/12/18 / #20180194247

Vehicle and a method of controlling same

A vehicle and a method of controlling the vehicle include a display unit, an adjuster configured to move the display unit within a preset angle range, and a controller configured to move the display unit to correspond to a change in a proceeding direction of the vehicle during autonomous driving of the vehicle to a preset destination. When an autonomous vehicle changes a vehicle proceeding direction during driving, a display unit or a seat inside the vehicle is turned and moved in the same direction as the changed vehicle proceeding direction to lower a physical angular speed that affects human carsickness, thereby reducing carsickness.. ... Kia Motors Corp

07/05/18 / #20180192350

In-vehicle wireless data exchange system and controlling method thereof

A data exchanging method of a vehicle device configured for supporting a plurality of protocols may include receiving a packet of an external device through at least one of a plurality of communication modules corresponding to the plurality of protocols, respectively, determining data to be transmitted to the external device and a communication module to be used to transmit the data among the plurality of communication modules, based on information related to the received packet, and transmitting the data to the external device through the determined communication module.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

07/05/18 / #20180191042

Heat releasing composite and water cooling battery system including the same

A heat releasing composite which is a heat releasing interface material inserted between battery cells and a cooling channel, comprising at least one of an elastomer layer including elastomer and white oil; a filler layer including a thermally conductive filler; and an insulating layer.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

07/05/18 / #20180191041

Water-cooled battery module of electric vehicle

A water-cooled battery module of an electric vehicle is provided. According to the water-cooled battery module, cooling efficiency between a heat exchange pad and battery cells is enhanced since the heat exchange pad through which a cooling medium flows is made of a material having high heat transfer efficiency. ... Kia Motors Corp

07/05/18 / #20180190124

Apparatus and method for implementing lcdas

The present disclosure relates to a vehicle and a control method thereof, and more particularly, to an apparatus and a method for implementing a lane change decision aid system (lcdas). The lcdas apparatus includes: a sensing device for sensing whether a target vehicle is in adjacent zones of a subject vehicle, whether the target vehicle is in a rear zone of the subject vehicle, or whether the target vehicle is a large vehicle or a compact vehicle; a processor for determining an activation condition for determining whether an lcdas function is active/inactive and a warning condition for determining whether a warning of the lcdas function is issued/un-issued, based on a sensing result of the sensing device; a warning device for issuing the warning to a driver based on a determination result of the processor; and a controller for controlling the sensing device, the processor, and the warning device.. ... Kia Motors Corp

07/05/18 / #20180190121

Method and apparatus for pedestrian collision mitigation

An apparatus for operating a pedestrian detection and collision mitigation system (pdcms) of a vehicle includes: an engine management system (ems) acquiring speed information of the vehicle in real time; an image collecting device recognizing a pedestrian positioned within a driving lane of the vehicle and detecting information on a relative speed or a distance between the pedestrian and the vehicle, when a speed of the vehicle is equal to or greater than a set first speed; an electronic control unit (ecu) activating a pdcms function based on a mapping table using speed information of the vehicle and information on a motion or a distance of the pedestrian with respect to the vehicle; and a warning device operated to inform a driver of a collision of the pedestrian with the vehicle by a control of the ecu.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

07/05/18 / #20180190120

Pedestrian collision prevention apparatus and method considering pedestrian gaze

An apparatus for activating a pedestrian detection and collision mitigation system (pdcms) of a vehicle includes: a front detection sensor detecting a presence of a pedestrian on a driving lane of the vehicle, gaze information of the pedestrian, and a distance and a relative speed between the pedestrian and the vehicle; a vehicle sensor detecting at least any one of a speed, an acceleration, a steering angle, a steering angular velocity, and a pressure of a master cylinder of the vehicle; an electronic control unit activating a pdcms function based on information detected by the front detection sensor and the vehicle sensor; and a warning unit operated to inform a driver of a collision of the pedestrian with the vehicle by a control of the electronic control unit.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

07/05/18 / #20180188732

Vehicle and control method thereof

A vehicle that includes a side-view mirror, at least one sensor disposed in the side-view mirror, and configured to transmit a signal to an object, and to receive a signal reflected from the object is provided. The vehicle further includes a controller that generates driving information based on the signal received by the sensor. ... Kia Motors Corp

07/05/18 / #20180187613

Method of controlling engine

A method of controlling an engine which has a continuous variable valve duration (cvvd) device that controls an operation of opening or closing an intake valve, and an etc device that controls an operation of opening or closing a throttle valve and adjusts the amount of air to be introduced into a combustion chamber, may include determining whether it is necessary to increase or decrease engine torque; changing a duration of the intake valve by using the cvvd device when it is necessary to increase or decrease the engine torque; and adjusting the amount of air introduced through the etc device in a state in which the duration of the intake valve is changed.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

07/05/18 / #20180187587

Thermoelectric generating apparatus of vehicle and method for controlling the same

A thermoelectric generating apparatus may include a thermoelectric generation portion disposed on a first flow passage, and configured to convert thermal energy of exhaust gas passing through the first flow passage into electrical energy; a heat exchange portion disposed on a second flow passage, and configured to heat coolant through heat-exchange of the coolant and exhaust gas passing through the second flow passage; a third flow passage configured to pass through received exhaust gas without change; and a valve configured to selectively open or close the first flow passage, the second flow passage, or the third flow passage, and thus control a flowing route of the exhaust gas.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

07/05/18 / #20180187295

Alloy steel in which carburization is prevented by processing load and method of manufacturing the same

Provided herein is an alloy steel in which carburization is prevented by a processing load, the alloy steel including: about 0.13 to 0.25 wt % of carbon (c), about 0.6 to 1.5 wt % of silicon (si), about 0.6 to 1.5 wt % of manganese (mn), about 1.5 to 3.0 wt % of chromium (cr), about 0.01 to 0.1 wt % of niobium (nb), about 0.01 to 0.1 wt % of aluminum (al), about 0.05 to 0.5 wt % of vanadium (v), the balance iron (f), and impurities, based on the total weight of the alloy steel.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

07/05/18 / #20180187120

Automatic transmission oil composition improving frictional property and fuel economy and clutch for automatic transmission comprising the same

Provided herein is a composition used for a clutch of an automatic transmission. The composition improves fuel economy and abrasion resistance by enhancing a frictional property of a clutch and improving efficiency of the automatic transmission.. ... Kia Motors Corp

07/05/18 / #20180186423

Folding personal mobility vehicle

A folding personal mobility vehicle includes a footboard part including wheels and a handle part including handles. The footboard part includes a front footboard part and a rear footboard part connected to each other through a hinge structure to be folded. ... Kia Motors Corp

07/05/18 / #20180186407

Automatic parking system and automatic parking method

An automatic parking system includes a sensor system measuring whether there is a parking section line and positions of surrounding vehicles, and a controller configured to analyze data sensed by the sensor system to calculate parking areas around a subject vehicle, calculate a range allowing generation of a moving path based on the parking areas, provide a moving path range for a parking type that is selected among the moving path ranges provided for the at least two parking types, and an optimal parking area for the selected moving path range, and automatically park the subject vehicle in the optimal parking area.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

07/05/18 / #20180186368

Posture information based pedestrian detection and pedestrian collision prevention apparatus and method

An apparatus for activating a pedestrian detection and collision mitigation system (pdcms) of a vehicle includes: a front detection sensor detecting a presence of a pedestrian on a driving lane of the vehicle, gaze information of the pedestrian, and a distance and a relative speed between the pedestrian and the vehicle; a vehicle sensor detecting at least any one of a speed, an acceleration, a steering angle, a steering angular velocity, or a pressure of a master cylinder of the vehicle; an electronic control unit activating a pdcms function based on information detected by the front detection sensor and the vehicle sensor; and a warning unit operated to inform a driver of a collision of the pedestrian with the vehicle by a control of the electronic control unit.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

07/05/18 / #20180186367

Method and apparatus for pedestrian collision mitigation

An apparatus for activating a pedestrian detection and collision mitigation system (pdcms) of a vehicle includes: an engine management system (ems) acquiring speed information of the vehicle in real-time; an image collecting unit recognizing a pedestrian positioned within a driving lane of the vehicle and detecting information of a relative speed or a distance between the pedestrian and the vehicle, when a speed of the vehicle is greater than or equal to a set speed; and an electronic control unit (ecu) activating a pdcms function based on a mapping table using the speed information of the vehicle and information of a motion or a distance of the pedestrian with respect to the vehicle, and controlling a warning unit to inform a driver of a collision of the pedestrian with the vehicle. The pdcms function includes activating an operation of an active hood, activating an operation of the warning unit, and activating an operation of a brake regardless of whether the driver operates the brake. ... Kia Motors Corp

07/05/18 / #20180186365

Automatic parking system and automatic parking method

An automatic parking system includes a sensor detecting parking areas depending on a size of a subject vehicle and a controller controlling the subject vehicle to be parked in an optimal parking area among the parking areas, in which the sensor may detect the parking areas in consideration of a length and a width of the subject vehicle and detect a spaced distance from surrounding vehicles positioned on a side of the subject vehicle in the optimal parking area and the controller may calculate a moving path between a current position of the subject vehicle and the optimal parking area and compare a predetermined reference distance and the spaced distances to control the subject vehicle.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

07/05/18 / #20180186363

Apparatus and method for controlling gear shift of hybrid vehicle

An apparatus and method for controlling gear shift of a hybrid vehicle are provided. The apparatus and method prevent frequent gear shift by adjusting output of a driving motor or a gear shift time point of a transmission according to road condition or vehicle state while the hybrid vehicle is driven in a specific road condition or a specific vehicle state in a hev mode. ... Kia Motors Corp

07/05/18 / #20180186360

Hybrid vehicle and method of predicting driving pattern in the same

The present disclosure provides a hybrid vehicle and a method of predicting a driving pattern in the same. The method includes: acquiring current vehicle driving information, determining an upcoming event and a driving style based on the current vehicle driving information, and generating an acceleration/deceleration prediction value based on a prediction model corresponding to the upcoming event and the driving style selected from a plurality of pre-learned prediction models.. ... Kia Motors Corp

07/05/18 / #20180186353

Brake system for vehicle

A brake system for a vehicle, may include a brake input device to apply a brake input of a driver; a brake actuator generating braking hydraulic pressure; wheel cylinders generating braking force for each vehicle wheel by the braking hydraulic pressure generated by the brake actuator; and a hydraulic pressure supply line connecting the brake actuator and the wheel cylinders, wherein the brake actuator includes a main pump device by which braking force is applied, and a sub control device configured for adjusting the braking force applied by the main pump device.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

07/05/18 / #20180186349

Posture information based pedestrian detection and pedestrian collision prevention apparatus and method

An apparatus for operating a pedestrian detection and collision mitigation system (pdcms) of a vehicle is provided. The apparatus includes a front detection sensor that detects a pedestrian in a driving lane of the vehicle and a distance and a relative speed between the pedestrian and the vehicle. ... Kia Motors Corp

07/05/18 / #20180186296

Storage apparatus for mobility device in vehicle

The present disclosure provides a storage apparatus for a mobility device in a vehicle, wherein the mobility device is stored in a vehicle door and the mobility device can be taken out directly from the vehicle door by maintaining the tilted state of the mobility device.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

07/05/18 / #20180186294

Mobility device storage apparatus for vehicle

A mobility device storage apparatus for a vehicle, may include a door having a storage space therein and a position releasing portion disposed in the storage space; and a tiltable storage device disposed in the storage space to be rotatable in a lateral direction, the tiltable storage device being tiltable in a vertical direction wherein a tilting motion of the tiltable storage device in the vertical direction is restricted by a tilting-up locking portion, wherein when the tiltable storage device is rotated in the lateral direction, the tilting-up locking portion is interlocked with the position releasing portion, wherein the tilting motion of the tiltable storage device in the vertical direction is unrestricted to allow the tiltable storage device to be tilted upward or downward.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

07/05/18 / #20180186226

Apparatus for preventing inflow of dust in rear rail of sunroof

An apparatus for preventing an inflow of dust in a rear rail of a sunroof may include a rear rail of a sunroof; a tilt lever which has one end portion coupled to a moving glass and the other end portion positioned on the rear rail, and slides along a trajectory of the rear rail; a tilt lever shoe which is positioned at the other end portion of the tilt lever, and configured to be fastened by being fitted with the rear rail; and at least one guide rail which is positioned at the rear rail in a width direction of a vehicle, in which the tilt lever shoe is positioned to surround upper and lower portions of the guide rail, and the guide rail is configured to be sealed to prevent dust from flowing into the rear rail.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

07/05/18 / #20180185904

Joining method of ultra high-strength steel and non-steel material through tailored softening heat treatment using laser

A method of joining of a ultra high-strength steel and a non-steel material through tailored softening heat treatment using a laser, may include forming a tempering portion by performing heat treatment on a lower plate formed of ultra high-strength steel using the laser; stacking an upper plate formed of a non-steel material on the lower plate formed of the ultra high-strength steel; disposing a connection member on the upper plate; and applying force to the connection member to cause the connection member to pass through the upper plate and then to be inserted into the tempering portion of the lower plate to combine the upper plate and the lower plate.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/28/18 / #20180184278

Data transmission system using vehicle and method of controlling same

A method of transmitting data from one point to another point using a vehicle, and a system for performing the same may include searching for at least one neighbor vehicle, determining a vehicle which is to transmit the data to the second station, among the searched at least one neighbor vehicle, and transmitting the data to the determined vehicle.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/28/18 / #20180184245

Vehicle, server, and system including the same

A server includes: a receiver configured to receive information, from a first vehicle, indicating that a third vehicle is unable to communicate with the server; and a transmitter configured to transmit a message, to a second vehicle that is able to sense the third vehicle, indicating that it is unnecessary to transmit information about the third vehicle, in response to the receiver receiving the information indicating that the third vehicle is unable to communicate with the server.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/28/18 / #20180183674

In-vehicle radio frequency band management system and controlling method thereof

A method of optimizing a frequency band by a vehicle controller includes, upon wirelessly connecting a new device to the vehicle controller, first determining frequency characteristic of the new device, second determining whether a frequency band is capable of being allocated to the new device in an available frequency band by using the determined frequency characteristic, and when the frequency band is not capable of being allocated to the new device as the second determination result, readjusting a bandwidth occupied by one or more pre-connected devices to ensure a band to be allocated to the new device.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/28/18 / #20180183108

Separator for secondary batteries with enhanced stability and method of manufacturing the same

Disclosed are a separator for secondary batteries with enhanced stability and a method of manufacturing the separator. The separator can prevent self-discharge which may occur when a porous non-woven fabric material is used for a separator; can perform a shutdown function at a high temperature of 200° c. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/28/18 / #20180183083

Cathode for fuel cells and method of manufacturing membrane electrode assembly having the same

A cathode for fuel cells includes a carbon support, a platinum catalyst supported on the carbon support and an ionomer surrounding the carbon support and the platinum catalyst, wherein the ionomer is removed from the surface of the platinum catalyst. The cathode for fuel cells has a structure in which an ionomer film coating the surface of the platinum catalyst and thus acting as oxygen transfer resistance is removed from the surface of the platinum catalyst and, thus, mass transfer resistance (oxygen diffusion resistance) may be reduced and performance of a fuel cell may be improved. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/28/18 / #20180183081

Fuel cell system and method of controlling the same

A fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell stack; a sensor configured to sense a current and a voltage of the fuel cell stack; and a controller configured to acquire weight information based on a relationship between a usage time of a fuel cell and the current or voltage of the fuel cell stack and to determine a humidity state of the fuel cell stack based on the weight information, the current of the fuel cell stack and the voltage of the fuel cell stack.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/28/18 / #20180183069

Cathode for lithium air battery having improved capacity

A cathode for a lithium air battery may include a carbon foam having a net structure configured by a plurality of 3d open cells; an electrode material coated on a skeleton of the carbon foam and filled in the 3d open cells; and an air channel providing a space such that air introduced into the battery flows.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/28/18 / #20180182391

Speech processing apparatus, vehicle having the speech processing apparatus, and speech processing method

A speech processing apparatus includes a speech processor for acquiring information on a relationship between a first user and a second user on the basis of a spoken language of the first user, a storage for storing a first user database (db) that includes personal information of the second user identified by a second identification tag and a second user db that includes personal information of the first user identified by a first identification tag, and a db managing processor for updating the first user db and the second user db based on the acquired information on the relationship between the first user and the second user.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/28/18 / #20180182382

Dialogue processing apparatus, a vehicle having same, and a dialogue processing method

A dialogue processing apparatus and method monitor an intensity of an acoustic signal that is input in real time and determine that speech recognition has started, when the intensity of the input acoustic signal is equal to or greater than a reference value, allowing a user to start speech recognition by an utterance without an additional trigger. A vehicle can include the apparatus and method. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/28/18 / #20180182198

Method for setting up multi remote control in vehicle and vehicle thereof

A vehicle includes: a communicator configured to perform wireless communication with a given mobile communication terminal disposed in the vehicle; a display configured to display information relating to multi-remote control for a plurality of mobile communication terminals disposed in the vehicle; and a controller configured to display a plurality of remote control functions through the display in response to a user request for the multi-remote control and to distribute the plurality of remote control functions to the plurality of mobile communication terminals disposed in the vehicle.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/28/18 / #20180182180

System for controlling input interface for receiving control command of vehicle and control method thereof

A vehicle includes: an input interface configured to receive a control command for a target module that is a target to be controlled among a plurality of vehicle modules; a sensor portion configured to sense a state of the target module; and a controller configured to change a shape of the input interface based on the sensed state of the target module.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/28/18 / #20180180568

Method manufacturing solid electrolyte type carbon dioxide sensors by using co-sintering

A method for manufacturing the solid electrolyte type co2 sensor may include a bonding step of bonding a reference electrode on one surface of a solid electrolyte; a first stacking step of stacking a sensing electrode on the other surface of the solid electrolyte facing the surface bonded to the reference electrode; and a second stacking step of stacking a substrate on the other surface of the reference electrode facing the surface bonded to the solid electrolyte.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/28/18 / #20180180206

Hydraulic tube connector for vehicle

A hydraulic tube connector for a vehicle may include a connector body including a first through-hole into which a tube having a tube protrusion protruding outward is inserted and a sealing o-ring groove which is formed at one side of the first through-hole, a sealing o-ring configured to be coupled to the sealing o-ring groove, and a release sleeve coupled to the connector body to prevent the sealing o-ring from being separated from the sealing o-ring groove.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/28/18 / #20180180172

Multifunctional electronic gear shift lever for simultaneous manipulation and method of controlling the same

A multifunctional electronic gear shift lever for simultaneous manipulation includes a cylindrical lever rotatably inserted into a support which is disposed in a center fascia surface or a console surface of a vehicle and having an entrance opening that penetrates the cylindrical lever in a longitudinal direction. A start button is disposed at a lower side of the entrance opening, connected with a controller via a spring, and moving in a vertical direction. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/28/18 / #20180180140

Planetary gear train of an automatic transmission for a vehicle

A planetary gear train of an automatic transmission for a vehicle may include an input shaft receiving torque of an engine, an output shaft outputting an output torque, a first planetary gear set including first, second, and third rotational elements, a second planetary gear set including fourth, fifth, and sixth rotational elements, a third planetary gear set including seventh, eighth, and ninth rotational elements, and a fourth planetary gear set including tenth, eleventh, and twelfth rotational elements.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/28/18 / #20180180125

Cold spray laser coated of iron/aluminum brake discs

In one aspect, a braking system is provided that comprises a part (e.g., a brake disc) with a surface that includes a metal coating applied using a cold spray laser coating. Vehicles also are provided having a part (e.g., a vehicle brake disc) with a surface that includes a metal coating that may be applied using a cold spray laser coating is provided. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/28/18 / #20180179926

Engine oil pan

A sealing portion deformation reducing type engine oil pan having a main compartment portion for storage of engine oil, may include a pan bottom portion configured to surround a bottom of the main compartment portion; a pan side portion configured to surround a side of the main compartment portion; and a flange portion configured to be formed at an upper portion of the pan side portion and mounted with a sealing gasket, wherein a reinforcing rib is disposed at a lower portion of the flange portion while being formed at an opening of the fan side portion.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/28/18 / #20180178719

Apparatus and method for controlling virtual engine sound of vehicle

A virtual engine sound control apparatus and method for a vehicle may include an output device configured to output a virtual engine sound while the vehicle is driven, a detector configured to detect state information related to at least one object positioned in front of the vehicle while the vehicle is driven, and a controller configured to control the output device to generate the virtual engine sound according to the detected state information, providing a silent indoor environment of a vehicle to a driver by determining a pedestrian state to generate a virtual engine sound.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/28/18 / #20180178666

Wireless charging system for electric vehicle with adjustable flux angle

A method includes: detecting a position of a moving, wireless charging-capable vehicle which travels over a primary coil of a wireless charging system operable to wirelessly charge the vehicle via a secondary coil installed in the vehicle; controlling the plurality of cross-coil junction units such that electric current flows through one or both of the top coil and the bottom coil in a manner which produces a first angle of magnetic flux for optimally wirelessly charging the vehicle given a position of the primary coil in relation to the detected position of the vehicle; and when a switching time occurs, controlling the plurality of cross-coil junction units to change the flow of electric current through one or both of the top coil and the bottom coil in a manner which produces a second angle of magnetic flux for optimally wirelessly charging the vehicle given the position of the primary coil in relation to an updated position of the vehicle as the vehicle traverses the primary coil.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/28/18 / #20180178625

Automatic ventilation system and method for vehicles

An automatic ventilation system and method for vehicle are disclosed. The system includes: a ventilator to control a ventilation operation of an indoor space of a second vehicle; an input unit to receive information of automatic ventilation for a first vehicle, the automatic ventilation automatically performed based on a change in co2 concentration inside the first vehicle; and a controller to determine an initiation time point of an automatic ventilation operation of the second vehicle based on the received automatic ventilation information and to control the ventilator to ventilate the indoor space of the second vehicle at the determined initiation time point, thereby pleasantly ventilating an indoor space of the second vehicle with reference to data related to an automatic ventilation operation of first vehicle including a co2 sensor.. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/28/18 / #20180178597

Vehicle and a method for controlling same

A vehicle and method for controlling the vehicle changes the transparency of each of a plurality of objects overlapping one another at a point on a three-dimensional map image according to the intensity of detected pressure. The vehicle may include a storage configured to store map information; a display configured to display a three-dimensional map image from a point of view based on the map information; an input device including a pressure input device configured to detect intensity of pressure; and a controller configured to control the display to change transparency of the overlapping objects at the same point on the 3d map image according to the intensity of the detected pressure.. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/28/18 / #20180178445

Manufacturing method for three-dimensional product having uniform property using selective laser sintering 3d printer

The present invention provides a method of manufacturing a three-dimensional product having uniform mechanical properties using an sls 3d printer including the steps of: preparing a mixed powder material by mixing resin powder and glass bubbles, wherein the specific gravity of the glass bubbles is from about 0.8 to about 1.2 times that of the resin powder; supplying the mixed powder material to the 3d printer using a roller; and selectively sintering the mixed powder material by irradiating the powder material using a laser based on 3d data of the product to be manufactured.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180176684

Apparatus and method for controlling sound in vehicle

. . An apparatus and a method for controlling sound in a vehicle may include a sound detector that detects a sound output position at which the sound is output in the vehicle, and a processor that changes a sound position in the vehicle based on the sound output position detected by the sound detector.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180176546

Display apparatus, vehicle having the same and method for controlling the same

A display apparatus configured for displaying different images at the same time, a vehicle having the same, and a method for controlling the same, may include a backlight device; and a display panel separate from the backlight device and configured to output an image using light of the backlight device, and the backlight device includes a first light source device configured to emit light; a second light source device separate from the first light source device, and a light guide plate disposed between the first light source device and the second light source device, and provided with a light guide portion configured to guide light in a first optical path when the light of the first light source device is incident and configured to guide light in a second optical path when the light of the second light source device is incident.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180175709

Three-phase inverter for motor

Disclosed herein is a three-phase inverter system for a motor, which supplies three-phase power to a motor. The three-phase inverter system includes first, second, and third output units, and first, second, and third capacitors configured to supply power to the respective first, second, and third output units. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180175692

Stator for driving motor

The present disclosure provides a stator of a drive motor including: a stator coil having three phases (u, v, w) and four parallels (u1˜u4, v1˜v4, w1˜w4); a stator core having eight poles and 48 slots, where the stator coil is inserted into a slot configured by four pitches along a clockwise direction in the stator core; a first slot being set as a slot that u1 phase is inserted into; a sixth slot being set as a draw out slot of u phase; a ninth slot being set as a draw out slot of v phase; a twelfth slot being set as a draw out slot of w phase; u1, u3, v1, v4, w1 and w4 phases, a winding draw out direction of which is a clockwise direction; and u2, u4, v2, v3, w2 and w3 phases, a winding draw out direction of which is a counter-anticlockwise direction.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180175679

Direct-cooling driving motor for vehicle

A direct-cooling stator core assembly having cooling channels so as to directly cool a stator core and a wound coil, and a driving motor for a vehicle including the same, are provided. The direct-cooling stator core assembly includes a stator core having an outer surface and a plurality of core recesses formed in the outer surface in a longitudinal direction. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180175652

Vehicle charger

A charger is provided to convert ac power to generate dc power capable of charging an energy storage device. The charger includes a switching circuit unit that applies or blocks ac power input from the outside and a power factor correction circuit unit that converts the ac power applied from the switching circuit unit into dc power. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180175466

Battery module having cooling structure

A battery module having a cooling structure with a minimized size while providing high cooling efficiency is provided. The battery module includes a front plate and a rear plate that are arranged at a front side and a rear side of a battery pack in which a plurality of battery cells is stacked and a heat-dissipating member that is arranged under the battery pack and absorbs heat generated by the battery pack. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180175443

Lithium ion secondary battery

A lithium ion secondary battery includes an electrode assembly having a separator, a collector layer stacked on either side of the separator, and a positive electrode active material and a negative electrode active material formed on respective outer surfaces of the collector layer. The electrode assembly causes lithium ions to move to an inside of the separator by liquid electrolyte, which moves to the positive electrode active material and the negative electrode active material, thereby causing a charging/discharging reaction inside the collector layer.. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180175422

Fuel cell system including rupture part between hydrogen supply valve and hydrogen shut-off valve

A fuel cell system including a hydrogen shut-off valve and a hydrogen supply valve connected therewith, the fuel cell system including: a holder capable of accommodating the hydrogen supply valve, wherein the holder includes a rupture part which may be formed at one point between the hydrogen supply valve and the hydrogen shut-off valve, and the hydrogen shut-off valve may be accommodated in one or more extended ends of the holder, and when the rupture part is cut off by external shock the hydrogen shut-off valve and the hydrogen supply valve are disconnected from each other.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180175421

Fuel cell system

A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack having a cathode and an anode, a humidifier configured to humidify air that is to be supplied to the cathode, an air supply unit configured to supply the air to the humidifier, and a controller. The controller is configured to adjust a flow rate of the air supplied from the air supply unit, based on a supply of the humidifier, to prevent flooding of the fuel cell stack.. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180175420

Heat exchange device for cooling water of fuel cell and fuel cell system comprising the same

Disclosed is a heat exchange apparatus for cooling water of a fuel cell, the heat exchange apparatus including a body, through which a cooling water pipe, through which cooling water that is to be supplied to a fuel cell stack flows, passes, and a heat accumulator provided in the interior of the body and filled with a pcm heat accumulation material that is to exchange heat with the cooling water. The body includes a medium space provided between the cooling water pipe and the heat accumulator and filled with a medium material. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180175417

Method for controlling hydrogen cut-off valve mounted on fuel cell vehicle

A method is provided for controlling a hydrogen cut-off valve, which may be provided on a hydrogen supply line of a fuel cell system, in driving a fuel cell vehicle mounted with a hydrogen supply line including a high-pressure tank storing hydrogen, a hydrogen supply valve, and a hydrogen cut-off valve. The method includes: a step (a) of measuring a duty applying to the hydrogen supply valve and a step (b) of comparing the duty with a predetermined duty, in which when the duty is equal to or more than the predetermined duty, it is determined that the hydrogen supply line between the high-pressure tank and the hydrogen supply valve is abnormal.. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180175416

Driving control method of fuel cell system

A method of controlling the driving of a fuel cell system includes: determining whether the fuel cell system enters idle stop in which air supply to the fuel cell stack stops; dropping a dc-link terminal voltage controlled by a dc-dc converter up to a first set voltage by controlling an operation of the dc-dc converter connected to a dc-link terminal outputting generation power of the fuel cell stack at the time of entering the idle stop; and dropping a voltage of the fuel cell stack to reduce an oxide of platinum which is a catalyst of a fuel cell by allowing the anode exhaust gas to flow backward into a cathode of the fuel cell stack by performing the hydrogen purge in an idle stop state of opening the hydrogen purge valve after the voltage of the dc-link terminal drops.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180175413

Cell frame for fuel cell

A cell frame for a fuel cell includes a flat part provided in a reaction gas inlet and outlet port; an expansion groove provided at a location between a reaction gas hole and the reaction zone by a portion of the flat part being depressed downward; and a raised part provided by protruding upward from an inner bottom surface of the expansion groove, and configured to extend in a flow direction of reaction gas.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180175412

Humidifier integrated stack

A humidifier integrated stack includes: unit cells including a fuel electrode and an air electrode; a stack module in which the unit cells are stacked; a manifold block having a predetermined space, an air inlet receiving air to be supplied to the air electrode from the outside, and an air outlet communicating with the predetermined space and discharging the air discharged from the air electrode to the outside; and a humidifying member communicating with the inlet in the space of the manifold block, and guiding the air supplied through the inlet to the air electrode through an internal hollow thereof, wherein the manifold block provides the space that allows the air discharged from the air electrode to supply moisture to the humidifying member while passing through the predetermined space and being discharged to the outlet, so as to humidify the air flowing through the hollow of the humidifying member.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180175410

System for measuring high pressure of in-tank regulator

A system for measuring pressure of an in-tank regulator includes a direct-pipe flow path which directly communicates with an inside of a high-pressure container, a high-pressure sensor, of which a portion is movable into the direct-pipe flow path, fastened to and separated from the direct-pipe flow path, and a shut-off valve disposed on the direct-pipe flow path between the high-pressure container and the high-pressure sensor, wherein when the high-pressure sensor is separated from the direct-pipe flow path, the direct-pie flow path is sealed by the shut-off valve.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180175408

Fuel cell system

A fuel cell system employs a fuel cell stack having an air electrode, an electrolyte membrane, and a fuel electrode. The fuel cell system includes an air residual space, from which air supplied to the air electrode is not discharged to stay behind therein when the fuel cell system is stopped. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180175407

Heat treatment method for membrane electrode assembly for fuel cell

A heat treatment method for a membrane electrode assembly (mea) of a fuel cell includes: placing a power supply plate on a surface of the mea or on a surface of an assembly of the mea and a gas diffusion layer (gdl); and performing heat treatment on a surface or interior of the power supply plate by applying power to the power supply plate.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180175405

Porous body for fuel cell

A porous body for a fuel cell is interposed between a membrane-electrode assembly (mea) and a bipolar plate to form a gas channel through which a reactant gas flows in a predetermined direction, the porous body including: a main body disposed to contact the bipolar plate; and a plurality of ribs each including a land portion disposed to contact the mea and a connecting portion connecting the land portion to the main body, in which an area of the land portion is gradually narrowed from an upstream part to a downstream part of the gas channel.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180175404

Separator for fuel cell

A separator for a fuel cell includes a plurality of channels formed in a reaction surface in the direction of gravity in order to permit reaction gas and generated water to flow therethrough. The fuel cell includes a membrane electrode assembly (mea) and a gas diffusion layer (gdl). ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180175403

Separator for a fuel cell

A fuel cell separator includes a first separator plate and a second separator plate for an anode or a cathode. The first separator plate and the second separator plate are adjacent to each other for assembly in a fuel cell stack. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180175394

Method of manufacturing electrode for fuel cells with enhanced freezing resistance

A method for improving freezing resistance of a membrane electrode assembly is provided. In particular, the method improves freezing resistance of a membrane electrode assembly including conducting drying and heat treatment under certain conditions to produce an electrode that reduces formation of macro-cracks and micro-cracks in the electrode. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180175393

Gas diffusion layer for fuel cells and method of manufacturing the same

In one embodiment, a gas diffusion layer for fuel cells includes a fine porous layer formed on a carbon fiber support and being interposed between a membrane-electrode assembly (mea) and a separator. The carbon fiber support includes a fine pore area having a predetermined average pore size in a separator direction (thickness direction) in the membrane electrode assembly, and a coarse pore area having a larger predetermined average pore size than the average pore size of the fine pore area in the separator direction (thickness direction) in the membrane electrode assembly. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180175010

Hybrid-type power module having dual-sided cooling

A hybrid-type power module having dual-sided cooling is provided. The power module includes semiconductor chips that is disposed on each of an upper board and a lower board at a location between the boards. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180174945

Power module having dual-sided cooling

A power module having dual-sided cooling is provided with a semiconductor chip between an upper board and a lower board of the power module. In particular, the upper board includes: a first bonding layer made of a dielectric material, and a first electrode made of a copper material and provided on a first surface of the first bonding layer, and the first electrode is connected to the semiconductor chip. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180174770

Electrical contact material

An electrical contact material may include a first contact that contacts a negative electrode; a third contact that contacts a positive electrode; and a second contact that is provided between the first contact and the third contact, wherein different plating materials are respectively attached to the first contact, the second contact, and the third contact.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180174462

Apparatus and method for collision control of vehicle based on boundary

Disclosed are a boundary-based vehicle collision control apparatus and a boundary-based vehicle collision control method. The vehicle collision control apparatus includes a driving information collection device collecting driving information comprising size information of a vehicle and environment information around the vehicle, a boundary setting device generating a reference boundary area of each of an ego vehicle and a nearby vehicle based on the size information of the vehicle and the environment information around the vehicle and variably setting the reference boundary area based on a driving state of the vehicle, a determination device determining whether the nearby vehicle enters the set boundary area, and a collision control device performing a collision avoidance control based on whether the nearby vehicle enters the set boundary area.. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180174460

Apparatus and method for sensing and notifying pedestrian

A vehicle includes a sensing unit configured to sense an object in a surrounding area of the vehicle, an output unit configured to output a notification about a pedestrian detected in the surrounding area, and a control unit configured to recognize whether the object is the pedestrian based on sensing signals delivered from the sensing unit and control the output unit to thereby output the notification when the pedestrian is recognized.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180174381

Roll and brake test system and method of controlling the same

A roll and brake test system and a method of controlling the same are disclosed. The roll and brake test system can automatically test a steering device, an accelerator, a transmission, and a brake of a vehicle. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180174379

Gateway and method for controlling gateway

A gateway may include an error factor classifying device that determines a cause factor that causes an error; an error counter device that checks an error counter; and a control mode determining device that transmits a default value for each error state based on the cause factor, which causes the error, and the error counter.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180174374

System and method for diagnosing deterioration of a drive belt in a vehicle

A system for diagnosing deterioration of a drive belt in a vehicle may include an engine, a motor connected to a shaft of a crankshaft of the engine via the drive belt to generate electric power, a controller for identifying slip of the drive belt and subsequently determining that deterioration of the drive belt is diagnosed (the “deterioration diagnosis”) or slip of the drive belt is diagnosed as being due to friction of the engine (the “slip diagnosis”) depending on whether conditions for diagnosing deterioration are fulfilled and then generating a torque adjustment command to adjust torque of the motor depending on the deterioration diagnosis or the slip diagnosis, and a main battery for supplying electric power to the motor in response to the torque adjustment command.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180174321

Vehicle localization apparatus and method

A vehicle localization method includes obtaining a stereo image while a vehicle is driven, extracting a matching vector from the stereo image while the vehicle is driven, loading a map vector of a current location based on gps information in previously constructed map data, matching the extracted matching vector with the map vector, and estimating a positioning coordinate corresponding to the extracted matching vector as a current location of the vehicle when the extracted matching vector and the map vector meet a condition.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180173975

Driver state monitoring using corneal reflection detection

A method includes: sensing light information reflecting from an eye of a driver of a vehicle using an optical sensor mounted in the vehicle; measuring, by a control unit equipped in the vehicle, a plurality of eye parameters based on the sensed light information; calculating, by the control unit, an endangerment score indicating a driving state of the driver according to the plurality of eye parameters; determining, by the control unit, whether the calculated endangerment score exceeds an endangerment threshold; and executing, by the control unit, a corrective action in response to determining that the calculated endangerment score exceeds the endangerment threshold.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180173413

Vehicle and control method thereof

A vehicle includes a display for providing a character input interface, a touch input apparatus for sensing a plurality of sub gestures sequentially through a touch portion, and a controller for controlling the character input interface to display, when a difference between a direction of a first sub gesture of the plurality of sensed sub gestures and a direction of a second sub gesture sensed within a first delay time period starting at a time at which the first sub gesture ends is greater than or equal to a reference direction difference, a character corresponding to a gesture including the first sub gesture and the second sub gesture.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180173225

System and method for determining transfer of driving control authority of self-driving vehicle

Disclosed is a system for determining transfer of driving control authority of a self-driving vehicle. The system includes: a risk calculation device that recognizes a sight line of a driver to calculate a risk when the driving control authority of the self-driving vehicle is transferred, a determination reference calculation device that calculates a determination reference to determine whether the driving control authority of an acceleration pedal, a deceleration pedal, and a steering wheel of the self-driving vehicle is able to be transferred based on the calculated risk, and a determination device that determines whether to transfer the driving control authority of the self-driving vehicle based on the calculated determination reference.. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180173208

Robot transferring system of component and transferring method thereof

A robot transferring system of a component and a transferring method thereof are provided. The robot transferring system of a component includes a hanger in which components including at least one of a cowl plate, a roof rail, and a package tray are disposed. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180172777

Vehicle and method for managing battery thereof

A vehicle and method are provided in which deterioration of a battery is controlled. The method includes detecting deterioration severity of the battery and determining whether the deterioration severity is equal to or greater than a reference value. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180172542

Apparatus for evaluating watertight state of vehicle and method for controlling the same

An apparatus for evaluating a watertight state of a vehicle and a method for controlling the apparatus may include an automatic ejection device having a plurality of nozzles to automatically eject water to the glass on the inside of the vehicle, an additional ejection device configured to additionally eject water separately from the automatic ejection device, a plurality of cameras configured to photograph flows of the water when water is ejected by the automatic ejection device and the additional ejection device, so that evaluation of a watertight state between the vehicle body and the glass may be preliminarily verified by allowing the water to a lower end portion of the glass through the automatic ejection device and the additional ejection device, photographing the flows of the ejected water through the cameras, and detecting whether water is introduced into the internal of the vehicle.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180172528

Apparatus and method for detecting driver's hands-off

An apparatus and a method for detecting a driver's hands-off may include a torque sensor that detects a torque signal generated from a steering wheel of a vehicle, a vibration generator that generates a reference vibration to the steering wheel of the vehicle, a filter that extracts a torque signal of a vibration frequency band from the detected torque signal, and a controller that activates the vibration generator when a change rate of the detected torque signal exceeds a threshold value and determines whether the driver's hands-off occurs based on a change of the torque signal extracted by the filter.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180172522

System and method for measuring junction temperature of power module

A system and method for measuring a junction temperature of a power module junction temperature are provided. The method is capable of improving accuracy of temperature measurement by more accurately applying temperature change in a junction temperature rising section, capable of more accurately predicting durability life of a power module, and capable of increasing output power of the power module.. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180172467

Method and system to control vehicle based on predicting destination

Provided are a method and a system for controlling at least one feature of a vehicle based on a destination predicted when a driver of the vehicle does not input a specific destination to a navigation system of the vehicle. A driving pattern is determined using driving information of a vehicle. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180172302

Apparatus and method for controlling air conditioning system for automotive body painting

An apparatus and a method are used for controlling an air conditioning system for automotive body painting to regulate temperature and humidity in a paint booth based on difference between enthalpy of outside air and enthalpy of supply air. The apparatus includes a first temperature sensor measuring temperature of outside air, a first humidity sensor measuring humidity of outside air, a second temperature sensor measuring temperature of supply air, a second humidity sensor measuring humidity of supply air, and a controller calculating first enthalpy based on the temperature and humidity of the outside air, calculating second enthalpy based on the temperature and humidity of the supply air, and controlling the air conditioning system to regulate the temperature and humidity of the supply air when difference between the first enthalpy and the second enthalpy is below or exceeds a reference enthalpy range.. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180172235

Pixel light headlamp for vehicles

A pixel light headlamp for a vehicle may include a light source module, a digital micro-mirror device (dmd) optical system, an imaging lens module, wherein the condenser lens includes a first condenser lens disposed between the light source and the phosphor and second and third condenser lenses which are disposed on a path through which light emitted from the first condenser lens is incident on the dmd chip; the second condenser lens is disposed to face the phosphor; the third condenser lens is disposed to be distanced from the second condenser lens such that it is not overlapped with a moving path of light emitted from the phosphor; and the light source and the first condenser lens as well as the dmd chip and the imaging lens module are configured to tilt with respect to a lens housing.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180172208

High pressure tank having reinforced boss part

A high pressure tank having a reinforced boss part includes: a liner; a dome formed at each end of the liner; and a boss formed at one end of the dome. The boss includes: a head including a flow path through which fuel flows into and out of the high pressure tank; and a shoulder extending in a radial direction from the head and surrounding the head. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180172151

Method for controlling shift speed of continuous variable transmission

A method for controlling a shift speed of a continuous variable transmission includes: a first calculating step for calculating a surplus oil pump rpm based on a transmission oil temperature, an engine rpm, and a turbine torque; a second calculating step to calculate a surplus oil amount based on the surplus oil pump rpm, the transmission oil temperature, the engine rpm, and a line pressure; a third calculating step to calculate an allowable shift speed based on the surplus oil amount and a current gear ratio; a shift speed comparing step to compare the shift speed of a vehicle with the allowable shift speed; and a shift speed controlling step in which the controller varies the shift speed or the allowable shift speed to control the shift speed to be equal to or less than the allowable shift speed when the shift speed exceeds the allowable shift speed.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180172102

Vibration damping device for vehicle

A vibration damping device for a vehicle includes a base connected to an engine, an inertial mass, including at least a portion that includes a permanent magnet, movably mounted over the base, an actuator including an electromagnet fixedly mounted on the base to vibrate the inertial mass based on attractive and repulsive forces which alternately act between the inertial mass and the electromagnet, and a controller that regulates a current, which is applied to the electromagnet, such that vibration of the engine is dampened by vibration of the inertial mass.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180172100

Apparatus and method for assembling composite material leaf spring module

The present disclosure relates to an apparatus and a method for assembling a composite material leaf spring module, wherein the efficiency of assembly of the composite material leaf spring module is improved and a camber of a spring member of a composite material is compensated for during assembly. An apparatus for assembling a composite material leaf spring module includes a first support configured to support a central portion of the composite material leaf spring module, a pair of second supports configured to individually support springs of the composite material leaf spring module, and a base connecting the first and second supports.. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180172092

Touch point learning apparatus and method for clutch

The present disclosure provides a touch point learning apparatus for a clutch including: a clutch plate connected to an input shaft; a clutch disc connected to an output shaft; a hydraulic pressure chamber to which a working hydraulic pressure is applied, wherein the working hydraulic pressure is capable of engaging or disengaging the clutch plate and the clutch disc; and a controller configured to determine the engaging or disengaging of the clutch plate and the clutch disc based on a change in the working hydraulic pressure.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180172090

Method and device for calibrating engine clutch delivery torque of hybrid vehicle

A method for calibrating engine clutch delivery torque of a hybrid vehicle includes: determining an engagement control amount of an engine clutch which connects an engine with a driving motor or disconnects the engine from the driving motor based on a difference between speeds of the engine and the driving motor; determining a current delivery torque corresponding to the engagement control amount of the engine clutch that controls the engine clutch to be in a lock-up state and a temperature of the engine clutch; extracting a previous delivery torque that corresponds to the engagement control amount that controls the engine clutch to be in the lock-up state and the temperature and is included in a map table; and applying a weighted value to each of the extracted previous delivery torque and the determined current delivery torque to calibrate the delivery torque included in the map table.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180172082

Clutch actuator

A clutch actuator includes: a reduction gear to rotate in a housing by a motor; a connecting rod having a first end connected to the reduction gear; a pair of levers provided on a hinge shaft in the housing, and connected to a second end of the connecting rod to rotate according to a rotation of the reduction gear; a push rod contacting with a clutch actuator pork; and a wear compensating unit movably coupled between the levers in a vertical direction and provided with an inclined surface contacting a first cam. In particular, the push rod has one end extended outwardly of the housing and is coupled with the first cam of which one end is movably inserted into the first hole of the levers.. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180172081

Hub unit having a brake disc

A hub unit has a brake disc and a hub body disposed to rotate with a rim on which a tire is mounted. An internal space is formed in the hub body, wherein the brake disc is fixed in the internal space. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180172067

Air foil thrust bearing

The present disclosure relates to an improved air foil thrust bearing having a reduced number of components and an increased load support area. The improved air foil thrust bearing comprises a base plate and a plurality of foils attached to the base plate, wherein each of the foils comprises a top foil section and a bump foil section connected to and integral with the top foil section.. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180171961

Apparatus and method for controlling start of vehicle engine

An apparatus for controlling a start of an engine may include the engine, a first motor connected to a crankshaft by a first connecting device to start the engine, a main battery supplying a start power to the first motor, a controller configured to monitor components of a vehicle according to a start command for the engine to generate diagnostic information and generating a reverse charging control command to supply the reverse charging power to the main battery as the determination result of the diagnostic information, and an auxiliary battery supplying the reverse charging power to the main battery according to the reverse charging control command.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180171960

Apparatus and method for controlling vehicle startup

An apparatus and a method for controlling vehicle start-up modify a sequence order in which control units of the vehicle are started up to improve reliability. In operation, a processor determines whether a voltage of a low-voltage battery is less than a reference voltage when a start key is turned on, and determines a voltage classification level corresponding to the voltage of the low-voltage battery when the voltage of the low-voltage battery is less than or equal to the reference voltage. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180171947

Apparatus for reducing fuel evaporation gas using closeable path structure

An apparatus for reducing fuel evaporation gas using a closeable path structure, which is configured such that a path through which fuel evaporation gas can flow is narrowed when an engine stops, may include an intake pipe through which air is drawn into the engine, and an openable door disposed to open or close the intake pipe and configured such that, when the engine is operated, the openable door opens the intake pipe, and when the engine is stopped, the openable door closes the intake pipe, wherein a fuel evaporation gas trap configured to collect the fuel evaporation gas may be disposed on an internal wall of a portion of the intake pipe on which the openable door is disposed.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180171929

Method for engine drivability robustness by variable indexing and vehicle thereof

A method for engine drivability robustness includes: dividing, by an engine controller, an engine state into a starting condition, a stop condition, and a deceleration condition; dividing an injection mode index of a fuel injection into a suction compression injection of the starting condition, a suction split injection of the stop condition, and a suction compression split injection of the deceleration condition, respectively, depending on a low volatile fuel condition; and performing a variable indexing mode to prevent an engine off by applying a lambda control factor for a rich lambda control by an increase in fuel amount to the deceleration condition.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180171924

Method for controlling injector of vehicle

A method for controlling an injector of a vehicle may include: a step of determining, by a controller, a targeted opening time and a targeted closing time for at least one injector according to a current driving condition; a step of measuring, by the controller, an closing time of the injector controlled depending on the targeted closing time; and after the measuring step, a step of determining, by the controller, a deviation of the closing time with respect to the targeted closing time and determining a learning closing time obtained by reflecting the deviation to the targeted closing time to store a corresponding driving condition, in which in the determining step, when there is the learning closing time stored for the current driving condition, the targeted closing time is configured to be determined by reflecting the learning closing time.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180171922

Method of detecting defeat devices

A method of detecting a defeat device includes: determining turbo operation when a turbocharger of a vehicle is operated; determining flow rate of the air to be applied to an intake manifold wherein it is determined whether which flow rate out of a first flow rate of the air passing through a throttle valve and a second flow rate of the air measured by a hot-film air mass flow (hfm) sensor is used as the flow rate of the intake manifold; determining whether pressure in the intake manifold is in a normal range based on the flow rate of the intake manifold; and determining that the defeat device is installed if it is determined that the pressure in the intake manifold is not in the normal range and storing information of the defeat device.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180171921

Engine control method and apparatus for determining whether injector malfunctions considering influence of air compressor

An engine control apparatus and method in which when an injector malfunction is determined based on a difference in variation of angular velocity of a crankshaft between a plurality of cylinders of a vehicle engine, determining whether the injector malfunctions by avoiding the time when the driving torque of an air compressor is applied or at the time when the influence thereof is reduced, thereby preventing the erroneous determination of whether the injector malfunctions from occurring due to the driving torque of the air compressor connected to the vehicle engine.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180171919

Nvh management system based on floor vibration for vehicle and control method thereof

A system for managing noise, vibration and harshness (nvh) based on floor vibration for a vehicle, may include a vibration sensor, which is disposed on a floor of a vehicle and detects a vibration value; and a control module, which controls an operation of a vibration generating device of the vehicle in response to the vibration value detected by the vibration sensor, wherein when the vibration value detected by the vibration sensor exceeds a predetermined first threshold value, the control module decreases the vibration by adjusting a driving parameter of the vibration generating device of the vehicle.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180171882

Control method for engine variable valve timing of hybrid electric vehicle

A method for controlling an engine variable valve timing of a hybrid electric vehicle, may include providing a cam position setting table of a fuel efficiency prioritized intake/exhaust cam control mode, and a cam position setting table of a normal intake/exhaust cam control mode, the cam position setting table of the fuel efficiency prioritized intake/exhaust cam control mode being differentiated from the cam position setting table of the normal intake/exhaust cam control mode; selecting one of the fuel efficiency prioritized intake/exhaust cam control mode and the normal intake/exhaust cam control mode by a canister loading amount and whether or not diagnosis of an intake cam and diagnosis of an exhaust cam are completed; and determining position control values of the intake and exhaust cams by using the cam position setting table and then controlling positions of the intake cam and the exhaust cam by the determined position control values.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180171860

Coolant control valve

A coolant control valve includes a cam rotating by rotational force; a pivot arm disposed under the cam, one end of the pivot arm moving in an up and down direction by rotation of the cam; a valve installed at another end of the pivot arm and disposed outside an outer diameter of the cam, the valve moving as the pivot arm moves; and a pivot arm support hinge for supporting the pivot arm and enabling vertical movement of the pivot arm when the cam rotates.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180171842

Apparatus for discharging water in exhaust fluid and silencer for fuel cell vehicle

An apparatus for discharging water in exhaust fluid is disclosed. The apparatus includes a body having an inlet disposed on an exhaust path for exhausting exhaust fluid exhausted from a fuel cell stack to the outside and through which the exhaust fluid is introduced, an outlet communicating with the outside, an interior space allowing the inlet and the outlet to communicate each other, and a discharge passage communicating with the outside to discharge water in the interior space. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180171834

Continuous variable valve duration apparatus and engine provided with the same

A continuous variable valve duration apparatus may include a camshaft, a cam device on which a cam is formed, of which the camshaft is inserted thereto and of which a relative phase angle with respect to the camshaft is variable, an internal bracket transmitting rotation of the camshaft to the cam device, a wheel housing in which the internal bracket is rotatably inserted and on which a guide groove parallel to the camshaft is formed, a control portion including a control shaft disposed parallel to the camshaft and inserted into the guide groove, and the control portion selectively rotating the control shaft for the relative position of the wheel housing with respect to the camshaft to be changed and a slider housing interposed between the control shaft and the guide groove.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180171698

Automatic gate lifter for vehicle

An automatic gate lifter for a vehicle may include a driving motor configured to provide rotational driving power, a hinge member constituting a hinge shaft such that a gate included in the vehicle is rotated about the hinge shaft, and an electronic clutch selectively connecting the hinge member and the driving motor such that the rotational driving power of the driving motor is selectively transmitted to the hinge member.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180171691

Apparatus, system, and method for separating vehicle door in emergency

An apparatus for separating a vehicle door in an emergency, the apparatus being disposed to a hinge, which includes a hinge base disposed to a vehicle body, a hinge bracket disposed to a side of a door and overlapping with the hinge base, and a hinge bolt disposed through the hinge base and the hinge bracket, and which allows the door to be rotatable relative to the vehicle body, so that the hinge bracket is separated from the hinge base, may include a breaking member provided in the hinge bolt to break the hinge bolt when a hinge breaking signal is input to the breaking member from the outside, and a hinge bolt removal device configured to remove the hinge bolt from the hinge base and the hinge bracket when the hinge bolt is broken.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180171454

Method of roll-forming high-strength aluminum alloy and roll-formed product using the same

A method of roll-forming a high-strength aluminum alloy, may include processing an aluminum alloy plate to form a square bar, pressing the plate so that deformation begins in a cross section thereof; and forming the square bar having at least one bent portion by completion of the deformation, wherein the method further includes partially performing a heat treatment on the bent portion before forming the square bar.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180171441

Aluminum alloy for insert ring, aluminum insert ring using the same, and piston manufacturing method using the same

Disclosed herein are an aluminum alloy for an insert ring, an aluminum insert ring using the same, and a piston manufacturing method using the same, and, particularly, are an insert ring manufactured to have high strength and abrasion resistance and reduce its weight by adjusting aluminum alloy components, and a method of manufacturing a piston having high bonding properties to the insert ring through the same.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180170477

Bicycle having wheel height adjustment structure

A bicycle having a wheel height adjustment structure according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes: a bicycle frame; a hanger where a dropout is formed and rotatably coupled to one side of the frame with respect to a hinge; and an adjusting portion that adjusts a height of the wheel that is engaged to the dropout by rotating the hanger at a predetermined angle.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180170473

Folding personal mobility vehicle

A folding personal mobility vehicle includes a foothold part provided with a wheel, a handle part provided with a handle, and a hinge structure between the foothold part and the handle part. The foothold part and the handle part are each configured to be folded using the hinge structure and the foothold part and the handle part are configured so that the foothold part is positioned between the handle parts in a folded state.. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180170450

Bead structure for non-pressure mark welding

A bead structure for non-pressure mark welding, which is applied to panels for joining a plurality of overlapped panels through projection welding may include a plurality of beads which protrude in the same direction toward an upper portion by pressing the panel disposed in a lower portion among the overlapped panels, and when center points of the beads are connected by a straight line, the beads are disposed to be distanced from each other at a predetermined to form a triangle.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180170437

Vehicle body reinforcement structure corresponding to small overlap collision

A vehicle body reinforcement structure corresponding to a small overlap collision may include side members whose front end surface is bonded to a rear surface of a crash box bracket; an external cover whose upper and external edge portions of a front surface are bonded to a rear surface of the crash box bracket; and a fender apron member that is disposed at the outside of the side member and in which at an upper end portion of the front side, an upper bonding portion that is bonded to an upper portion of the external cover, a lower bonding portion and that is bonded to a lower portion of a rear surface of the external cover are formed, and a slanted bonding portion that is bonded to the cover slanted surface of the external cover are formed.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180170428

Apparatus and method for manipulating in-vehicle devices using steering wheel

An apparatus for manipulating in-vehicle devices using a steering wheel includes a reference signal input unit for inputting a reference signal to a driver through a charged plate, a touch sensor for receiving the reference signal through human body communication and for detecting a touch of the driver, and a controller for generating a control signal on the basis of the results detected by the touch sensor.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180170425

Method for side slip angle variable control of vehicle having rear wheel steering system

A method for side slip angle variable control of a vehicle having a rear wheel steering system, may include a first step of determining a first steering angle ratio value which corresponds to a steering angle ratio of a front wheel and a rear wheel in a driver driving mode and determining a second steering angle ratio value which corresponds to the steering angle ratio of the front wheel and the rear wheel in an autonomous driving mode; a second step of determining a rear-wheel steering angle through determination by the second steering angle ratio value and comparing the rear-wheel steering angle with a predetermined maximum steering angle of a rear wheel steering (rws); and a third step of determining any one driving mode of the driver driving mode and the autonomous driving mode when the rear-wheel steering angle is determined to be smaller than the rws maximum steering angle.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180170387

System for controlling cornering of vehicle and method thereof

The present disclosure provides a system for controlling cornering of a vehicle and a method thereof. The method of controlling cornering of a vehicle may include: determining whether a cornering control condition is satisfied based on a lateral acceleration; detecting a displacement of an accelerator pedal when the cornering control condition is satisfied; calculating a sport index based on the displacement of the accelerator pedal and a predetermined value; and setting operating modes of a power train and a suspension system based on at least one of the sport index or the lateral acceleration.. ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180170386

Method for controlling motor torque in electric vehicle

A method for controlling a motor torque in an electric vehicle, includes the steps of: (a) determining a driving condition of the vehicle; (b) determining whether or not a predetermined limiting condition for a creep torque increase rate is satisfied when it is determined that the vehicle is decelerating in step (a); and (c) limiting the creep torque increase rate when the limiting condition for a creep torque increase rate is satisfied, and applying a creep torque of which the increase rate has been limited.. . ... Kia Motors Corp

06/21/18 / #20180170362

Apparatus and method for controlling power generation in a vehicle

An apparatus for controlling power generation in a vehicle may include an engine, a motor connected to a crankshaft of the engine by a connecting device to generate power, a main battery supplying power to the motor, a controller diagnosing a failure of the main battery and generating a reverse output control command to reversely supply seed power for prefluxing the motor to the main battery when the failure occurs, an auxiliary battery outputting the seed power according to the reverse output control command, and a converter regulating the seed power according to the reverse output control command and supplying the regulated seed power to the motor.. . ... Kia Motors Corp








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