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Apparatuses, methods, and computer programs for allocating transmission resources and for a mobile transceiver

Apparatuses, methods and computer programs for allocating transmission resources and for a mobile transceiver. An apparatus for a mobile transceiver of a mobile communication system includes a transceiver module to receive control information from a base station transceiver of the mobile communication system and to communicate with another mobile transceiver of the mobile communication system. ... Volkswagen Ag

Method and information system for informing a driver of a vehicle regarding the availability of a communication link

In a method for informing a driver of a vehicle regarding the availability of a communication link of the vehicle to an external communication unit, a first service category and a second service category are provided which utilize the communication link, the availability of the communication link is checked for both service categories, and the result of the availability check is displayed graphically to the vehicle driver in one symbol for both service categories.. . ... Volkswagen Ag

Method for increasing the quantity of purging air in the tank venting system by completely blocking the injection of at least one cylinder

A method for operating an internal combustion engine which has a number of cylinders and which comprises a fuel system and a fresh air system, whereby fuel is fed in a fuel mass flow via a fuel supply line of the fuel system to the cylinders at a prescribable air-fuel ratio directly by means of the injectors, and fresh air is fed in a fresh air mass flow via a fresh air system, whereby the fuel system comprises a tank venting system with a tank venting line that has a tank venting valve and that, via the interconnected tank venting valve, is connected to at least one line section of the fresh air system via at least one feed point, thereby forming at least one venting path, whereby, owing to a pressure which prevails at the at least one feed point and which is negative relative to the tank venting line and dependent on the load point, the fuel tank of the tank venting system is vented via the at least one venting path, a venting process in which a purging air mass flow containing fuel is removed from the tank venting system and fed to the cylinders as a portion of the fresh air mass flow, so that a total fuel mass flow is fed into the cylinders directly by means of the injectors of the fuel system as well as indirectly via the fresh air mass flow. It is provided that the direct feed of fuel by means of the injector of at least one of the cylinders is blocked, as a result of which a purging air mass flow comprising the fuel volume equivalent that is now absent due to the blocking of the at least one cylinder can advantageously be removed from the tank venting line, while maintaining the prescribed air-fuel ratio via the at least one venting path at the at least one feed point, and this purging air mass flow can be fed as a portion of the fresh air mass flow to the cylinder(s) that is/are still being supplied with fuel.. ... Volkswagen Ag

Device and method for automated, semi-automated, or assisted maneuvering of a motor vehicle

An apparatus for automated, partly automated or assisted maneuvering of a motor vehicle from a start point to a 3d target position including a mono camera and an evaluation and control unit, wherein the evaluation and control unit has at least one structure-from-motion algorithm, wherein the evaluation and control unit calculates a maneuvering trajectory composed of three partial trajectories, wherein a first partial trajectory leads from the start point to a first intermediate point, a second partial trajectory leads from the first to a second intermediate point, and the third partial trajectory leads from the second intermediate point to the target point, wherein at least the first or at least the second partial trajectory is embodied so the mono camera captures the target position from at least two different viewing directions, wherein the viewing directions are selected so the 3d determination of the structure-from-motion is optimized.. . ... Volkswagen Ag

Vehicle, devices, method and computer programs for monitoring data traffic and a data transmission to vehicle component

A vehicle device for monitoring data traffic with components of a motor vehicle in a motor vehicle includes one or more interfaces to communicate with at least one transceiver of a first radio system and at least one transceiver of a second radio system. The device includes a monitoring module to receive information about a data transmission via the one or more interfaces and the first radio system and to transmit data via the one or more transceivers and via the second radio system. ... Volkswagen Ag

Apparatus, key remote, and method for controlling operating conditions of a key module

An apparatus, a key partner, methods and computer programs for a key module of a vehicle and a vehicle. The apparatus for the key module includes a communication interface for radio communication with a key partner of the vehicle, a motion sensor, and a control module for controlling an operating state from operating states of the key module based on the information about the motion of the key module. ... Volkswagen Ag

Method for adjusting the interference level for a wireless communication from a first mobile station to a second mobile station and adapted mobile station for use in the method and adapted vehicle

A method for adjusting the interference level for a wireless communication from a first mobile station to a second mobile station including detecting an interference level at a transmitting station and providing for elevation of the direction of beam for the signal transmissions from the first mobile station to the second mobile station relative to an angle between the ground plane and the current direction of beam for the transmissions from the first mobile station to the second mobile station. Such lifting up of the beam avoids interference at the place of a third mobile station located at the direction of signal transmission but with further distance, since the signal strength then vanishes relatively quickly if the beam is lifted up.. ... Volkswagen Ag

Fuel cell device having a fuel cell stack including a thermally insulated container and method for operating a fuel cell device

A fuel cell device and a method for operating a fuel cell device is provided. In order to be able to efficiently heat a fuel cell device during a cold start, a fuel cell stack (1) of the fuel cell device includes a thermally insulated container (5) for temperature control fluid, and the temperature control fluid is conducted from the thermally insulated container (5) into at least one fuel cell (2) of the fuel cell stack (1) when the fuel cell device is started.. ... Volkswagen Ag

Method for collectively collecting data in a mobile network, data acquisition computer, and mobile network management unit for use in the method

A method for collective acquisition of data of road users including the selection of the mobile devices whose data are intended to be acquired and transmitted to the at least one data acquisition computer depending on at least the connection status of the mobile devices in the mobile radio network.. . ... Volkswagen Ag

Method, apparatus, and computer readable storage medium comprising instructions for vehicle-to-vehicle communication

A method, an apparatus, and a computer-readable storage medium having instructions for vehicle-to-vehicle communication. Messages are exchanged between a first vehicle and a second vehicle. ... Volkswagen Ag

Method for transferring a mobile network subscriber station in a handover process in a mobile network, mobile network subscriber station, and mobile network management unit for use in the method and vehicle

A mobile communication handover method which takes into account information about special equipment of the mobile telephone network subscriber station during a handover process for the mobile telephone network subscriber station wherein information about special equipment of the mobile telephone network subscriber station is transmitted from the mobile telephone network subscriber station to a mobile telephone network management unit, which takes the information about the special equipment into account during the handover process.. . ... Volkswagen Ag

Method for resource allocation in a mobile communication system and base station and participant communication module for use in the method

A method for resource allocation in a mobile communication system including base stations from mobile communication providers and participants from mobile communication providers, wherein each provider has assigned a dedicated spectrum for resource allocation for its own participants, wherein the participants from the providers communicate directly among each other, wherein a provider allocates a part of its dedicated spectrum for the direct communication among the participants from the providers, wherein the part of a dedicated spectrum of a provider for the direct communication among the participants from the providers is divided into sections, with each provider having been assigned at least one section of the part of the dedicated spectrum of the provider, wherein the resource allocation management functionality for allocating a part of its dedicated spectrum for the direct communication among the participants from the providers is shifted from provider to provider from time slice to time slice.. . ... Volkswagen Ag

Method for organizing the communication between mobile radio network subscriber stations in a mobile radio cell, mobile radio network subscriber station, and mobile radio network management unit

A method for organizing the communication between mobile radio network subscriber stations in a mobile radio cell, wherein a mobile radio network management unit, especially the scheduler of a base station, in the mobile radio cell performs the allocation of the radio resources. The mobile radio network management unit defines for the mobile radio cell a number of subradio areas in which a number of mobile radio subscriber stations are allowed to use the same radio resources for direct communication with one another in parallel operation.. ... Volkswagen Ag

Method and device for transferring a motor vehicle from a manual operating mode to an automated or assisting operating mode

A method and an apparatus for transitioning a motor vehicle from a manual operating mode to an automated or assisting operating mode for driving along a saved trajectory including a memory, in which the trajectory and a tolerance region of the trajectory are saved; a mechanism for ascertaining the location of the motor vehicle relative to the saved trajectory; and a control unit, wherein the control unit is configured so that, if a predetermined criterion is met, a transition trajectory from a current instantaneous position to the saved trajectory is calculated and a steering torque is generated that steers the motor vehicle in the direction of the calculated transition trajectory, wherein the at least one criterion is a distance threshold value with respect to the saved trajectory, wherein the distance threshold value is selected so it is outside the tolerance region.. . ... Volkswagen Ag

06/28/18 / #20180178812

Driver assistance system

A driver assistance system, a computer program product, a signal sequence, a vehicle and a method for providing information to a user of a vehicle are provided in this disclosure. In particular, the present disclosure relates to an intuitively comprehensible announcement associated with a point of interest (poi) for the user.. ... Volkswagen Ag

06/21/18 / #20180176923

Method, apparatus, and computer program for a mobile device for reducing interference between a first mobile communication system and a second mobile communication system

A method, a device, and computer program for a mobile device for reducing interference between a first mobile communication system and a second mobile communication system and a vehicle including the disclosed device. The method for the mobile device receives information about a location of one or more transmitters of the first mobile communication system and information about a used communication resource of the one or more transmitters of the first mobile communication system, determines a position of the mobile device, and adapts the communication of the mobile device via the second mobile communication system for the position of the mobile device based on the information about the location of the one or more transmitters of the first mobile communication system.. ... Volkswagen Ag

06/21/18 / #20180174264

Apparatus, means of transport and method for assisting a user in a common use of a means of transportation

A device, transportation vehicle and method for assisting a primary user when transportation vehicle is used by other users. The method includes receiving a request to rent transportation vehicle from a first user, reading out a contract-related attribute for the first user based on membership of the first user of a user group, and concluding a digital rental contract between the primary user and the first user by using the attribute of the user group.. ... Volkswagen Ag

06/21/18 / #20180173895

Method, apparatus and computer readable storage medium having instructions for processing data collected by a motor vehicle

A method, an apparatus and a computer-readable storage medium having instructions for processing data captured by a motor vehicle. In a first operation, a datum captured by a motor vehicle is received. ... Volkswagen Ag

06/07/18 / #20180157950

Clamping bolt with integrated rfid transponder

An attachment for a clamping bolt has a base body and an opening which passes through the base body. Around the through-going opening runs a contact face which is positioned orthogonally on the longitudinal axis of the through-going opening and which is configured to make contact with the clamping bolt. ... Volkswagen Ag

05/31/18 / #20180147941

Electrical fuse, method of operating an electrical fuse and electrical traction network

An electrical circuit breaker, method for operating an electrical circuit breaker, and an electrical traction supply system, including an electro-pyrotechnic igniter, a severing element that moves by the electro-pyrotechnic igniter, and a current rail having a separation section, wherein the movable severing element is arranged in relation to the electro-pyrotechnic igniter and the separation section of the current rail so that, after the electro-pyrotechnic igniter is triggered, the movable severing element is set in motion and severs the current rail in the separation section, wherein the electrical circuit breaker includes at least one triggering apparatus configured to provide an ignition current necessary for triggering the electro-pyrotechnic igniter. Also disclosed are an associated method and an electrical traction supply system.. ... Volkswagen Ag

05/17/18 / #20180136666

Method and system for providing data for a first and second trajectory

A method for providing data for a first trajectory and a second trajectory where trajectory data relating to the first and second trajectories are captured. Trajectory database data are generated for the first and second trajectories based on the captured trajectory data, and the trajectory database data are stored in a non-volatile way. ... Volkswagen Ag

05/10/18 / #20180132070

Method, computer program and device for a mobile device for adapting a communication via a mobile communication system

A method, a computer program, and an apparatus for a mobile device for adjusting communication via a mobile communication system. The method includes determining an imminent communication limitation of communication via a mobile communication system based on an anticipated position of the mobile device on a route which is traveled multiple times by the mobile device. ... Volkswagen Ag

05/03/18 / #20180124179

Method for managing a first communication link, system comprising a first communication partner and a second communication partner, and a vehicle

A method for managing a first communication connection between a first communication partner and a second communication partner. The method entails receiving a first message by the first communication partner, wherein the first message contains a command to disconnect the first communication connection. ... Volkswagen Ag

05/03/18 / #20180120854

Method for communication between a control station which externally controls an automatically traveling vehicle and a further traffic participant as well as an automatically traveling vehicle

A method for communicating between an operating point, which externally controls an automatically driving vehicle, and a further road user. The method includes identifying the further road user and setting up a communication connection between the operating point and the further road user.. ... Volkswagen Ag

05/03/18 / #20180119661

Retrofit relays for use in a motor vehicle and correspondingly equipped motor vehicle

An internal combustion engine provides mechanical torque and electrical energy for the operation of remote-controlled standstill air conditioning (remote start) in conventional vehicles. A new terminal is introduced for the remote start. ... Volkswagen Ag

04/05/18 / #20180098203

Method for communication between vehicles

A method for the communication of vehicles including receiving a first message from a first vehicle by a second vehicle via vehicle-to-vehicle communication and/or vehicle-to-infrastructure communication and allocating the first message to the first vehicle based on the content of the first message by the second vehicle the method includes sending a second message from the second vehicle to the first vehicle via a separate communication channel by using information from the first message. Also disclosed is a method for vehicles to exchange data unrelated to traffic with one another.. ... Volkswagen Ag

04/05/18 / #20180096546

Method for safely unlocking and/or locking a vehicle

A method for securely wirelessly unlocking and/or locking a vehicle using a mobile radio including detecting a motion interaction or audio interaction of a user on or with the mobile radio and accessing, in a memory device of the mobile radio, a characteristic user interaction that corresponds to a vehicle opening command. The method further includes establishing whether the user interaction matches the characteristic user interaction and, if there is a match, responding to an authentication request from the vehicle that has been obtained by the mobile radio with an encrypted response message that is sufficient to unlock the vehicle.. ... Volkswagen Ag

04/05/18 / #20180095477

Method for accessing a vehicle-specific electronic device

A method for accessing an electronic device of a vehicle driver outside the vehicle including providing a vehicle which assists the vehicle driver by at least one driver assistance system while driving the vehicle and providing an electronic device of the vehicle driver outside the vehicle which communicates with the vehicle. The method includes the reproduction inside the vehicle of data contents which are stored on the electronic device of the vehicle driver outside the vehicle while the at least one driver assistance system is active. ... Volkswagen Ag

04/05/18 / #20180093641

Method for access management of a vehicle

A method for access management of the vehicle providing a vehicle and authenticating a user in relation to the vehicle by a proof of identity of the user. The method includes providing a cryptographically secured authorization file for the vehicle containing information relating to usage rights of the authenticated user to the vehicle to increase security in the entity-related enabling of vehicle functions.. ... Volkswagen Ag

03/29/18 / #20180090772

Electrical contact device for a fuel cell stack

An electrical contact device for the diversion of electrical current from a fuel cell stack can have a plurality of electrically conductive contact regions which are delineated from each other. A plurality of electrically conductive first contact structures connects each, or a plurality of, the contact region(s) to an external load current circuit. ... Volkswagen Ag

03/29/18 / #20180086332

Time-optimized particle filter in hybrid vehicles

A method for regenerating at least one particle filter of a vehicle with an electric drive and an internal combustion engine. The supplying of an energy storage device of the vehicle with electric energy is paused upon reaching a first charging threshold of at least one particle filter, so that the at least one particle filter is charged to a predetermined threshold value. ... Volkswagen Ag

03/22/18 / #20180082494

Method for a data processing system for maintaining an operating state of a first autonomous vehicle and method for a data processing system for managing a plurality of autonomous vehicles

A method for a data processing installation for obtaining an operating state of a first autonomous vehicle. The method includes determining a current state of the first autonomous vehicle from a received measurement value of a sensor of a second vehicle. ... Volkswagen Ag

03/22/18 / #20180081507

User interface for accessing a set of functions, procedures, and computer readable storage medium for providing a user interface for access to a set of functions

A user interface for accessing a number of functions, a method and a computer-readable storage medium including instructions for providing a user interface for accessing a number of functions. Assigned to a first subset of the functions are menu commands of the user interface, by way of which the functions are called up. ... Volkswagen Ag

03/15/18 / #20180076511

Space-independent coupling antenna

A transport mechanism and an antenna arrangement for facilitating the transmission/reception of a portable wireless communication device temporarily arranged in a passenger compartment of a transport. The antenna arrangement includes a supporting body having a shelf area and a flat antenna having an interface, wherein the shelf area holds the wireless communication terminal, the flat antenna is arranged parallel to the shelf area on or in the supporting body, and the interface connects via a wiring harness of the transport to an external antenna of the transport.. ... Volkswagen Ag

03/15/18 / #20180075745

Method for providing information about a vehicle's anticipated driving intention

A method for providing information about a probable driving intention of a first vehicle. The method includes ascertaining, using a locating device, first position data, which indicate the approximate position of the first vehicle, and map data for the first position data, and capturing, using cameras and/or sensors in the first vehicle, information about the surroundings in proximity to the first vehicle. ... Volkswagen Ag

03/15/18 / #20180073891

Odometry method for determining a position of a motor vehicle, control device and motor vehicle

A method for determining a location of a motor vehicle, wherein a respective rotational position signal is received from a respective wheel sensor of at least one wheel, and a steering angle signal is received from a steering angle sensor of a steering device, and a wheel-based location estimation is determined, the respective rotational position signal and geometric data of the at least one wheel. A respective relative location of the motor vehicle with respect to at least one object arranged in the surroundings is detected, and a respective relative change in location with respect to the at least one object is determined during a movement of the motor vehicle, and a surroundings-based location estimation is determined, and a combined location estimation of the location is determined from the wheel-based and the surroundings-based location estimation.. ... Volkswagen Ag

03/01/18 / #20180063277

Method for assigning a user profile of a user to a seat in a motor vehicle, mobile unit and motor vehicle

A method for assigning a user profile of a user to a seat in a motor vehicle by at least one mobile unit, wherein the mobile unit has at least one identifier and a sensor arrangement for detecting at least one translational and/or rotational degree of freedom, wherein the mobile unit transmits the identifier to the motor vehicle, wherein the mobile unit or the motor vehicle evaluates the data from the sensor arrangement as to whether a boarding movement into a motor vehicle is occurring, wherein the motor vehicle or the mobile unit by the data of a door opening sensor arrangement, assigns the boarding movement to a seat assigned to a vehicle door, wherein the user profile is then assigned to the seat. Also disclosed is a mobile unit and a motor vehicle.. ... Volkswagen Ag

03/01/18 / #20180061233

Method for finding an object coupled to a radio transmitter

A method for finding an object coupled to a radio transmitter, wherein the radio transmitter emits an assigned identifier. The method includes transmitting a first message to at least a first vehicle by a data processing system, wherein the message contains the information that a specific identifier is being searched for; forwarding the first message to at least a second vehicle by the first vehicle; receiving and comparing the assigned identifier with the specific identifier by a vehicle which received the first message; and, if the assigned identifier corresponds to the specific identifier, transmitting a second message by the vehicle which received the assigned identifier to the data processing system. ... Volkswagen Ag

03/01/18 / #20180057042

Method for operating an electrical power steering system of a motor vehicle and an electric power steering system for a motor vehicle

A method for operating an electric power steering system of a motor vehicle, wherein a steering wheel angle is specified by a steering handle as a measurement for a desired wheel steering angle for at least one steerable wheel of the motor vehicle, wherein an electric servo drive having an electric motor provides steering assistance, and wherein an additional restoring force is provided to compensate for increased internal friction in the power steering system based upon temperature, wherein the additional restoring force is reduced based upon a desired steering direction that is detected at the steering handle. Also disclosed is an associated electric power steering system, an associated computer program, and an associated control unit.. ... Volkswagen Ag

03/01/18 / #20180056937

System for the automatic control of the access and/or engine start authorization of a user in a vehicle

A system for automatic control of entry and/or motor starting authorization of a user for a vehicle. A control device or a computation device associated with the control device uses at least one statistical computation method to compute a probability of misuse for obtaining an entry and/or motor starting authorization for the vehicle. ... Volkswagen Ag

02/22/18 / #20180054849

Method for the digital transmission of data blocks from a transmitting station to a receiving station as well as a sending station, a receiving station and a motor vehicle for use in the method

A method for the digital transmission of data blocks from a transmitting station to a receiving station, wherein delta information is generated at the transmitting end which indicates the positions at which a further data block differs from the preceding data block. The delta information is provided with error protection and is added to the further data block and is transmitted. ... Volkswagen Ag

02/22/18 / #20180054317

Communication system for the detection of a driving license

A communication system for verifying a driving license, having an electronic vehicle key and a reading device which communicates with the electronic vehicle key. The driving license data is stored on the electronic vehicle key and the reading device retrieves the driving license data stored on the electronic vehicle key.. ... Volkswagen Ag

02/22/18 / #20180053362

Communication system for managing usage rights on a vehicle

A communication system for managing usage rights to a vehicle, having a vehicle which includes a communication module inside the vehicle, a mobile terminal, and an electronic vehicle key which communicates with the communication module inside the vehicle and with the mobile terminal and allocates usage rights for the vehicle. Allocation of usage rights for the vehicle, which are carried out by the electronic vehicle key, are controlled by the mobile terminal.. ... Volkswagen Ag

02/22/18 / #20180050504

Processing arrangement and a method for producing a fibre-reinforced plastic component

A process arrangement and a process for the production of a fiber-reinforced plastics component made of at least one continuous-fiber-reinforced semifinished textile fiber product with reactive thermoplastic matrix material, where during the manufacture of the semifinished fiber product trimming residues arise, composed of a composite made of fibers and of the reactive thermoplastic matrix material. The trimming residues obtained during the manufacture of the semifinished fiber product are supplied to a recycling unit for the provision of a recyclate as reactive, as yet unpolymerized starting material for the production of a further component.. ... Volkswagen Ag

02/15/18 / #20180045521

Method and apparatus for creating or supplementing a card for a motor vehicle

A method for creating or augmenting a map for a motor vehicle, wherein the motor vehicle establishes its location in a surrounding environment by comparing environment data acquired by at least one sensor with map data stored in the map. The method provides a base map of a surrounding environment of the motor vehicle; provides at least one base segment, wherein the at least one base segment has at least one characteristic feature; and creates or augments the map by generating map data, wherein the map data is generated by a map creation unit by assigning the at least one provided base segment to an associated position in the provided base map. ... Volkswagen Ag

02/08/18 / #20180039278

Method for supporting a vehicle docking operation and a support system

A method for assisting a process of coupling a vehicle to a towed object, in particular, a trailer, including detecting an object position of a coupling element of the towed object which is suitable for coupling to a mating coupling element of the vehicle, determining a travel path of the vehicle for reaching a target position, wherein the vehicle is positioned in the target position so the coupling element and the mating coupling element are couplable. Also disclosed is an assistance system for assisting a process of coupling a vehicle.. ... Volkswagen Ag

02/08/18 / #20180037234

Method and device for estimating the friction values of a wheel of a vehicle against a substrate

A method and a device for estimating coefficients of friction of a wheel of a vehicle with respect to an underlying surface including decomposing a supplied trajectory into individual curve segments, estimating a lateral force and a slip angle for a front axle of the vehicle, assigning respectively estimated lateral forces and slip angles relating to the associated individual curve segments and storing these value pairs in a memory, estimating a tire characteristic curve for each of the curve segments based on the value pairs stored for the respective curve segment in the memory, estimating a coefficient of friction for each curve segment based on the respectively estimated tire characteristic curve, and storing the estimated coefficients of friction relating to the respectively associated curve segments in a coefficient of friction map.. . ... Volkswagen Ag

02/01/18 / #20180035433

Device, method and computer program for characterizing antenna units in a predefined space

An apparatus, a method and a computer program for characterizing antenna units in a predefined space. The antenna units provide coverage with radio services for a mobile transceiver in the space. ... Volkswagen Ag

02/01/18 / #20180034806

Method for providing an authenticated connection between at least two communication partners

A method for providing an authenticated connection between at least two communication partners and to a communication system. The method includes setting up an anonymous signal-conducting connection between the at least two communication partners; checking the authenticity of a signed certificate used by a first communication partner of the at least two communication partners by a second communication partner of the at least two communication partners; reproducing an authentication code by the second communication partner after the check of the authenticity of the signed certificate used by the first communication partner has been carried out; and confirming the authentication code reproduced by the second communication partner by a user by the first communication partner. ... Volkswagen Ag

02/01/18 / #20180034785

Method for providing an authenticated connection between at least two communication partners

A method for providing an authenticated connection between at least two communication partners and to a communication system. The method includes providing a shared secret key for the at least two communication partners; setting up an anonymous signal-conducting connection between the at least two communication partners, wherein all messages of the connection between the at least two communication partners are encrypted using the shared secret key; and authenticating the connection between the at least two communication partners by a user. ... Volkswagen Ag

02/01/18 / #20180032743

Method for providing an authenticated connection between at least two communication partners

A method for providing an authenticated connection between at least two communication partners including implementing a server application on a first communication partner of the at least two communication partners, implementing a first user application on a second communication partner of the at least two communication partners, and carrying out an application-related pairing between the server application on the first communication partner and the first user application on the second communication partner for producing an application-restricted authenticated connection between the first communication partner and the first user application on the second communication partner. The method enables a coupling of at least two communication partners which is effected at the application level and is independent of the protection of the communication connection between the communication partners.. ... Volkswagen Ag

02/01/18 / #20180031693

Apparatus, vehicle, method, computer program and radio system for radio supply in a predefined space

An apparatus, a vehicle, a method, a computer program and a radio system for radio coverage in a predefined space. The method includes operating at least one transmission and/or reception antenna in the predefined space to cover at least one subregion of the predefined space using at least one element having an active area in the predefined space taking into consideration the subregion to be covered, wherein the active area of the element influences the propagation conditions of signals of the radio system.. ... Volkswagen Ag

02/01/18 / #20180029560

Method, computer program and apparatus for verifying authorization of a mobile communication device

A method for checking an authorization of a mobile communication device for operating a vehicle engine of a vehicle which includes determining a position of a mobile communication device. The position of the mobile communication device is inside or outside the vehicle. ... Volkswagen Ag

02/01/18 / #20180029249

Method for producing fiber-reinforced components or semi-finished products

A process for the production of fiber-reinforced components or semifinished products is provided, where fibers are saturated with monomer. The process includes at least one of adding flakes including fibers and adding individual fibers. ... Volkswagen Ag

01/25/18 / #20180024733

User interface and method for the hybrid use of a display unit of a transportation means

Disclosed are a user interface, a computer program product, a signal sequence, a transportation vehicle and a method for the multiple use of a display unit of a user interface included in a transportation vehicle. Said method may comprise the steps: displaying, on a first display unit, display elements representing a range of information; detecting the approach of a user, and in response thereto, displaying control elements representing a range of functions in place of the display elements.. ... Volkswagen Ag

01/18/18 / #20180019481

Fuel cell having a projecting bipolar plate

The invention relates to a fuel cell (1), a fuel cell stack (10) having at least two fuel cells (1), a fuel cell device having a fuel cell stack and a motor vehicle having a fuel cell device. In order to prevent a production-related mispositioning of a membrane electrode assembly (13) of the fuel cell (1) from causing obstructions in the operating media flow, it is provided according to the invention that at least one of the bipolar plates (2, 3) projects farther into an operating media line (4) than the other of the bipolar plates (2, 3).. ... Volkswagen Ag

01/18/18 / #20180018074

Method and device for displaying information arranged in lists

In a method for displaying information, a portion of a list is displayed on a display area, which includes a plurality of list entries, and the displayed portion of the list is changed by a first operator action of a user, the entries of the list being run through consecutively by the first operator action. By a second operator action multiple list entries are skipped so as to reach a list entry that is not contained in the displayed portion of the list entries that were displayed while performing the second operator action. ... Volkswagen Ag

01/18/18 / #20180017626

Method and device for determining at least one state variable of a storage element for electrical energy

A method and an apparatus for determining at least one state variable of a storage element for electrical energy having at least one control device, at least one storage element for electrical energy, and at least one temperature sensor, wherein the temperature sensor detects the temperature of the storage element continuously or periodically, wherein the control device determines the state variable of the storage element at least based on the detected temperature, wherein the control device fills measurement gaps of the temperature sensor using data of a weather service, the data then is used in the determination of the at least one state variable.. . ... Volkswagen Ag

01/11/18 / #20180013165

Method for producing a catalytically coated membrane and membrane electrode assembly and fuel cell stack having same

The invention relates to a method for producing a catalyst coated membrane (19) for a fuel cell (10), wherein the catalyst coated membrane (19) has a membrane (11) and a catalyst layer (12, 13) of a catalytic material arranged on at least one of its flat sides, as well as a nonrectangular active area (20), which is restricted in one direction by two outer sides (30) opposite one another. The method comprises a continuous application of the catalytic material to a membrane material (33) while creating a constant coating width (b) such that an area (35) coated with the catalytic material corresponds to at least the active area (20). ... Volkswagen Ag

01/11/18 / #20180013154

Bipolar plate and fuel cell comprising a bipolar plate of this type

The invention relates to a bipolar plate (10) for a fuel cell (100), comprising—an internal coolant flow field (33), which comprises a coolant channel (43), and—a first and a second flat side (11, 12) with a first and second reactant flow field (31, 32) respectively, which has at least one first and second channel structure (41, 42) respectively, wherein—the first and the second channel structure (41, 42) each form a trunk channel (44) and branch channels (46), wherein the branch channels (46) branch off in a branching region (48) from the respective trunk channel (44), and a first intermediate region (51) is formed between the branch channels (46) of the first channel structure (31), and a second intermediate region (52) is formed between the branch channels (46) of the second channel structure (32), wherein normal projections of the first and second intermediate region (51, 52) onto a center plane (56) of the bipolar plate (10), which center plane is arranged between the two flat sides (11, 12) of the bipolar plate (10), partially overlap so that an overlapping region (53) is formed. It is provided that the coolant channel (43) extends from an outer region (54), which is located outside the first and second intermediate region (51, 52), into the overlapping region (53), crossing a transit region (55) in the process, wherein the transit region (55) is a subregion of the normal projection of the first intermediate region (51) onto the center plane, which projects from the overlapping region (53).. ... Volkswagen Ag

01/11/18 / #20180009436

Turned-wheel detection for yielding during low-speed lane changes

Systems, components, and methodologies are provided for improvements in operation of automotive vehicles by enabling monitoring analysis and reaction to subtle sources of information that aid in prediction and response of vehicle control systems across a range of automation levels. Such systems, components, and methodologies include wheel-turn detection equipment for detecting a wheel angle of another vehicle to trigger a vehicle control system to perform an operation based on the detected wheel angle of the other vehicle.. ... Volkswagen Ag

01/04/18 / #20180005460

Method for spectrally efficient determination of collective environmental information for cooperative and/or autonomous driving

A method for the acquisition of collective surroundings information for cooperative and/or autonomous driving. The method includes a vehicle equipped with an on-board unit and surroundings observation apparatus which produces a report about a detected vehicle not equipped with an on-board unit and transmits the report to the further vehicles which are moving or are located in the respective area. ... Volkswagen Ag

01/04/18 / #20180001721

Assisting method and docking assistant for coupling a motor vehicle to a trailer

An assist method for coupling a motor vehicle to a trailer, wherein the motor vehicle includes a trailer coupling, at least one camera, a display, and an electronic unit, and wherein the trailer includes a tow bar for the trailer coupling. The assist method captures a first image of at least one tow bar of a trailer by the camera, displays the first image on the display, selects a first region in the first image in which the tow bar is located, enlarges the selected first region to produce a second image, displays the second image on the display, selects a second region in the second image in which the tow bar is located, and determines a trajectory of the motor vehicle for coupling the trailer assuming that the tow bar is located in the second region.. ... Volkswagen Ag

12/28/17 / #20170368953

Electric charging of electric vehicles by adapter for signal conversion

An adapter having a chademo socket on its input side for receiving a charging station connector of a chademo charging station, a ccs connector on its output side for connection to an electric vehicle, and an electronic circuit logic which embeds signal states entering via the chademo socket into a can message and to provide them as an output signal.. . ... Volkswagen Ag

12/28/17 / #20170368938

Finger strip and use of said finger strip

The present disclosure relates to an infotainment system, to a locomotion vehicle, and to a user interface. The user interface may comprise: an input device for detecting swipe gestures of a user guided by a structure in respect of two dimensions, called “finger strip” in the following, a display device, and an evaluating unit. ... Volkswagen Ag

12/14/17 / #20170358409

Actuation device

An actuating apparatus having a signal transmitter and a mechanical operating element, wherein the mechanical operating element includes a first position that is stable over time and a second position that is stable over time, wherein the mechanical operating element, in the case of a movement from the first position that is stable over time into the second position that is stable over time, actuates the signal transmitter, and wherein the signal transmitter, upon actuation, causes a first signal change followed by a second signal change of an output signal, and an evaluation circuit detects an actuation of the mechanical operating element based on the first signal change and the second signal change.. . ... Volkswagen Ag

12/07/17 / #20170353880

Methods, apparatus and computer programs for capturing measurement results of mobile devices

Methods, apparatuses and computer programs for acquiring and providing measurement results from mobile devices. Disclosed is a method for providing information about a measurement result of a mobile device which includes obtaining a data message containing information about a measurement job. ... Volkswagen Ag

12/07/17 / #20170352901

Method for starting a fuel cell system and a fuel cell system

The invention relates to a starting method for a fuel cell system (100), particularly for an air/air start of the fuel cell system (100). The method enables the reduction of damaging half-cell voltages in the fuel cell stack (10) through voltage limitation by means of a dc voltage converter. ... Volkswagen Ag

12/07/17 / #20170351422

Transportation means, user interface and method for overlapping the display of display contents over two display devices

The invention relates to a transportation means, a user interface and a method for overlapping the display of display contents of a user interface of a transportation means. The method comprises the steps: displaying first display contents on a first display device of the transportation means; picking up a pre-defined user entry with respect to the first display contents and in response thereto; extending a first surface associated with the first display contents on a second display device of the transportation means.. ... Volkswagen Ag

12/07/17 / #20170350777

Method and apparatus for determining a driver's hand torque on a steering wheel of a vehicle

A method for determining a driver's manual torque at a steering wheel of a vehicle which includes sensing a steering angle speed by a steering angle sensor, sensing a steering torque by a steering torque sensor at a steering column connected to the steering wheel, estimating a driver's manual torque applied by a driver at the steering wheel based on the sensed steering angle speed and the sensed steering torque by a kalman filter by a controller, wherein during the estimation of the driver's manual torque a frictional torque is considered, and the frictional torque is estimated based on the steering torque which is sensed by the steering torque sensor, wherein the estimated frictional torque is taken into account as an interference factor during the estimation of the driver's manual torque in the kalman filter. Also disclosed is an associated device.. ... Volkswagen Ag

11/30/17 / #20170345308

Method for performing a cooperative driving maneuver

A method for performing a cooperative driving maneuver and a vehicle. The method performs a cooperative driving maneuver which includes determining, by a first vehicle, a driving maneuver to be carried out; receiving maneuver information pertaining to a planned driving maneuver of a second vehicle by the first vehicle receiving surroundings information by the first vehicle, stipulating, by the first vehicle based on the received maneuver information and the received surroundings information, a maneuver trajectory for the driving maneuver to be carried out, and performing the driving maneuver by the first vehicle using the stipulated maneuver trajectory. ... Volkswagen Ag

11/16/17 / #20170329340

Motor vehicle control apparatus and method for operating a control apparatus for autonomously driving a motor vehicle

. . A method for operating a control device for the autonomous guidance of a motor vehicle, wherein a nominal speed is predetermined as a driving speed to be set by the control device and another vehicle driving in front more slowly than the nominal speed is detected by a detection device of the control device, wherein a speed difference of a driving speed of the other vehicle with respect to the nominal speed is greater than zero but smaller than a predetermined maximum value. In this case, an accumulator value is set to a starting value and a current speed value of the speed difference is detected and depending on the speed value, an advantage value is formed and the advantage value is added to the accumulator value. ... Volkswagen Ag

11/16/17 / #20170327083

Method and system for secure access to a vehicle

A method for assessing a reliability of a determination of the relative position between a device for accessing a vehicle and the vehicle including transmitting a first radio signal from a first antenna of the vehicle; transmitting a second radio signal from a second antenna of the vehicle; receiving the first radio signal at the device and determining a first signal intensity; receiving the second radio signal at the device and determining a second signal intensity; determining, at the device or the vehicle, a relative position of the device and/or the vehicle and/or signal directions from which the radio signals have arrived at the device, based on the first signal intensity and the second signal intensity; determining a compatibility of the determined relative position and/or the signal directions with an arrangement of the first antenna and the second antenna at the vehicle to assess the reliability of relative position determination.. . ... Volkswagen Ag

11/16/17 / #20170327079

Method for triggering actions in a vehicle and vehicle for carrying out triggered actions

A method for triggering an action of a vehicle including changing a position of a device relative to the vehicle, detecting the change in the position of the device, and triggering a configurable action in the vehicle based on the detected change in the position of the device.. . ... Volkswagen Ag

11/16/17 / #20170326985

Fuel cell vehicle having a plurality of selectable operating modes

The invention relates to a fuel cell vehicle (200), in which the driver has more influence on the consumption and the dynamic of the vehicle (200). This is achieved by the fuel cell vehicle (200) comprising at least one sensor for detecting a first driver input and a control unit (60). ... Volkswagen Ag

11/09/17 / #20170325095

Methods, apparatus, and computer programs for providing a lock control signal for a mobile logistics destination

Methods, apparatuses and computer programs for providing a lock control signal for a mobile logistic destination including obtaining information about a delivery request, providing an authorization request for opening the mobile logistic destination, obtaining information about an authorization for opening the mobile logistic destination during the probable delivery period from the mobile device, obtaining information about a lock enquiry and delivery agent location information from a mobile device of a delivery agent for the delivery, obtaining logistic destination location information from the logistic destination, determining a delivery agent authorization for opening the mobile logistic destination, computing a delivery agent location difference between the logistic destination location information and the delivery agent location information, comparing a timestamp of the lock enquiry with the probable delivery period, determining the lock control signal for the mobile logistic destination, and providing the lock control signal for the mobile logistic destination.. . ... Volkswagen Ag

11/09/17 / #20170323562

Apparatus and method for a relay station for vehicle-to-vehicle messages

A device and to a method for a relay station for vehicle-to-vehicle messages. The relay station communicates using vehicle-to-vehicle messages via at least one antenna. ... Volkswagen Ag

11/09/17 / #20170320391

Output device of a motor vehicle and associated operating method

A method for operating an output apparatus of a motor vehicle performed by the output apparatus and including receiving a first consumption signal that indicates a consumption relating to a first form of energy measured in a first unit of measurement, receiving a second consumption signal that indicates a consumption relating to a second form of energy measured in a second unit of measurement, providing at least one reference element that indicates a respective predetermined standard consumption, displaying the at least one reference element on a display unit, and controlling a position of a consumption display element on the display unit based on the two consumption signals and, as a result, adjusting a relative position of the consumption display element with regard to the at least one reference element.. . ... Volkswagen Ag

10/26/17 / #20170309926

Fuel cell and motor vehicle

The invention concerns a fuel cell (100), comprising a stack (1) of alternating bipolar plates (113) and membrane electrode assemblies (114) as well as flow channels (104, 105) that are designed between a bipolar plate (113) and a membrane electrode assembly (114) and flow channels (104, 105) that are designed within a bipolar plate (113) as well as a motor vehicle with such a fuel cell. Provision is made that a surface (101) of at least a part of the flow channels (104, 105) that is overflowable by a fluid has, regarding its direction of extension at least in part a hydrophobic segment (101a) and a hydrophilic segment (101b) with regard to a cross-section of the flow channel (104, 105).. ... Volkswagen Ag

10/26/17 / #20170307386

Method and apparatus for comparing two maps with landmarks deposited therein

A method for comparing two maps with landmarks stored therein. The method includes comparing at least one portion of the first map with a corresponding portion in the second map, wherein a similarity between the portion of the first map and the corresponding portion in the second map is determined based on a correspondence between the landmarks respectively stored in the two portions, and wherein the similarity of the compared portion is expressed as a similarity value derived therefrom. ... Volkswagen Ag

10/12/17 / #20170295599

Bluetooth® connection setup and bluetooth® device

A method for receiving and outputting radio signals to set up a bluetooth® connection which includes receiving, within a predetermined period, at least two of the advertising data packets which originate from a device; determining starting times of the two advertising data packets; and outputting, after the predetermine period, of the device's own advertising data packets, at the device's own starting times which are selected so that the device's own advertising data packets do not chronologically overlap with advertising data packets which are output by the device after the predetermined period.. . ... Volkswagen Ag

10/12/17 / #20170295482

Method of transmitting information regarding an emergency between a mobile terminal and an emergency management site

Methods and devices for transmitting information regarding an emergency between a mobile terminal and an emergency control center. The method includes communicating first information regarding the emergency via a control channel of a mobile radio system between the mobile terminal and the emergency control center and communicating second information regarding the emergency via a speech channel of the mobile radio system between the mobile terminal and the emergency control center. ... Volkswagen Ag

10/12/17 / #20170291608

Method for the autonomous or partly autonomous execution of a cooperative driving maneuver

A method for autonomously or semi-autonomously carrying out a cooperative driving maneuver and a vehicle. Provision is made for a maneuvering vehicle which plans the execution of a driving maneuver to determine a maneuvering area of a road in which the driving maneuver is potentially executed, to communicate with one or more vehicles via vehicle-to-vehicle communication to detect one or more cooperation vehicles which will presumably be inside the maneuvering area during the execution of the driving maneuver, and to adapt its own driving behavior to the presumable driving behavior of the one or more cooperation vehicles to execute the planned driving maneuver. ... Volkswagen Ag

10/12/17 / #20170291562

Method, device, vehicle and central station for determining the actuality of a local user setting

A method, an apparatus, a vehicle and a control center for establishing an up-to-dateness of a local user setting. The method for a first information system establishes an up-to-dateness of a local user setting and includes determining a first data word based on the local user setting. ... Volkswagen Ag

10/05/17 / #20170285355

Method for representing items of information in a means of transportation, and instrument cluster for a motor vehicle

In a method for displaying items of information in a transportation device, the items of information are displayed in the form of hierarchical menu structures. A device for displaying items of information includes a control unit and a display unit for the stereoscopic and/or autostereoscopic display of items of information. ... Volkswagen Ag

09/28/17 / #20170280284

Device, method, and computer program for grouping devices by location

. . The method simplifies the formation of groups of devices in secure spaces. Such spaces may be passenger compartments of vehicles, and the passenger compartments can additionally be partitioned into zones. ... Volkswagen Ag

09/14/17 / #20170263957

Body structure element for a vehicle with integrated humidifier

The disclosure relates to a body structure element for increasing the stiffness and/or the crash performance of a body structure of a vehicle, comprising a first channel for a first gas flow with a first gas feed line and a first gas discharge line and comprising means for introducing moisture into the first gas stream. The disclosure relates, in other words, to the functional integration of a humidifier for a fuel cell system into a body structure element and preferably the functional integration of a humidifier for a fuel cell system into crash performance increasing element, in particular, an extrusion profile, and a body structural element. ... Volkswagen Ag

09/14/17 / #20170263956

Fuel cell system and method for operating a fuel cell system

The disclosure relates to a fuel cell system comprising a fuel cell stack for providing an electrical power pstack depending on a power demand, at least one auxiliary unit for operating the fuel cell stack with an electrical power consumption paux, at least one consumer with an electrical power request puse, and a control unit for regulating the power demand as well as a method for controlling such a fuel cell system. It is provided that the control unit is configured to selectively operate the fuel cell system in a first operating mode or in a second operating mode, whereby the fuel cell stack is turned off depending on the operating mode upon the falling below of an optimal efficiency degree operating point p(ηmax) of the fuel cell system or a minimum operating point pmin of the fuel cell stack. ... Volkswagen Ag

09/14/17 / #20170263944

Supported catalyst material for a fuel cell

The disclosure relates to a supported catalyst material for a fuel cell. This comprises an electrically conductive, carbon-based carrier material and catalytic structures deposited or grown on the carrier material with a multilayer structure. ... Volkswagen Ag

09/14/17 / #20170261991

Automated vehicle with optimized driving profiles

The present disclosure includes automated vehicles having optimized driving profiles including optimized speed profiles for execution between obstacles in consideration of economy of operation, and methods thereof.. . ... Volkswagen Ag

09/14/17 / #20170259832

Geofencing for auto drive route planning

A system of a semi-autonomous driving vehicle for transitioning from a semi-autonomous driving mode to a manual driving mode. A navigation system to determine a route to a destination. ... Volkswagen Ag

09/07/17 / #20170257759

Method and system for authenticating a user and a motor vehicle

A method for authenticating a user with respect to a facility, for example, with respect to a vehicle. A signal having an item of information relating to the user is injected into skin of the user by a transmitting device. ... Volkswagen Ag

08/31/17 / #20170250763

Method and apparatus for estimating an expected reception quality

A method and an apparatus for estimating an expected reception quality in an interval of time for car-to-x communication including a receiving device for acquiring data packets and a memory, wherein the memory stores at least one empirically determined variable for reception patterns of data packets in a first interval of time, which variable indicates or can be used to determine how high the probability is of a data packet or n data packets being successfully received in a subsequent, second interval of time, wherein the apparatus is designed so that the reception pattern is determined for a first interval of time before the interval of time and the associated probability for the interval of time is read from the memory, wherein a warning message is generated and/or a transmission parameter and/or a functionality of a driver assistance function is/are changed on the basis of the probability.. . ... Volkswagen Ag

08/24/17 / #20170244566

Component for connecting to a data bus, and methods for implementing a cryptographic functionality in such a component

A component for connecting to a data bus wherein the component implements at least one cryptographic functionality. Also disclosed is a method for implementing a cryptographic functionality in such a component. ... Volkswagen Ag

08/24/17 / #20170243073

Method and system to identify traffic lights by an autonomous vehicle

A method and system to determine whether a traffic light applies to a vehicle. Traffic light count, visibility duration and spatial position are analyzed to determine the applicability of a traffic light to a vehicle.. ... Volkswagen Ag

08/24/17 / #20170243011

Component for processing a protectable date and method for implementing a security function for protecting a protective date in such a component

A component for processing a datum requiring protection, which component implements at least one security function for protecting the datum requiring protection, and a method for implementing a security function for protecting a datum requiring protection in such a component. The datum requiring protection is assigned to a protection target class. ... Volkswagen Ag

08/10/17 / #20170230831

Methods, apparatus, and computer programs for providing a lock control signal for a mobile logistics destination

Methods, apparatuses and computer programs for providing a lock control signal for a mobile logistic destination including obtaining information about a delivery request, providing an authorization request for opening the mobile logistic destination, obtaining information about an authorization for opening the mobile logistic destination during the probable delivery period from the mobile device, obtaining information about a lock enquiry and delivery agent location information from a mobile device of a delivery agent for the delivery, obtaining logistic destination location information from the logistic destination, determining a delivery agent authorization for opening the mobile logistic destination, computing a delivery agent location difference between the logistic destination location information and the delivery agent location information, comparing a timestamp of the lock enquiry with the probable delivery period, determining the lock control signal for the mobile logistic destination, and providing the lock control signal for the mobile logistic destination.. . ... Volkswagen Ag

08/10/17 / #20170226301

Method for producing impregnated fiber structures

The invention relates to a process for the production of saturated fiber structures. The process includes (a) introduction of a fiber structure onto a conveyor belt; (b) application of a solution including monomer and optionally including activator, and optionally including catalyst in at least one line to the fiber structure; (c) passage of the fiber structure with the solution through at least one roll pair in which pressure is exerted on the fiber structure; and (d) cooling of the saturated fiber structure, so that the monomer solidifies.. ... Volkswagen Ag

08/03/17 / #20170222235

Humidifier, plate, device, and motor vehicle

A humidifier, a device including a fuel cell, and a motor vehicle. The humidifier of the includes at least one humidifying duct and is designed in such a way that a first gas to be humidified can be conducted in the humidifying duct in a direction of flow and, separated by a water-permeable material, past a humidifying second gas so that water is transferred from the second gas to the first gas. ... Volkswagen Ag

08/03/17 / #20170219714

Method for determining a desired trajectory for a first traffic user, in particular for a motor vehicle, for a route section

A method for determining a desired trajectory for a first road user for a route section. A process involves at least one trajectory that the at least one second road user has used to cover the route section being ascertained by one or more sensors. ... Volkswagen Ag

07/27/17 / #20170210377

Method and device for handing over a motor vehicle to the driver during an automatic parking space-leaving maneuver

A method and a device for handing over a motor vehicle to the driver during an automatic parking space-leaving maneuver performed by an automatic parking function. The method includes receiving an external parking space-leaving signal reflecting the driver's wish to get the motor vehicle out of the parking space, initializing the parking space-leaving maneuver and supplying an operating voltage to all vehicle components as a result of the reception of the parking space-leaving signal, carrying out the parking space-leaving maneuver from a parked position into a target position, switching off the voltage supply to predetermined vehicle components once the target position has been reached; and connecting the voltage supply to all vehicle components when the driver performs predetermined actions upon getting into the vehicle in the target position.. ... Volkswagen Ag

07/27/17 / #20170210358

Method and control device for self-braking a motor vehicle

A method for controlling self-braking of a motor vehicle wherein a collision detection device predicts an imminent collision and determines for the self-braking a ttb braking time at which the self-braking is to start, and a brake system is operated in a standby state in which the brake system reacts to a braking request of the collision detection device with activation of wheel brakes of the motor vehicle, wherein the brake system requires a dead travel time to generate for the first time a braking torque by the wheel brakes starting from the standby state, for the self-braking. The method provides that a time period value of the dead travel time is made available in the motor vehicle, and the wheel brakes are activated at a starting time when the imminent collision is detected.. ... Volkswagen Ag

07/13/17 / #20170200330

Intelligent logging

An on-board computing system for determining an opportune time to log data into a first memory. A sensor system collects data of a vehicle's environment. ... Volkswagen Ag

06/29/17 / #20170187050

Fuel cell unit including an exchangeable deionization device and a vehicle including such a fuel cell unit

A fuel cell unit having at least one fuel cell, a cooling circuit and a deionization device (10). The deionization device includes a housing (16) and a deionizing agent (11) located therein a vehicle is also provided having such a fuel cell unit. ... Volkswagen Ag

06/29/17 / #20170186257

Apparatus, method and computer program for controlling functions of a vehicle

Apparatuses, methods and computer programs for controlling functions of a vehicle. The apparatus for an information system of a vehicle includes a communication module for communication with a mobile device and a control module for controlling the communication module. ... Volkswagen Ag

06/29/17 / #20170186221

Multiple light source simulation in computer graphics

Light sources are simulated by using a surface normal perturbation method. A mesh representing the surface of an object and containing surface normals is provided. ... Volkswagen Ag

06/22/17 / #20170180381

Method for preventing deactivation of online services in a vehicle

A method for preventing deactivation of online services in a vehicle. The method includes generating a configuration message that contains details of what online services that are active in the vehicle cannot be deactivated, wherein the generation takes place on a computer unit that is at least temporarily connected to the vehicle; transmitting the configuration message to the vehicle; reading the configuration message in the vehicle; and disabling the option of deactivating online services in the vehicle in accordance with the configuration message.. ... Volkswagen Ag

06/22/17 / #20170180126

Method for implementing encrypted client-server communication

A method for implementing an encrypted client-server communication, wherein the server includes an entry point, service systems behind the entry point, and a secure system. The method includes incorporating common cryptographic material into the client and into the secure system, deriving key material from the common cryptographic material in the client for an encrypted communication between the client and a service system, deriving key material from the common cryptographic material in the secure system for an encrypted communication between the client and a service system, and transferring the key material into the service system or retaining the key material in the secure system.. ... Volkswagen Ag

06/22/17 / #20170179505

Humidifier with an integrated water separator for a fuel cell system, fuel cell system including a humidifier, and vehicle including same

A humidifier with an integrated water separator for a fuel cell system, including a housing with a first channel for a first gas stream and a second channel for a second gas stream, a humidifier area in which the first channel and the second channel are separated from one another by a water vapor-permeable membrane, and a collection container for collecting the deposited liquid water is provided. It is provided that a water separator for separating liquid water is situated in the humidifier area.. ... Volkswagen Ag

06/22/17 / #20170174257

Method and device for adapting a steering wheel angle of a steering wheel and a wheel steering angle of a wheel steering system in a motor vehicle

A method for adapting an actual steering wheel angle of a steering wheel and an actual wheel steering angle of a wheel steering system in a motor vehicle after an automated driving maneuver has been executed. The method includes detecting the actual steering wheel angle by a steering wheel angle-detection device and the actual wheel steering angle by a wheel steering angle-detection device, adapting the actual steering wheel angle by a steering wheel-actuation device and/or the actual wheel steering angle by a wheel steering-actuation device based on a transfer strategy within a predefined transfer time. ... Volkswagen Ag

06/22/17 / #20170174092

Mobile energy storage and method for providing energy to a consumer

A mobile energy store which includes a storage device which delivers energy stored therein to a load. The mobile energy store includes a receiving device which receives a request signal of the load. ... Volkswagen Ag

06/15/17 / #20170171893

Device, method, and computer program for establishing a communication link between an information system and a mobile device

Apparatuses, methods and computer programs for establishing a communication link between an information system and a mobile device. The apparatus for an information system includes a first communication module for communication with a computer infrastructure, a second communication module for communication with the mobile device, and a control module for controlling the first communication module and the second communication module. ... Volkswagen Ag

06/15/17 / #20170168505

Method and system for automatically controlling a following vehicle with a scout vehicle

A method and system for automatically controlling at least one following vehicle where a scout trajectory is produced for a scout vehicle and the scout vehicle is guided along an actual trajectory, the actual trajectory of the scout vehicle and scout environmental data is captured by scout sensors. A desired trajectory is produced for the following vehicle and following vehicle environmental data are captured by following vehicle sensors. ... Volkswagen Ag

06/15/17 / #20170168504

Method and system for automatically controlling a following vehicle with a scout vehicle

A method and system for automatically controlling at least one following vehicle, where a scout trajectory is produced for a scout vehicle and the scout vehicle is guided along the scout trajectory. Scout environmental data are captured by scout sensors and a desired trajectory is produced for the following vehicle. ... Volkswagen Ag

06/15/17 / #20170166256

Auxiliary frame for a vehicle and method for producing an auxiliary frame

A subframe for a vehicle for supporting at least one wheel-controlling component, wherein the subframe has at least one shell element, wherein the subframe has or forms at least one mount section for the mounting of a transverse link element, wherein a first subsection of the mount section has or forms at least one first passage opening for receiving a fastening mechanism for the transverse link element, wherein a further subsection of the mount section is a section which is bent relative to the first subsection. Also disclosed is a method for producing a subframe.. ... Volkswagen Ag

06/15/17 / #20170166207

Method and system for automatically controlling a following vehicle with a front vehicle

A method for automatically controlling a following vehicle. A leading vehicle is guided along an actual trajectory, and a desired trajectory is produced for the following vehicle. ... Volkswagen Ag

06/15/17 / #20170166079

Electric voltage system and method for distributing electrical power in an electric voltage system

An electrical power supply network for a motor vehicle, including at least one high-voltage battery and one low-voltage battery, wherein at least one dc/dc converter is arranged between the high-voltage battery and the low-voltage battery, which is designed such that the high-voltage battery charges the low-voltage battery, and at least one solar module, which is connected to the low-voltage battery via a dc/dc converter, wherein at least one control device is associated with the low-voltage battery which is designed such that an soc value of the low-voltage battery is ascertained, wherein during a vehicle standstill, the high-voltage battery is charged from the low-voltage battery via a dc/dc converter until the soc value of the low-voltage battery reaches a first threshold value. Also disclosed is a method for distributing electrical energy in such a power supply network.. ... Volkswagen Ag

06/08/17 / #20170163082

Electric voltage system and method for charging a battery of an electric voltage system

A high-voltage electrical system having at least one high-voltage battery and one solar module, wherein the high-voltage battery may be galvanically isolated from a voltage connection via at least one switch between a terminal of the high-voltage battery and the voltage connection, wherein at least one control device is associated with the high-voltage battery, which is designed such that the at least one control device generates at least control commands for the switch, wherein at least one dc/dc converter is arranged between the solar module and the high-voltage battery, which is designed such that the high-voltage battery is charged by the solar module, wherein the at least one dc/dc converter is designed as a galvanically isolated dc/dc converter, wherein the outputs of the dc/dc converter are directly connected to the high-voltage battery. Also disclosed is a method for charging a high-voltage battery by a solar module.. ... Volkswagen Ag

06/08/17 / #20170158193

Method and apparatus in a motor vehicle for automated driving

A method for the automated driving of a motor vehicle which provides environment data, detects objects in the environment data, selects a current scenario by a scenario-interpretation apparatus on the basis of the detected objects, wherein a scenario has at least one elementary situation which is assigned at least one monitoring region and an enable criterion as attributes, and in addition successively for each of the elementary situations of the current scenario, estimates a destination point, plans a trajectory to the destination point by a maneuver-planning apparatus, interrogates information about a monitoring region from the environment-perception apparatus by the scenario-interpretation apparatus, checks for the presence of the at least one enable criterion by the scenario-interpretation apparatus, and if the at least one enable criterion is satisfied, automated driving along the trajectory as far as the destination point by a controller. Also disclosed is an associated device.. ... Volkswagen Ag

06/01/17 / #20170155159

Fuel cell device having a water-transferring anode gas path, and method for operating a fuel cell

A fuel cell device (1) including an anode-gas path (3) and a method for operating a fuel cell device (1). In order to wet an anode of the fuel cell device (1) in a simple manner, an anode-gas drainage section (13) of the fuel cell device (1) is connected to an anode-gas supply section (7) of the fuel cell device (1) in a water-conducting manner and water is added to an anode-gas that is carried to the fuel cell (2).. ... Volkswagen Ag

05/18/17 / #20170142725

Apparatus, method, and computer program for frequency band selection

Apparatuses, a method, and a computer program for influencing the selection of a frequency band for wireless communication with a mobile station. Disclosed is an apparatus, method, and computer program for controlling a frequency band selection for wireless communication with a mobile station in a wireless local area network—wlan—, wherein at least a first and a second frequency band are selectable, the first and second frequency bands each having multiple transmission channels; and having a transmission circuit for transmitting at least one command to the mobile station that asks the mobile station to change from the first to the second frequency band, or vice versa.. ... Volkswagen Ag

05/18/17 / #20170142724

Apparatus, method, and computer program for frequency band selection

Apparatuses and methods for influencing the selection of a frequency band for wireless communication with a mobile station. The apparatus includes a transmission circuit that sends a beacon signal at a first transmission power in the frequency band. ... Volkswagen Ag

05/18/17 / #20170141417

Fuel cell system and method for recirculating water in a fuel cell system

A fuel cell system (1) in which a water separator (110) for separating liquid water from an exhaust gas (6, 4) of a fuel cell (10) of the fuel cell system (1) is fluid-mechanically coupled into an exhaust gas path (32, 22) of the fuel cell system. A water recirculator (120) is fluid-mechanically coupled into the fuel cell system (1), with the aid of which at least a portion of the water of the water separator (110) is once again providable to the fuel cell (10). ... Volkswagen Ag

05/04/17 / #20170125827

Cathode supply for a fuel cell

A cathode supply (30) for a fuel cell (10) of a fuel cell unit (1) for a fuel cell system is provided, the cathode supply (30) including a cathode supply path (31) and a cathode exhaust gas path (32) and at least two fluid pumping devices (33, 133) for pumping a cathode operating medium (5) for the fuel cell (10) are fluido-mechanically coupled into the cathode supply path (31), at least one first fluid pumping device (133) of the at least two fluid pumping devices (33, 133) being drivable only on the basis of an enthalpy in a cathode exhaust gas (6) of the fuel cell (10). A fuel cell unit for a vehicle, in particular, an electric vehicle, a fuel cell system for a vehicle, in particular, an electric vehicle, or a vehicle in particular an electric vehicle, the fuel cell unit, the fuel cell system, or the vehicle including a cathode supply (30) is provided.. ... Volkswagen Ag

04/27/17 / #20170118724

Device, method, and computer program for a transceiver system

An apparatus, a method, and a computer program for a transceiver system having a first communications module for communication in a first mobile radio system and a second communications module for communication in a second radio system. The apparatus has a control module to adapt a transmission power used in the first mobile radio system on the basis of an activity of the second communications module in the second mobile radio system.. ... Volkswagen Ag

04/27/17 / #20170117618

Apparatus, method, and computer program for a vehicle having at least one indoor antenna and at least one external antenna

An apparatus, a method, and a computer program for a vehicle having at least one interior antenna and at least one exterior antenna. The apparatus includes a transceiver module for communication via a frequency band and a control module to control the transceiver module. ... Volkswagen Ag

04/27/17 / #20170117562

Fuel cell device with a flushing gas path

A fuel cell device (1) having a fuel cell (2) with a housing (7) and, accommodated therein, a membrane-electrode assembly (6) with a cathode and an anode, having a cathode gas path (3) that serves to transport a cathode gas and that extends through the membrane-electrode assembly (6) on the cathode side, and having a flushing gas path (5) that serves to transport a flushing gas to flush the housing (7) during operation and that extends through the housing (7) is provided. It is provided that a section of the flushing gas path (5) runs through the cathode gas path (3). ... Volkswagen Ag

04/20/17 / #20170111487

Method and device for external operation of a device

A method for external use of a device having a wireless communication interface by a program of a mobile device. External use is possible only when a key device serving as an authentication token communicates with the program. ... Volkswagen Ag

04/20/17 / #20170111353

Method for certification by a control unit of a vehicle

A method for performing certification by a control device of a vehicle including generating a first signed certificate, which has at least one public key, and generating an associated private key; single-time introduction of the first signed certificate and of the associated private key into the control device; producing a second certificate; signing a further public key in the control device, using the private key and the second certificate; and making available the signed further public key together with the first signed certificate.. . ... Volkswagen Ag

04/20/17 / #20170111332

Method and system for asymmetric key derivation

A method for asymmetrical key derivation by a signing entity for a terminal including introducing identical cryptographic material into the signing entity and into the terminal; deriving in each case a private key from the cryptographic material in the signing entity and in the terminal; calculating in each case a public key from the private key in the signing entity and in the terminal; generating a signature and/or a signed public key in the signing entity; transferring the signature and/or the signed public key from the signing entity into the terminal; and appending the signature of the signing entity to the public key in the terminal.. . ... Volkswagen Ag

04/20/17 / #20170111178

Method for protected communication of a vehicle

A method for protected communication by a vehicle which includes generating a key pair consisting of a private key and a public key and/or of one or more symmetric keys for the vehicle or for a controller of the vehicle in the area of influence of the vehicle manufacturer, generating a first certificate using the key pair, introducing the key pair and the first certificate and/or the symmetric key into the vehicle or the controller, authenticating the vehicle or the controller to a new communication partner by generation of a new key pair for this communication path and sending a signed message together with the certificate, and authenticating a new communication partner to the vehicle or the controller using a signed message and a public key, which are produced by the new communication partner on the basis of a certification by the vehicle manufacturer.. . ... Volkswagen Ag

04/20/17 / #20170110739

Bipolar plate and fuel cell comprising a bipolar plate of this type

A bipolar plate for a fuel cell, including a profiled anode plate and a profiled cathode plate, each having an active region and two distribution regions for feeding and discharging operating media to and from the active region, and each distribution region having a main anode-gas port for supplying and evacuating fuel, a main cathode-gas port for supplying and evacuating oxidant and a main coolant port for supplying and evacuating coolant, the ports being arranged along a lateral edge of the bipolar plate. The plates are stacked so that the bipolar plate has channels interconnecting the main operating media ports of both distribution regions, and the distribution regions have at least one overlapping section, in which the channels overlap such that they do not form fluidic connections. ... Volkswagen Ag

04/13/17 / #20170105235

Configuration of connectivity before getting into a vehicle

The configuration of a wireless communication link between a mobile device and a vehicle including authentication of the mobile device, automatic adjustment of a configuration of the mobile device for the wireless communication link on the basis of the authentication, and automatic adjustment of a configuration of the vehicle.. . ... Volkswagen Ag

04/13/17 / #20170103587

System and method for controlling vehicle data

A method for controlling data acquired from vehicles, wherein case data are anonymized and provides data reduction. Control exists between the units of each vehicle, between the vehicles and a backend of the system, between the units of the backend, and also between the units of the backend and at least one external service provider. ... Volkswagen Ag

04/13/17 / #20170101107

Method for determining the activity of a driver of a motor vehicle and the adaptive response time and a corresponding assistance system

A method for determining an adaptive reaction time of a driver of a motor vehicle, wherein the adaptive reaction time is determined from the activity of the driver by determining the driving behavior of a vehicle driving ahead by a surroundings sensor system, determining activities of the driver of the motor vehicle, determining chronological correlations between the driving behavior of the vehicle driving ahead and the activities of the driver, and determining the driver's activity from the chronological correlations. The method is applied in assistance systems with observation of the surroundings in front of the motor vehicle, in which systems the driver's reaction time is used to determine a warning time.. ... Volkswagen Ag

04/06/17 / #20170098836

Fuel cell

A fuel cell (10) including at least one membrane assembly (13) arranged between at least two polar plates (14) of the fuel cell (10) is provided. The fuel cell (10) has at least one pair (25) of flow regions situated outside an active region (16) of the membrane assembly (13), the pair having overlapping flow regions (20) on both sides of the membrane assembly (13). ... Volkswagen Ag

03/23/17 / #20170084927

Catalyst layer for a fuel cell and method for the production thereof

A catalyst layer (20) for a fuel cell and to a method suitable for producing the catalyst layer (20). The catalyst layer (20) includes a catalyst material (22) containing a catalytic material (24) and optionally porous carrier material (23) on which the catalytic material (24) is supported. ... Volkswagen Ag

03/23/17 / #20170083176

Method and device for controlling the selection of media files for playback

In a method for controlling the selection of media files for playback, graphical objects are displayed, and each media file is assigned to one graphical object in each case. In addition, first probabilities, by which the media files are selected for playback, are indicated in the method via a feature of the graphical objects. ... Volkswagen Ag

03/23/17 / #20170083021

Method and apparatus for determining a desired trajectory for a vehicle

A method for automatic determination and/or monitoring of a target trajectory for a vehicle by which a starting point corresponding to the current position of the vehicle is connected to a target point. The method includes determining different trajectories of the vehicle that connect the starting point to the target point, detecting a further target trajectory for each road user, wherein each of the further target trajectories connects the starting point of the respective road user to a target point corresponding to the respective road user, determining the trajectories of the vehicle as collision-free trajectories that do not result in a collision with one of the further road users if the respective road user is moving on the target trajectory, and determining and/or monitoring the target trajectory of the vehicle depending on the collision-free trajectories of the vehicle.. ... Volkswagen Ag

03/23/17 / #20170080853

Early detection of turning and automatic response by the vehicle

A system and method for early detection of turning intent and automatic actuation of a turn signal in a vehicle is provided. The system has an image recognition system and turn determination unit for identifying turn predictors and processing them to determine if a turn is about to happen. ... Volkswagen Ag

03/09/17 / #20170070602

Process for wireless connection of mobile devices

A device for a vehicle for setting up a wireless communication link to a mobile apparatus. The device includes a radio device and detects time periods during which a respective mobile apparatus from group of mobile apparatuses is located within range of the radio device for setting up the wireless communication link. ... Volkswagen Ag

03/09/17 / #20170066407

Method and device for actuating a closing element for a vehicle

A method for actuating a closing element of a vehicle including optically detecting when an object approaches a point in an area; searching for a smart key which is authorized for the vehicle only if an approach of an object has already been detected; activating additional sensors only when the smart key is found; collecting information by the additional sensor; and actuating the closure element if the collected information meets at least one predetermined requirement.. . ... Volkswagen Ag

03/02/17 / #20170062850

Anode-cathode supply device

An anode-cathode supply device for a fuel cell of a fuel cell system, including an anode supply system and a cathode supply system, which may be brought into a fluid communication with each other with the aid of an overflow line situated therebetween and through an overflow valve, the overflow valve being designed as an nc overflow valve, the nc overflow valve being closed in a de-energized state of the nc overflow valve and at a balanced pressure ratio at the nc overflow valve is provided. A method for supplying an operating medium or a device for supplying an operating medium, in particular hydrogen, from an anode to a cathode of a fuel cell of a fuel cell system, preferably a vehicle, in particular an electric vehicle, chronologically during and/or after the fuel cell is deactivated is also provided. ... Volkswagen Ag

02/23/17 / #20170054166

Fuel cell system and method for operating such a system

A fuel cell system (100), including a fuel cell (10), which has a cathode input (25) and a cathode output (27); a cathode supply path (24) situated upstream from the cathode input (25) and connected thereto; a cathode exhaust gas path (26) situated downstream from the cathode output (27) and connected thereto; a conveying means (32) situated in the cathode supply path (24) for conveying a cathode gas flow (gs_k) into the cathode input (25) and/or an adjustable exhaust gas throttle means (36), situated in the cathode exhaust gas path (26), for influencing a flow resistance of the cathode exhaust gas path (26); and a regulating device (46), configured to regulate the cathode gas flow (gs_k) and/or a cathode pressure (p_k) is provided. Also, a method (999) for operating a fuel cell system (100) of this type is provided.. ... Volkswagen Ag

02/16/17 / #20170048368

Device for coupling a mobile communications unit with a motor vehicle

A device for coupling a mobile communications unit with a motor vehicle may be placed between a driver seat and a passenger seat of the motor vehicle and includes a surface on which the mobile communications unit may be placed. An antenna is adapted to emit and/or receive a radio signal for the near field communication with the mobile communications unit.. ... Volkswagen Ag

02/16/17 / #20170046957

Apparatus for determining the degree of shade of a parking position for a vehicle

An apparatus for determining a degree of shade for a parking position for a vehicle having a sensor device which determines an outside temperature and an interior temperature for the vehicle. The apparatus also includes an evaluation device which takes the outside temperature and the interior temperature as a basis for determining whether the vehicle is in a shaded or sunny parking position and a transmission device which sends information about the degree of shade for the parking position of the vehicle to a processing device.. ... Volkswagen Ag

02/09/17 / #20170041760

Method and device for adjustment of at least one parameter of a communication system

A method for adapting at least one parameter of a communication system between two subscribers, wherein at least one subscriber is mobile, in which case a current position of the mobile subscriber is determined at a time and a channel quality for a future time is estimated on the basis of the current position using an environmental model, wherein at least one parameter is changed at the future time on the basis of the estimation. Also disclosed is an apparatus.. ... Volkswagen Ag

02/09/17 / #20170040627

Fuel cell system as well as a vehicle having such a fuel cell system

A fuel cell system (100) having a fuel cell stack (10) and a fuel cell cooling system (40) to cool the fuel cell stack (10), including a coolant path (4) into which the fuel cell stack (10) is integrated so as to transfer heat and in which at least one cooler (43) or heat exchanger is arranged. It is provided that the at least one cooler (43) or heat exchanger that does not have shock-hazard protection is interconnected so as to establish equipotential bonding (47), whereby at least one control element is arranged in the connection of the at least one cooler (43) or heat exchanger to equipotential bonding (47). ... Volkswagen Ag

02/09/17 / #20170039785

Method for determining the cause of failure in a vehicle

A method for determining a cause of fault in a vehicle. The method involves a fault report being received on a server outside the vehicle and a cause of fault being determined in the server based on the fault report and load collective data from the vehicle and/or based on the fault report and vehicle condition variables from the vehicle.. ... Volkswagen Ag

02/09/17 / #20170039097

Method and system for processing multimodal input signals

A method and a system for processing multimodal input signals, wherein the system includes a merging unit which receives instruction messages from a sensor data evaluation device, which messages each indicate an instruction which can be executed by an application which can be coupled to the merging unit. For at least two of the instruction messages, the merging unit respectively generates a candidate object for the instruction message, the candidate object respectively indicating the instruction and respectively including a validity time specification of the candidate object. ... Volkswagen Ag








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