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Connection module for an electrical energy storage device, and power supply system

A connection module for an electrical energy storage device of a motor vehicle includes a first connection element and a second connection element for connecting to the electrical energy storage device and to a traction network. The connection module includes busbars which connect the first connection element and the second connection element to one another. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

Method and apparatus for increasing safety for remote triggering, and motor vehicle

A method and apparatus for a motor vehicle to increase safety for remote triggering and a motor vehicle having such an apparatus. Data are received from a second device, from which there is a communication link to a first device. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

Method, control apparatus and vehicle

A transmitter which emits at least two electromagnetic fields. An amplitude of each of the at least two electromagnetic fields has an anisotropy in one plane. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

Tank venting system for a motor vehicle as well as motor vehicle and method for operating a tank venting system

A tank venting system (14) for a motor vehicle (10) has a filter (16) to filter a venting gas (15) of a fuel tank (12) of the motor vehicle (10), a pump (25) to generate a flushing air stream (29) in order to flush the filter (16), and a control unit (30) that, for purposes of performing a leak test, is configured to detect a pressure signal (34) that is dependent on the gas pressure (p) present in the fuel tank (12) and to check whether the pressure signal (34) meets a prescribed leakage criterion (33). The pump (25) is fluidically interconnected between the filter (16) and a shut-off valve (26), whereby the shut-off valve (26) is configured to fluidically couple the pump (25) to an inlet site (27) of a fresh air system (19) of an internal combustion engine (11) of the motor vehicle (10), and whereby the control unit (30) is configured to operate the pump (25) for flushing the filter (16) as well as for performing the leak test.. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

Method for predicting a phase position of a camshaft

A method for predicting a future camshaft position includes approximating a regulating circuit or a part of a regulating circuit that includes at least an adjusting device by a transfer function, and ascertaining a future camshaft position on the basis of the transfer function. An engine control unit is also provided.. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

Protection element for a vehicle seat, vehicle seat

A tarpaulin-shaped protection element for a backrest of a vehicle seat having at least one securing hook in a single piece with the protection element and which is used to secure the protection element to a strut structure of a vehicle seat. The protection element includes at least one cut-away tab bent outwards from a plane of the protection element and has a free end for forming the securing hook. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

Method and device for operating a seat ventilation device, seat ventilation device

A method for operating a seat ventilation device having at least one blower and at least one ventilation opening arranged in a seat surface and having an air-ventilation connection to the blower, wherein the blower is actuated to set a setpoint rotational speed, and wherein the setpoint rotational speed is adapted as a function of a current state value of the blower which depends on a volume flow conveyed by the blower. The adapted rotational speed is selected from a characteristic diagram as a function of the current state value, wherein the characteristic diagram is/has been produced as a function of a predefined acoustic limiting value.. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

Method and device for interacting with a graphical user interface

In a method for interacting with a graphical user interface, the graphical user interface is depicted with at least one image object on a display device. The viewing direction and the position of a user of the graphical user interface depicted on the display device is determined, and an image object viewed by the user that is depicted on the graphical user interface is determined from the detected viewing direction and position of the user. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

Lighting device for a motor vehicle

A lighting device for a motor vehicle has a ventilating device for ventilating the interior of the lighting device. The ventilating device has at least one separate component which is connected to a lower housing wall of the lighting device in the region of a ventilation opening in the housing wall, and through which component external air can pass into the interior. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

Internal combustion engine and method for assembling an internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine includes an engine housing and a valve drive with a camshaft, a phase adjuster operatively connected to the camshaft, and an actuator for actuating the phase adjuster. The phase adjuster and the actuator delimit an interior space. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

Method and apparatus for connecting components made of different materials

A method connects at least two components made of different materials by thermal joining. The two components include a first component made of a material that is suitable for thermal joining and a second component made of a material that cannot be processed using the thermal joining method of the first component. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

Electrical machine including a magnetic flux weakening apparatus

An electric machine includes a rotor having a magnetic field generating device for generating a magnetic flux. A flux changing apparatus of the electric machine includes an axially displaceable body that is disposed axially outside the magnetic field generating device for changing a magnetic flux within a gap between the rotor and a stator in dependence upon an axial position of the body relative to the rotor. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

Method for operating a hybrid vehicle and hybrid vehicle

A hybrid vehicle has a drive comprising an internal combustion engine, has an energy converter comprising an electric machine that can be operated for recuperation purposes, and has a control unit that is operatively connected to an operating element, to the drive and to the energy converter. The hybrid vehicle glides when the drive is not in the propulsion mode of operation and with an electric motor operated in a recuperation intensity stage in a first drive state. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

Method for plausibility checking of measured values of a mobile device

A method for plausibility checking of measured values of a mobile device wherein sensor equipment of the mobile device generates at least one measured value, at least two pieces of information regarding the at least one measured value are received from the mobile device via a communication service, and the at least one measured value is checked for plausibility based on the at least two pieces of information.. . ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

05/10/18 / #20180131253

Housing configuration for an electric machine with cooling jacket

A housing configuration for an electric machine includes a housing having a stator receiving region with a wall. A stator is disposed in the stator receiving region of the housing and a sleeve is pushed onto the stator. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

05/10/18 / #20180129214

Determining a trajectory for a vehicle

A method for automatically determining a trajectory for a vehicle, wherein the trajectory connects a starting point, which corresponds to the current position of the vehicle, to a target point. The trajectory determination process includes determining multiple intermediate points; determining at least a first partial trajectory, which connects the starting point to one of the intermediate points; determining multiple second partial trajectories, which connect the target point to one of the intermediate points in each case; determining the trajectory by selecting one of the at least one first partial trajectories and one of the second partial trajectories; actuating at least one component of the vehicle based on the determined trajectory; and ending at least two partial trajectories at each intermediate point.. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

05/10/18 / #20180128190

Method for switching, in an efficiency-optimized manner, a four-stroke internal combustion engine including a plurality of cylinders and a fully variable valve train between a full cylinder operation and a partial cylinder operation

A method for operating a four-stroke internal combustion engine is provided. The internal combustion engine can be switched over between a full cylinder operation and a partial cylinder operation. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

05/10/18 / #20180126837

Hybrid drive module for a motor vehicle

A hybrid drive module for a motor vehicle includes at least one clutch and at least one electric machine. The clutch has an outer disk carrier and an inner disk carrier. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

05/03/18 / #20180119769

Hydraulic vibration damper

A hydraulic vibration damper having an inner tube arranged in a container; a piston arranged such that it is axially movable in the inner tube and the internal space of which is divided into a first working chamber and a second working chamber; a sealing element via which the piston rests against the inner tube in order to seal the first and second working chambers against one joining the first and second working chambers and arranged on the piston; and a bottom valve arranged on an axial end section of the inner tube in order to join the second working chamber to a compensation space formed between the container and the inner tube. The bottom valve projects axially into the second working chamber with a section. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

05/03/18 / #20180118161

Actuation of a locking element for a vehicle using an ultrasound sensor

A method to actuate a locking element for a vehicle including detecting a movement of an object using an optical sensor, activating an ultrasound sensor in accordance with the detected movement, detecting a gesture using the ultrasound sensor, and actuating the locking element in accordance with the detected gesture.. . ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

04/19/18 / #20180105041

Method and device for a high-voltage energy system of a vehicle

A method for a high-voltage energy system of a vehicle wherein a pre-accident error state is determined which shows the current existing error of the high-voltage energy system prior to the time of an accident. Then an accident event is determined. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

04/12/18 / #20180100451

Air charge determination method, engine control unit and internal combustion engine

A method for determining a quantity of air within a cylinder of an internal combustion engine includes the steps of scaling an intake manifold pressure and an exhaust gas pressure in dependence on an actual ambient air pressure and a standard ambient air pressure in order to provide a scaled intake manifold pressure and a scaled exhaust gas pressure, implementing an air charge calculating algorithm produced under a standard ambient air pressure operating condition, in order to determine a standard quantity of air based on the scaled intake manifold pressure and the scaled exhaust gas pressure, and scaling the standard quantity of air in dependence on the actual ambient air pressure and the standard ambient air pressure in order to calculate the quantity of air within the cylinder of the internal combustion engine. An engine control unit and a method for controlling an internal combustion engine are also provided.. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

04/12/18 / #20180100224

Method for the hot forming of a steel component

A method for hot forming a steel component is provided. The steel component is heated into a range of complete or partial austenitization in a heat treatment step. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

04/12/18 / #20180099567

Method for recharging an electrical energy storage device of a hybrid vehicle, drive unit for a hybrid vehicle, and hybrid vehicle

In a method for recharging an electrical energy storage device of a hybrid vehicle, the hybrid vehicle includes an internal combustion engine, first and second electric machines, and a drive shaft, the internal combustion engine and the first electric machine are directly mechanically coupled, the second electric machine and the drive shaft are directly mechanically coupled, and the internal combustion engine and the drive shaft are variably mechanically coupled by a gear device. A drive unit for a hybrid vehicle includes an electrical energy storage device, an internal combustion engine, first and second electric machines, and a drive shaft, wherein the internal combustion engine and the first electric machine are directly mechanically coupled, the second electric machine and the drive shaft are directly mechanically coupled, and the internal combustion engine and the drive shaft are variably mechanically coupled by a gear device. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

04/05/18 / #20180097390

Battery disconnecting device

A battery disconnecting device has a first input and a second input to which a battery can be connected, whereby the disconnecting device also has a first output and a second output to which an electric component can be connected, whereby at least one first circuit breaker is arranged between the first input and the first output, and at least one second circuit breaker is arranged between the second input and the second output, whereby the first circuit breaker is at least a transistor and the second circuit breaker is a relay.. . ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

04/05/18 / #20180094647

Compressor, exhaust gas turbocharger and internal combustion machine

A compressor for an internal combustion machine includes a compressor impeller rotatably mounted in a compressor casing. A circumferential step is integrated into a wall which delimits an intake section disposed upstream of the compressor impeller in an operating flow direction of a gas to be compressed. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

03/29/18 / #20180086388

Two-track vehicle

A two-track vehicle having a chassis on the lower face of which a component is arranged that is sensitive to scraping the road surface, the outer contour jutting out downward from the lower face of the chassis in the direction of the road surface by an offset variable and the component being covered by a base portion of a cover element to protect the component from scraping the road surface. At least one edge portion of the base portion of the cover element is laterally extended in a vehicle transverse direction, the edge portion forming a scraper stop that juts out downward from the cover element base portion in a direction onto the road surface by a vertical offset so that, when the lower face of the vehicle scrapes the road surface, the cover element base portion remains substantially out of contact with an interference contour on the road surface.. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

03/29/18 / #20180085846

Method and device for joining a composite sheet metal component to a functional element

In order to further improve a method for joining a multilayer component (10) to another component (11) in a way that allows the multilayer component (10) to be mechanically and electrically joined to other elements, it is provided that an intermediate layer (14) of the multilayer component (10) be displaced in the region of the joining site (32), and that the two outer structural elements (12, 13) of the multilayer component be joined to one another by applying an electric voltage; and that the other component (11) be joined as a fastening element to the multilayer component (10) in the region of the joining site (32).. . ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

03/22/18 / #20180081055

Sensor system, motor vehicle, and method for cleaning an ultrasonic sensor

The invention relates to a sensor system for distance measuring for a motor vehicle, comprising at least one ultrasonic sensor with a sensor housing and at least one membrane with a membrane diameter that is capable of being electrically stimulated into vibrations and a control unit for controlling the at least one membrane as well as for detecting vibrations of the at least one membrane, wherein the control unit is configured to stimulate in a measuring mode the at least one membrane into vibrations with a measuring frequency and a measuring amplitude. The control unit is configured to stimulate the at least one membrane in a cleaning mode into such vibrations that the sensor housing is set into vibrations with a housing amplitude that amounts to at least 1% of the membrane diameter. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

03/22/18 / #20180079360

Monitoring device for a motor vehicle

A monitoring device for a motor vehicle having at least one camera device and a display surface, wherein the camera device is arranged so that a lateral region of the motor vehicle is captured, wherein the monitoring device is embodied so that the recordings of the camera device are displayed on the display surface, wherein the monitoring device is embodied so that the recordings are projected onto a side window of the motor vehicle by projection optics or are displayed on a display on or in the side window.. . ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

03/08/18 / #20180069223

Battery unit and wiring unit for a battery unit

A battery unit includes multiple cell modules which are interconnected. The cell modules respectively include multiple battery cells. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

03/08/18 / #20180065565

Storage compartment for a vehicle interior trim

A storage compartment for an interior trim of a vehicle, comprising a storage-compartment bottom, which transitions at an inner corner region into a side wall raised up from the storage-compartment bottom and which is lined with an insertion mat, which forms a support surface for at least one small object, in particular coins. The insertion mat at least partially bounds at least one free deformation chamber. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

02/15/18 / #20180049138

Device and method for the power adjustment of a wlan network

A device for the power adjustment of a wlan network in a bounded space including a first wlan module in the space, which serves to communicate with at least one second wlan module located in the space, and at least one reference wlan module, wherein the reference wlan module is designed so that wlan signals from the first wlan module are received and a signal intensity is determined and transferred to the first wlan module, wherein the first wlan module is designed so the transmission power of the first wlan module is adjusted according to the transferred signal intensity from the reference wlan module so the received signal intensity at the reference wlan module is less than a specified threshold value. Also disclosed is a method for the power adjustment of a wlan network in a bounded space.. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

02/08/18 / #20180039409

Device and method for operating a device

A method for operating a device, wherein a graphical user interface is generated and displayed on a display area. The user interface has at least one operating object assigned to an application program for controlling the device. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

02/08/18 / #20180038268

Internal combustion machine, motor vehicle, and method for operating a motor vehicle

An internal combustion machine includes a combustion engine and a cooling system with a coolant pump, a main cooler, a heating heat exchanger, a bypass bypassing the heating heat exchanger, coolant channels, and a regulating device with an actuator for distributing a coolant depending on at least one local coolant temperature. When the actuator is actuated in a given direction, the regulating device allows a coolant flow through the combustion engine and the heating heat exchanger and prevents a coolant flow through the bypass and the main cooler in a first position; additionally allows a coolant flow through the bypass in a second position; and additionally allows a coolant flow through the main cooler in a third position. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

02/08/18 / #20180037087

Method and device for operating a climate control device of a vehicle

A method for operating an air-conditioning apparatus of a vehicle wherein the air-conditioning apparatus has at least three display modes including a status mode, a transition mode, and a setting mode. A current value of a setting parameter of the air-conditioning apparatus and whether an operating intention of a user exists are detected. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

01/25/18 / #20180026248

Electric connection device

A reliable contact is produced in a simple and inexpensive manner for an internal electric device surrounded by a housing. An electric connection device for a housing element of the housing has at least one external electric connection element on the housing element for connecting a supply line of the internal electric device to an external electric device outside the housing. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

01/25/18 / #20180023519

Device having an activated carbon canister and motor vehicle having such a device

A device having activated carbon canisters. A fuel tank used to supply fuel is vented into the activated carbon canisters that have, as activated carbon filters, carbon granules having large surfaces for temporarily adsorbing the hydrocarbon gases contained in the fuel tank emissions. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

01/18/18 / #20180018083

Method for operating a vehicle information system with at least a first and a second display area and vehicle information system

A method for operating a vehicle information system having at least a first display area and a second display area. An activation signal and a transition signal are received in succession. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

01/18/18 / #20180018080

Method for operating an operating system and operating system

A method for operating an operator control system, in which graphics data of a graphical user interface are produced, wherein the graphical user interface has a user interface extent along a first direction and a display unit displays a detail of the graphical user interface, wherein the detail has a detail extent along the first direction. The operator control system has at least two states, wherein each state has an associated specific detail of the graphical user interface. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

01/18/18 / #20180017462

Fluid measuring device and measuring head device for moisture detection, in particular in containers for fluid-sensitive electrical and/or electronic components in road vehicles

A fluid measuring device includes a measuring head device having a measuring head with separated and electrically insulated electrodes and measuring head contacts each connected to a respective electrode. A measuring circuit includes terminal contacts each connected to a respective measuring head contact. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

01/18/18 / #20180015829

Method for operating a vehicle information system and vehicle information system of a vehicle

A method for operating a vehicle information system of a vehicle, wherein an activation signal is received if a preparatory action of a user for putting the vehicle into operation is detected. Graphics data of an activation animation with a first display and a second display is generated as a function of the activation signal and is displayed in a display area. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

01/04/18 / #20180001926

Steering system for an automated driving process of a motor vehicle

A steering system for an automated driving process of a motor vehicle having at least one steering controller, a power electronics unit, apparatus for adjusting a steering angle, and an electric motor. The steering system includes a steering controller which generates steering control commands dependent on the data of a surroundings sensor system. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

01/04/18 / #20180001879

Electronic brake system for a compressed air braking system of a utility vehicle

An electronic brake system for a braking system of a utility vehicle having a brake encoder with at least one sensor for detecting positions of a brake pedal that is actuated by the driver of the utility vehicle and at least one valve that is mechanically actuated via the brake pedal, and which, as a result of the mechanical actuation, is moved from a pressure reduction position into at least one pressure-maintaining or pressure increase position, in which the valve admits at least one fluid flow for the actuation of at least one operating brake of the braking system, wherein the valve is assigned at least one control element that is different from the brake pedal, by which the valve is moved.. . ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

01/04/18 / #20180001789

Method and apparatus for adjusting at least a first movable seat element of a vehicle seat

The present invention relates to a method for adjusting at least a first movable seat element (2) of a vehicle seat 1, in which a graphic element (10) of the vehicle seat (1) to be adjusted is displayed with at least one graphic element (20) of the first seat element (2) on a display surface (13), in order to adjust the first seat element a first switching element and a second switching element are displayed on the display surface (13), wherein the first switching element comprises a first graphic arrow element (21) and the second switching element comprises a second graphic arrow element (22), which graphic arrow elements distinguish opposite directions for moving the first seat element (2), and on actuating the first switching element (21) a control signal is generated, by means of which the first seat element (2) is moved in a first direction (a) and, at the same time, the graphic element (20) of the first seat element (2) is moved. In addition, the invention relates to a device for carrying out this method.. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

12/28/17 / #20170373565

Electric motor and method of manufacturing the electric motor

. . An electric motor, particularly an engine of a motor vehicle, has a temperature sensor for monitoring the operating temperatures of a winding. The temperature sensor is inserted through a radial through-hole at the periphery of the insulation element into a recess which is delimited between a shaped-out portion on the corresponding projection of the insulation element and the winding. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

12/28/17 / #20170371507

Method and system for selecting an operation mode for a vehicle

A method for selecting an operating mode for a vehicle which has at least two operating modes. Graphics data of a graphic user interface are generated and output, wherein the graphic user interface includes a background display and at least two selectable control buttons, wherein the control buttons are each assigned to an operating mode of the vehicle. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

12/14/17 / #20170357271

Method and apparatus for visualization of an environment of a motor vehicle

The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for visualizing an environment of a motor vehicle, wherein the apparatus has at least one camera for detecting an environment of the motor vehicle, at least one display unit, and an evaluation and control unit, which is designed to depict images of the environment on the display unit, depending on the pictures from the at least one camera, wherein the apparatus comprises a device for detecting a head position of a vehicle passenger, wherein the evaluation and control unit is designed so that the depiction on the display unit is adapted depending on the detected head position, so that the vehicle passenger sees a depiction of the environment of the motor vehicle that the vehicle passenger would see if the display unit were a transparent window of the motor vehicle.. . ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

12/07/17 / #20170349046

Infotainment system, means of transportation, and device for operating an infotainment system of a means of transportation

A mode of transportation, an infotainment system, and a device for operating an infotainment system of a mode of transportation having a finger strip extending in a linear or curved manner for haptically guiding a finger of a user, a detection unit for detecting swipe gestures carried out on the finger strip, an analyzing unit for processing detected swipe gestures, and a linear light outlet extending at least approximately completely along the finger strip. The device acknowledges a user gesture by a light signal emitted from the light outlet in response to a user gesture detected by the detection unit.. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

11/30/17 / #20170346371

Rotor for an electric machine

A rotor for an electric machine is formed of a rotor shaft and a rotor body which is non-rotatably mounted on the rotor shaft. At least sections of the rotor shaft are configured as a hollow shaft. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

11/30/17 / #20170346052

Battery housing part for a traction battery of an electric or hybrid vehicle and battery housing

A battery housing part for a traction battery of an electric or hybrid vehicle. A first partial region of the battery housing part is composed of a plastic and at least one second partial region is composed of a material that is different therefrom. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

11/16/17 / #20170327063

Method for controlling a consumer of a low-voltage on-board electrical system

A method for controlling consumers of a low-voltage on-board electrical system of a motor vehicle reduces, when it is identified that a high-current consumer is connected, the current consumption of another consumer by an amount that corresponds to the current consumption of the high-current consumer. A control apparatus for controlling consumers of a low-voltage on-board electrical system of a motor vehicle is also provided.. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

11/16/17 / #20170326821

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

A process arrangement for producing a fiber-reinforced plastic component comprises a stacking station in which pre-impregnated textile semi-finished products can be stacked, and an assembly station in which the semi-finished products can be further processed to form the layered packet. The forming of the fiber-reinforced plastic component is subsequently carried out in the press. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

11/09/17 / #20170324294

Wave winding having a low cogging torque, stator and electric machine comprising a wave winding of said type

A wave winding for a stator of an electric machine is configured to be placed in a series of stator grooves located along a periphery of the machine to increase power and efficiency of the machine by avoiding losses, particularly during upper rotational speed range operation. The wave winding has at least two conductors for one respective phase of the machine. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

11/09/17 / #20170324288

Rotor for an electric motor, electric motor, drive for a vehicle, and hybrid or electric vehicle

A rotor for an electric motor which includes permanent magnets is formed so that the possibility of demagnetization of the permanent magnets is reduced. The rotor has at least one permanent magnet embedded in a magnetically conductive rotor core, and at least one flux path in the rotor core, for a magnetic flux caused by a magnetic stator field generated by a stator of the electric motor. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

11/09/17 / #20170324287

Rotor, synchronous machine and hybrid drive

Circulating currents are suppressed and thermal losses are reduced in a three-phase permanent-magnet-excited synchronous machine in a delta circuit. The machine has a stator in which, during operation, a voltage is induced by way of a magnetic field generated by magnetic poles of a rotor. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170307065

Method for an open-loop and/or closed-loop control of a hydraulic system of a motor vehicle

A method for the control of a hydraulic system of a motor vehicle is provided. A high-pressure branch is fed by a main oil pump which is driven by an internal combustion engine. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

10/12/17 / #20170291533

Lighting device for a motor vehicle

A lighting device for a motor vehicle including a housing covered by a lens in a light main radiation direction, and at least one supporting plate for multiple illuminants. Partially different light functions are assigned to the illuminants. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

10/05/17 / #20170282704

Series of mounting supports and mounting support for fastening radiator modules, and method for manufacturing mounting supports

A series of mounting supports, a mounting support for fastening radiator modules and a method for producing mounting supports, in particular for motor vehicles for fastening radiator modules by which the variability of a mounting support with respect to the arrangement of radiator modules can be increased. A series of mounting supports for fastening radiator modules in the front-end structure of motor vehicles relates to mounting supports having a frame which comprises an upper transversal support, two lateral vertical supports and a lower transversal support. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

10/05/17 / #20170282685

Method and apparatus for setting a thermal comfort state

A method for setting a thermal comfort state of at least one user of a vehicle, wherein, at a starting time, at least one actual state variable of the user is detected by at least one device for detecting the at least one state variable and a starting comfort state of the user is determined depending on the at least one actual state variable, wherein a target comfort state is determined, wherein at least one target state variable is determined depending on the target comfort state, wherein at least one vehicle-end device for changing the state variable is controlled so that a deviation in the actual state variable from the target state variable is minimized when the target comfort state deviates from the starting comfort state, wherein the at least one state variable is detected by a device carried by the user for detecting the at least one state variable.. . ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

10/05/17 / #20170280830

Illuminated seat belt buckle

An illuminated seat belt buckle for a seat belt. The seat belt buckle has a buckle housing, a locking mechanism, an insertion slot for a belt latch of the seat belt, an actuating button for release purposes, and an illuminating device which has at least one light source and is arranged in the seat belt buckle. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

09/28/17 / #20170276201

Unit bearing assembly

A unit bearing assembly (1) with an elastomer bearing body (2) in a rigid bearing housing (4) with an opening (3, 3′). A supporting member (5) takes hold through the opening (3, 3′), the supporting member braced on bearing body (2) and relative movements of the bearing body (2) with respect to the bearing housing (4) along three mutually orthogonal extension directions (x, y, z) of the bearing body (2), on both sides of a neutral position of each relative movement, is limited by stops (6, 6′, 7, 7′, 8, 8′) arranged on the bearing housing (4). ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

09/21/17 / #20170267092

Electric drive unit, hybrid drive device, and vehicle

An electric drive unit for a hybrid drive, in particular for a vehicle, has an increased power output and degree of efficiency, while thermal loading as well as required installation space and manufacturing costs are minimized. The electric drive unit has an asynchronous machine with a rotor with a rotor cage, in particular a rotor cage which is formed with copper conductors. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

09/07/17 / #20170256998

Stator of an electric machine and slot liner cage for a stator

A stator of an electric machine has an annular stator body with a multiplicity of winding slots. The winding slots protrude into the stator body in the manner of a pocket from a ring interior. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

08/31/17 / #20170248091

Control unit for a combustion engine

A control configuration for a combustion engine includes a control unit which has a function that determines a reference variable by taking into account an operating state information, an upper limit and a cumulative actual variable. The reference variable influences an operating state of the combustion engine such that a plurality of actual variables are adjusted so that, in an operating time period with a combination of arbitrary different operating states of the combustion engine that are set in a random order, cumulative actual variables do not exceed upper limits in this operating time period, wherein a target function is minimized by selecting the reference variable from pareto-optimal alternatives through use of an indifference curve. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

08/24/17 / #20170243389

Device and method for signalling a successful gesture input

A device and a method for signaling a successful gesture input by means of a user. A user gesture is sensed and classified by a processing device. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

08/24/17 / #20170242491

User interface and method for contactlessly operating a hardware operating element in a 3-d gesture mode

User interface and method for contactlessly operating a hardware operating element in a 3-d gesture mode. The invention proposes a user interface and a method for contactlessly operating a hardware operating element (12), called “button” below, of a user interface in a 3-d gesture mode, by means of which the user interface can be operated using gestures freely carried out in space, called 3-d gestures below. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

08/24/17 / #20170241358

Method and engine control device for identifying a longitudinal jerking of a motor vehicle

A method for identifying a longitudinal jerking of a motor vehicle is provided, wherein a wheel speed of a driven wheel and a wheel speed of a non-driven wheel are recorded and wherein the longitudinal jerking of the motor vehicle is detected on the basis of a change in the measured wheel speeds. The detection of the longitudinal jerking is improved by comparing the change in the wheel speed of the driven wheel with the change in the wheel speed of the non-driven wheel in order to detect a longitudinal jerking as a result of a vibration stimulation in the drive train.. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

08/17/17 / #20170235375

User interface, a means of transportation and a method for classifying a user gesture performed freely in space

A user interface, a computer program product, a signal sequence, a means of transportation and a method for classifying a user gesture performed freely in space. A first gesture and/or a second gesture may be detected by a sensor. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

08/17/17 / #20170232835

Fuel tank for a motor vehicle

A fuel tank for a motor vehicle, which can be designed as a blow-molded hollow plastics tank, into the interior of which a functional component support is inserted, to which are fastenable functional components, for example a fuel pump, a level indicator or valves, and which is supported on opposite inner sides of the fuel tank wall via at least two strut arrangements spaced apart from each other in a longitudinal direction of the support. The functional component support has at least one compensating portion which is positioned between the two strut arrangements and with which a length compensation between the functional component support and the fuel tank takes place in order to dissipate mechanical component stresses.. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

08/17/17 / #20170232834

Fuel tank for a motor vehicle

A fuel tank and a method for producing a fuel tank for a motor vehicle. The fuel tank is designed as a blow-molded hollow plastic member, into the interior of which a functional component support is introduced. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

08/10/17 / #20170230812

Method and system for detecting an input to a device

System and method for detecting an input for an apparatus inside a vehicle, wherein at least one moving user device generates a changing electromagnetic field. A detection unit detects at least one field parameter of the electromagnetic field, wherein the detected field parameter is a function of the geometric arrangement of the user device relative to the detection unit. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

08/10/17 / #20170229017

Parking space management

Based on the interaction between a mobile end device and a parked vehicle, it is determined whether a parked car will soon exit a parking space within a period of time. A report is selectively sent to a server in accordance with the determination. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

08/10/17 / #20170225590

Vehicle-electrical-system assembly and method for operating a vehicle electrical system of an electrically drivable means of transportation having a fuel cell

A vehicle-electrical-system assembly and a method for operating a vehicle electrical system of an electrically drivable transportation unit. The method includes determining a present electrical power consumption of a component having dynamic power-consumption behavior at a first time, providing a base value by smoothing the power-consumption behavior over time, defining a power reserve for the component by adding a static power offset to the base value, and limiting a vehicle-electrical-system power available for a traction machine of the transportation unit to provide the defined power reserve for the component.. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

08/10/17 / #20170225223

Casting mold having at least one cavity for manufacturing at least one cast article

A casting mold having at least one cavity for manufacturing at least one cast article, in which at least some areas of a casting surface of the casting mold delimiting the cavity have a surface texture. The surface texture has multiple elementary cells, wherein each elementary cell has a structure that projects and/or is recessed with respect to the casting surface and ends within the applicable elementary cell. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

08/03/17 / #20170219364

Automatic driving route planning application

A method and system is provided for a semi-autonomous vehicle to have optional routes that vary in an amount of autonomous driving offered. The system performs processes including aggregating data from various sources to thereby position and orient the vehicle, assigning an autonomous driving value to different route segments, determining an optimal route by minimizing a distance between a start position and a destination position and maximizing the percent autonomous value assigned, and displaying the optimal route.. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

08/03/17 / #20170217427

Method and control device for detecting a combustion process of an internal combustion engine of a hybrid vehicle

A method for detecting a combustion process of an internal combustion engine of a hybrid vehicle includes the steps of acquiring a rotational speed signal representing a rotational speed of the crankshaft, acquiring a crankshaft angle signal representing a crankshaft angle of the crankshaft, and determining, based on the rotational speed signal and the crankshaft angle signal, whether a combustion occurs in the internal combustion engine. A control device for detecting a combustion process of an internal combustion engine of a hybrid vehicle is also provided.. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

07/06/17 / #20170190368

Modular system for a vehicle

. . . . A modular system for a vehicle, in particular a motor vehicle, whereby the vehicle is to be provided with a selected instrument panel and at least one selected door, which can be arranged on the vehicle in a pivotal manner in order to close or release a vehicle door opening adjoining the instrument panel, whereby the modular system has at least two different instrument panels and/or at least two different doors for selection, whereby each instrument panel has a first joint region, and each door has a second joint region which corresponds to the first joint region such that each first joint region and the respective second joint region always form the same joint in the closed position of the door.. . ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

06/29/17 / #20170187650

Switch unit, ethernet network, and method for activating components in an ethernet network

A switch unit for an ethernet network having a switch and a microprocessor, the switch including at least three ports, which are connected to inputs and outputs of the switch unit, a signal detector and generator for detecting and initiating a bus activity being arranged in each case between the ports and the inputs and outputs of the switch unit. For each input and output an allocation rule to the other inputs and outputs of the switch unit is stored in a memory , the switch unit being designed such that when a bus activity is detected at a signal detector and generator, the assigned inputs and outputs of this input and output are read out from the memory and the associated signal detectors and generators are woken up so that they generate a bus activity at their inputs and outputs.. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

06/29/17 / #20170182875

Suspension link element

The invention relates to a link element (1) for a motor vehicle, comprising a connecting rod (2) and a coupling element (3) for coupling the connecting rod (2) to a subassembly of the motor vehicle, wherein the coupling element (3) comprises a housing (5) with a passage (6) through which the connecting rod (2) extends into the housing (5); characterized by a stop plate (7) for supporting forces transferred to the coupling element (3) by the connecting rod (2).. . ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

05/18/17 / #20170136993

Windshield wiper assembly

A windshield wiper assembly for a vehicle having a drive device provided with an electric motor having a pole-well, and a transmission that can be driven by the electric motor, which is operatively connected to at least one wiper arm, and having a device for fastening the drive device to the vehicle. The device is provided with a tab surrounding the pole-well of the electric motor on the peripheral side, at least in some areas, which is provided with a free end, which protrudes from the pole-well and which is fastened to the vehicle.. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

05/11/17 / #20170131401

Determining a state of a vehicle and assisting a driver in driving the vehicle

A state of a vehicle, including a sensor for sensing another vehicle, is defined by determining a speed of the vehicle and determining the state in accordance with the sensing range of the sensor and the speed.. . ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

04/27/17 / #20170113631

Arrangement for opening and closing an opening in an interior trim piece of a vehicle

An arrangement for opening and closing an opening in a covering surface of an interior trim piece in a vehicle by means of an adjustable cover element in the form of a flat element. The cover element is movably mounted on a frame element that is connected to the interior trim piece. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

04/27/17 / #20170113630

Decorative element for an interior of a motor vehicle, device for an interior of a motor vehicle, motor vehicle, and method for producing a decorative element

A decorative element for an interior of a motor vehicle having a visible side facing the interior. The visible side has a first glossy surface region. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

04/27/17 / #20170113551

Arrangement for opening and closing an opening in an interior trim piece of a vehicle

An arrangement is provided for opening and closing an opening in a covering surface of an interior trim piece in a vehicle via an adjustable cover element. The cover element has two parallel, spaced-apart racks which extend in the adjusting direction of the cover element and each mesh with an associated toothed wheel. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

04/27/17 / #20170113516

Panel for a vehicle interior and ventilation arrangement for a motor vehicle

A panel for a vehicle interior having a plurality of lamellas fastened to a support piece of the panel. At least one of the lamellas is engaged from behind in at least some sections on a side of a light absorption compartment facing away from the support piece. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

03/30/17 / #20170089371

Electromagnet for a hydraulic system

An electromagnetic valve for a hydraulic system for an automatic transmission of a vehicle. An armature chamber is filled with hydraulic medium and fluidically connected to hydraulic lines of the hydraulic system. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

03/30/17 / #20170089370

Electromagnet for a hydraulic system

An electromagnet for a hydraulic system, such as an automatic transmission of a motor vehicle. The electromagnet may include an armature chamber filled with hydraulic medium, which may be fluidically connected to hydraulic lines of the hydraulic system, and may have an armature mounted therein. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

03/30/17 / #20170089271

Method and control unit for carrying out a gas exchange in a cylinder of an internal combustion engine and internal combustion engine having such a control unit

A method for carrying out a gas exchange in a cylinder of an internal combustion engine is provided. The cylinder is connected to a gas line section via a valve. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

03/30/17 / #20170087989

Method for controlling a motor vehicle comfort system

A method for controlling a motor vehicle comfort system, wherein the control is carried out with the aid of a touch-sensitive display and user interface assigned to the comfort system. In at least one operating mode, the virtual representation of at least one body having a three-dimensional appearance is generated in a first position on the touch-sensitive display and user interface and at least one function that can be executed by the comfort system is represented on the surface of the body, wherein the body is moved after rotating around a horizontal or vertical axis into another position in which at least one other function which can be executed by the comfort system is represented on the visible surface of the body.. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

03/23/17 / #20170083216

Method and a device for providing a graphical user interface in a vehicle

In a method for supplying a graphical user interface in a vehicle, at least one object for representing a first subset of total information is graphically displayed on a display area in at least one first display mode. An operating intention of a user is detected. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

03/16/17 / #20170075564

User interface and method for changing between screen views of a user interface

A user interface and a method for changing from a first screen view to a second screen view of a user interface. The method includes detecting an input in an approximation region of an input unit, displaying a message at an edge of the first screen view relating to the possibility of changing over to the second screen view, recognizing a predefined gesture of a user, and changing from the first screen view to the second screen view.. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

03/02/17 / #20170061623

Method and apparatus for calibrating a camera system of a motor vehicle

In a method and an apparatus for calibrating a camera system of a motor vehicle, the calibration parameters comprising the rotation angle, pitch angle, yaw angle and roll angle as well as the height of the camera above the road, the rotation angle is determined from the ascertainment of the vanishing point from a first optical flow between a first and a second successive camera image, and the height of the camera is determined from a second optical flow between a first and a second, successive camera image. To determine the first optical flow, a regular grid is placed over the first camera image, correspondences of the regular grid are searched for in the second camera image, and the first optical flow is determined from the movement of the grid over the camera images.. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

02/23/17 / #20170050541

Unlocking lever for a seat adjuster of a vehicle seat, and vehicle seat

An unlocking lever having a holder for a traction element of a seat adjuster of a vehicle seat. The unlocking lever has a first lever which can be rotated about a first rotational axis and a second lever which can be rotated about a second rotational axis. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

02/16/17 / #20170048156

Estimating the probability that a data packet will be received and a data packet transmission rate

A method for estimating the probability that a data packet wirelessly transmitted from a transmitter, which is a traffic infrastructure object or a vehicle, to a receiver will be received. The method includes estimating a signal quality of the data packet and estimating the probability that the data packet will be received on the basis of the estimated signal quality.. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

02/02/17 / #20170028926

Storage system for a vehicle

A storage system for a vehicle, including housing, which at least partially surrounds a storage compartment, and at least one storage tray at least partially disposed in the storage compartment. The storage tray is designed to be able to slide with respect to the housing.. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

01/26/17 / #20170024119

User interface and method for controlling a volume by means of a touch-sensitive display unit

A device, system and method for providing a user with feedback on an input. During use, when an input is received, the input is evaluated and classified. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

01/26/17 / #20170024106

User interface and method for adapting a view of a display unit

System and method relating to a user interface for adapting a view of a display unit of a user interface. A configuration mode is retrieved for producing a separated view on the display unit including a first section and a second section. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

01/26/17 / #20170021816

Electromechanical brake booster

An electromechanical brake booster having a plunger rod for connecting a brake pedal lever to a brake master cylinder, a gear motor, which is coupled with the plunger rod, and a control device for driving the gear motor. A pedal force variable representing the pedal force and a plunger rod motion variable representing the motion of the plunger rod are supplied to the control device as input variables. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

01/26/17 / #20170021787

Bumper with an embossment

A bumper having at least one embossment being formed extending counter to the vehicle traveling direction and the embossment having a base surface, a rear face, an internal inner face, and an external inner face. The base surface is formed as a step and the rear face has at least one first vent hole. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

01/26/17 / #20170021728

User interface and method for signaling a 3d-position of an input means in the detection of gestures

In a user interface and to a method for signaling a position of an input mechanism with respect to an area for 3d gesture detection for a user interface, the method includes the following steps: input mechanism of a user are detected in the area for 3d gesture detection, and the position of the input mechanism is signaled by an indicator in the area of the edge of a display unit of the user interface.. . ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

01/26/17 / #20170021560

Plastic-metal hybrid component and method for producing same

The invention relates to a plastic-metal hybrid component and to a corresponding method for producing a plastic-metal hybrid component. The production method has the following steps: (i) providing a fiber composite semifinished product based on polyamide, at least one part of the surface of the semifinished product being made of a polymer composition which contains the following: a) 100 wt. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

01/19/17 / #20170017702

Method and apparatus for operating a user interface

A method and apparatus for operating a user interface is provided, in which a first user input is detected, and a confidence analysis is carried out. Different kinds of system responses are generated depending on the result of the confidence analysis, wherein a first kind of system response comprises a system output which requires a second user input, and a second kind of system response comprises the automatic selection of a database entry. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

01/19/17 / #20170017378

Method and device for providing a user with feedback on an input

A device, system and method for providing a user with feedback on an input. During use, when an input is received, the input is evaluated and classified. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

01/12/17 / #20170010910

Data transfer method, communications network, subscriber and vehicle

A method for transferring data between at least two subscribers, at least one of the subscribers being located in a vehicle, the at least one vehicle-based subscriber providing at least one virtual machine or being configured as a virtual machine, the at least one virtual machine forming a server in a client-server communications network. Also disclosed is a communications network, a subscriber, and a vehicle.. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

01/12/17 / #20170008378

Driver for a movable window pane, window pane arrangement

A driver for a movable window pane, in particular of a motor vehicle, having a receptacle recess, a receptacle of an edge section of the window pane, and having an elastically displaceable detent lug which is designed to engage in a latching cutout of the window pane in order to arrest the window pane on the driver, wherein the detent lug, in the reset position thereof, obstructs the receptacle recess and has an insertion taper assigned to the receptacle recess such that the detent lug is displaced into a position releasing the receptacle recess by insertion of the window pane into the receptacle recess. The detent lug has a catch groove on the insertion taper which extends parallel to the receptacle recess over the detent lug.. ... Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft








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