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Recent patent applications related to Volvo Car Corporation. Volvo Car Corporation is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Volvo Car Corporation may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Volvo Car Corporation, we're just tracking patents.

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Object detecting arrangement

An object detecting arrangement is configured to detect objects in a field surrounding a vehicle hosting the arrangement. The arrangement comprises an imaging unit configured to capture images of the field. ... Volvo Car Corporation

Unit and method for improving positioning accuracy

A unit for improving positioning accuracy of an autonomous vehicle driving on a road includes a first computation unit configured to compute a first position of the vehicle at a time t1 using data from at least an inertial measurement unit (imu); a second computation unit configured to compute a second position of the vehicle at the time t1 using data from at least one external sensor and a map; a comparison unit configured to compute a position difference between the computed first and second positions; a correction unit configured to correct an error parameter of the imu, wherein the error parameter is used for correcting a third position of the vehicle computed by the first computation unit at a time t2 with the computed position difference at time t1, if the second computation unit is unable to compute a fourth position of the vehicle at the time t2.. . ... Volvo Car Corporation

Arrangement and method for facilitating handover to and from an automated autonomous driving aid system

An arrangement for facilitating handover to and from an automated autonomous driving aid system of a vehicle comprises a lane marking detecting unit, a steering control driving aid system for performing steering in response to detected lane markings, a positioning system for determining a current position and a current heading direction, an alert signal arrangement for selectively providing an alert signal, and a communication arrangement for communicating with a database comprising data indicative of an incapability of performing automated steering at a portion of a road ahead. The communication arrangement is configured to receive the data from the database and configured to provide an alert signal in case the data indicates an incapability of performing an automated steering at an upcoming road portion.. ... Volvo Car Corporation

Method and arrangement for allowing secondary tasks during semi-automated driving

A method and arrangement are disclosed for allowing secondary tasks during semi-automated driving of a road vehicle having an infotainment system including one or more display units, and a semi-automated driver assist system having one or more sensors for acquiring data of a road ahead. A confidence of the ability of the semi-automated driver assist system to control the road vehicle autonomously is determined from at least acquired data of the road ahead. ... Volvo Car Corporation

Low reflection radar bracket

A radar bracket for a vehicle includes a central portion configured to receive a radar module so that the radar module is exposed on a front side of the radar bracket, and a side wall encircling and extending laterally from the central portion and comprising a non-conductive material. At least of a portion of a backside of the side wall is covered by a radar absorbing material having a dielectric constant higher than a dielectric constant of the side wall. ... Volvo Car Corporation

Method and system for steering assistance in a vehicle

A method for steering assistance in an autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle comprises identifying an upcoming curve, detecting an inner lane boundary and an outer lane boundary of the upcoming curve, determining a safety distance between the vehicle and the outer lane boundary, and controlling a position of the vehicle in the curve with respect to the inner and outer lane boundary such that the vehicle is at a distance from the outer lane boundary which is equal to or larger than the safety distance. A steering assistance system is also described capable of performing the method for steering assistance.. ... Volvo Car Corporation

System and method for adjusting a road boundary

A system for adjusting a road boundary of a two dimensional virtual representation of a road for path planning of an autonomous vehicle includes a retrieval unit to retrieve a measured position and measured heading angle of the vehicle with respect to a reference. The system also includes an uncertainty unit to receive the measured position, the measured heading angle and map data of the road, and to determine a position uncertainty value and a heading angle uncertainty value representing an amount of uncertainty in the vehicle position and heading angle, respectively, on the road based on the input. ... Volvo Car Corporation

Method and arrangement for tire to road friction estimation

The present disclosure relates to a method and arrangement for estimating a friction coefficient (μi) between tires of a wheeled two-axis two-track road vehicle and the ground. If the longitudinal velocity νx of the vehicle is above a first threshold νxthres and the wheel angle δf and/or the yaw rate Ωz are/is below a second threshold δthres/Ωzthres, a positive torque is applied to both wheels on a first axle and an and opposite, negative torque, to both wheels on a second axle while following driver requested longitudinal vehicle acceleration (ax). ... Volvo Car Corporation

Damage detection and warning system of a battery pack

An energy storage module for a vehicle includes an energy storage enclosure adapted to accommodate an energy storage cell, the energy storage enclosure having an enclosure wall, an optical sensor including an optical fiber, an optical receiver and an optical emitter, the optical fiber attached to an inner side of a first enclosure wall along a distance of a portion of the inner side. The optical receiver is configured to detect an optical signal transmitted through the optical fiber, and the optical sensor is configured to detect an alteration of the optical signal being indicative of a deformation.. ... Volvo Car Corporation

Internal combustion engine and a method for controlling such an internal combustion engine

The disclosure relates to a method for operating an internal combustion engine in a six-stroke mode, wherein the engine comprises at least one cylinder with a reciprocating piston, each cylinder having at least one inlet and outlet valve. The method involves performing a first stroke where a gas comprising at least air is induced into a combustion chamber from an intake conduit; a second stroke where the gas and injected fuel is compressed; a third stroke where the compressed fuel/gas mixture is expanded following an ignition; a fourth stroke where combusted exhaust gas is expelled through a catalyst body into a first exhaust conduit; a fifth stroke where pressurized fuel and pressurized heated water is injected into the combustion chamber to be expanded; and a sixth stroke where steam and gaseous fuel mixture is expelled through the catalyst body into a second exhaust conduit.. ... Volvo Car Corporation

Turbocharger system

A turbocharger system for a light or heavy duty vehicle, a maritime vehicle or a construction vehicle comprises a turbocharger device, an exhaust manifold conduit, a valve, a receptacle for compressed gas and a gas compressor for compressing gas. By opening the valve during a predetermined pulse duration time period, compressed gas may be provided from the receptacle to the exhaust manifold conduit for initial turbocharger compressor spin-up. ... Volvo Car Corporation

Engine system with turbulence assisted damping of low frequency sound

The present disclosure relates to an engine system comprising an ice; an exhaust system; and an engine control unit for controlling operation of the engine system between at least a first operating state resulting in a first exhaust temperature range, and a second operating state resulting in a second, higher, exhaust temperature range. The exhaust system comprises a low frequency sound attenuation portion including a first tubing section having a first flow area; a second tubing section, having a second flow area smaller than the first flow area; and a third tubing section having a third flow area greater than the second flow area. ... Volvo Car Corporation

Method and system for providing a driver behavior adapted evasive maneuver

A method performed by an evasive maneuver system for providing a driver behavior adapted evasive maneuver to a vehicle at risk of an impending or probable collision. The evasive maneuver system detects a driving environment, determines that the vehicle is at risk of colliding with an obstacle, determines a drivable zone considered safe driving for the vehicle, detects a driver initiated collision avoidance maneuver, and intervenes in control of the vehicle, such that the vehicle is maintained within the drivable zone.. ... Volvo Car Corporation

Method and control system for controlling movement of a group of road vehicles

A method is disclosed for controlling movement of a group of vehicles that includes a lead vehicle and one or more additional vehicles. The lead vehicle includes a first control unit and a first wireless communication device. ... Volvo Car Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160327953

Method and arrangement for determining safe vehicle trajectories

A method and arrangement for determining safe vehicle trajectories for a vehicle equipped with sensors for monitoring a surrounding environment, taking into account sensing limitations, as well as a vehicle including such an arrangement. The method includes detecting observable obstacles, detecting unobservable areas, adding virtual obstacles in unobservable areas, associating each observable obstacle and each virtual obstacle with one or more hypothetical events and assigning an occurrence probability to each combination of obstacle and one or more events, and determining safe vehicle trajectories based on both observable obstacles and virtual obstacles and the occurrence probability of each combination of obstacle and one or more events.. ... Volvo Car Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160327404

Low latency method and system for sending cloud data to a vehicle

A method and system for selecting a subset of cloud stored data related to locations within a road network and sending it to a vehicle. A current position of the vehicle is determined. ... Volvo Car Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160327399

Method and system for providing driving situation based infotainment

A method performed by an infotainment providing system for providing driving situation based infotainment in a vehicle. The infotainment providing system determines a current position of the vehicle, determines from a digital map associated with the vehicle one or more road attributes of a current or subsequent road segment assumed or known to be ahead of the vehicle. ... Volvo Car Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160325786

Sill structure

A sill structure for a vehicle comprises an outer member, an inner member located laterally inside the outer member as seen in a transverse direction of the vehicle, and a reinforcement member located laterally between the outer member and the inner member. An upper end portion of the inner member is attached to the reinforcement member in a first connection. ... Volvo Car Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160325757

Vehicle system, vehicle comprising a vehicle system and method for allowing transition from an autonomous driving mode

A vehicle system is arranged for allowing transition from an autonomous driving mode to a second driving mode in a road vehicle having autonomous driving capabilities and including a vehicle compartment, a steering wheel and at least one pedal. The vehicle system includes a control arrangement, a first switch arranged at a first position at the steering wheel, a second switch arranged at a second position within the vehicle compartment, and a first determination arrangement for determining if the at least one pedal is depressed. ... Volvo Car Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160325734

Control system, switch and control method for a hybrid electric vehicle

A control system, a switch and a control method for a hybrid vehicle, the vehicle operable in a hybrid mode where a combustion engine and an electric motor can be used, and in an electric mode where only the electric motor can be used. The control system includes a propulsion mode control module configured to control the vehicle to operate in one of the hybrid mode and the electric mode. ... Volvo Car Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160325721

Secondary steering system unit, secondary steering system, vehicle and a method for secondary steering

A vehicle, a method, a secondary steering system unit and a secondary steering system are provided. The secondary steering system unit comprises: a fault determination arrangement arranged to determine the presence of a fault in the main steering system and a path controller arranged to generate an upcoming path for the host vehicle. ... Volvo Car Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160318425

Support arrangement for a child seat

The present disclosure relates to a support arrangement for a child seat. The support arrangement comprises a support column having an axial direction. ... Volvo Car Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160311469

Reinforcement structure

The present disclosure relates to a reinforcement structure for a vehicle. The reinforcement structure has a main extension direction and comprises a first portion and a second portion. ... Volvo Car Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160305178

Arrangement and a method for operating vehicle windows

A window control arrangement for operating two or more windows in a vehicle includes one or several manually operated window control switches set as default to be associated with a specific one of the windows, a window actuator associated with each of the windows and configured for raising or lowering a corresponding window, a control unit connected to the window actuators for controlling raising or lowering of the windows, and an input device connected to the control unit, the input device having a multitude of input modes of which at least one mode is configured for receiving input concerning operation of the windows. The arrangement is configured for activating the input device to be in the at least one mode configured for receiving input concerning operation of the windows as a result of a detected intention from a driver or passenger in the vehicle to activate a window actuator.. ... Volvo Car Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160288684

Multi-functional catering module for arrangement in a vehicle

The disclosure relates to a multi-functional catering module for arrangement in a passenger compartment of a vehicle. The catering module is arranged to be mounted to seat rails of the passenger compartment and arranged to be movable along the seat rails between at least a first user position and a stowage position. ... Volvo Car Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160288670

Child seat module for a vehicle

A child seat module for arrangement in a passenger compartment of a vehicle comprises a base arranged to be releasably connected to seat rails of the passenger compartment, and arranged to be movable along the seat rails; and a child seat comprising a seat. The child seat is arranged on top of the base and is rotatable around an axis of rotation with respect to the base between a riding position and a loading position. ... Volvo Car Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160288667

Vehicle comprising a utility space

The disclosure relates to a vehicle comprising a front seat section and a rear seat section. The front seat section comprises a driver seat and a utility space located at the side of the driver seat. ... Volvo Car Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160280023

Tow bar control system

A method performed by a vehicle tow bar control system for controlling position of a movable tow bar of a vehicle during parking is provided, wherein the tow bar is movable between an extended position and a retracted position in relation to the vehicle. The method comprises receiving parking activity input, sensing the position of the tow bar, and transmitting a notification signal for notifying a driver of the vehicle of the position of the tow bar.. ... Volvo Car Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160280022

Hitch adapter device for tow ball

A hitch adapter device for a vehicle tow ball comprises a fastening device adapted to fixedly arrange the hitch adapter device to the vehicle tow ball in a releasable manner. The hitch adapter device further comprises a receiving tube adapted to receive an object to be hitched to a vehicle comprising the vehicle tow ball.. ... Volvo Car Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160244068

Method, arrangement and system for estimating vehicle cornering stiffness

A method, arrangement and system are described for estimating one or more vehicle cornering stiffness parameters (cf, cr) in a linear vehicle operating region. The method includes reading sensor data representative of at least vehicle (1) longitudinal velocity (vx), vehicle lateral acceleration (ay), vehicle yaw rate (ωz) and vehicle steering angle (δ), determining from the read sensor data if the cornering stiffness parameters (cf, cr) are observable, and if so providing an estimate of the cornering stiffness parameters (cf, cr) using a bicycle model that includes a model of tire relaxation dynamics.. ... Volvo Car Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160234050

Method to introduce complementing training symbols into a 802.11p ofdm frame in vehicular communications

The present disclosure relates to a method to introduce complementing training symbols into a 802.11p ofdm frame in vehicular communications, wherein a transmitter sends encrypted information from a first unit to a receiver of a specific second unit or a respective receiver of a number of second units and wherein fixed training symbols, which are implemented in a transmitter chip, are multiplexed with the information and transmitted to the receiver for channel estimation at the receiver side. In order to improve channel estimation complementing training symbols are inserted at the transmitter side immediately after an llc sub-layer, where the llc sub-layer is software defined and can be modified. ... Volvo Car Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160222874

Twin scroll turbocharger device with improved turbo response

The present disclosure relates to a twin scroll turbocharger device for an internal combustion engine having at least one combustion chamber. The turbocharger device comprises a turbine portion comprising a turbine wheel; a first turbine scroll and a second turbine scroll; and a first turbine scroll valve for allowing control of a flow of exhaust gas through the first turbine scroll. ... Volvo Car Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160221443

Inflatable structure for battery protection

An energy storage module arranged in a vehicle comprises an energy storage cell arranged in a casing, an inflatable element arranged between the casing and the energy storage cell and to at least partly cover a surface portion of the energy storage cell, and an inflating unit in communication with a detection unit arranged to determine a crash severity in the event of an accident for the vehicle. The inflating unit is arranged to inflate the inflatable element when the crash severity exceeds a predetermined threshold.. ... Volvo Car Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160214480

Method and apparatus for adaptive cruise control in a road vehicle

A method and an apparatus are described for adaptive cruise control in a road vehicle, as well as a road vehicle including such an apparatus. One of four control regions is determined and a set of control parameters chosen in dependence of the detected control region. ... Volvo Car Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160210590

Method and system for supporting delivery efficiency of delivered services to vehicles

A method performed by a parking assigning system is described for supporting delivery efficiency of delivered services to vehicles adapted for receipt of delivered services. The parking assigning system determines first vehicle condition data associated with a first vehicle adapted for receipt of a delivered service. ... Volvo Car Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160205146

System and method for scheduling a video conference in an autonomous vehicle

A system, a multi-user scheduling unit comprised in the system, and corresponding methods are described for scheduling a video conference call for at least one autonomous vehicle. The system provides a means of scheduling such a call for various participants while minimizing driver interaction or need for attention while a vehicle is in a manual driving mode.. ... Volvo Car Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160200344

Steering wheel assembly for retracting a steering wheel in a vehicle

Example embodiments presented herein are directed toward a steering wheel assembly, and corresponding method, for retracting a steering wheel in a vehicle. In the steering wheel retraction, a steering column is configured to first pivot upwards about a horizontal axis directed along the vehicle's width via a pivoting member. ... Volvo Car Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160171015

Information retrieval arrangement

. . An information retrieval arrangement for a host vehicle is configured to retrieve information of at least one surrounding vehicle, surrounding the host vehicle. The arrangement includes a registration plate reading arrangement configured to read registration plate information of a surrounding vehicle and an information retrieving unit configured to retrieve from a database at least one dimension of the surrounding vehicle, based on the read registration plate information. ... Volvo Car Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160161265

Method and system for improving accuracy of digital map data utilized by a vehicle

A digital map enhancement system and a method performed by the system are disclosed for improving accuracy of pre-stored digital map data of a digital map to be utilized by a vehicle. The system determines a current position of the vehicle, and identifies, in the pre-stored digital map data, a mapped digital landmark representing a stationary landmark predicted to be in the vicinity of the current position of the vehicle, which mapped digital landmark includes a pre-stored position of the stationary landmark. ... Volvo Car Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160159253

Reclinable seat

Example embodiments presented herein concern a reclinable seat comprising a base, a seat back and a seat pan. The seat pan comprises a seat bottom and a seat front, wherein the seat bottom is pivotably connected to the seat back by a first hinge member, and the seat bottom is further pivotably connected to the seat front by a second hinge member. ... Volvo Car Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160137060

Roundabout detecting arrangement

A roundabout detecting arrangement is disclosed configured to detect presence of a roundabout ahead of a vehicle hosting the arrangement. The arrangement includes a preceding vehicle monitoring unit configured to monitor at least one of a lateral movement and a heading direction of a vehicle preceding the host vehicle, and further configured to generate a first signal representative thereof. ... Volvo Car Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160131714

Power and current estimation for batteries

. . A method and a system are provided for determining a maximum charge current or a maximum discharge current of an energy storage cell of an energy storage device. The method includes providing a predetermined upper voltage limit or lower voltage limit, and providing a time horizon as a time difference from a present time to a future time. ... Volvo Car Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160129916

Vehicle user identification using user pattern data

A method performed by a vehicle user identification node is described for enabling configuration of vehicle user settings of a vehicle. The method includes receiving first user pattern data, requesting user identification data based on first user pattern data, receiving the user identification data, and transmitting the user identification data to a vehicle settings node for configuration of vehicle user settings of the vehicle.. ... Volvo Car Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160129908

Control arrangement arranged to control an autonomous vehicle, autonomous drive arrangement, vehicle and method

A vehicle, method, control arrangement, and autonomous drive arrangement are provided. The control arrangement is for controlling an autonomous drive arrangement in a host vehicle including an autonomous drive arrangement configured to control steering and velocity of the host vehicle up to an autonomous drive maximum velocity of the host vehicle, a speed limit determination unit, and a communication unit arranged to receive, from at least one external source, real time preceding vehicle velocity for one or more preceding vehicles. ... Volvo Car Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160129879

Method for operation of a safety arrangement in a vehicle

A method is provided for operation of a safety arrangement in a vehicle. The safety arrangement comprises a seat belt, a seat belt retractor and at least one seat position adjustment arrangement for position adjustment of a seat of the vehicle and/or a portion of the seat. ... Volvo Car Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160125608

Methods and systems for enabling improved positioning of a vehicle

A method performed by an object size mapping system is described for enabling improved positioning of a vehicle. The object size mapping system includes a first reference camera adapted to be arranged on-board a reference vehicle. ... Volvo Car Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160121925

Method and system for intelligent scaling of torque overlay intervention for semi-autonomous road vehicle steering systems

A method is provided for intelligent scaling of torque overlay intervention for a semi-autonomous steering system in a road vehicle having a semi-autonomous steering function arranged to selectively apply a steering wheel overlay torque. If decided that a driver is significantly overriding an intervention, the overlay torque is scaled by a scaling factor being a function of applied steering wheel torque. ... Volvo Car Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160121893

Method and system for assisting overtaking

A method for assisting overtaking includes determining a first speed of a first vehicle, determining a first distance to a second vehicle in front of the first and a second speed of the second vehicle by a sensor in the first vehicle, determining a second distance to a third vehicle behind the first and a third speed of the third vehicle by a sensor in the first vehicle, determining a first speed change associated with a first driving operation allowing the first vehicle to keep a first safety distance to the second while the third vehicle overtakes the first, determining a second speed change associated with a second driving operation allowing the first vehicle to keep a second safety distance to the third while the first vehicle overtakes the second, comparing the first and second speed changes and performing the driving operation associated with the most favourable speed change.. . ... Volvo Car Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160121805

Display assembly for an interior panel in a vehicle

Example embodiments presented herein are directed towards a display assembly for an interior panel of a vehicle, corresponding method of use and a computer readable medium including instructions for operating the display assembly. The display assembly allows for the private viewing of multimedia content for occupants in a vehicle.. ... Volvo Car Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160116300

Method and system for displaying a representation of a driving pattern of a vehicle

A method is disclosed for displaying a representation of a driving pattern of a vehicle. The method may include determining the driving pattern in the form of a condition involving excess fuel consumption of the vehicle, and displaying a representation of the excess fuel consumption on a display unit in the vehicle. ... Volvo Car Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160099490

Energy storage module and system

An energy storage module, an energy storage system including such modules, and a method for manufacturing an energy storage system are disclosed. The energy storage module may include an energy storage cell unit and a cooling plate unit which are kept in thermal contact with each other by a first retaining element having a through-hole and two deformed end portions. ... Volvo Car Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160098412

Method and system for providing personalized position-based infotainment

A method performed by an infotainment providing system for providing personalized position-based infotainment in a vehicle is disclosed. The infotainment providing system determines at least a first infotainment category of interest. ... Volvo Car Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160097645

Method and system for identifying a situation with a potentially in-alert driver

The present disclosure relates to a method performed by a road segment determining system for identifying beforehand a situation with a potentially in-alert driver of a vehicle. The road segment determining system determines a position of the vehicle, and further determines pre-stored road characteristics of a road segment assumed or known to be ahead of the vehicle. ... Volvo Car Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160097438

Dual-clutch seven speed transmission arrangement

A dual-clutch seven speed transmission arrangement comprises a dual-clutch gearbox, a drive machine and a transfer transmission. The dual clutch gearbox comprises first and second input shafts provided with first and second input clutches. ... Volvo Car Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160096529

Method and system for avoiding an in-alert driver of a vehicle

The present disclosure relates to a method performed by an alertness-increasing system for avoiding a situation with a potentially in-alert driver of a vehicle. The alertness-increasing system determines that the driver is, and/or may potentially become, in-alert in his or her driving. ... Volvo Car Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160096528

Method and system for avoiding distracting a vehicle occupant

A method performed by an information suppressing system for avoiding distracting an occupant of a vehicle with superfluous information via a medium associated with the vehicle is provided. The medium is adapted to present at least a first piece of information associated with at least a first entity located in a current vicinity of the vehicle. ... Volvo Car Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160096443

Method and system for determining an operation condition of an energy storage device

A method and a system are disclosed for determining a parameter map used for estimating an operation condition for an energy storage device which may be an energy storage device. The method includes updating the parameter map. ... Volvo Car Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160091897

Method of trajectory planning for yielding maneuvers

The present disclosure relates to a method of trajectory planning for yielding maneuvers for an ego vehicle (e). The method may include determining a longitudinal safety corridor for the ego vehicle (e) that allows the ego vehicle (e) to longitudinally position itself between two or more surrounding objects, determining a longitudinal trajectory for the ego vehicle (e) respecting bounds given by the longitudinal safety corridor, determining a lateral safety corridor for the ego vehicle (e) using the longitudinal trajectory to determine upper and lower bounds on a lateral position of the ego vehicle (e), and determining a lateral trajectory for the ego vehicle (e) respecting bounds given by the lateral safety corridor. ... Volvo Car Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160090903

Twin scroll turbocharger device with bypass

A twin scroll turbocharger device for an internal combustion engine comprises a turbine and a compressor, wherein the turbine comprises a first turbine scroll and a second turbine scroll, and wherein at least the first turbine scroll is provided with a turbine scroll inlet valve such that the exhaust gas flow through the first turbine scroll is controllable. The twin scroll turbocharger device is further characterized in that a bypass conduit is provided between a compressor and at least the first turbine scroll. ... Volvo Car Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160084146

Arrangement and a control method of an engine cooling system

An engine cooling system in a vehicle comprises a first coolant circuit and a second coolant circuit connecting an engine to a radiator. A thermostat is arranged in the first coolant circuit and is arranged to be closed during engine warm-up, to prevent flow through the first coolant circuit. ... Volvo Car Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160082976

System and method for control of an autonomous drive related operation

A control system and method in a vehicle are disclosed for controlling an autonomous drive related operation of the vehicle. The method may include detecting a pre-determined foot arrangement of an occupant in a front seat of the vehicle and controlling a state of the autonomous drive related operation, based on the detected pre-determined foot arrangement. ... Volvo Car Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160082867

System and method for seat retraction during an autonomous driving mode

Example embodiments presented herein are directed toward a seat assembly, and corresponding method, for seat retraction in a vehicle during an autonomous driving mode. Seat refraction is provided by detecting a user initiated input for the retraction. ... Volvo Car Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160075341

Vehicle control through machine learining

A method is disclosed for managing rules or policies in a vehicle having a controllable unit. The method may include determining, at the start of a driving, an active route of the vehicle, selecting a set of control values from multiple stored sets of control values, where one control value of the set of control values corresponds to one predetermined interval of the determined active route, and controlling the at least one controllable unit based on the selected set of control values. ... Volvo Car Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160048797

Method and system for supporting delivery efficiency of delivered services to vehicles

The present disclosure relates to a method performed by a parking assigning system for supporting delivery efficiency of delivered services to vehicles adapted for receipt of delivered services. The parking assigning system determines first vehicle condition data associated with a first vehicle adapted for receipt of a delivered service. ... Volvo Car Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160046330

Structural component and a method of manufacturing such a component

A structural component for a motor vehicle comprises first and second profiled sheet metal parts joined together by welding spots, which sheet metal parts have opposing free ends arranged to be mating to form an overlapping portion over a predetermined distance. A cross-section of the component through the overlapping portion has a hat shape that comprises first and second edge portions extending in the longitudinal direction of the component, first and second side portions arranged to join a respective edge portion, and a central portion arranged to join the side portions. ... Volvo Car Corporation

01/21/16 / #20160016533

Hinge arrangement for a bonnet and a bonnet arrangement

A hinge arrangement for a bonnet of a vehicle comprises a hinge portion adapted to be attached to a body of the vehicle, a bonnet portion adapted to be attached to the bonnet, and a rear deployment guiding element adapted to control transition of the hinge arrangement between a normal position and a deployed position. The hinge portion comprises one or more hinge pivot axes providing a hinged connection between the bonnet and the body of the vehicle allowing opening of the bonnet. ... Volvo Car Corporation

01/07/16 / #20160005317

Method and system for generating an alarm signal in a vehicle

A method is provided for generating an alarm signal in a vehicle for indicating that the vehicle is in the proximity of an object includes detecting a degree of proximity to the object, calculating a value of the distance (d) between the vehicle and the object, generating the alarm signal at least as an audio signal when the distance (d) is less than a predetermined first threshold value (d1), and generating the alarm signal in the form of a sequence of signal stages as the distance (d) decreases. A system is also provided for generating an alarm signal in a vehicle.. ... Volvo Car Corporation








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