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Self-powered wireless fuse switch
A self-powered wireless fuse switch is disclosed that is a plug-in replacement for a fuse found in the electrical system of vehicles. The self-powered wireless...
Electric steering column lock system
A locking device for a motor vehicle having a steering wheel column has a housing, a worm wheel cover, a blocking bolt that locks a steering wheel shaft in the...
Golf cart locking system
A locking system for a golf cart and the like vehicle having a brake pedal and a speed control pedal located at a floor area is disclosed which comprises a...
Battery system for micro-hybrid vehicles comprising high-efficiency
A battery system for a motor vehicle includes at least one starting circuit, a low-voltage on-board supply system, and an on-board supply system with an...
Retractor pretensioner assembly
A pretensioner assembly for motor vehicle belt restraint systems is provided. The pretensioner assembly includes a tube in fluid communication with a gas...
Belt tensioner for a safety belt system
The invention relates to a belt tensioner (10) for a seat belt system comprising a belt shaft housing (18), a belt shaft (12) pivoted about an axis (A) in the...
Seat belt arrangement for a suspension seat and vehicle equipped with such
A seat belt arrangement includes a seat belt having a first end portion secured to the seat at a first lower attachment point, and a second end portion mounted...
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...
Disclosed is and airbag apparatus including an inflator which generates gas; an airbag which has a first expandable portion that is coupled to the inflator and...
Side airbag apparatus
An airbag main body is divided into a first inflation chamber, a second inflation chamber, and a third inflation chamber. The third inflation chamber is...
Headliner assemblies having tethered support structure
Headliner assemblies may include multiple support structures operatively connected to portions of a headliner. The support structures may include one or more...
Method of manufacturing a tethered fastener assembly
In accordance with a first aspect of the present disclosure, a motor vehicle airbag occupant restraint system fastener includes a metal clip, a first...
Vehicle seat back including a deployable device
A seat back includes a frame and a deployable device mounted to the frame. The deployable device includes a back panel, a front panel opposite the back panel,...
Side airbag apparatus
An airbag is stored in a storage portion provided in a side of the seat back of a car seat and fixed to a side frame portion. The airbag is deployed and...
Vehicle airbag appendage
An airbag includes a primary portion and a secondary portion. The primary portion defines a first chamber and the secondary portion defines a second chamber...
Roof module for a vehicle roof of a passenger vehicle
A roof module for a vehicle roof of a passenger vehicle is disclosed. The roof module has at least one covering element which is adjustable in a guided manner...
Airbag adjustment based on driver position
An aspect provides a method, including: capturing, using a sensor, positional information relating to a driver; determining, using a processor, a driver...
Method and device for triggering at least one passenger protection means
of a vehicle
A method for triggering a passenger protection unit of a vehicle includes: reading in a first and a second sensor signal value of a first sensor, which is...
Unique and efficient grille design with integrated energy absorber and
energy absorber with locking feature
An energy absorber assembly for a motor vehicle includes a first deformable energy absorbing component and at least one deformable second energy absorbing...
Electrical connection console for motor vehicle on-board electrical system
Electrical connection console for a motor vehicle on-board electrical system comprising a cable 2 having a metallic conductor 4 and an electrical tap 12...
Battery system for micro-hybrid vehicles comprising high-efficiency
A battery system for a motor vehicle having an internal combustion engine includes at least one starting circuit, a low-voltage on-board supply system, and an...
Wireless switches using human body as a conductor
Vehicle including a seat on which an occupant sits, a set of at least one electric field antenna arranged in the seat, and a control unit coupled to the antenna...
System and method for high-voltage disconnection in a vehicle
The invention relates to a system (2) for high-voltage disconnection in a vehicle having at least two high-voltage carrying components (10, 12a, b, 14, 16, 18,...
Grille winter cover interior trim attachment
A number of variations may include a grille cover which may attach to a grille.
Vehicle exterior component
A vehicle exterior component includes a honeycomb structure having an inner plate portion arranged in the vicinity of an engine compartment, an outer plate...
Designs and processes for using discrete stiffeners to create light, stiff
and strong automotive structures
A technique for providing localized stiffening of a vehicle trim panel, especially for high curvature areas. The vehicle trim panel includes an outer panel...
Automated, interchangeable vehicle grill
An automated, interchangeable vehicle grill includes a plurality of reversible motors, each mounted near an existing grill opening on the front end of a...
Motor vehicle accessory
A motor vehicle accessory mounts temporarily to a motor vehicle door hinge. The integral mount of the accessory includes a metal sleeve lined with a...
Rearview mirror assembly
A rearview mirror assembly includes a mirror reflective element, a front mirror casing portion configured to receive the mirror reflective element, a rear...
Vehicle image processing apparatus and vehicle image processing method
A vehicle image processing apparatus includes: a group of cameras; a drawing unit that converts a captured image into an image viewed along a line of sight...
Night detection of parked vehicles
To detect parked vehicles at night, the present invention discloses night-detection device and method. The night-detection device comprises a moving-vehicle...
Steering wheel assembly, steering wheel and method of actuating a horn
A steering wheel assembly including a support element having at least one click-stop element, and at least one guide bush for connection to an airbag module....
Vehicle lighting device
A vehicle lighting device includes a light source, a light source housing, and a covering member. The light source housing holds the light source therein and...
Illuminable vehicle floor mat assembly
An illuminable vehicle floor mat assembly for synchronizing the lighting up of tape disposed in recessed portions in the transparent floor mat with the playing...
System for controlling the electrical power supply of a plurality of light
sources using a multiphase converter
A device and a method for controlling the electrical power supply of a plurality of light sources, preferably of light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. The plurality...
Adaptive shunt for pulsing brake light
An electronics device is configured for installation in the brake light circuitry of a vehicle braking system. The electronics device is particularly configured...
Drivable compression clip
A lamp assembly is provided for installation in an opening of a vehicle body. The lamp assembly includes a lamp container having first and second sides, each of...
Communication between autonomous vehicle and external observers
At least one embodiment of this disclosure includes a method for an autonomous vehicle (e.g., a fully autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle) to communicate with...
Reflector damper bracket
A headlamp assembly typically includes a high beam reflector and a low beam reflector. A linkage synchronizes the aim of a high beam reflector with a low beam...
A display apparatus for a vehicle includes a virtual image display device, a detection device, and a picture control device. The virtual image display device...
Roll off trailer, movable bumper for use therewith and related methods
A roll off trailer is provided with a bumper assembly which may move between a deployed position and a collapsed position. The roll off trailer may include a...
The present invention includes a vehicle interior debris deflector, for obstructing a gap between a passenger seat, a console unit and a safety belt receiving...
Container receiving apparatus for a vehicle interior
Container receiving apparatus for a vehicle interior having an upper supporting frame and a lower support base, the supporting frame being mounted in a...
Lockout mechanism for foldable head rest
A vehicle seat that is foldable includes a lockout mechanism to prevent movement of a head rest to a folded position if an occupant is present in the vehicle...
Headrest dump assembly with both cable and push button actuation
An assembly embedded into a headrest bun for permitting rotation of the bun between upright design and forward dump positions. The assembly includes a pair of...
Adjustable head restraint assembly for vehicle seats
A head restraint assembly is provided with a head restraint frame mounted to a post for movement along the post for adjustment relative to a vehicle seat. The...
A vehicle includes a pair of support portions that connect a frame portion and a roll-over protection cage to each other; a cross member that extends in a width...
Vehicle including seat having first and second biasing members
A vehicle includes a seat that comprises a seat bottom, a seat back, a first biasing member, and a second biasing member. The seat back is pivotable between a...
Child car seat, intended to be joined to the seat of a motor vehicle
A juvenile vehicle seat includes a seat bottom, a seat back, and a headrest. The headrest includes a centered head-support panel and left and right side panels...
Recliner for motor vehicle having wedge
A recliner for a vehicle having a wedge comprises: an upper gear having an internal tooth formed on an inner peripheral edge thereof and connected to a seat...