Patricia A Flores, Adrian B Chernoff: Vehicle illumination system and method. GM Global Technology Operations, Quinn Law Group PLLC, July 26, 2011: US07987030 (203 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for illuminating a vehicle including a light source connected to an illuminatable component such as an interior or exterior vehicle door handle or steering wheel, and a control system including a plurality of sensors that monitor the vehicle and surroundings for predetermined ...

Thomas A Seder, Joseph F Szczerba, Dehua Cui: External presentation of information on full glass display. GM Global Technology Operations, December 10, 2013: US08606430 (189 worldwide citation)

A method to display a graphic describing a desired communication upon a substantially transparent screen of a vehicle includes monitoring the desired communication, monitoring an external presentation mode to present the desired communication, determining the graphic describing the desired communica ...

Anthony H Heap: Control system for hybrid powertrain. GM Global Technology Operations, Christopher DeVries, December 26, 2006: US07154236 (156 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for determining a preferred operating range for a plurality of torque-generative devices is provided. Each device is operable to provide motive torque to a transmission. The invention includes defining a first and a second operating range in a first operating space. The first ...

Osman D Altan, Shuqing Zeng: System and method of target tracking using sensor fusion. GM Global Technology Operations, December 2, 2008: US07460951 (120 worldwide citation)

A target tracking and sensory fusion system is adapted for use with a vehicle, and configured to observe a condition of at least one object during a cycle. The system includes a plurality of sensors, and a novel controller communicatively coupled to the sensors and configured to more accurately esti ...

Bryan K Pryor: System and method for optimizing grid charging of an electric/hybrid vehicle. GM Global Technology Operations, July 22, 2008: US07402978 (119 worldwide citation)

A vehicular charging system is provided that may be deployed on a vehicle configured to be charged from an external power source. The vehicular charging system comprises a battery assembly and a timer coupled to the battery assembly. The timer is configured to electrically couple the external power ...

Raymond J Kiefer, Donald K Grimm, Bakhtiar Brian Litkouhi, Varsha Sadekar: Collision avoidance system. GM Global Technology Operations, Kathryn A Marra, July 17, 2007: US07245231 (113 worldwide citation)

A method of collision avoidance. The method includes receiving a signal indicative of a potential collision of a vehicle. The method also includes generating a haptic collision alert in response to the signal.

Joseph S Colburn, Hui Pin Hsu, Osman D Altan: Multi-beam antenna with shared dielectric lens. GM Global Technology Operations, September 2, 2008: US07420525 (106 worldwide citation)

An integrated multi-beam antenna with a shared dielectric lens is disclosed. The antenna is formed by positioning the feed apertures of a plurality of waveguide feeds at positions located on the surface of the shared dielectric lens. The angular direction and shape of radiation beams produced by the ...

Kurt S Godden: Location-based notifications. GM Global Technology Operations, July 1, 2008: US07394405 (104 worldwide citation)

A method for location-based notifications, the method including receiving a request for a notification from an input device. A current location of the input device is determined in response to the receiving. A reminder location is set responsive to the current location of the input device determined ...

Upali Priyantha Mudalige: Autonomous vehicle management. GM Global Technology Operations, January 8, 2013: US08352112 (100 worldwide citation)

A method for controlling a vehicle upon a roadway includes monitoring a trajectory of a host vehicle based upon a global positioning device within the host vehicle, monitoring a first wireless communication between the host vehicle and a plurality of target vehicles, the first wireless communication ...

Patrick B Usoro: Starter alternator accessory drive system for a hybrid vehicle. GM Global Technology Operations, June 16, 2009: US07547264 (99 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an alternator starter accessory drive system for a hybrid vehicle. The starter alternator accessory drive system includes a planetary gear set having a first, second, and third planetary member. An engine is operatively connected to the first planetary member, and a fi ...