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Shioda Takehiko, Saito Yukitaka: Hybrid car with navigation system for emission reduction. Pioneer, April 2, 2003: EP1297982-A2 (52 worldwide citation)

A navigation system of a hybrid car retrieves a route to detect whether any restricted area forbidden for automobiles that emit exhaust gases is on the route or not. Before the hybrid car arrives at the restricted area, an electric motor is driven by a gasoline engine portion to charge a battery por ...


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James Allard, David S Barrett, Misha Filippov, Robert Todd Pack, Selma Svendsen: Systems and methods for control of an unmanned ground vehicle. iRobot Corporation, Goodwin Procter, March 3, 2009: US07499776 (50 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for interruptible autonomous control of a vehicle. Autonomous control is achieved by using actuators that interact with input devices in the vehicle. The actuators (e.g., linkages) manipulate the input devices (e.g., articulation controls and drive controls, such as a throttle, b ...


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Alex J Severinsky, Theodore Louckes: Hybrid vehicles. Paice, Michael de Angeli, July 14, 2009: US07559388 (49 worldwide citation)

A hybrid vehicle comprises an internal combustion engine, a traction motor, a starter motor, and a battery bank, all controlled by a microprocessor in accordance with the vehicle's instantaneous torque demands so that the engine is run only under conditions of high efficiency, typically only when th ...


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Parsons Keith Gary Reginald, Clare David Andrew, Prins Jan Peter, Burdock William, Spillane Anthony Francis, Kellett John Anthony, Smith David Philip: Vehicle control system. Ford Global Tech, October 22, 2003: EP1355209-A1 (49 worldwide citation)

A vehicle control system comprises a plurality of subsystem controllers including an engine management system (28), a transmission controller (30), a steering controller (48), a brakes controller (62) and a suspension controller (82). These subsystem controllers are each operable in a plurality of s ...


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Kevin D Beaty, Thomas R Bockelmann, Zhanijang Zou, Mark E Hope, Xiaosong Kang, Jeffrey L Carpenter: Hybrid vehicle powertrain system with power take-off driven vehicle accessory. Eaton Corporation, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, September 12, 2006: US07104920 (48 worldwide citation)

A hybrid vehicle powertrain system includes a first prime mover, a first prime mover driven power transmission mechanism having a power take-off adapted to drive a vehicle accessory, and a second prime mover. The second prime mover is operable to drive the power transmission mechanism alone or in co ...


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Jin Woo Lee, Jeremy A Salinger, Xingping Chen: Method to assess risk associated with operating an autonomic vehicle control system. GM Global Technology Operations, August 14, 2012: US08244408 (47 worldwide citation)

A vehicle is configured to execute an autonomic lane change maneuver and is equipped with a spatial monitoring system. Each of a plurality of objects located proximate to the vehicle is monitored. Locations of each of the objects are predicted relative to a projected trajectory of the vehicle. A col ...


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William C Craig, Richard S Stevens, Thomas D Onofrio, David Shivy, Charles T Disaverio: System and method for stability control of vehicle and trailer. Lockheed Martin Corporation, Slater & Matsil L, August 14, 2012: US08244442 (46 worldwide citation)

A system and method for stability control of a vehicle and a trailer. The system and method can receive vehicle and trailer operating data or signals and define one of a brake-based stability control subsystem and a torque management-based stability control subsystem as the dominant stability contro ...


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Yamamoto Kazuhisa, Kira Nobuhiro, Kubodera Masao, Tatara Yusuke: Drive control apparatus for hybrid vehicle. Honda Motor, June 30, 2004: EP1433641-A1 (46 worldwide citation)

A rotational shaft (28) receives drive power from an engine (14) and a first motor (16), and drives front wheels (26a) through front clutches (38a, 38b). A second motor (18) drives rear wheels (26b). The first motor (16) and the second motor (18) are supplied with electric power from a battery (15). ...


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David S Barrett, James Allard, Misha Filippov, Robert Todd Pack, Selma Svendsen: System and method for processing safety signals in an autonomous vehicle. iRobot Corporation, Goodwin Procter, March 3, 2009: US07499774 (44 worldwide citation)

System and method for processing a safety signal in an autonomous vehicle. Safety signals are typically generated in response to the detection of unsafe conditions or are sent by the vehicle operator. In either case, the safety signals are conveyed using redundant communication paths. The paths incl ...


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Nagano Shuji, Kuramochi Kojiro, Tabata Atsushi, Nakao Hatsuo, Mizutani Koichi, Nomura Tokuhisa, Kusaka Yasushi: Stop and restart device for vehicular engine. Toyota Motor, April 5, 2000: EP0990793-A2 (44 worldwide citation)

An automatic engine stop and restart device for a vehicle provided with a brake booster using an intake negative pressure generated by the engine rotation as the boost source, is provided with a sensor for detecting the negative pressure of the brake booster. The engine is restarted (steps 180 and 1 ...



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