Jaguar Land Rover | Date: 2017-02-15
An illustrative example embodiment of a system (20) includes a plurality of device chargers (22, 24, 26) configured to charge a power source of a portable electronic device (55). At least one transmitter (56) is associated with a portable electronic device. A plurality of detectors (32, 34, 36) are configured to be supported on a vehicle. The plurality of detectors (32, 34, 36) detect a wireless signal from the transmitter. A controller (40) utilizes information from the detectors regarding a detected wireless signal and determines a location of the transmitter relative to the plurality of device chargers. The controller (40) controls at least a selected one of the device chargers (22, 24, 26) to operate in the charging mode based on a proximity between the determined location of the at least one transmitter (56) and the predetermined location of the selected one of the device chargers (22, 24, 26).
Jaguar Land Rover | Date: 2017-01-30
A method and system for blending between torque maps of a source propulsion of a vehicle. The method and system are particularly applicable to automatic selection of an alternative torque map in response to a change of vehicle operating condition, for example, a change of terrain. Blending may substantially avoid a step change in response of the source of propulsion as accelerator position is changed.
Jaguar Land Rover | Date: 2017-05-17
Fastening device comprising a band clamp, a fastening bolt (19) and a fastening nut (21, 47). The clamp comprises a band with first and second end flanges (9, 13) extending outward from respectively first and second ends (11, 15) of the band. The bolt (19) comprises a threaded shank (17). The flanges (9, 13) can be drawn together via the bolt (19), in order to tighten the clamp. The nut (21, 47) comprises: a first side wall (27) comprising a first face (31) and an alignment hole (37) for guiding the shank (17) through the first side wall (27); a second side wall (29, 49) comprising a second face (33) having a threaded bore (39) aligned with the hole (37) and arranged to engage the shank (17). The faces (31, 33) are arranged in spaced, opposing relation and are joined together by a spacing wall (35). The first side wall (27), the second side wall (29, 49) and the spacing wall (35) define a volume (43) arranged to receive the first end flange (9) of the clamp between the faces (31, 33), such that in use as the shank (17) is guided through the hole (37) and the first end flange (9), the first face (31) abuts with the first end flange (9) to restrict displacement of the nut (21, 47) relative to the bolt (19) in a direction parallel to a length of the shank (17) to facilitate engagement of the shank (17) with the threaded bore (39).
Jaguar Land Rover | Date: 2017-02-22
The present application relates to a method of mounting a bumper (3) to the body structure (9) of a motor vehicle (5) using a locating member (11) having a lamp-engagement portion (25) for engaging a lamp (7), and a fixing portion (29). The fixing portion (29) is movably coupled to the lamp-engagement portion (25). The method comprises attaching the fixing portion (29) to the body structure so that the locating member (11) is movable relative to the body structure. The locating member is positioned such that the lamp engagement portion engages the lamp (7) and the locating member (11) is fixedly mounted to the body structure. The bumper is located in an aligned position in relation to the lamp by means of alignment means (21) provided on the locating member. The bumper is fixed in said aligned positioned. The present application relates to a corresponding locating member.
Jaguar Land Rover | Date: 2017-04-05
A method for controlling the provision of oscillatory feedback through a steering system of a vehicle. The method comprises receiving a request to provide oscillatory feedback through the steering system of the vehicle. The method further comprises acquiring a value of a steering angle-related parameter, and comparing the value of the steering angle-related parameter to a predetermined threshold value. The method still further comprises automatically inhibiting the provision of the oscillatory feedback when the value of the steering angle-related parameter is above the predetermined threshold value.
Jaguar Land Rover | Date: 2017-01-11
There is provided a liquid level sensor apparatus that has particular and beneficial application in a fuel tank, such as a saddle-tank used in automotive vehicles comprising first and second fuel compartments. The liquid level sensor apparatus is for determining a level or quantity of fuel therein. The liquid level sensor apparatus comprises means for issuing an electrical signal indicative of a level or quantity of liquid, such as a sender unit comprising a motion-responsive potentiometer. Additionally there is provided a first float assembly that is moveable in response to a first liquid level. The first float assembly is coupled directly to said means such that in response to movement of the first float assembly an electrical characteristic of said means is affected and an electrical signal issued by said means is indicative of said first liquid level. Furthermore, there is provided a second float assembly that is moveable in response to a second liquid level. The second float assembly is indirectly coupled to said means and in such a way that in response to movement of the second float assembly an electrical characteristic of said means is affected and an electrical signal issued by said means is indicative of said second liquid level.
Jaguar Land Rover | Date: 2017-03-08
The present application relates to a communication system for controlling the output of messages to a vehicle occupant. The communication system has a processor configured to output a first message to the vehicle occupant. A signal is received from one or more sensors operative to monitor the vehicle occupant when the first message is output. The signal from said one or more sensors is analysed to determine one or more parameters relating to the response of the vehicle occupant to said first message. The communication system controls the subsequent output of at least said first message in dependence on said one or more determined parameters. The present application also relates to a method and to a vehicle.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: GV-02-2016 | Award Amount: 12.06M | Year: 2016
PaREGEn addresses the short term scope of the GV-02 call via research into and the innovation of gasoline engines for light duty vehicles. Specifically, engines used in mid to premium passenger cars will be addressed. With the electrification smaller vehicles, focusing on larger cars is especially important: the need for clean, efficient & economic engines for inter-urban transport is more urgent and effective to resolve the challenges of air quality, decarbonisation & cost-effective mobility. Through using state of the art techniques, like optical engines, modelling & simulation tools (for new control strategies or understanding particle formation) and applying new engine componentry, the optimal trade-off between efficiency & emissions will be found. Of attention will be the control of particle numbers between 10 to 23nm. This learning will be used in two, manufacturer lead vehicle demonstrations. These demonstrators will use downsized engines not yet on the market. The two approaches will use different combustion, dilution, fuel injection, boosting and aftertreatment systems. Completion of the project will show the way forward to a 15% CO2 reduction along with real driving emissions limits. If adopted across all light vehicles these short term engine innovations will reduce the EU vehicle parc emissions by ~2MtCO2 in 2025, <10MtCO2 & ~10% PN>10nm in 2030. As well as improving EU competitiveness, a valuable contribution from PaREGEn will be new tools: to benefit engine design, development & control in general, long after project completion. PaREGEn has partners from EUCAR, CLEPA & EARPA; it is organized so learning from other projects in GV02 can be integrated. Experience from the PMP project and those proposed on particle measurement systems will be included via the partners & suppliers of PN-PEMS. PaREGEns partners give a global link to other nationally funded activities and, specifically, specialists in advisory roles will bring expertise from USA & Japan.
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Collaborative Research & Development | Award Amount: 15.16M | Year: 2016
An innovative research project led by Jaguar Land Rover, TRANSCEND - TRANsmission Supply Chain Excellence for Next generation Dual clutch technologies - strives to maximise fuel efficiency whilst maintaining the invehicle feel Jaguar Land Rover customers expect. The collaboration will develop a new transmission based around an ultra-wide ratio dual clutch architecture incorporating Jaguar Land Rover intellectual property. Drive System Design will lead the development of the transmission design and control while Tata Steel, Productiv and HVM Catapult will be responsible for developing both the manufacturing processes required and the supply chain necessary to take the transmission to production. The transmission will also benefit from 48V mild hybrid drive. This innovative transmission will offer improved fuel economy, low weight and seamless range changing performance. The consortium members recognise the importance of collaborative advanced research projects supporting initiatives that will expand the UK’s competitiveness and develop skills, innovations and new technologies in the automotive sector and throughout the supply chain
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Collaborative Research & Development | Award Amount: 6.56M | Year: 2016
An innovative research project led by Jaguar Land Rover, LAtiTuDE investigates new technologies for the Ingenium engine family to improve on its class-leading fuel efficiency whilst maintaining the in-vehicle feel Jaguar and Land Rover customers expect. The collaboration brings together leading expertise from UK engineering organisations Ricardo and GRM, and suppliers Borg Warner and Bosch. The collaborative partnership will research a variable geometry, multi-stage and electronic boosting system integrated with an advanced engine combustion system incorporating leading edge fuel injection equipment and controls. Allied with an optimised engine structure, the research package is targeted to deliver over 10% fuel economy and CO2 improvement compared with current vehicles. The consortium members recognise the importance of collaborative research projects in supporting the UK’s competitiveness and developing skills, innovations and new manufacturing capability throughout the automotive supply chain.