Abstract: A driver assistance system enables brake and accelerator operation by an operation bar in a manner close to a sense of a driver of a vehicle, regardless of the degree of operation of the operation bar. Embodiments include an operation bar extending downward toward a vehicle floor panel from a manual operation area where a seated driver manually operates the operation bar, and whose lower portion is supported in a slidingly displaceable manner along an axial direction in a front-down, rear-up tilted state. The operation bar includes a brake actuation section, below the manual operation area, that actuates a brake mechanism by sliding displacement of the operation bar in a front-down direction; and an accelerator actuation section that actuates an acceleration mechanism by sliding displacement of the operation bar in a rear-up direction that is a reverse direction on the same axis from the sliding displacement in the front-down direction.
Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus has a steering wheel 6, an engine 4 for outputting a driving force of a vehicle 1, a brake apparatus 16 capable of applying different braking forces to left and right wheels, and a PCM 14 including a processor and the like. When executing vehicle yaw control, which controls the brake apparatus 16 to apply to the vehicle 1 a yaw moment in the direction opposite to the yaw rate generated in the vehicle 1, after executing vehicle attitude control for reducing an output torque of the engine 4 based on a turning operation of the steering wheel 6, when the control amount of the vehicle attitude control is large, the PCM 14 increases the control amount of the vehicle yaw control compared to when the control amount of the vehicle attitude control is not large.
Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a plurality of IC units, while maintaining the operational reliability. The vehicle control device includes an IC unit for performing image processing on outputs from cameras; an IC unit for performing recognition processing of an external environment of the vehicle; and an IC unit for performing judgment processing for cruise control of the vehicle. A control flow is provided so as to allow the IC unit to transmit a control signal to the IC units and. The control flow is provided separately from a data flow configured to transmit the output from the cameras, the image data, and the external environment data.
January 28, 2021
Date of Patent:
September 12, 2023
MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION, NXP B.V.
Masato Ishibashi, Kiyoyuki Tsuchiyama, Daisuke Hamano, Tomotsugu Futa, Daisuke Horigome, Atsushi Tasaki, Yosuke Hashimoto, Yusuke Kihara, Eiichi Hojin, Arnaud Van Den Bossche, Ray Marshall, Leonardo Surico
Abstract: To meet both a request to improve the thermal efficiency in the medium load operation of an engine and a request to suppress knocking in the high load and high rotation operation of the engine, the engine includes a main combustion chamber comprising a cylinder block, a cylinder head, and a piston; a pre-chamber having a plurality of injection holes that open into the main combustion chamber; and a spark plug that ignites an air-fuel mixture in the pre-chamber. A compression ratio of the main combustion chamber is not less than 14 and not more than 24. A first index, which is the product between a total cross-sectional area of the plurality of injection holes and the compression ratio, is not less than 0.1496 cm2 and not more than 0.8449 cm2.
Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus includes circuitry for controlling a vehicle. The circuitry is configured to search for a stop location where the vehicle is to stop, on a basis of road shoulder region information, generate an evacuation path on a basis of road information to the stop location, and guide the vehicle to the stop location from a first travel lane adjacent to a road shoulder region. The circuitry is further configured to calculate a collision risk of collision with an on-road obstacle. When the collision risk is a predetermined degree or higher, the circuitry is to interrupt the guidance, otherwise the circuitry is to guide the vehicle to enter the stop location and stop the vehicle at the stop location.
December 16, 2020
Date of Patent:
September 5, 2023
MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
Yuta Tsuji, Akira Funakubo, Koji Kagami, Hitoshi Fukuba
Abstract: An automatic transmission includes a brake including a fixed-side cylindrical member spline-coupled to a transmission case, a rotation-side cylindrical member coupled to a given rotating member, a plurality of friction plates disposed between the fixed-side cylindrical member and the rotation-side cylindrical member, and including a fixed-side friction plate configured to be spline-engaged with the fixed-side cylindrical member and a rotation-side friction plate configured to be spline-engaged with the rotation-side cylindrical member, and a piston configured to engage the plurality of friction plates. The automatic transmission further includes a shock absorbing member disposed between a spline part of the transmission case and a spline part of the fixed-side cylindrical member and configured to absorb impact when the fixed-side cylindrical member rotates relative to the transmission case.
Abstract: A vehicle control system can have an in-vehicle camera that monitors a state of the driver; a center display and a meter device that notify the occupant of information; and a controller that executes automatic stop control in the case where the driver abnormality is determined. The controller can perform: a first operation to decelerate the vehicle to a specified speed when the abnormality is determined; a second operation to further decelerate and stop the vehicle after the first operation; a third operation to change a lane of the vehicle between the first operation and the second operation; and a fourth operation to move the vehicle to a road shoulder between the first operation and the second operation. The controller can notify the operation performed, and notify of a stop of the operation in the case where the operation performed is stopped.
Abstract: The electrically conductive resin composition may contain matrix resin, coke powder, and carbon fiber. The volume mean particle diameter of the coke powder may be not less than 1 ?m and not more than 500 ?m. The content percentage of the coke powder in the electrically conductive resin composition may be not less than 1 wt % and not more than 60 wt %. The aspect ratio of the carbon fiber may be not less than 3 and not more than 1700. The content percentage of the carbon fiber in the electrically conductive resin composition may be not less than 0.5 wt % and not more than 10 wt %.
February 24, 2021
Date of Patent:
September 5, 2023
NIPPON STEEL CHEMICAL & MATERIAL CO., LTD., MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
Abstract: A speaker disposition structure of a vehicle comprises a left hinge pillar and a right hinge pillar both extending in a vehicle up-down direction; a speaker box fixed to a lower portion of one of the left and right hinge pillars, and the speaker box having a closed inner space; and a partition located on a vehicle width direction inner side of the speaker box. A port opening connects with the inner space of the speaker box and is located in a front face of the speaker box. A space portion is surrounded by the front face of the speaker box, the dash panel, the hinge pillar, and the partition. The space portion connects with an occupant space of the space portion. A length of the space portion, from the port opening in a front-rear direction of the vehicle, is greater than a maximum length of the port opening.
Abstract: There are provided a side panel constituting a vehicle side face at a higher level than a damper attachment portion suspending a rear wheel, a retractor fixed to a cabin-inside face of the side panel, a frame member forming a closed-cross section extending vertically in corporation with the side panel, and a reinforcing member fixed to the side panel. The reinforcing member comprises a retractor attachment portion to attach the retractor, a gusset portion to partition the closed-cross section of a C pillar reinforcement vertically, and a vibration-damping joint portion joined to the side panel via a vibration-damping material. Herein, the reinforcing member is formed integrally by a member which is configured to be continuous over a range of the retractor attachment portion, the gusset portion and the vibration-damping joint portion.
Abstract: A vehicle driving assistance system includes a travel route generation system that acquires travel road information and obstacle information acquired by sensor(s), and generates the target travel route, on which a host vehicle travels, on a travel road. When the host vehicle changes lanes, the system acquires information on three peripheral vehicles, which exist near the host vehicle, on a change destination lane from the obstacle information, sets a target space, to which the host vehicle 1 should move, between two each of the three peripheral vehicles on the change destination lane based on this information on the three peripheral vehicles, predicts a change in size of each of the target spaces, and generates the target travel route, on which the host vehicle travels during the lane change, on the basis of this predicted change in the size of each of the target spaces.
Abstract: A control system for a vehicle is provided, which includes a driving force source configured to generate torque for driving drive wheels, a steering angle related value sensor configured to detect a steering angle related value of a steering device, and a controller configured to control the torque to control the vehicle attitude based on the steering angle related value. The controller acquires a current traveling mode defining a response of acceleration or deceleration of the vehicle to an accelerator pedal operation. Based on the steering angle related value, when determined that a turning operation of the steering device in one direction is performed, the controller performs a torque decreasing control to add deceleration to the vehicle. When the acquired traveling mode is a high response traveling mode, the controller increases a reduction amount of the torque in the torque decreasing control more than in a low response traveling mode.
Abstract: A vehicle drive device uses in-wheel motors to drive a vehicle and includes in-wheel motors that are provided in wheels of a vehicle and drive the wheels, a body side motor that is provided in a body of the vehicle and drives the wheels, and a controller that controls the in-wheel motors and the body side motor based on requested output power of a driver, in which the controller causes the body side motor to generate a driving force and the in-wheel motors not to generate driving forces when the requested output power of the driver is less than predetermined output power and the controller causes the body side motor and the in-wheel motors to generate driving forces when the requested output power of the driver is equal to or more than the predetermined output power.
Abstract: The vehicle body structure includes a front floor panel, a rear floor panel positioned lower than the front floor panel, and a connection panel extending from a rear portion of the front floor panel to a front portion of the rear floor panel and inclined or curved so as to be positioned downward toward a rear side. At least the front portion of the connection panel is positioned at the front of the front portion of the front seat.
Abstract: A vehicle-body front structure includes a partition wall portion which demarcates a space inside a vehicle cabin and a pair of left and right suspension tower portions which are formed to bulge inward in the vehicle width direction and support upper portions of front suspension apparatuses. A lower-side portion of the partition wall portion is formed to be positioned further to vehicle rear toward a lower position. A traveling motor is installed below the lower-side portion of the partition wall portion. An upper-side portion of the partition wall portion extends from an intermediate portion of the left suspension tower portion in a vehicle front-rear direction to an intermediate portion of the right suspension tower portion in the vehicle front-rear direction.
Abstract: A vehicle-body front structure includes a partition wall portion which demarcates a vehicle cabin inside space, a motor arrangement portion which is formed by causing a part of the partition wall portion to bulge to an inside of a vehicle cabin, a panel reinforcement that is provided to a surface of the partition wall portion on the inside of the vehicle cabin and has a portion which extends in a vehicle width direction so as to surround at least a part of a periphery of the motor arrangement portion, and a central reinforcement which is provided to the surface of the partition wall portion on the inside of the vehicle cabin and extends from an intermediate portion of the panel reinforcement in the vehicle width direction to vehicle rear.
Abstract: A rear vehicle-body structure absorbs an impact from vehicle rear even when an installed amount of the batteries is increased by including a rear side frame which extends in a vehicle front-rear direction, a rear-side cross member which is arranged such that a front portion of the rear side frame abuts the rear-side cross member from vehicle rear, the rear-side cross member extending in a vehicle width direction, a pair of left and right side sills which are spaced apart, by predetermined distances, from the front portion of the rear side frame to vehicle-width-direction outer sides and extend in the vehicle front-rear direction, and a rear-side battery frame which extends in the vehicle width direction in the vehicle rear of a battery and in vehicle front of the rear side frame. The rear-side battery frame is mounted on the left and right side sills and on the rear-side cross member.
Abstract: A vehicle-body front structure includes a partition wall portion which demarcates a vehicle cabin inside space, a motor arrangement portion which is formed by causing a part of the partition wall portion to bulge to an inside of a vehicle cabin and in which at least a part of a traveling motor is capable of being arranged, and a reinforcement member which extends from an upper portion of the motor arrangement portion to vehicle rear and is inclined to be positioned lower toward the vehicle rear. A rear portion of the reinforcement member is mounted on a floor panel and a lid body of a battery unit.
Abstract: A rear vehicle-body structure absorbs an impact while also accommodating an elongated battery installation and an increase in an amount of batteries installed. The rear vehicle-body structure includes a rear side frame which extends in a vehicle front-rear direction in a vehicle rear portion, a rear-side battery frame which extends in a vehicle width direction in vehicle rear of a battery and in vehicle front of the rear side frame and protects the battery, and a frame bracket which couples the rear side frame with the rear-side battery frame.
Abstract: A vehicle-body front structure includes a pair of left and right side frames which extend from a front-side battery frame toward vehicle front to be positioned on vehicle-width-direction outer sides, a contactless charger between the left and right side frames, and a cross member between the left and right side frames. The contactless charger has a cross member housing configured to house the cross member.