US Pat. No. 9,718,449

BRAKING CONTROL SYSTEM

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A brake control system for a motor vehicle having front and rear axles, the brake system comprising:
a controller operable in response to a braking request signal to control a front axle braking system for applying a front
axle braking force and a rear axle braking system for applying a rear axle braking force;

wherein the controller is configured to increase the front axle braking force to supplement the rear axle braking force when
a temperature of the rear axle braking system is greater than or equal to a pre-defined threshold for a defined period of
time based on a maximum period of time the rear axle braking system can operate above the pre-defined threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,238,406

VEHICLE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A VEHICLE

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A motor vehicle having:
a prime mover;
at least first and second groups of one or more wheels; and
a driveline to connect the prime mover to the first and second groups of one or more wheels such that the first group of one
or more wheels may be driven by the prime mover when the driveline is in a first mode of operation and the second group of
one or more wheels may additionally be driven by the prime mover when the driveline is in a second mode of operation,

the driveline including an auxiliary portion comprising releasable torque transmitting means operable to connect the second
group of one or more wheels to a torque transmission path from the prime mover when the driveline transitions between the
first mode and the second mode,

the vehicle comprising control means operable automatically to control the driveline to transition from the first mode to
the second mode and from the second mode to the first mode,

the control means being operable to prevent a transition from the first mode to the second mode and from the second mode to
the first mode in dependence on a value of a prescribed vehicle operating temperature, wherein the control means is arranged
to prevent a transition from the second mode to the first mode when the value of the prescribed vehicle operating temperature
is below a first prescribed value, and the control means is operable to prevent a transition from the first mode to the second
mode and from the second mode to the first mode when the value of the prescribed vehicle operating temperature is below a
third prescribed value, the third prescribed value being lower than the first prescribed value.

US Pat. No. 9,488,092

FLOW CONTROL DEVICE

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A flow restrictor for use in a cooling system of an internal engine comprising a housing enclosing an elongate body, a
number of alternating first and second circumferentially extending passages formed in the elongate body each first passage
being separated from a respective adjacent second passage by a respective land and at least one transfer passage extending
across each land so as to connect the first and second passages on each side of the land and provide a loss in fluid momentum
above a threshold;
wherein an outlet end of each transfer passage is inclined with respect to the flow of fluid through the first and second
passages with which it cooperates at an acute angle and an inlet end of each transfer passage is inclined with respect to
the flow of fluid through the first and second passages with which it cooperates at an obtuse angle.

US Pat. No. 9,308,802

SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING THE DOORS OF A POWERED SPLIT TAILGATE

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A power, split door system for a vehicle, comprising:
a first vehicle door arranged to articulate between a closed position and an open position;
a second vehicle door arranged to articulate between a closed position and an open position;
first and second drive means for articulating the first and second vehicle doors, respectively, between the closed and open
positions; and

a control means for controlling the first and second drive means so as to control movement of the first and second doors between
the open and closed positions;

wherein a collision zone is defined as a region of the door system in which the first vehicle door and the second vehicle
door could potentially come into contact with one another;

wherein the control means is configured to determine if both of the first and second vehicle doors is within a collision zone
during powered articulation of the vehicle doors; and

where, in the event that the first and second vehicle doors are both stopped within the collision zone during a powered articulation,
the control means is configured to:

a) control the first and/or second drive means to articulate one or both of the first and second vehicle doors out of the
collision zone in a manner that avoids collision of the first and second vehicle doors;

b) control the first and/or second drive means to articulate one or both of the first and second vehicle doors in a reverse
direction to the direction they were being articulated in and into either their fully open or fully closed positions in an
appropriate manner that avoids collision of the first and second vehicle doors; or

c) maintain the first and second vehicle doors in a stopped condition.

US Pat. No. 9,244,109

CURRENT MEASURING DEVICE AND METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A motor vehicle, comprising:
a current measuring device comprising an electrical connector adapted to releasably connect the current measuring device to
an electrical circuit overload protection apparatus of the motor vehicle, the electrical circuit overload protection apparatus
being arranged to allow at least one current measuring device to be removably connected thereto, wherein the current measuring
device is configured to measure an amount of electrical current flowing therethrough and,

a communications controller configured to output from the current measuring device a signal corresponding to the amount of
electrical current flowing therethrough,

the vehicle being configured to determine whether a vehicle communications signal indicative of an operational state of one
or more components of a motor vehicle is erroneous in dependence on the signal corresponding to the amount of electrical current
flowing through the current measuring device.

US Pat. No. 9,428,175

HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE CONTROLLER AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A controller for a parallel-type hybrid electric vehicle comprising:
an energy management portion (EMP) configured to determine a required torque split between each of a first actuator and a
second actuator in dependence on a value of a first set of one or more vehicle parameters, wherein the first actuator comprises
an engine and the second actuator comprises an electric machine, and wherein the first and second actuators are each operable
to deliver torque to a driveline of the vehicle,

the controller being configured to provide an actuator request control output whereby each actuator is controlled to provide
an amount of torque according to the required torque split,

the controller further comprising a powertrain mode manager (PMM) portion, and
the PMM portion being arranged to override a control output of the EMP thereby to cause the first actuator to rotate when
disconnected from the driveline of the vehicle in dependence on a value of a second set of one or more vehicle parameters,

wherein, in a first control mode, the controller controls the first actuator and the second actuator to drive the vehicle,
wherein the controller controls a speed of rotation of the first actuator to substantially match a speed of rotation of the
second actuator prior to connecting the first actuator to the driveline, and

wherein, in a second control mode, the controller is configured to control a speed of rotation of the first actuator to vary
with a speed of the vehicle when the first actuator is running and disconnected from the driveline of the vehicle such that
a sound generated by the first actuator varies according to vehicle speed and creates a perception that the first actuator
is connected to the driveline and driving the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,321,351

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM IN A VEHICLE

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method for controlling an electrical system in a vehicle, the electrical system comprising:
a first switch and a second switch configured such that operating the first and second switches will isolate parts of the
electrical system controlled by said first and second switches; and

a control unit configured to operate the first and second switches,
the method comprising:
putting the control unit into a first operational mode, the first operational mode comprising at least a first arrangement
of the first and second switches;

receiving a request in the control unit to enter a second operational mode, the second operational mode comprising at least
a second arrangement of the first and second switches;

determining a priority of the first and second operational modes at least in part by consulting a database of operational
modes and their priorities;

switching the control unit into the second operational mode if the second operational mode has a higher priority than the
first operational mode or when the first operational mode ceases; and

continuing in the first operational mode otherwise.

US Pat. No. 9,346,353

VEHICLE CONTROLLER FOR CHANGING THE NUMBER OF DRIVEN WHEELS

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A motor vehicle having:
a prime mover means;
at least first and second groups of one or more wheels; and
a driveline operable to connect the prime mover means to the first and second groups of one or more wheels such that the first
group and not the second group of one or more wheels is driven by the prime mover means when the driveline is in a first mode
of operation and the first and second groups are driven by the prime mover means when the driveline is in a second mode of
operation,

the driveline including an auxiliary portion comprising releasable torque transmitting means by means of which the driveline
is operable under control of a controller to connect the second group of one or more wheels to the prime mover means when
the driveline transitions from the first mode to the second mode,

wherein when in the first mode the driveline is operable to transition to the second mode under the control of the controller,
the controller being actuable to cause a transition of the driveline from the first mode to the second mode responsive to
an output of a reactive evaluator indicative of a current need to assume the second mode,

the controller being further actuable to cause a transition from the first mode to the second mode responsive to an output
of a predictive evaluator indicative of a likely need to assume the second mode within a prescribed period of time,

the output of the reactive evaluator being responsive to a determination whether an amount of wheel slip has exceeded a first
prescribed threshold,

the output of the predictive evaluator being responsive to a determination whether one or more conditions in respect of one
or more vehicle operating parameters are met when the amount of wheel slip is below the first prescribed threshold,

the controller being further actuable to cause a transition of the driveline from the first mode to the second mode at a rate
responsive to at least one of the outputs of said reactive evaluator and said predictive evaluator, and

wherein when the predictive evaluator determines that the second mode should be assumed, the predictive evaluator is arranged
to provide the output indicative of the rate at which the transition from the first mode to the second mode should be made.

US Pat. No. 9,458,800

TURBO PUMP

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A pump assembly for an internal combustion engine, comprising
paired turbine and compressor wheels rotatable about a common axis, an inner pair of said wheels being connected by a tubular
shaft rotatable relative to a spindle passing through said shaft and connecting an outer pair of said wheels, each wheel of
the outer pair of said wheels having a central aperture defining a through passage for gas flow to the inner pair of said
wheels, one of said pairs comprising a turbocharger for an inlet of said engine, and another one of said pairs comprising
a pump for exhaust gas re-circulated to said inlet.

US Pat. No. 9,458,924

ELECTRIC SELECTOR CONTROL SYSTEM AND RELATED METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. An electric selector control system for a vehicle having an electric drive motor and a battery, the electric selector control
system comprising:
a drive selector for selecting a vehicle drive mode;
a control unit configured to receive a connection signal to indicate that the vehicle is connected to a charging station;
an actuator operable to displace the drive selector between an active position and an inactive position when the control unit
receives said connection signal; and

a shield arranged to inhibit operation of the drive selector when the drive selector is in said inactive position,
wherein the drive selector remains operable to select at least one vehicle drive mode when the connection signal is received.

US Pat. No. 9,228,523

ENGINE AIR TO FUEL RATIO CYLINDER IMBALANCE DIAGNOSTIC

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method of identifying cylinder to cylinder air/fuel ratio asymmetry of a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine having
an upstream exhaust gas oxygen sensor and a downstream exhaust gas sensor, the method comprising the steps of:
selecting a plurality of successive load bands on an engine load/speed map;
determining the outputs of said downstream sensor as lean or rich;
for each of the load bands, recording in a respective register a measure of air flow for which the downstream sensor output
indicates lean, and for which the downstream sensor output indicates rich;

for each of the load bands, determining a cumulative measure of air flow, and at a threshold determining the lean/rich air
flow ratio, and a predicted error from said air flow ratio;

determining for each of the load bands an average difference in the air/fuel ratio indicated by the outputs of upstream and
downstream oxygen sensors;

obtaining a predicted difference based on said predicted error and said average difference; and
comparing said predicted difference against pass/fail criteria.

US Pat. No. 9,283,844

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A system for controlling the speed of a vehicle, the system being configured to operate the vehicle in accordance with
a current value of vehicle set-speed, the system comprising a controller configured to receive and output electrical signals
to and from components of the vehicle, the controller being operable:
in response to user input to change the current value of vehicle set-speed from the current value to a value different from
the current value via a user interface;

in response to the user input to store the current value of set-speed in a memory as a stored set-speed and to change the
current value of set-speed in dependence on the user input; and

to set the current value of vehicle set-speed to the stored set-speed in response to receipt of a user command.

US Pat. No. 9,387,841

BRAKE CONTROL

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

14. A brake control system for a motor vehicle having a plurality of wheels, brakes for applying a braking force to one or
more of the wheels, sensing means for detecting movement of the vehicle, and one or more selectable drive gears each associated
with an intended direction of movement of the vehicle, the system comprising: brake actuation means for actuating the brakes
to supply a braking effort; and brake control means for controlling the brake actuation means, wherein the brake control means
is arranged to detect the selection of a drive gear and to limit a movement of the vehicle in a direction opposed to the intended
direction of movement associated with the selected drive gear by ensuring that the brake actuation means supplies a braking
effort,
wherein the brake control means is arranged to control the brake actuation means such that the braking effort being supplied
by the brake actuation means is supplied for a predetermined time limit following the detection of the selection of the drive
gear,

and further wherein brake control means is arranged to detect the application of drive torque by the selected gear and to
extend the predetermined time limit if the applied drive torque is below a predetermined level.

US Pat. No. 9,227,479

WADING VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A system for determining that there is a possibility that a land vehicle is about to travel through water at a vehicle
wading depth wherein an exhaust tailpipe of the vehicle is submerged in water, the system comprising:
at least one remote sensor configured to remotely detect the presence of water about or ahead of the vehicle at a control
threshold depth, wherein said control threshold depth is below said wading depth and said exhaust tailpipe is not submerged
in water at said control threshold depth; and

a controller configured to, in response to said determining, implement one or more vehicle control strategies in dependence
on said detection of the presence of water at said control threshold depth.

US Pat. No. 9,409,565

HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A control system for a hybrid electric vehicle having an engine and first and second electric machines operable as propulsion
motors, wherein the second electric machine is arranged to be drivably coupled to the engine, the engine being arranged to
be drivably coupled to a driveline of the vehicle by a clutch, the system being operable to control the vehicle to operate
in the following modes:
an engine-driven mode in which the clutch is closed and the engine applies torque to the driveline of the vehicle;
an electric vehicle (EV) mode in which the clutch is open, the first electric machine applies torque to the driveline, and
neither the engine nor the second electric machine applies torque to the driveline; and

an EV boost mode in which the clutch is closed and both the first and second electric machines apply torque to the driveline
without fuelling the engine, wherein the second electric machine is coupled to a crankshaft of the engine and motors the engine,

wherein each mode is selected by the system in dependence on a value of one or more vehicle parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,358,884

VEHICLE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A VEHICLE

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A motor vehicle having:
a prime mover;
at least first and second groups of one or more wheels; and
a driveline operable by means of a controller to connect a torque transmission path from the prime mover to the first and
second groups of one or more wheels such that the first group of one or more wheels and not the second group is coupled to
the torque transmission path when the driveline is in a first mode of operation and both the first and second groups of one
or more wheels are coupled to the torque transmission path when the driveline is in a second mode of operation,

the driveline being operable to connect the second group to the torque transmission path from the prime mover by means of
an auxiliary portion thereof, the auxiliary portion comprising first and second releasable torque transmitting means and a
prop shaft, the first releasable torque transmitting means being operable to connect a first end of the prop shaft to the
torque transmission path from the prime mover, the second releasable torque transmitting means being operable to connect a
second end of the prop shaft to the second group of one or more wheels,

the controller being operable to control auxiliary portion to switch the driveline between the first and second modes of operation
such that in the first mode the prop shaft is disconnected from both the torque transmission path from the prime mover and
the second group of one or more wheels,

the controller being operable to control the auxiliary portion to connect the second group of one or more wheels to the torque
transmission path from the prime mover at a required connect rate when the driveline transitions between the first mode and
the second mode,

wherein when the driveline is in the first mode the controller is operable to control the driveline to transition to the second
mode when one of a set of two or more trigger conditions in respect of one or more vehicle operating parameters is met, each
trigger condition having a respective identity, the controller being operable to control the driveline to transition from
the first mode to the second mode at a connect rate that is responsive to an identity of the trigger condition that is met.

US Pat. No. 9,358,983

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING A WADING DEPTH OF A VEHICLE

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method of determining a wading depth of a vehicle when at least partially submerged in water, the method comprising carrying
out the following steps using at least one processor at the vehicle:
(a) determining an attitude of the vehicle using data from a first sensor on the vehicle;
(b) measuring a first height of a water surface relative to a first reference point on the vehicle using data from a second
sensor on the vehicle; and

(c) determining said wade depth based on the attitude of the vehicle and said first height.

US Pat. No. 9,290,160

WINDSCREEN CLEARING SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A system for a vehicle comprising a rear windscreen and a rear windscreen wiper, the system comprising:
one or more tracking sensors and a control unit, wherein the one or more tracking sensors are coupled to the control unit
and are configured to monitor behaviour of a driver of the vehicle and to issue data to the control unit,

wherein the control unit and/or the one or more tracking sensors are arranged to make a positive determination that monitored
behaviour of the driver is indicative of a requirement to look through the rear windscreen of the vehicle and in dependence
on making said positive determination, the control unit is configured to activate the rear windscreen wiper to wipe the rear
windscreen and/or to activate a rear windscreen washer system.

US Pat. No. 9,285,967

COMPUTING DEVICE WITH IMPROVED FUNCTION SELECTION AND METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. Computing apparatus comprising a computing device, the device comprising:
a display portion for displaying data; and
a user input portion for receiving input from a user;
the device being operable to display a first set of user-selectable function elements in a first format;
the device being operable to receive via the input portion an input from a user corresponding to a user-selected portion of
the display portion, to determine the number of function elements contained within the user-selected portion of the display
portion, and when the determined number of function elements is less than a predetermined fixed number, to increase the size
of the user-selected portion to include a maximum of the predetermined fixed number of function elements;

the device being operable to display a second set of function elements in a second format different from the first format,
the second set of function elements comprising one or more function elements of the first set of user-selectable function
elements that are associated with the selected portion of the display portion; and

the device being operable to receive a user selection of a function element displayed in the second format, whereby the user
selection of the selected element may be used to execute a function associated with the selected element.

US Pat. No. 9,188,075

DIAGNOSTIC FOR ENGINE CAM PROFILE SWITCHING SYSTEM

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A method of detecting degradation of a cam profile switching system of a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine, the
method comprising:
operating said engine in one condition of the cam profile switching system;
calculating a mass of air passing through a first cylinder subset in a defined time period;
calculating a mass of air passing through a second cylinder subset in said defined time period;
comparing the mass air flow for the first and second cylinder subsets to give a standard ratio;
momentarily forcing the cam profile switching system of one of said cylinder subsets to an alternative condition;
re-calculating the corresponding mass of air passing through the first and second cylinder subsets, and comparing said recalculated
air flows to give a revised ratio; and

comparing said standard ratio and revised ratio.

US Pat. No. 9,108,669

ELECTRIC POWER ASSISTED STEERING (EPAS) SYSTEMS

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A vehicle comprising an electric power assisted steering (EPAS) system wherein the EPAS system is configured to use at
least an approximation of a torque contribution (Tweight) to a steering wheel torque caused by the presence of one or more
weights disposed in a steering wheel of the vehicle in an off-center position to compensate for that torque contribution (Tweight)
by computing at least one of a corrected value of steering wheel torque from a detected value of steering wheel torque that
is then used to determine an amount of assistive motor torque to be applied by the EPAS system, or a corrected value of assistive
motor torque to be applied by the EPAS system, thereby accounting for the presence of the one or more weights in the steering
wheel in the determination of an assistive motor torque to be applied by the EPAS system.

US Pat. No. 9,105,192

MONITORING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. An apparatus for monitoring one or more target objects in an environment external to a host vehicle, comprising:
at least one sensor comprising a radar transmitter and a radar receiver; and
a monitoring apparatus being arranged to trigger at least one action responsive to detection of prescribed relative movement
between the host vehicle and the one or more target objects;

wherein the monitoring apparatus is arranged to determine a lateral offset value being a distance of the or each target object
from an extended axis of the host vehicle and to over-ride triggering of the at least one action such that triggering of the
at least one action is not performed in dependence on the lateral offset value; and

wherein the monitoring apparatus is arranged to determine the lateral offset value of the or each target object in dependence
on an output of the at least one sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,470,308

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING THE ENGAGEMENT OF AN INPUT GEAR WITH AN OUTPUT GEAR

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method of engaging an input gear with an output gear in a drivetrain, wherein the input gear is coupled to an input shaft
coupled to a transmission, and the output gear is coupled to an output shaft, the method comprising:
(i) calculating a target input speed for the input shaft to match a rotational speed of the input gear to a rotational speed
of the output gear;

(ii) modifying the calculated target input speed to include an offset;
(iii) modifying an input speed of the input shaft in dependence on the modified target input speed; and
(iv) engaging the input gear and the output gear when the input speed of the input shaft substantially matches the modified
target input speed,

wherein a gear change to a lower gear is made in the transmission to reduce the input speed of the input shaft and wherein
a gear change to a higher gear is made in the transmission to increase the input speed of the input shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,340,235

VEHICLE BONNET

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A motor vehicle bonnet comprising:
an outer surface panel and an inner panel, the outer surface panel being joined to the inner panel along an edge of said vehicle
bonnet; and

a support panel provided between the inner panel and the outer surface panel;
wherein the bonnet comprises a front section, the front section being defined between said edge of the vehicle bonnet and
a fold line in the outer surface panel;

wherein the support panel comprises a first joining section and the inner panel comprises a second joining section, the first
joining section and the second joining section having complementary profiles which substantially match the profile of an adjacent
section of the outer surface panel;

wherein, inset from said second joining section, the inner panel diverges away from the outer surface panel and the profile
of the support panel at least substantially matches the profile of the outer surface panel between the second joining section
and the fold line in the outer surface panel.

US Pat. No. 9,296,424

VEHICLE MOTION CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A vehicle sideslip control system adapted to maintain a prescribed non-zero target value of a sideslip angle while cornering,
the system comprising a vehicle sideslip controller operable automatically to control at least one of a powertrain of the
vehicle to apply a positive torque generated by an engine of the powertrain to one or more wheels of the vehicle, or a brake
sub-system of the vehicle to apply a negative torque to one or more wheels of the vehicle to maintain said prescribed non-zero
target value of sideslip angle.

US Pat. No. 9,308,928

PORTABLE CONVENIENCE CART

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A collapsible cart for attaching to a transportable person carriage, comprising:
a cargo basket defining an interior and including at least one opening;
a cart frame mounting the cargo basket, the cart frame including:
a base frame having a plurality of supports extending from a center plate, the supports pivotally coupled to the center plate,
wherein the plurality of supports are respectively composed of at least two telescoping parts configured to adjust the respective
supports between a first length and a second length greater than the first length;

a side frame defining a periphery of the cart frame and having a plurality of side frame members pivotally coupled to the
respective supports of the base frame, wherein the base frame and side frame are selectively collapsible between a collapsed
state and an un-collapsed state, such that in the collapsed state the center plate is in an uppermost position and in the
un-collapsed state the center plate is in a lowermost position relative to a surface; and

a plurality of wheel assemblies extending from at least one of the base frame and the side frame; and
at least one linking member extending from at least one of the base frame, the side frame and the cargo basket.

US Pat. No. 9,278,600

ACTIVE ROAD NOISE CONTROL SYSTEM

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A vehicle comprising a vehicle body having a cabin and one or more wheels in rolling contact with a surface, the one or
more wheels being coupled to the vehicle body by a chassis, and wherein two or more inertial actuators are mounted upon the
chassis for suppression or cancellation of vibrations or noise in the chassis resulting from said rolling contact before transmission
into the vehicle body or cabin;
wherein the two or more inertial actuators are mounted upon a support element that is secured to a component of the chassis
or vehicle body, each of the two or more inertial actuators being disposed at an angular relationship with respect one another.

US Pat. No. 9,275,008

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF TRIGGERING AN ACTIVE DEVICE OF A VEHICLE

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method of triggering an active device of a vehicle, the method comprising:
providing a first input of lateral acceleration of the vehicle;
providing a second input of steering angle;
providing a third input of rate of change of steering angle;
determining an estimated vehicle roll rate from only said first, second and third inputs; and
triggering an active device of the vehicle if the estimated vehicle roll rate exceeds a threshold roll rate.

US Pat. No. 9,216,713

IMPACT PROTECTION DEVICE WITH A LID

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A vehicle pedestrian protection airbag arrangement comprising an airbag, a housing, an inflating device and a lid, the
airbag being arranged to be inflated by the inflating device in the case of a collision with a pedestrian when the airbag
arrangement is mounted in a vehicle, the lid having a first side, facing away from the housing and a second side, facing the
housing when the lid is mounted against the housing, the housing having a front wall and a rear wall, in which housing the
airbag is stored before inflation, characterized in that the airbag arrangement further comprises at least one attachment
means attached to the second side of the lid and to the airbag and running therebetween such that when the airbag is inflated,
the airbag is at least partly positioned between the lid and the housing, the lid being held in contact with the airbag by
means of the attachment means.

US Pat. No. 9,610,954

VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A vehicle control system for at least one vehicle subsystem of a vehicle, the system comprising one or more electronic
controllers programmed to be operable to:
detect an occurrence of a wheel slip event at one or more wheels of the vehicle and reduce an amount of wheel slip via a vehicle
slip control process when the vehicle is travelling at a speed that is above a threshold speed, the threshold speed being
a speed below which the vehicle slip control process is not permitted to intervene to reduce wheel slip; and

prevent excessive wheel slip via a vehicle launch assist (VLA) process when the vehicle is travelling below the threshold
speed below which the vehicle slip control process is not permitted to take action to reduce slip,

wherein when the launch assist process is active, the one or more electronic controllers impose a set of one or more prescribed
constraints on an amount of torque applied to the one or more wheels of the vehicle,

wherein the set of one or more constraints are determined by reference to information or data in respect of the amount of
wheel torque that is applied before the amount of wheel slip exceeds a prescribed value,

and further wherein the vehicle slip control process and the vehicle launch assist process are separate and distinct processes.

US Pat. No. 9,475,493

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A control system for a vehicle operable to implement a speed control function, the control system being operable to:
receive an input of a target speed at which the vehicle is intended to travel;
determine an instantaneous value of a primary target speed torque parameter corresponding to an amount of torque that should
be developed at a given position in a powertrain in order to control the vehicle to travel at the target speed; and

filter by means of a filter a value of a torque parameter input thereto to generate a filtered torque parameter value,
the system being operable to command the powertrain to develop at said position an amount of torque corresponding to the filtered
torque parameter value,

wherein the system is operable to input to the filter a secondary target speed torque parameter value determined in dependence
on the primary target speed torque parameter value and a current value of the filtered torque parameter generated by the filter.

US Pat. No. 9,254,817

SEAT BELT ANCHOR

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A seat belt connection member for a pillar of a vehicle, in which the pillar has front and side walls, the front wall facing
generally towards the front of the vehicle, wherein the member comprises three legs in the form of a T-shape, a first loop-leg
carrying a cantilevered belt connection point, a second pad-leg being substantially aligned with the loop-leg and comprising
a pad and a third anchor-leg, lying substantially orthogonal with respect to the loop- and pad-legs, and comprising an anchor
point for connection to the vehicle, wherein, when the connection member is installed in a vehicle, the pad-leg is suitable
for abutment against the front wall of the pillar, the loop-leg is suitable for connection of a seat belt, and the anchor-leg
is adapted to lie against the side wall of the pillar and be anchored thereto.

US Pat. No. 9,056,609

POWERTRAIN CONTROL SYSTEM

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A powertrain control system for a motor vehicle comprising an internal combustion engine and a transmission operable in
a high range and a low range; the powertrain control system comprising:
a stop/start controller for issuing an engine stop request signal; and
an inhibitor for inhibiting operation of the stop/start controller when the low range is selected.

US Pat. No. 9,462,382

AUDIO SYSTEM

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. An audio system for a vehicle, the system being configured for reproducing audio signals and comprising:
a signal processor having a finite maximum number of processing channels, said finite maximum number being at least two; and
an audio controller unit configured to dynamically assign each of a plurality of audio sources to separate ones of the processing
channels in response to requests received by the audio system to reproduce the audio signals from the audio source,

wherein the audio system is configured to be simultaneously connected, via the audio controller, to a number of audio sources
that exceeds the maximum number of processing channels;

wherein each of the audio signals are labeled so that the audio system is capable of determining an identity of the audio
signal;

wherein the signal processor is configured to automatically select, in dependence upon the identity of each of the at least
two audio signals assigned to the at least two processing channels, processing settings appropriate for each of the at least
two audio signals assigned to the at least two processing channels that are for use by the signal processor in independently
processing each of the at least two audio signals in each of the processing channels prior to combining at least two of said
at least two audio signals; and

wherein the audio system is configured to change the processing settings for a processing channel in response to a change
in the identity of the audio signal assigned to that processing channel.

US Pat. No. 9,592,831

LAUNCH CONTROL

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

14. A method of controlling engagement of a revised shift control strategy for controlling an internal combustion engine and/or
an automatic transmission of a motor vehicle; wherein the method comprises engaging said revised shift control strategy in
dependence on:
receipt of a brake signal greater than or equal to a lower brake threshold; and
receipt of a torque demand greater than or equal to a lower torque threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,415,779

VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A control system for a vehicle, the control system comprising:
an imaging device; and
a vehicle control unit (VCU) coupled to the imaging device, wherein the VCU is configured to:
receive an image from the imaging device of a driving surface over which the vehicle is driving or may subsequently drive;
identify a driving surface type in dependence on a composition of the driving surface determined by reference to a texture
and a color of the driving surface as determined according to an output of the imaging device;

select an appropriate one of a plurality of driving modes based on the identified driving surface type; and
control operation of one or more of the following vehicle subsystems in dependence on the selected driving mode: a suspension
subsystem, a steering subsystem, a brake subsystem, an engine management subsystem, and a transmission subsystem.

US Pat. No. 9,399,473

WADE SENSING DISPLAY CONTROL SYSTEM

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method of controlling an HMI-apparatus for providing wading information to a driver of a vehicle, the method comprising:
processing information received from two or more remote-ranging sensors into data relating to the depth of water about the
vehicle, wherein the two or more remote-ranging sensors are disposed above the surface of the water and at an elevation greater
than a threshold wading depth of the vehicle; and

selectively controlling the HMI-apparatus to display the wading information in dependence on the data.

US Pat. No. 9,315,189

HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND METHOD OF CONTROL THEREOF

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A controller for a hybrid electric vehicle having a powertrain comprising an engine and at least one electric machine,
at least one of said at least one electric machine being operable as a propulsion motor to provide drive torque to drive the
vehicle, and an energy storage device that powers the at least one electric machine as a propulsion motor,
the controller being configured to control the engine and the at least one electric machine to provide torque to drive the
vehicle in a hybrid vehicle (HV) mode in which the engine is switched on or an electric vehicle (EV) mode in which the engine
is switched off, the controller being further configured to:

monitor a value of one or more parameters associated with the vehicle;
identify a current driving style of a driver in dependence on the value of the one or more parameters;
calculate a value of a driver behaviour index in dependence on the driving style of the driver;
control the powertrain to operate in the HV or EV modes in dependence on the driving style of the driver;
control at least one of said at least one electric machines to operate as a generator to generate electrical energy for storage
in the energy storage device;

control the powertrain to operate in a torque boost mode of operation in which at least one of said at least one electric
machine operates as a propulsion motor to provide drive torque to drive the vehicle in parallel with the engine;

control the engine and the at least one electric machine in dependence on the value of the driver behaviour index thereby
to prevent the amount of energy stored in the energy storage device from falling to a value preventing assumption of the torque
boost mode; and

prevent the value of the driver behaviour index changing in response to a value of longitudinal acceleration, when a value
of lateral acceleration exceeds a prescribed value.

US Pat. No. 9,555,804

METHOD AND CONTROL UNIT FOR MONITORING TRAFFIC

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method of operating an Adaptive Cruise Control of a subject vehicle, travelling in a first direction and having a first
side and a second side, the method comprising:
initiating an acceleration surge function, wherein the acceleration surge function is operable both when an indicator is actuated
by a driver to signal a driving maneuver to said first side and when an indicator is actuated by the driver to signal a driving
maneuver to said second side;

identifying a hand of traffic, wherein the identifying the hand of traffic comprises:
(a) tracking a first object vehicle on said first side of the subject vehicle, and/or detecting a presence or absence of a
first stationary target on said first side of the subject vehicle;

(b) determining a direction of travel of the first object vehicle in relation to the subject vehicle; and
(c) identifying the hand of traffic based on the direction of travel of the first object vehicle, and/or the presence or absence
of the first stationary target; and

inhibiting the acceleration surge function when the signaled driving maneuver is on the same side of the subject vehicle as
the identified hand of traffic.

US Pat. No. 9,469,215

APPARATUS FOR MOUNTING TO A VEHICLE

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. An apparatus for mounting in a door aperture of a vehicle, the apparatus comprising:
a mounting apparatus for removably mounting the apparatus in the door aperture, wherein said mounting apparatus is adapted
to cooperate with a fixing device disposed on said vehicle; and

a support frame comprising a first transverse member for positioning transversely across the door aperture, the mounting apparatus
being provided on said first transverse member.

US Pat. No. 9,346,465

SPEED AND SEVERITY TRIGGER FOR AN ACTIVE DEVICE OF A VEHICLE

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method of determining a category of action of an active device of a vehicle, the method comprising:
measuring a vehicle parameter indicative of a change of vehicle state;
determining a rate of change of said vehicle parameter;
modifying said vehicle parameter to a modified vehicle parameter by reference to said rate of change, wherein said modified
vehicle parameter is advanced in time with respect to said measured vehicle parameter;

applying a threshold to said modified vehicle parameter;
determining a severity of said vehicle parameter in dependence on said threshold;
determining the category of action for the active device of the vehicle according to said severity in response to said modified
vehicle parameter reaching said threshold, wherein determining the category of action comprises determining a speed of actuation
of the active device from a plurality of actuation speeds in dependence on the modified vehicle parameter when the threshold
is reached; and

triggering said active device according to said category of action in dependence on said modified vehicle parameter reaching
said threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,555,839

VEHICLE JACKING POINT AND REINFORCING INSERT

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. An extruded aluminium section insert for insertion within a body structure of a vehicle and for use therein as a vehicle
jacking point comprising:
a side wall adapted to abut an internal side wall of a vehicle sill box structure in use;
a floor wall connected to the side wall of the insert and adapted to abut a floor wall of the vehicle sill box structure in
use;

a depending flange extending from the floor wall of the insert on an opposite side of the insert's floor wall as the connection
to the insert's side wall;

wherein the depending flange is adapted to be engaged by a jack and transmit vehicle weight loads through the floor wall of
the insert, into the side wall of the insert, and to the internal side wall of the vehicle sill box structure;

wherein the insert includes a second side wall, such that the side walls of the insert comprise an inside side wall and an
outside side wall spaced apart from each other, the floor wall of the insert spanning a gap between the inside and outside
side walls, and both the inside side wall and the outside side wall adapted to abut internal side walls of the vehicle sill
box structure;

wherein the insert further comprises a ceiling wall spanning the gap between the inside and outside side walls; and
wherein the insert further comprises one or more reinforcing fillet walls interconnecting either the floor and ceiling walls
of the insert between the inside and outside side walls, or interconnecting the inside and outside side walls between the
floor and ceiling walls of the insert.

US Pat. No. 9,299,097

INFORMATION ELEMENT

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method of using an information element to access functionality on a computing device, the method comprising:
scanning the information element to retrieve data related to the information element;
manipulating the information element; and
re-scanning the information element;
wherein manipulation of the information element triggers different functionality in the computing device when the information
element is re-scanned, wherein manipulating the information element comprises obscuring a part of the information element
such that there is a visible proportion and an obscured proportion of the information element, and wherein varying the part
of the information element that is obscured triggers different functionality in the computing device when the information
element is re-scanned.

US Pat. No. 9,555,813

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PREVENTING INSTABILITY IN A VEHICLE-TRAILER COMBINATION

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method of preventing instability in a vehicle-trailer combination, the method comprising:
monitoring relative movement between the vehicle and the trailer using optical sensing means, wherein the optical sensing
means comprises a camera;

determining a trailer yaw condition in dependence on a signal output from the optical sensing means;
comparing the determined trailer yaw condition to a predetermined threshold yaw condition;
when the determined trailer yaw condition is equal to or greater than the predetermined threshold yaw condition, outputting
an alert signal indicative of the onset of instability in the vehicle-trailer combination directly to a driver of the vehicle
in order to allow the driver to take corrective measures;

capturing a reference image of the trailer using the camera;
monitoring the trailer during towing using the camera; and
determining the trailer yaw condition based on at least one difference between a monitored image of the trailer and the reference
image.

US Pat. No. 9,499,048

SUPPORT ARM ASSEMBLY

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A support arm assembly for mounting in a fuel tank, the support arm assembly comprising:
a support arm carrying a fuel transfer tube for transferring fuel to a fuel pump, the fuel transfer tube being supported by
the support arm along at least a portion of a length of the fuel transfer tube between first and second ends of the fuel transfer
tube; and

a support foot configured to cooperate with the fuel tank to support the support arm at a predetermined position within the
fuel tank, wherein the support foot is spring-biased and is configured to bias the support arm assembly against a roof of
the fuel tank and substantially prevent transferal of operational loads from the fuel tank to the support arm.

US Pat. No. 9,193,262

VEHICLE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A VEHICLE

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A motor vehicle having:
prime mover means;
at least first and second groups of one or more wheels; and
a driveline operable to connect the prime mover means to the first and second groups of one or more wheels such that the first
group of one or more wheels and not the second group is coupled to a torque transmission path from the prime mover means when
the driveline is in a first mode of operation and both the first and second groups of one or more wheels are coupled to a
torque transmission path from the prime mover means when the driveline is in a second mode of operation,

the driveline including an auxiliary portion for connecting the second group to the torque transmission path from the prime
mover means, the auxiliary portion comprising first and second releasable torque transmitting means and a prop shaft, the
first releasable torque transmitting means being operable to connect a first end of the prop shaft to the torque transmission
path from the prime mover means, the second releasable torque transmitting means being operable to connect a second end of
the prop shaft to the second group of one or more wheels,

the vehicle further comprising control means operable to control the first and second torque transmitting means to switch
the driveline between the first and second modes of operation such that in the first mode the prop shaft is disconnected from
both the torque transmission path from the prime mover means and said second group of one or more wheels,

wherein when in the first mode the vehicle is operable to control the driveline to switch from first mode to the second mode
when a speed of the vehicle is less than or equal to a first prescribed non-zero threshold speed value, and

the vehicle is configured to assume the first mode when the speed rises above a second prescribed threshold speed value greater
than the first prescribed threshold speed value from a value below the second prescribed threshold speed value.

US Pat. No. 9,302,586

WADING VEHICLE WATER LEVEL DISPLAY

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A vehicle comprising a system for aiding driver control of the vehicle when the vehicle is wading, wherein the system comprises:
a means for determining or estimating that the vehicle is wading; a display; and a processor, the processor being configured
to calculate a maximum wading depth of the vehicle in dependence upon the detection of wading by said means for determining
or estimating that the vehicle is wading and in dependence upon one or more detected or measured vehicle parameters, the processor
being coupled to the display and configured to indicate the calculated maximum wading depth on the display.

US Pat. No. 9,266,528

CONTROL SYSTEM, VEHICLE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A VEHICLE

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A control system for a vehicle, the system comprising:
control means operable to monitor an accelerator control signal of the vehicle and to control a powertrain of the vehicle
to apply an amount of torque to one or more wheels of the vehicle corresponding to the accelerator control signal, the powertrain
comprising prime mover means;

an accelerometer device operable to measure a rate of acceleration and a yaw rate of the vehicle; and
means for determining whether the measured rate of acceleration of the vehicle and the accelerator control signal have an
expected correspondence taking into account the yaw rate of the vehicle,

wherein if the measured rate of acceleration and the accelerator control signal do not have the expected correspondence, the
control means is operable to command a change in the amount of torque applied to the one or more wheels by the powertrain.

US Pat. No. 9,376,108

VEHICLE STEERING

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method of steering a vehicle in a speed control mode, and comprising substantially continually:
detecting steering angle;
calculating a theoretical rate of turn of the vehicle appropriate to the detected steering angle; and
controlling individually the speed of rotation of vehicle wheels to achieve the theoretical rate of turn;
wherein the speed of rotation of the vehicle wheels is controlled by variation of driving torque thereof, and
wherein the variation of driving torque comprises increasing or reducing the driving torque to one output of at least one
of a differential gear and a driveline clutch.

US Pat. No. 9,393,933

VEHICLE SECURITY

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A system for overriding an immobilization command from within a vehicle, the immobilization command being associated with
a detection of a connection of an electrical connector of the vehicle to an outside body, the system comprising:
an HMI (human machine interface) of the vehicle; and
a controller configured to detect an override command made by a driver through the HMI and to override the immobilization
command in dependence on detection of the override command.

US Pat. No. 9,291,491

WADING DETECTION SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A wading detection system for a vehicle comprising:
a plurality of parking sensors spaced apart from one another and disposed on at least one of a front or a rear of said vehicle,
at least a first of said plurality of parking sensors operable as a sound wave pulse emitter device and at least a second
of said plurality of parking sensors operable as a

sound wave pulse receiver device said at least second of said plurality of parking sensors configured to receive sound pulses
emitted by said at least first of said plurality of parking sensors; and

an electronic controller comprising a memory and a processor configured to receive signals from said at least second of said
plurality of parking sensors, said controller being configured to measure one or more of the following variables:

(i) the time of flight of a sound pulse between said at least first and said at least second of said plurality of parking
sensors;

(ii) the amplitude of a sound pulse emitted by said at least first of said plurality of parking sensors when received by said
at least second of said plurality of parking sensors; and

(iii) the wavelength of a sound pulse emitted by said at least first of said plurality of parking sensors when received by
said at least second of said plurality of parking sensors,

wherein the electronic controller is configured to act upon one or more signals received from said at least second of said
plurality of parking sensors to determine whether the medium between said at least first and said at least second of said
plurality of parking sensors is air or liquid.

US Pat. No. 9,308,933

OSCILLATORY FEEDBACK THROUGH VEHICLE STEERING

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A steering system for a road vehicle, the system comprising:
a rotatable steering column co-operable with a driver steering input;
a steering member co-operable with the steering column such that rotary motion of the steering column causes linear motion
of the steering member and linear motion of the steering member causes rotary motion of the steering column;

an electronic controller; and
an actuator co-operable with the steering member for linear actuation of the steering member, the actuator being configured
for receiving and executing commands from the electronic controller; and wherein

said electronic controller is configured to send, in dependence on a defined condition, an oscillation command to the actuator
to impart an oscillating force to the steering member.

US Pat. No. 9,944,498

CRANE AND RELATED METHOD OF OPERATION

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A crane comprising:a hoist for performing a lifting operation, the hoist being movable in at least one lateral direction;
a controller for controlling lateral movement of the hoist;
a coupling attached to the hoist for connection to a load; and
a height sensor for monitoring a height of the coupling;
wherein the controller is configured to inhibit lateral movement of the hoist by permitting only incremental lateral movements when the height sensor detects that the coupling is below a pre-defined operating height or that the coupling is outside one or more pre-defined operating height ranges.

US Pat. No. 9,396,701

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A display apparatus comprising a display portion arranged to display an image having a brightness and a contrast, the brightness
and/or contrast of the image being a function of viewing angle, the brightness and/or contrast having a plurality of local
maxima, each maximum corresponding to a respective different primary vector of the apparatus, the respective different primary
vectors not being a vector substantially normal to a plane of the display portion, wherein the apparatus comprises a plurality
of illumination sources, each of said plurality of illumination sources being arranged to project light along a direction
parallel to a respective different one of the plurality of primary vectors to display the image, the display apparatus being
operable to adjust an intensity of illumination of each of the plurality of illumination sources independently of one another
in dependence on an intensity of ambient light incident on the display apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,637,125

VEHICLE AND METHOD OF CONTROL THEREOF

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

17. An adaptive cruise control (ACC) system for a host motor vehicle, the host motor vehicle having a regenerative braking
system, a non-regenerative braking system, a brake controller configured to control the regenerative braking system and the
non-regenerative braking system, a powertrain, a powertrain controller configured to control the powertrain, an input device,
and a sensor configured to obtain information in respect of a distance between the host vehicle and a followed vehicle, wherein
the ACC system is configured to communicate with the brake controller, the powertrain controller and the sensor to control
the powertrain and the regenerative and non-regenerative braking systems of the host vehicle to:
maintain the distance between the host vehicle and the followed vehicle at a target distance, the target distance being substantially
equal to a second distance that is greater than a first distance; and

employ only the regenerative braking system to slow the host vehicle so as to maintain the host vehicle at the target distance
when a distance of the host vehicle behind the followed vehicle is greater than the first distance,

wherein the system is arranged to communicate with said brake controller to determine a value of a maximum vehicle deceleration
rate that is available via the regenerative braking system, and the value of the gap parameter is dependent on the value of
a maximum vehicle deceleration rate that is available via the regenerative braking system, the value of the gap parameter
being arranged to increase as a magnitude of the maximum available deceleration rate decreases.

US Pat. No. 9,593,680

METHOD OF CONTROLLING VACUUM PUMP FOR VEHICLE BRAKE BOOSTER

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method of controlling an electric vacuum pump of a vacuum brake booster of a vehicle, the method comprising:
detecting a level of vacuum in the brake booster;
detecting ambient atmospheric pressure;
determining a pump deactivation threshold as a percentage of maximum available vacuum, in accordance with the detected atmospheric
pressure; and

deactivating said pump when said level reaches said deactivation threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,440,659

DRIVER ADVICE SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A system for a vehicle having at least one vehicle subsystem, the system comprising:
one or more of a vehicle detection system and a vehicle sensor system for generating a signal from which at least one terrain
condition indicator is derived;

a selector for receiving the at least one terrain condition indicator for the vehicle and for selecting, from a plurality
of settings, a preferred setting for the at least one vehicle subsystem, including an air suspension system, in response to
the at least one terrain condition indicator; and

an indication device for providing to a driver an indication of the preferred setting for at least said air suspension system,
wherein

the selector is configured to receive a trailer-attached status signal and to inhibit indication of preferred settings of
said air suspension system when said trailer-attached status signal indicates that a trailer is attached to the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,047,854

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A vehicle speed control system operable to cause a vehicle to operate in accordance with a target speed value, the system being operable automatically to:perform a direction change operation wherein the system causes a speed of the vehicle to reduce to a value not exceeding a direction change speed limit value, being a maximum speed at which a transmission of the vehicle is permitted to adopt a configuration corresponding to travel in an opposite direction to an instant configuration, if the vehicle speed exceeds the direction change speed limit value when the direction change operation is commenced;
to cause a transmission of the vehicle to adopt a configuration corresponding to travel in the opposite direction to the instant configuration when the speed has reduced to a value not exceeding the direction change speed limit value, and
accelerate the vehicle from rest following a change in configuration of the transmission from travel in a first direction to travel in a second direction opposite the first at a moment selected in dependence on suspension system articulation.

US Pat. No. 9,251,631

VEHICLE COMMUNICATIONS

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A system for monitoring and/or controlling a vehicle comprising:
a data transfer unit that receives data signals transmitted on a vehicle data bus relating to the status and/or operation
of one or more vehicle systems or devices, the data transfer unit being operable to convert the data signals into data messages
corresponding to the data signals; and

a transceiver provided onboard the vehicle that wirelessly transmits the data messages relating to one or more of said received
data signals to a mobile communications device arranged to allow access to the display of the data messages to a user, the
transceiver being arranged to transmit the information relating to the one or more received data signals from the vehicle
to the mobile communications device via a web server, web portal or other internet-connected host system,

wherein the web server, web portal or other internet-connected host system is arranged to receive control messages from the
mobile communications device and to transmit said control message to the transceiver, and wherein the transceiver is arranged
to receive control messages from the web server, web portal or other internet-connected host system, the data transfer unit
being arranged to convert the received control messages into data signals and transmit the same onto the data bus for controlling
one or more vehicle systems, functions or devices, and

wherein the web server, web portal or other internet-connected host system is arranged to receive a status request control
message from the mobile communications device and to transmit said status request to the transceiver and wherein the transceiver
is arranged to receive a status request control message from the web server, web portal or other internet-connected host system,
the data transfer unit being arranged to convert the received status request control message into data signals and transmit
the same onto the data bus for determining the status of one or more vehicle systems, functions or devices.

US Pat. No. 10,109,041

METHOD OF INTERACTING WITH A SIMULATED OBJECT

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method of interacting with an object, the method comprising:generating a simulation of the object;
displaying the simulation on a first display device;
interacting with the simulation on the first display device;
capturing a representation of the simulation from the first display device for display on a second display device;
displaying the representation of the simulation on the second display device;
interacting with the representation of the simulation on the second display device; and
changing configuration settings of the object on the second display device and sending the configuration settings such that the simulation on the first display device is updated to reflect the changed configuration settings;
displaying one or more reference markers on the first display device, wherein capturing the representation of the simulation includes capturing an image of at least one of the one or more reference markers in order to locate the first display device and the display of the simulation within the field of view of an image capture means on the second display device, thereby providing a reference for the displayed simulation on the first display device orienting the second display device relative to the first display device; and
moving the second display device relative to the first display device in order to change the view of the simulation on the second display device.

US Pat. No. 9,097,055

POWER SPLIT TAILGATE SYSTEM AND METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A power, split door system for a vehicle, comprising:
a first vehicle door arranged to articulate between a closed position and an open position;
a second vehicle door arranged to articulate between a closed position and an open position;
first and second drive means for moving the first and second doors, respectively, between the closed and open positions; and
a controller for controlling the first and second drive means so as to control movement of the first and second doors between
the open and closed positions,

wherein the first and second doors are arranged such that the first door must be at least partially opened to allow opening
or closing of the second door, and wherein the controller is arranged to independently control the first and second drive
means such that the first and second vehicle doors do not attempt to occupy the same space at the same time.

US Pat. No. 9,180,859

VEHICLE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A VEHICLE

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A motor vehicle having:
a prime mover;
first and second groups of one or more wheels; and
a driveline to connect the prime mover to the first and second groups of one or more wheels such that the first group of one
or more wheels and not the second group may be driven by the prime mover when the driveline is in a first mode of operation
and both the first and second group of one or more wheels may be driven by the prime mover when the driveline is in a second
mode of operation,

the driveline including an auxiliary portion comprising a first releasable torque transmitting means, a prop shaft and a second
releasable torque transmitting means, the first releasable torque transmitting means being operable to connect a first end
of the prop shaft to the prime mover, the second releasable torque transmitting means being operable to connect a second end
of the prop shaft to the second group of one or more wheels,

the vehicle further comprising a control unit operable to control the first and second torque transmitting means to switch
the driveline between the first and second modes of operation, wherein when the vehicle is in the first mode and the prop
shaft is disconnected from both the prime mover and said second group of one or more wheels the control unit is operable automatically
to connect the prop shaft to only one selected from amongst the prime mover and the second group of one or more wheels by
the first or second releasable torque transmitting means responsive to a value of a temperature parameter corresponding to
an operating temperature of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,619,950

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROVIDING DRIVER FEEDBACK

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method of evaluating at least one operating parameter of a motor vehicle and providing driver feedback, the method comprising:
measuring a first system variable related to a first operating parameter of the vehicle;
accessing a first look-up map from a plurality of look-up maps, each of said plurality of look-up maps being associated with
a respective vehicle operating mode and associated with said first operating parameter, the first look-up map comprising one
or more sets of first threshold values;

comparing the first system variable to said first threshold values and determining a first economy rating; and
outputting a first economy indicator based on said first economy rating.

US Pat. No. 9,555,703

ADAPTIVE CONTROL OF MOTOR VEHICLE POWERTRAIN

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method of blending between different characteristics of accelerator pedal position and output torque in a vehicle, the
method being implemented by an electronic control system and comprising:
detecting a first operating mode of a vehicle and applying a source torque map corresponding to said first operating mode;
detecting a change of operating mode of the vehicle from said first operating mode to a second operating mode and selecting
a target torque map corresponding to said second operating mode;

blending by the electronic control system the characteristic applied to the vehicle from the source torque map to the target
torque map at a blending rate, said blending rate being a percentage per unit time of the difference between said source and
target torque maps; and

controlling a powertrain of the vehicle to output a torque in accordance with the blending between the source and target torque
maps.

US Pat. No. 9,279,405

POWERTRAIN CONTROL SYSTEM

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A powertrain control system for a motor vehicle comprising an internal combustion engine and an adjustable suspension system
operable in accordance with first and second ride height settings, said settings being associated with respective first and
second vehicle ride heights; the powertrain control system comprising:
a stop/start controller for issuing an engine stop request signal; and
an inhibitor for inhibiting operation of the stop/start controller in dependence on a selected ride height setting.

US Pat. No. 9,205,831

CONTROLLER AND METHOD OF CONTROL OF A HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A controller for a hybrid electric vehicle having a plurality of actuators, at least one of the actuators being arranged
to consume a fuel and at least one of the actuators comprising an electric machine operable to be powered by an energy storage
device;
the controller being operable to control the plurality of actuators to apply respective amounts of torque to a driveline of
the vehicle according to one of a plurality of operational modes of the vehicle in dependence on a value of a first set of
two or more operating parameters of the vehicle,

the controller being arranged to select two or more of the operational modes in dependence on the first set of operating parameters,
the modes being selected in dependence on a value of a cost functional, a first of the selected modes being the mode having
the lowest cost functional according to a control optimisation methodology implemented by the controller;

wherein the controller is arranged to control the vehicle to assume the first of the selected modes and in the event the first
selected mode is unavailable the controller is arranged to control the vehicle to assume another of the selected modes.

US Pat. No. 9,365,111

VEHICLE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A VEHICLE

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A motor vehicle having:
a prime mover;
at least first and second groups of one or more wheels; and
a driveline operable by means of a controller to connect a torque transmission path from the prime mover to the first and
second groups of one or more wheels such that the first group of one or more wheels and not the second group is coupled to
the torque transmission path when the driveline is in a first mode of operation and both the first and second groups of one
or more wheels are coupled to the torque transmission path when the driveline is in a second mode of operation,

the driveline being operable to connect the second group to the torque transmission path by means of an auxiliary portion
comprising first and second releasable torque transmitting means and a prop shaft, the first releasable torque transmitting
means being operable to connect a first end of the prop shaft to the torque transmission path, the second releasable torque
transmitting means being operable to connect a second end of the prop shaft to the second group of one or more wheels,

the controller being operable to control the auxiliary portion to switch the driveline between the first and second modes
of operation such that in the first mode the prop shaft is disconnected from both the torque transmission path and the second
group of one or more wheels,

the driveline being operable to transition from the first mode to the second mode when a second mode trigger condition is
met, the second mode trigger condition including the requirement that a magnitude of a value of a vehicle operating parameter
of a first set of one or more vehicle operating parameters is less than or greater than a first threshold value,

the driveline being further operable subsequently to transition from the second mode to the first mode when a first mode trigger
condition is met, the first mode trigger condition including the requirement that the magnitude of the value of the vehicle
operating parameter of the first set is greater than or less than a second threshold value, the second threshold value having
a value different from the first threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,586,595

VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A motor vehicle control system for controlling a plurality of vehicle subsystems to operate in a plurality of subsystem
configuration modes in dependence on a selected driving surface, the motor vehicle control system comprising:
a controller having at least one processor wherein the controller is operable in a manual operating mode in which a user is
able to select said driving surface and an automatic operating mode in which the controller is operable to select said driving
surface automatically;

wherein the controller is able to be switched between said manual and automatic operating modes by means of a user-operable
input device; and

wherein when operating in the automatic operating mode and a change from the automatic operating mode to the manual operating
mode is made via the user-operable input device, the controller is configured to select a default subsystem configuration
mode.

US Pat. No. 9,522,680

VEHICLE DRIVELINE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD, AND MOTOR VEHICLE COMPRISING SUCH A SYSTEM

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A system for a vehicle, the system being operable to:
control a driveline of a vehicle to vary an amount of driveline torque coupling between first and second groups of one or
more wheels; and

in response to a detection of a loss of traction of one or more wheels cause a stability control system to apply a brake torque
to a wheel of the first or second groups of one or more wheels in order to induce a corrective yaw to the vehicle to maintain
an intended path of travel;

wherein the system is configured such that, when the brake torque applied and/or a brake pressure of a braking system employed
to apply the brake torque exceeds a non-zero threshold value, the system causes the driveline to reduce the amount of driveline
torque coupling between the first and second groups of wheels.

US Pat. No. 9,222,384

SCR TREATMENT OF ENGINE EXHAUST GASES USING TEMPERATURE CONTROL

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method of recharging a reducing agent of an SCR catalyst of an exhaust system for an internal combustion engine, the
method comprising:
determining that recharging of the SCR catalyst is required;
periodically injecting a thermally decomposable substance into the exhaust system;
determining whether the temperature of exhaust gas in a recharging region of the exhaust system is in a first range or a second
range above the first range, wherein in the first range the substance cannot thermally decompose and in the second range the
substance can thermally decompose;

inhibiting injection of the thermally decomposable substance based upon a determination that recharging of the SCR catalyst
is not required and that the temperature is in either the first range or the second range;

injecting the thermally decomposable substance into or upstream of the recharging region to recharge the SCR catalyst based
upon a determination that recharging of the SCR catalyst is required and that the temperature of the exhaust gas in the recharging
region is in the second range; and

raising the temperature of the exhaust gas in the recharging region into the second range based upon a determination that
recharging of the catalyst is required and that the temperature of the exhaust gas in the recharging region is in the first
range, and injecting the thermally decomposable substance into or upstream of the recharging region to recharge the SCR catalyst
when the temperature is raised sufficiently to be in the second range.

US Pat. No. 10,053,102

VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUBSYSTEMS

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A motor vehicle control system for controlling a plurality of vehicle subsystems to operate in a plurality of subsystem control modes in dependence on one or more of a plurality of terrain indicators that are indicative of a driving surface, the system being operable in an automatic control mode selection condition in which the system is configured to determine said driving surface automatically and to cause each of the plurality of vehicle subsystems to operate in a predetermined one of said plurality of subsystem control modes in dependence on the determined driving surface,wherein the system is configured to determine if an interruption in powertrain torque occurs and, in dependence on the identification of a powertrain torque interruption event, to temporarily suspend causing an automatic change to said predetermined one of said plurality of subsystem control modes in which each subsystem is operating, and to either suspend changes in a predetermined one or more of the plurality of terrain indicators, or reduce a weight applied to one or more of the plurality of terrain indicators in estimating the most appropriate control mode for the determined driving surface.

US Pat. No. 9,658,134

VEHICLE TEST APPARATUS AND METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. An apparatus comprising:
at least one motor vehicle switchpack, the switchpack comprising a user-actuable input operable to control the switchpack
to provide a switchpack control output to a motor vehicle control system; and

a motor vehicle test apparatus, the test apparatus comprising:
a test apparatus control system comprising a computing device; and
a test apparatus switch operable under the control of the test apparatus control system to control the at least one switchpack
to provide the switchpack control output to the vehicle control system, the test apparatus control system being operable to
monitor a response by the vehicle control system to the switchpack control output;

wherein the test apparatus switch comprises a test apparatus switch device and the switchpack comprises a switchpack switch
device, wherein the test apparatus switch device is connected electrically in parallel with the switchpack switch device,
the user-actuable input configured to operate the switchpack switch device of the switchpack, the test apparatus switch device
being operable by the test apparatus control system to control the switchpack to provide substantially the same switchpack
control output as the switchpack provides when the user-actuable input is operated.

US Pat. No. 9,518,829

DRIVING ASSISTANCE SYSTEM, VEHICLE AND METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A system for a vehicle, the system comprising:
a display, for disposition inside the vehicle;
a navigation system, employing satellite position sensing for the vehicle;
a storage device, including map data of a given territory; and
an input system for the navigation system to input a location of a potentially dynamic destination of a subject,
wherein the navigation system is arranged to permit dynamic updating of the destination through said input system while guiding
a user towards the subject from a current position of the user,

wherein the input system comprises:
an optical sensor for front-facing disposition in the vehicle;
a computer configured to display on the display images captured by the optical sensor; and
a user interface configured to enable user commands to be input to the computer, the computer being arranged to dynamically
calculate a position of the subject that:

is captured as an image by the optical sensor, and
has been displayed on the display, and
has been selected by the user, and
to input the position of the subject as a destination of the navigation system.

US Pat. No. 9,145,146

VEHICLE AND METHOD OF CONTROL THEREOF

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A motor vehicle having a prime mover for providing motive power to the vehicle, driver-selectable first and second modes
of operation and driver-operable selectors for selecting the first and second modes;
in the first mode the vehicle being operable to implement a stop/start functionality in which the prime mover is stopped automatically
and subsequently restarted during a drivecycle thereby to reduce an amount of time for which the prime mover is switched on
over the drivecycle; and

in the second mode the vehicle being arranged to change a value of at least one operating parameter of the vehicle relative
to vehicle operation when the vehicle is not in the second mode;

wherein the vehicle is arranged such that:
driver selection of the second mode when the vehicle is in the first mode causes the vehicle to deselect the first mode, subsequent
deselection by the driver of the second mode causing the first mode to be reselected automatically by the vehicle; and

driver selection of the first mode when the vehicle is in the second mode causes the vehicle to select the first mode in addition
to the second mode.

US Pat. No. 10,030,598

VEHICLE MOVEMENT ON AN INCLINED SURFACE

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method for accelerating a vehicle from rest on a slope comprising:determining a gradient of the slope on which the vehicle is positioned,
generating an offset value for an accelerator pedal position signal taking into account the gradient;
combining the offset value with the accelerator pedal position signal to generate a virtual pedal position signal, and;
controlling an engine of the vehicle to produce torque using the virtual pedal position signal,
wherein the offset value is applied whether the accelerator pedal is depressed or is not depressed.

US Pat. No. 9,522,658

VEHICLE ROLLBACK CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A control system for a vehicle, the vehicle having a powertrain comprising a prime mover and a driveline,
the control system being configured to control the driveline to place the driveline into one of a first state and a second
state, in the first state a transmission of the driveline is substantially fully connected to the prime mover, in the second
state the transmission is at least partially disconnected or decoupled from the prime mover when the vehicle is stationary
thereby to reduce a torque loading on the prime mover, the control system being configured to place the driveline into the
second state when the vehicle is held stationary by at least one brake in response to actuation of a driver operable brake
control,

the control system being operable upon release of the brake control to verify that a first portion of a powertrain of the
vehicle is rotating at a speed exceeding a prescribed threshold and to place the driveline into the first state before permitting
release of the brake;

wherein the control system is operable to control the driveline to place the driveline into the first state by substantially
fully closing a clutch and to control the driveline to place the driveline into the second state by at least partially opening
the clutch.

US Pat. No. 9,476,328

DEVICE FOR EFFECTING AN AXIAL SHIFT OF A ROTARY SHAFT FOR USE IN A VARIABLE CAMSHAFT DRIVE MECHANISM

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A device for effecting an axial shift of a rotary shaft comprising:
a first component having a shaft and a head;
a second component having a first end and a second end and a bore extending longitudinally therethrough, the first end of
the second component being countersunk so as to define inclined ramps in walls as a portion of the second component;

the shaft of the first component being inserted into the bore of the second component;
a detent for coupling the first component to the second component such that rotation of the second component causes the first
component to rotate;

one or more rollers disposed in between the head of the first component and the first end of the second component in rolling
contact with the inclined ramps;

the device being configured such that as the second component is rotated about a longitudinal axis the rollers move along
the inclined ramps and act upon the first component to move it axially with respect to the second component; and

wherein the detent comprises a groove and a bearing seated therein, the groove arranged to effect a rotation of the first
component with respect to the second component as the first component is moved axially with respect to the second component.

US Pat. No. 10,046,403

SACRIFICIAL ELEMENT REMOVAL APPARATUS

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. An apparatus for removing a sacrificial element from a body panel of a motor vehicle during the assembly of a body structure of the motor vehicle, the apparatus comprising:a cutter tool having a pair of cutter wheels, the cutter tool further comprising a gripper assembly for gripping the sacrificial element and transporting the sacrificial element away from the body panel after a cutting operation;
a manipulator configured to position the cutter tool and to move the cutter tool relative to the sacrificial element to cut the sacrificial element; and
a control unit,
wherein the gripper assembly comprises first and second rotatable wheels for engaging the sacrificial element, and
wherein, in use, the control unit is configured to control the manipulator to displace the cutter tool a sufficient distance beyond the sacrificial element such that, if the cutting operation has not completely cut the sacrificial element, the first and second wheels of the gripper assembly travel out of engagement with the sacrificial element so that subsequent retraction of the cutter tool does not attempt to transport the sacrificial element away from the body panel.

US Pat. No. 9,849,774

RADIATOR SUPPORT STRUCTURE AND METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A mount for supporting a motor vehicle radiator, the mount comprising resiliently flexible coupling means for coupling
the mount to a support portion of the radiator, the coupling means comprising a pair of opposed grip members for gripping
the support portion, the mount comprising a pair of leg portions, the leg portions being arranged to urge the grip members
towards one another when the support portion is urged against the mount,
the mount being configured wherein when the support portion of the radiator is placed between the grip members and the support
portion is urged against the mount, the grip members exert a gripping force on the support portion to retain the support portion
therebetween.

US Pat. No. 9,746,077

ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method of manufacture of an assembly comprising:
forming an assembly by coupling a first component to a second component in spaced apart relationship therewith by means of
coupling means;

providing thermally activated seal means between the first and second components,
the first component, second component and seal means being arranged such that a gap exists between the first and second components
allowing fluid flow therebetween;

exposing the assembly to a fluid before subjecting the assembly to heat to form the fluid tight seal;
subjecting the assembly to heat thereby to cause the seal means to expand and bridge the gap between the first and second
components thereby to form a fluid tight seal between the components;

providing the second component in a shape defining a tray having a free peripheral edge facing the first component whereby
expansion of the seal means causes a fluid tight seal to be provided between the first and second components around the peripheral
edge of the second component; and

forming an aperture in the first component thereby to allow access to an interior of the tray defined by the second component;
wherein the method further comprises providing a third component such that the second component is at least partially enclosed
by the first and third components before subjecting the assembly to heat.

US Pat. No. 9,533,575

VEHICLE ORIENTATION DEVICE AND METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method of determining orientation of a wading vehicle, the method comprising:
providing a plurality of capacitive or resistive water level sensors about the vehicle, each water level sensor comprising
a pair of electrodes exposed, in use, to water at wading depth and wherein each water level sensor is configured to detect
a water level over a prescribed range;

determining a water level detected at said plurality of water level sensors;
calculating an angular orientation of the vehicle from the outputs of said plurality of water level sensors; and
generating one or more warnings that the vehicle is approaching limits of capability based on the calculated angular orientation;
wherein each water level sensor is oriented vertically such that water level may be determined by measuring the resistance
and/or capacitance across the electrodes of said water level sensor and such that each water level sensor is configured to
detect changes in water level continuously or in a plurality of discrete levels; and

wherein at least one of said plurality of water level sensors is activated by a wading sensor configured to detect the presence
of water adjacent the vehicle and wherein said wading sensor is an ultrasonic sensor, configured to detect the presence of
water upon immersion thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,147,519

INSULATING SOCK OF A TRACTION BATTERY

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. An electrical energy storage device of a vehicle, said device comprising a casing, a traction battery of the vehicle and an insulated electrical cable in the casing, an aperture of the casing associated with said cable and a fire resistant sock provided within the casing,wherein the sock is made from a fire resistant fibre and comprises a tube having a first end including a first aperture and a second end including a second aperture, the first aperture is smaller than the second aperture, the first aperture closely engaging an insulation sheath of the insulated electrical cable within the casing or the insulation sheaths of a bundle of electrical cables within the casing, and said second end being adapted for close engagement with the periphery of the aperture of the casing.

US Pat. No. 9,855,933

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A system for a vehicle having a plurality of wheels, the system comprising:
an input configured to receive an input signal corresponding to a rate of change of an angle of pitch of the vehicle (pitch
rate); and

a processor configured to command an application of brake torque to change an amount of torque applied to at least one of
the plurality of wheels in dependence on the input signal corresponding to pitch rate received by the input, and wherein the
processor is configured to command the change in an amount of torque applied to at least one of the plurality of wheels when
a leading edge of the vehicle pitches in a downward direction at a pitch rate exceeding a prescribed rate, wherein the prescribed
rate is determined in dependence on a type of terrain over which the vehicle is travelling.

US Pat. No. 9,834,111

RANGE PREDICTION IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method of predicting a range of an electric vehicle, the method comprising the following performed by a controller of
the vehicle:
determining a range value during a current vehicle operating cycle using a first range model, wherein the first range model
is dependent on an energy consumption rate value recorded during a previous vehicle operating cycle;

determining one or more further range values using a respective one or more further range models;
determining an average range value based on the range value during the current vehicle operating cycle and the one or more
further range values; and

displaying a range metric to a vehicle user via a display screen within the vehicle, the range metric based on the range value
during the current vehicle operating cycle and the one or more further range values.

US Pat. No. 9,636,978

POWER TAILGATE SYSTEM AND METHOD

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A split power door system for a vehicle comprising:
an upper door arranged to articulate between a closed position and an open position;
a lower door hingedly mountable to a vehicle for articulation about a pivot axis between a closed position and an open position,
the lower door comprising a cavity;

an actuator mechanism disposed within the cavity, the actuator mechanism being pivotally coupleable to the vehicle at a position
offset from the pivot axis; and drive means for driving the actuator mechanism to articulate the lower door between said closed
and said open positions;

wherein the actuator mechanism comprises an actuator and a bell crank, and wherein the actuator provides linear motion and
is coupled at a first end thereof to a hinge via the bell crank, the bell crank being pivotally mounted to the lower door
within the cavity, the actuator being pivotally coupled at a second end thereof to the lower door.

US Pat. No. 10,030,768

VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A vehicle control system for controlling a vehicle transfer case operable in a high range and a low range, the vehicle control system comprising:a selector that is operable by a user to indicate a range change request; and
a controller comprising one or more processors configured to execute computer readable code to cause the vehicle control system to
in response to a range change request from the selector, select one of a first control strategy and a second control strategy based on a user activation time of the selector,
wherein the first and second control strategies are strategies for implementing a transfer case range change from one of the high range or the low range to the other of the high range or the low range.

US Pat. No. 9,868,618

CRANE AND RELATED METHOD OF OPERATION

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A crane comprising:
a hoist for performing a lifting operation;
a controller for controlling operation of the crane; and
at least one sensor for detecting the presence of a person in a safety region;
wherein, when the at least one sensor detects a person in the safety region, the controller is configured to inhibit a lifting
operation of the hoist and to enable a lowering operation of the hoist.

US Pat. No. 9,592,804

BRAKE CONTROL

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method for controlling the brakes of a motor vehicle, the method comprising: determining whether the vehicle is travelling
in an intended direction of travel or an unintended direction of travel with reference to a selected gear; setting an acceleration
limit of the vehicle in dependence on the determined direction of travel, with the acceleration limit being set lower when
the vehicle is moving in an unintended direction than when the vehicle is moving in an intended direction; determining an
acceleration of the vehicle; and, if the determined acceleration exceeds the set acceleration limit, ensuring that the brakes
apply a braking effort.

US Pat. No. 9,587,736

SHIFT-BY-WIRE SELECTOR CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE TRANSMISSION

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method for operating a multi-stable shift-by wire selector control system of a motor vehicle transmission, the vehicle
having an engine and a foot brake pedal, the transmission having a number of operating modes, at least four of the operating
modes being a Park mode, a Drive mode, a Neutral mode and a Reverse mode, the Park mode and the Neutral mode being categorized
as non-drive modes and the Reverse mode and the Drive mode being categorized as drive modes, a transmission control unit (TCU)
which in use controls a ratio of the transmission, a multi-stable rotary selector which is operable by a driver of the vehicle
to select a respective one of the operating modes of the transmission, an electronic transmission selector (ETS) for sensing
an indexed position of the selector and sending a command to the TCU to control a corresponding operating mode of the transmission
in dependence thereon, an arrangement of illuminated labels, the indication of a specific illuminated label corresponding
to a selected operating mode, an indexing mechanism for maintaining an immobilisation of the rotary selector in one of a plurality
of indexed positions corresponding to a respective operating mode and for enabling the driver to perceive the transition from
one indexed position to another indexed position, and a warning device, the method comprising, when a position of the selector
has been detected as being in an intermediate position between two indexed positions whereby no command is sent to the TCU:
providing a warning signal to the warning device in order to inform the driver that the selector is not in an indexed position.

US Pat. No. 9,533,684

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A speed control system for a vehicle, comprising an electronic controller, wherein the electronic controller is configured
to:
automatically cause the a vehicle to operate in accordance with a target speed value,
receive information relating to movement of at least a portion of a vehicle body, said information comprising: a measured
value of vehicle body pitch angular acceleration, a measured value of vehicle body roll angular acceleration, and a measured
value of vehicle body heave acceleration,

apply a gain to each of said measured value of vehicle body pitch angular acceleration, measured value of vehicle body roll
angular acceleration, and measured value of vehicle body heave acceleration, and determining a signal indicative of comfort
level therefrom; and

output a signal to automatically adjust the value of the target speed value in dependence on said signal indicative of comfort
level.

US Pat. No. 9,387,857

METHOD OF ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL, ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL SYSTEM AND VEHICLE INCORPORATING SUCH A SYSTEM

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method of cruise control whereby a following vehicle can be caused to travel at a target speed, subject to maintaining
a pre-determined distance from a leading vehicle in substantially straight travel, the method comprising:
transmitting a signal from the following vehicle to the leading vehicle;
receiving at the following vehicle a reflection of said signal from the leading vehicle;
determining from said reflection of said signal from the leading vehicle via a measuring apparatus of the following vehicle,
a separation distance of the leading vehicle and following vehicle and maintaining the pre-determined separation distance
from the leading vehicle;

determining from said reflection of said signal from the leading vehicle via a deviation detection apparatus of the following
vehicle, a deviation of the leading vehicle from a substantially straight path and an instant location of the deviation of
the leading vehicle from the substantially straight path; and

preventing automatic acceleration of the following vehicle until reaching said instant location in dependence on the detection
of a deviation.

US Pat. No. 10,029,677

VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

22. A non-transitory carrier medium having stored thereon computer readable code that, upon execution by a processor in a vehicle carries out the steps of:detecting a side-slope condition of the vehicle traversing a side-slope;
detecting a trailing axle slip angle (Angle_TAS) exceeding a threshold value (Angle_TASt); and
controlling an amount of torque applied to one or more wheels of the vehicle to, in response to detecting said side slope, automatically induce a first turning moment on the vehicle in a direction opposing side-slip of a trailing axle of the vehicle in a down-slope direction relative to a leading axle of the vehicle, and in response to detecting said trailing axle slip angle (Angle_TAS) exceeding said threshold value (Angle_TASt), causing a second turning moment to be induced in a direction to reduce the trailing axle slip angle.

US Pat. No. 9,957,866

EXHAUST TREATMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. An exhaust treatment apparatus for an internal combustion engine, the apparatus comprising:a manifold chamber defined by an exhaust manifold;
a catalyst contained in the exhaust manifold and carried on a substrate;
a plurality of exhaust gas inlets for supplying exhaust gases from the internal combustion engine to the manifold chamber;
an exhaust gas outlet for supplying exhaust gases from the manifold chamber to a turbocharger; and
a plurality of recesses in the substrate, each of said recesses comprising an aperture extending partway through the substrate coincident with one of said exhaust gas inlets;
wherein the substrate has a three-dimensional open structure for facilitating a flow of exhaust gases from the exhaust gas inlets to the exhaust gas outlet.

US Pat. No. 9,932,027

DYNAMIC DECELERATION CONTROL FOR HYBRID VEHICLE TO ACHIEVE A CONSISTENT OVERRUN RESPONSE

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method of obtaining a consistent overrun response of a hybrid electric vehicle capable of direct drive by internal combustion engine, electric motor, or a combination thereof, said electric motor being capable of operation as a generator, said method comprising:determining a target deceleration by reference to one or more of vehicle speed, transmission speed ratio, gradient, vehicle mass and vehicle mode;
measuring real-time vehicle deceleration;
continually determining a difference between said target deceleration and said real-time deceleration;
commanding said internal combustion engine and/or electric motor to provide said difference by generating a negative torque;
identifying a downshift of transmission speed ratio;
modifying said target deceleration by reference to the downshifted transmission ratio; and
smoothing a transition to the modified target deceleration.

US Pat. No. 9,884,555

VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A land based vehicle comprising a control system for aiding control of the vehicle when the vehicle is wading, the vehicle
having a sensor adapted to indicate that the vehicle is wading in water having a depth above a pre-determined depth of water,
said control system being configured to automatically implement one or more control strategies in dependence upon detection
by the sensor of wading of the vehicle in water having a depth above the pre-determined depth to aid in the control of the
vehicle when the vehicle is wading, said vehicle control strategies being selected from a group consisting of:
change of traction mode;
change of throttle mapping;
change of high/low range mode;
change steering response/feel;
change differential control for improving traction;
change torque-vectoring control;
delay regeneration of exhaust particle filter; and
partially flood a pre-determined portion of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,657,833

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELECTING A DRIVELINE GEAR RATIO

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method for selecting a gear ratio of a vehicle driveline, comprising:
gathering information relating to one or more parameters associated with the vehicle, the information comprising information
relating to the nature of a terrain over which the vehicle is traveling;

anticipating, based on the gathered information, an occurrence of an event relating to the vehicle for which a change in driveline
gear ratio is needed;

identifying a suitable driveline gear ratio for the anticipated event;
generating a command signal representative of a request to change the gear ratio of the driveline to the identified gear ratio;
and

communicating the command signal to a driveline subsystem of the vehicle,
the method further comprising ignoring or suspending generation of the command signal representative of a request to change
the gear ratio in dependence on the current or expected amount of load on the driveline and a roughness of a ground surface
of the terrain over which the vehicle is travelling.

US Pat. No. 9,682,710

VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A vehicle control system for at least one vehicle subsystem of a vehicle, the vehicle control system comprising:
a subsystem controller for initiating control of the at least one vehicle subsystem in a selected one of a plurality of subsystem
control modes, each one of the plurality of subsystem control modes corresponding to one or more different terrain categories
for the vehicle; and

an automatic mode selection controller configured to receive and evaluate at least one terrain indicator signal indicative
of the terrain in which the vehicle is travelling, to determine the extent to which each of the subsystem control modes is
appropriate for the terrain in which the vehicle is travelling, and to select automatically the most appropriate one of the
subsystem control modes when the system is operable in an automatic response mode,

the system being further operable in a manual mode in which a user selects a required subsystem control mode,
wherein when the system is operating in the manual mode, the subsystem controller is configured automatically to impose a
first set of one or more prescribed constraints on an amount of torque applied to one or more wheels of the vehicle when commanded
by the user to operate in a prescribed one or more of the control modes, and, when the system is operating in the automatic
response mode and the subsystem controller is commanded by the automatic mode selection controller to operate in the prescribed
one or more of the control modes, the subsystem controller is configured not to impose the first set of one or more prescribed
constraints on the amount of torque applied to one or more wheels of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,144,421

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A control system for a vehicle having a plurality of wheels, the control system is configured to automatically control the speed of the vehicle to a vehicle control speed in dependence on an input target set-speed and the terrain over which the vehicle is travelling, the control system comprising:receiving means for receiving a user input of a target set-speed at which the vehicle is intended to travel comprising an input means to enable the user to at least one of incrementally increase and incrementally decrease the target set-speed upon each actuation of said input means by an increment value;
applying means for applying torque to the at least one of the plurality of wheels for propelling the vehicle at the vehicle control speed; and wherein
the control system is configured to determine said increment value in dependence upon the type of off-road terrain over which the vehicle is travelling, wherein said control system comprises:
an electronic processor having an electrical input for receiving one or more signals indicative of said user input of a target set-speed; and
an electronic memory device electrically coupled to the electronic processor and having instructions stored therein,
wherein the electronic processor is configured to access the electronic memory device and execute the instructions stored therein such that it is operable to determine said increment value in dependence upon said at least one of the instantaneous vehicle speed or the terrain over which the vehicle is travelling;
wherein said applying means comprises said electronic processor being configured to access the electronic memory device and execute the instructions stored therein such that it is operable to output a powertrain torque request signal to request a powertrain of said vehicle produce said requested torque;
wherein said control system is configured to determine said increment value further in dependence upon one of the speed at which the vehicle is travelling and the target set-speed;
wherein the control system is configured to apply a function of the vehicle speed to the increment value and wherein:
Increment value=IVLOOKUPĂ—C(VINST)wherein IVLOOKUP is the terrain based increment value obtained from a look up table; VINST is an instantaneous speed of the vehicle and C is a constant.

US Pat. No. 10,138,859

HEATER AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREFOR

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A control system for a heater of a vehicle for preheating vehicle components via fluid in a heat exchanger, the control system comprising a control unit configured, prior to starting of an engine of the vehicle:to receive a wake signal to commence heating;
to determine, prior to commencing heating of the fluid, a parameter value indicative of a flow capability of the fluid in dependence on data received from one or more sensors;
to select, prior to commencing heating of the fluid, a heating sequence from at least two heating profile sequences in dependence on the determined parameter value indicative of the flow capability of the fluid, the at least two heating profile sequences comprising a first heating profile sequence for use when the parameter value indicates that the flow capability of the fluid is above a predetermined threshold value and a second heating profile sequence for use when the parameter value indicates that the flow capability of the fluid is below a predetermined threshold value; and
to initiate the selected heating profile sequence of the heater to commence heating of the fluid,
wherein the control system is configured so that, in the second heating profile sequence the heater is operated such that heat is transferred to the fluid at a lower average rate for at least an initial period than when the heater is operated according to the first heating profile sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,001,096

APPARATUS FOR MOUNTING ON A ROTATABLE PORTION OF A DIESEL FILTER

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A combination of:a diesel filter comprising a rotatable portion for controlling a drainage valve, wherein the rotatable portion includes a drainage port through which liquid exits the rotatable portion in an axial direction substantially parallel to an axis of rotation of the rotatable portion, and wherein the rotatable portion is a thumbwheel of the diesel filter or the rotatable body portion of a water-in-fuel sensor; and
an apparatus for mounting on the rotatable portion, the apparatus comprising:
an outlet for draining liquid from the diesel filter, the outlet having an outlet aperture through which at least a portion of the drainage port of the rotatable portion extends, in use;
a mounting apparatus configured to fixedly mount the apparatus on the rotatable portion to restrict relative movement between the apparatus and the rotatable portion; and
a manipulation portion for manipulation by a user's hand, the manipulation portion projecting, at least in part, further outwards in a radial direction than said rotatable portion in order to facilitate rotation of the rotatable portion of the diesel filter, in use.

US Pat. No. 9,815,369

WADING VEHICLE DEPTH MEASUREMENT APPARATUS

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. An apparatus for measurement of a depth (D) of water about a vehicle and/or for measurement of a water level (L) relative
to the vehicle, the apparatus comprising a hydrostatic pressure sensor positioned on the vehicle at a location whereat when
the hydrostatic pressure sensor is in use it is directly immersible in water, said hydrostatic pressure sensor being arranged
to measure fluid pressure at said location and being configured to transmit data indicative of water depth and/or water level
wirelessly, wherein the hydrostatic pressure sensor is a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) sensor, and the TPMS sensor
is positioned on a vehicle body component.

US Pat. No. 9,657,834

VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A control system for a motor vehicle having a first user-operable transmission selector means for selecting a forward operating
mode of a transmission corresponding to travel in a forward direction and a reverse operating mode of the transmission corresponding
to travel in a reverse direction opposite the forward direction, the control system comprising:
a user-operable gear selector configured in a first functional mode to, upon receipt of user input, select between a plurality
of forward direction gear ratios, and wherein

the user-operable gear selector is re-configured in a second functional mode to, upon receipt of user input, select between
the forward operating mode and the reverse operating mode,

wherein the user-operable gear selector comprises first and second input selectors, wherein in the second functional mode
the first input selector is operable, upon receipt of user input, to cause the transmission to switch into or out of the reverse
operating mode, and the second input selector is operable, upon receipt of user input, to cause the transmission to switch
into or out of the forward operating mode, wherein the first and second input selectors of the user-operable gear selector
each comprise a user-actuated paddle switch device; and

wherein, when the control system is operated in the second functional mode, the first user-operable transmission selector
means is unable to cause a change in transmission operating mode.

US Pat. No. 9,643,450

WHEELS

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A wheel rim extender device removably mountable on a wheel having a tyre retaining rim for engaging an outer surface of
a tyre, the device comprising:
an annular member configured to be mounted to the wheel for location adjacent a sidewall of the tyre mounted on the wheel,
wherein the annular member comprises an edge portion which defines an outer circumference of the annular member, a support
portion disposed radially inward of the edge portion, and a central aperture,

wherein, when the annular member is mounted to the wheel, the edge portion extends radially outwardly beyond an outer edge
of the wheel so as to cover a portion of the tyre sidewall, and the central aperture provides access to wheel mounting bolts
to allow the wheel to be removed with the rim extender mounted to the wheel, and

wherein the edge portion has a greater flexibility than the support portion and is formed by partially or completely over-moulding
the support portion.

US Pat. No. 10,053,081

HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE CONTROLLER AND METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A controller for a hybrid electric vehicle having a powertrain comprising an engine, an electric propulsion motor powered by a battery, and an electric generator operable to be driven by the engine to recharge the battery, the controller configured to:receive a signal indicative of a required hybrid operating mode of the vehicle;
receive a signal indicative of a state of charge of the battery;
determine which of a plurality of powertrain modes is appropriate for vehicle operation at a given moment, the powertrain modes including an engine charging mode in which the engine drives the electric generator to recharge the battery and an electric vehicle (EV) powertrain mode in which the engine is switched off and the electric propulsion motor is operable to develop drive torque to drive the vehicle; and
cause the powertrain to assume the appropriate powertrain mode according to the required hybrid operating mode, wherein hybrid operating modes include a first hybrid operating mode favoring prolonged operation in the EV powertrain mode by promoting charging of the battery to a higher state of charge when the powertrain is in the engine charging mode, and a second hybrid operating mode favoring a reduction in fuel consumption,
wherein the controller is operable to determine which of the plurality of powertrain modes is appropriate for vehicle operation in dependence at least in part on a signal indicative of an instant state of charge of the battery and a reference value of state of charge, the reference value in the first hybrid operating mode being higher than that in the second hybrid operating mode, and the controller being operable to set the reference value of state of charge to one of a plurality of different respective values in dependence on the signal indicative of the required hybrid operating mode and additionally in dependence on a selected transmission mode, the selected transmission mode being one of a plurality of selectable transmission modes.

US Pat. No. 9,969,262

CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A system comprising:a first controller operable to assume one of a plurality of respective states,
in each of a predetermined one or more first states the first controller being configured automatically to generate a torque control signal to request an amount of positive torque applied by at least a first torque control system to one or more wheels of a vehicle and cause said vehicle to operate in accordance with a target speed value, and
in each of a predetermined one or more second states the first controller being configured not to request by means of the torque control signal the amount of positive torque applied by the first torque control system to one or more wheels,
wherein when the first controller switches from one of said predetermined one or more said first states to one of said predetermined one or more said second states the first controller is configured to cause a reduction, over time, in an amount of any torque that the torque control signal is causing the first torque control system to apply to one or more wheels; and
wherein said torque reduction over time is at a rate according to a predetermined one of a plurality of respective different torque reduction functions selected in dependence at least in part on whether the first controller switches from the one of said predetermined one or more first states to the one of said predetermined one or more second states in response to a state switch request signal received from a user or a state switch request signal generated automatically by the system.

US Pat. No. 9,969,392

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A vehicle speed control system for a vehicle having a plurality of wheels, the vehicle speed control system configured to automatically control the speed of the vehicle to a vehicle control speed in dependence on an input target set-speed and comprising at least one electronic controller:said at least one electronic controller having an input for receiving an electrical signal indicative of a user input of a target set-speed at which the vehicle is intended to travel;
said at least one electronic controller outputting a signal to apply torque to the at least one of the plurality of wheels for propelling the vehicle at the vehicle control speed;
wherein said at least one electronic controller is configured to control the vehicle control speed as a function of at least the instantaneous vehicle speed,
said at least one electronic controller having an evaluator unit for evaluating the torque to be applied to at least one of the vehicle wheels and outputting a torque request signal; and
said at least one electronic controller is configured to reduce the vehicle control speed as a function of the torque request signal.

US Pat. No. 9,821,775

VEHICLE TRANSMISSIONS HAVING A PARK FUNCTION

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A method of engaging a park pawl of a transmission of a vehicle, the method comprising:
commanding engagement of the park pawl with an output shaft of the transmission;
braking wheels of the vehicle against movement in response to said commanding engagement of the park pawl with the output
shaft of the transmission;

engaging a NEUTRAL condition of the transmission in response to said commanding engagement of the park pawl with the output
shaft of the transmission; and

engaging the park pawl with the output shaft of the transmission after a pre-determined delay, wherein the delay is from said
engaging the NEUTRAL condition of the transmission or from said commanding engagement of the park pawl with the output shaft
of the transmission, wherein braking the wheels of the vehicle wheel is during the delay and the transmission is in the NEUTRAL
condition during the delay.

US Pat. No. 9,815,419

TRIM PANEL

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A trim panel for a motor vehicle, the trim panel comprising:
a first connector for mounting the trim panel;
wherein said first connector is elongated and extends longitudinally along said trim panel, and
said first connector is a male connector for cooperating with a female connector or said first connector is a female connector
for cooperating with a male connector.

US Pat. No. 9,731,757

CLOSED LOOP EPAS SYSTEMS

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A vehicle comprising a closed-loop electric power assisted steering (EPAS) system comprising a control unit configured
to compute a desired reference torque (?ref) incorporating a calculated artificial friction component, wherein the magnitude
of the calculated artificial friction component is dependent upon and modified by a steering wheel angle (?), and wherein
the EPAS system is configured to use the computed desired reference torque (?ref) in providing an assistive torque to a steering
system of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,689,448

BRAKE PAD AND METHOD OF FORMING SUCH

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A brake pad for a brake system, the brake pad comprising:
a first, substantially planar, brake pad surface having a coefficient of friction, the first substantially planar brake pad
surface being removably contactable, in use, with a first radial portion of a brake disc having a rotation axis, wherein:

at a first point on the first brake pad surface the coefficient of friction has a first value;
at a second point on the first brake pad surface the coefficient of friction has a second value greater than the first value;
and

at a third point on the first brake pad surface the coefficient of friction has a third value greater than the second value,
wherein, in use, the first, second and third points are configured to be contactable with corresponding points on the first
radial portion of the component at locations of increasing radial distance from the rotation axis so that the second point
is further from the rotation axis than the first point, and the third point is further from the rotation axis than the second
point,

wherein the first point is positioned at a first edge of the first brake pad surface being relatively proximal, in use, to
the rotation axis, and the third point is positioned at a third edge of the first brake pad surface being relatively distal,
in use to the rotation axis; and

wherein the first substantially planar brake pad surface substantially occupies an area between a first terminal edge of the
brake pad, proximal to the rotation axis in use, and a second terminal edge of the brake pad, distal to the rotation axis
in use.

US Pat. No. 10,036,451

TRANSMISSION

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A constant mesh gearbox having a plurality of individually selectable forward speed ratios and comprising:a casing defining a plurality of parallel rotational axes, said axes comprising a co-axial input axis and output axis and two intermediate axes;
gear wheel pairs for driving between shaft members rotatable on said axes;
an input shaft rotatable on said input axis;
a first shaft rotatable on one of said intermediate axes;
a second shaft rotatable on another of said intermediate axes, said first and second shafts being directly connected by a first gear wheel train;
a sleeve rotatable on said second shaft and adapted for rotational coupling therewith;
a first idler gear wheel rotatable on said first shaft, said first idler gear wheel coupling said sleeve with said input shaft; and
a gear wheel pair comprising a second driving gear wheel and a second driven gear wheel, said gear wheel pair being adapted for rotationally coupling said sleeve with said first shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,945,425

ROTATING SHAFT COUPLING

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A rotary shaft coupling, comprising:a female component;
a male component insertable into the female component on an axis of rotation, the male and female components having a corresponding non-circular form so as to be adapted to transmit torque therebetween, the male component having a clamp nut rotatable thereon about said axis, the clamp nut being distal of the non-circular form of said male component, the clamp nut having an internal thread for engagement with an external thread of said female component, the clamp nut being retained on said male component by a radial component of said rotary shaft coupling,
wherein said male and female components include respective circular regions at each end of the non-circular form adapted for engagement in an interference fit, one of the circular regions of said male component being adjacent the non-circular form of the male component, and the circular regions of the male component being engageable with the circular regions of the female component by on-screwing of said clamp nut and being able to disengage the circular regions by unscrewing said clamp nut.

US Pat. No. 9,919,738

VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A control system for a motor vehicle, the system being configured to operate in a selected one of a plurality of terrain
control modes of at least one subsystem of the vehicle, and the system comprising:
means for detecting a positive driver-requested steering angle of the vehicle;
means for inducing a turning moment on the vehicle;
means for receiving a terrain condition signal indicative of the nature of the terrain over which the vehicle is travelling;
and

a subsystem controller for initiating control of at least one subsystem in the selected one of the plurality of subsystem
terrain control modes, each of which corresponds to one or more of the different terrain conditions, the terrain condition
signal being indicative of the selected terrain control mode,

wherein the system is configured to cause an initial change in turning moment and to adjust a net turning moment on the vehicle
automatically in response to the positive driver-requested steering angle in dependence at least in part on the terrain condition
signal.

US Pat. No. 9,821,790

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO FACILITATE SATISFYING LOW EMISSION ZONE REQUIREMENTS

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A method of managing vehicle electric power, the method comprising:
automatically determining that there is at least one low emission zone along a route;
automatically determining a required power capacity a vehicle electric power source needs to propel the vehicle through the
at least one low emission zone;

automatically determining a remaining power capacity of the vehicle electric power source; and
controlling use of electrical power on the vehicle to preserve at least a portion of the remaining power capacity corresponding
to the required power capacity for use in propelling the vehicle through the at least one low emission zone;

wherein determining that there is at least one low emission zone along the route comprises:
tracking a plurality of travels of the vehicle;
determining whether any of the plurality of travels include a similar path that corresponds to an identifiable route;
storing information regarding any identified route including information regarding locations along the identified route;
identifying a location along any identified route where driver action corresponded to operating the vehicle in a manner that
satisfies a low emission zone operation requirement during the plurality of previous travels along the identified route;

storing the identified location as a location of a low emission zone associated with the identified route;
automatically recognizing the route based on current vehicle movement along at least a portion of a previously identified
route; and

determining whether there is any stored identified location of a low emission zone associated with the route.

US Pat. No. 9,821,791

HYBRID VEHICLE CONTROLLER AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A HYBRID VEHICLE

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A controller operable to control a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) to assume one of a plurality of modes of operation in
each of which each of a plurality of actuators of the HEV is controlled to assume a prescribed operational state, the plurality
of actuators including at least one fuel burning actuator and at least one electric machine,
the controller being configured to control the HEV to assume a selected one of the plurality of operational modes based on
data pertaining to a route of a journey to be made by the HEV, the route comprising a plurality of route segments, the controller
being configured to determine, for an end of each of said plurality of route segments, a target state of charge of an energy
storage device of the HEV that is to be achieved based on the data pertaining to the route,

the controller being further configured to control the HEV to achieve the target state of charge at the end of said at least
one route segment, and

the controller being further configured to monitor a deviation of an actual state of charge of the energy storage device at
an end of a given one of the plurality of route segments from the target state of charge for the given one of the plurality
of route segments, and to detect whether a fault exists with the vehicle responsive to the deviation, and to recalculate a
required operational mode for at least one of the remaining ones of the plurality of route segments in response to the deviation.

US Pat. No. 9,597,961

WADING VEHICLE WATER LEVEL DISPLAY

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method comprising:
determining a current wading depth (D) from ground level of a vehicle using a wading sensor; and
displaying on a driver display in the vehicle a representation of an elevation view of the vehicle on which is superimposed
the current wading depth (D).

US Pat. No. 10,138,983

TRANSMISSION

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A constant mesh gearbox providing a plurality of forward speed ratios, said gearbox comprising a casing defining a plurality of parallel shaft axes having shafts rotatable thereon, and between which gear wheel pairs associated with each speed ratio are arranged to transmit torque, said casing defining a support plane substantially orthogonal to said axes and containing a support bearing for a shaft on each of said axes, said gearbox providing four or more forward speed ratios, the gear wheel pairs associated with odd forward speed ratios being provided on one side of said support plane, and the gear wheel pairs associated with even forward speed ratios being provided on the other side of said support plane, the arrangement of speed ratios being at least partially symmetrical about the support plane and wherein on the one side of said support plane the gear wheels of an input shaft decrease progressively in diameter toward said support plane, and on the other side of said support plane the gear wheels of an input shaft increase progressively in diameter away from said support plane,said gearbox including two reverse speed ratios, the gear wheel pairs associated with one of said reverse speed ratios being provided on the one side of said support plane, and the gear wheel pairs associated with the other of said reverse speed ratios being provided on the other side of said support plane.

US Pat. No. 10,093,323

DRIVER ADVICE SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A system for a vehicle having at least one vehicle subsystem, the system comprising:one or more of a vehicle detection system and a vehicle sensor system for generating a signal from which at least one terrain condition indicator is derived;
a subsystem controller for controlling at least one vehicle subsystem in a plurality of subsystem control modes, each of which corresponds to one or more different terrain types for the vehicle; and
a processor configured to evaluate the at least one terrain condition indicator to determine the extent to which each of the subsystem control modes is appropriate and for providing an output indicative of the subsystem control mode which is most appropriate,
wherein the subsystem controller is operable in an automatic response mode to select a subsystem control mode in dependence on the output;
the system further comprising:
a switching device for enabling switching between the automatic response mode in which the controller controls the vehicle subsystems in dependence on the output automatically, and a manual response mode in which the appropriate subsystem control mode is selected by the driver manually; and
an indication device for providing an indication to a driver;
wherein the system is operable to provide an indication to the driver, by the indication device, to switch to the automatic response mode if a subsystem control mode has been selected by the driver in the manual response mode which is not consistent with the subsystem control mode selected in dependence on the output.

US Pat. No. 10,054,944

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE RESPONSES BASED ON A DRIVER PROFILE

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A system for developing an autonomous vehicle response, the system comprising:a simulator configured to provide an at least visual simulation of a plurality of different situations that may be encountered by a driver while driving;
a driver input configured to allow the driver to respond to the simulation of the plurality of situations in a manner consistent with the driver's driving response to the situations, respectively; and
a processor configured to determine a profile of the driver based on information from the driver input means regarding the driver's driving responses to the simulation of the situations, the profile being at least temporarily stored by the processor, the profile providing information for controlling the autonomous vehicle response to an actual situation corresponding to at least one of the simulated situations.

US Pat. No. 10,046,650

CONTROL MEANS AND METHOD FOR CHARGING A VEHICLE

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A controller for a vehicle, the controller operable to control charging of at least one battery that powers one or more electric propulsion motors in dependence on a location of the vehicle and a time of day, wherein the controller is operable to receive data from a user indicative of one or more prescribed geographic locations corresponding to charging stations at which charging of the at least one battery is to be limited to one or more prescribed periods of the day and to determine if the location of the vehicle corresponds to the one or more prescribed geographic locations based on received wireless signals, and, if the location of the vehicle does correspond to the one or more prescribed geographic locations, the controller is operable to perform charging during the one or more prescribed periods of the day.

US Pat. No. 10,046,803

VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A system for controlling a vehicle to facilitate parking a trailer coupled to the vehicle, the system comprising a processor configured to:assess candidate parking destinations to determine whether they constitute a suitable target parking destination;
identify a target parking destination for the trailer;
determine a current trailer position;
model a target route from the current trailer position to the target parking destination; and
output a vehicle control signal for controlling the vehicle to guide the trailer along the target route;
wherein the target route is generated by modifying a pre-defined path based on a determined angular offset and/or positional offset between the current trailer position and the target parking destination, the pre-defined path comprising first and second curves arranged in an S-shape.

US Pat. No. 10,040,361

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR INDICATING CHARGING STATUS OF A VEHICLE

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A motor vehicle comprising:an electric drive system including at least one electric traction motor and an energy storage device;
an adjustable-height suspension;
a charging monitor configured to monitor charging of the energy storage device from an external electrical supply;
a control unit configured to control a height of said suspension to vary a vehicle height of the motor vehicle in dependence on the charging monitor;
a fluid reservoir in communication with said suspension; and
a compressor operable to fill the fluid reservoir;
wherein the control unit is configured to:
lower said suspension to lower the vehicle height during charging of the energy storage device; and
raise said suspension to raise the vehicle height when charging of the energy storage device is complete, wherein raising said suspension to raise the vehicle height when charging of the energy storage device is complete comprises operating the compressor to fill the fluid reservoir to raise said suspension during charging of the energy storage device, and terminating charging of the energy storage device after the fluid reservoir has been filled by an amount that has returned the vehicle height to a pre-set level.

US Pat. No. 9,778,904

MOTOR VEHICLE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A MOTOR VEHICLE

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method of managing shutdown of a motor vehicle comprising:
(a) determining by electronic control means that an instruction for the motor vehicle to remain in a non-shutdown state has
not been received and/or that a valid input requiring the motor vehicle to remain in a non-shutdown state is not present;
and

(b) shutting down automatically the electronic control means in dependence on the determination, the method comprising the
steps of determining that a fresh instruction for the motor vehicle to remain in a non-shutdown state has not been received
and the electronic control means has not shut down within a prescribed time period for shutdown, and in dependence on that
determination, forcing shutdown of the electronic control means after the prescribed time period for shutdown has elapsed.

US Pat. No. 9,724,752

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR EMBEDDING AN ELEMENT

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

10. A method of fabricating a component comprising:
providing a body defining a cavity into which a fluid medium may be introduced, wherein the cavity is shaped to define a shape
of the component;

providing a carrier comprising a sheet of material having foldable portions and foldable coupling tabs;
mechanically securing at least one metal matrix composite reinforcement element to the carrier by wrapping the foldable coupling
tabs around the at least one metal matrix composite reinforcement element;

folding the foldable portions and coupling the carrier to the body within the cavity via the foldable portions by suspending
the foldable portions from or inserting the foldable portions into a portion of the body; and

introducing the fluid medium into the cavity whereby the at least one metal matrix composite reinforcement element is at least
partially embedded in the fluid medium and whereby at least part of the carrier is embedded in the fluid medium.

US Pat. No. 9,682,702

VEHICLE CONTROL INCLUDING CONTROL OVER A RATE OF TORQUE DECREASE

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method of controlling a vehicle, comprising:
determining whether control over a rate of torque decrease is desired by predicting lift-off oversteer,
wherein predicting lift-off oversteer comprises determining whether the vehicle is turning and determining whether a friction
value that is associated with a surface that vehicle wheels contact as the vehicle is moving is below a threshold; and

in response to determining that a rate of powertrain torque decrease is required, decreasing torque applied to the powertrain
and controlling the rate of torque decrease to stay within a range of a selected rate of change.

US Pat. No. 10,054,196

TRANSMISSION

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A constant mesh gearbox having a plurality of individually selectable forward speed ratios, and comprising:a casing defining an array of parallel rotational axes, said axes including an input axis, an output axis- and a plurality of intermediate axes; and
gear pairs for driving between members rotatable on the input axis, the output axis and the intermediate axes,
wherein a first reverse speed ratio is provided by connecting an input shaft rotatable on the input axis with an output member rotatable on the output axis via a first shaft rotatable on one of said intermediate axes and a first idler rotatable on a second shaft rotatable on another of said intermediate axes, said first idler comprising a double gear having side by side gear profiles of different diameter, one of said profiles comprising an input and the other of said profiles comprising an output,
wherein a second reverse speed ratio is provided by connecting said input shaft with said output member via said first shaft and a second idler rotatable on said second shaft, and
wherein said first and second idlers are alternately connectable to said first shaft via a double acting synchromesh coupler.

US Pat. No. 10,052,948

DRIVELINE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A DRIVELINE

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A motor vehicle control device for controlling a vehicle, comprising:a controller comprising a computing device, the controller being configured to command a first releasable torque transmitting device of a driveline to switch between a released condition in which said first releasable torque transmitting device prevents transmission of torque from an input portion to an output portion, and an engaged condition in which said first releasable torque transmitting device allows torque transmission from said input portion to said output portion;
the controller being configured to receive information indicative of: a speed of first wheels of a first axle; a speed of second wheels of a second axle; and a terrain over which the vehicle is driving; and
in response to a detected disparity between the speed of first wheels of said first axle and the speed of second wheels of said second axle when said first releasable torque transmitting device is switched to said engaged condition, said controller is configured to, in dependence upon said received information indicative of the terrain over which the vehicle is travelling, either:
output a signal to automatically cause said first releasable torque transmitting device to perform a reconnect operation comprising momentarily resuming the released condition, and then subsequently resuming the engaged condition, or
maintain said first releasable torque transmitting device in said engaged condition.

US Pat. No. 9,909,522

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING AN ENGINE BASED ON A TARGET PRESSURE CURVE

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A method of controlling an engine of a vehicle, the method comprising:
determining a target pressure curve for a first combustion cycle of a cylinder of the engine;
determining a heat release model for the cylinder for the first combustion cycle;
determining a mass flow of fuel from the heat release model to achieve the target pressure curve during the first combustion
cycle;

automatically controlling an injector of the cylinder of the engine to provide the determined mass flow of fuel to the cylinder
during the first combustion cycle;

determining a real pressure curve during the first combustion cycle;
automatically adjusting the heat release model based on a difference between the target pressure curve and the real pressure
curve by adjusting the heat release model using a combustion rate factor that describes a rate with which a current maximum
heat release potential can be converted, the combustion rate factor being formulated dependent on an operating point and condition
of the engine during the first combustion cycle; and

using the adjusted the heat release model to determine the mass flow for a second, subsequent combustion cycle.

US Pat. No. 9,873,430

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A system operable to automatically control a vehicle to operate in accordance with a target speed value, the system being
further operable automatically to, in dependence at least in part on a determination that a wheel of an axle of the vehicle
is rotating faster than another wheel of the axle by more than a prescribed amount:
apply a brake to a wheel of the axle to reduce a difference in speed between respective wheels of the axle, and
subsequently control cross-axle locking means of the axle of the vehicle to cause an increase in resistance to relative rotation
of wheels of the axle while controlling the vehicle to operate in accordance with the target speed value.

US Pat. No. 9,849,818

DEPLOYABLE TABLE APPARATUS

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A deployable table apparatus for a vehicle, the deployable table apparatus comprising:
a deployable support arm rotatable between a deployed position and a stowed position;
a carrier member mounted to the support arm and movable between a retracted position and an extended position;
a table mounted to the carrier member and pivotable between a first position suitable for stowage and a second position suitable
for use, wherein the carrier member is movable from the extended position to the retracted position only when the table is
in the first position; and

a biasing mechanism in the support arm that is configured to urge the carrier member towards the extended position.

US Pat. No. 9,745,773

DOUBLE LATCH ASSEMBLY FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A double latch assembly for a motor vehicle, the motor vehicle having first and second hinged closure members each of which
has a latch member for cooperation with a double latch assembly to hold the respective closure member in at least a first
latched position and a second fully latched position, the double latch assembly comprising:
a first rotatable claw for cooperation with the latch member of the first closure member to selectively hold the first closure
member in one of the first latched position and the second fully latched position,

a first drive arm for engagement with the first claw and to thereby effect movement of the first claw;
a second rotatable claw for cooperation with the latch member of the second closure member to selectively hold the second
closure member in one of the first latched position and the second fully latched position;

a second drive arm for engagement with the first claw and to thereby effect movement of the first claw; and
a power cinch mechanism engaged with the first and second drive arms, wherein the power cinch mechanism includes a single
actuator connected to a drive wheel, wherein rotation of the drive wheel effects rotation of the first and second drive arms
thereby moving the first and second closure members from the first latched positions to the second fully latched positions
respectively, thereby ensuring the first and second closure members are fully closed when moved to the second fully latched
positions.

US Pat. No. 9,669,840

CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method of controlling the output of information to a driver of a vehicle, the method comprising the following steps performed
by a control system of the vehicle:
monitoring, via a workload estimator module of the control system, at least one operating parameter of the vehicle, wherein
the at least one operating parameter specifies an operational status or an operating range of one or more associated vehicle
systems;

estimating, via the workload estimator module, a driver workload based on the at least one operating parameter;
controlling output of information to the driver, via a message management module of the control system, based on the estimated
driver workload, wherein the driver workload is estimated with reference to a plurality of thresholds which define a plurality
of driver workload ratings;

presenting, via at least one output device of the vehicle, one or more messages to the driver based on a current driver workload
rating, wherein the at least one output device comprises at least one of an audio output device, a haptic output device, and
a visual output device; and

periodically changing the current workload rating, via a conditioning module of the control system, to one or more of the
workload ratings having a lower rating than the current workload rating, irrespective of the current estimated driver workload.

US Pat. No. 9,625,031

SELECTION OF LAUNCH RATIO IN A MULTI-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A method of determining a launch speed ratio of an automatically controlled multi-speed vehicle transmission having a shift
map to determine a ratio selection, the method comprising:
providing in the transmission a plurality of speed ratios for vehicle launch, and determining which one of the plurality of
speed ratios is to be selected in the transmission as the launch speed ratio by reference to ambient temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,507,830

CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A speed control system for automatically controlling a speed of a vehicle in accordance with a target speed value, the system comprising:means for causing automatically a vehicle to travel at a predetermined speed value at least in part by controlling an amount of torque applied to one or more wheels of a vehicle by a powertrain;
means for determining a recommended transmission gear ratio for a transmission of the powertrain at a given moment in time;
means for providing an indication of the recommended transmission gear ratio to a user; and
means for receiving a clutch actuation signal indicative of an actuation state of clutch means that is configured to connect the transmission to a torque drive source of the powertrain,
wherein the system is configured to automatically control a speed of the torque drive source to achieve a speed determined in dependence at least in part on at least one predetermined parameter when a predetermined one or more conditions are met, the predetermined one or more conditions including a condition that the clutch actuation signal indicates that the actuation state of the clutch means is such that the torque drive source is at least partially disconnected from the transmission;
wherein the at least one predetermined parameter includes a signal indicative of a currently selected transmission gear ratio, the system being configured to control the speed of the torque drive source to achieve a speed at which a speed of an input portion of the clutch means will be substantially equal to that of an output portion of the clutch means with the currently selected transmission gear ratio, and
wherein the system is configured to begin controlling the speed of the torque drive source to achieve the predetermined speed before the clutch means transitions to a state in which the torque drive source is substantially fully connected to the transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,053,113

DYNAMIC OUTPUT NOTIFICATION MANAGEMENT FOR VEHICLE OCCUPANT

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A communication system for controlling the output of messages to a vehicle occupant, the communication system comprising one or more processors configured to:output a first message to the vehicle occupant;
receive a signal from one or more sensors that monitor the vehicle occupant;
analyse the signal from the one or more sensors to determine one or more parameters relating to a response of the vehicle occupant to the first message, wherein the one or more parameters provide identification of a negative response by the vehicle occupant to the first message;
implement a counter to count negative responses;
implement a second counter; and
control subsequent output of the first message in dependence on the counter and the second counter.

US Pat. No. 10,029,687

AUTOMATICALLY CONTROLLING VEHICLE SPEED IN ACCORDANCE WITH A SET-SPEED

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method of operating an automatic speed control system of a vehicle in accordance with a set-speed, comprising:receiving at least one electrical signal representative of a vehicle occupant-initiated brake command to slow the vehicle to a stop;
in response to the brake command, suspending increases in drive torque to the wheels of the vehicle for the duration of the brake command and applying a retarding torque to one or more wheels of the vehicle to bring the vehicle to a stop, while maintaining the speed control system in an active state;
gradually reducing over time the drive torque from a drive torque level being applied when the vehicle is brought to a stop;
receiving at least one electrical signal representative of a vehicle occupant-initiated brake release command; and
in response to the brake release command, and while maintaining the speed control system in an active state, automatically commanding the generation of a drive torque to propel the vehicle in an intended direction of travel and automatically controlling the speed of the vehicle in accordance with said set-speed.

US Pat. No. 9,884,522

CENTRAL TIRE INFLATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A central tire inflation system for a vehicle comprising:
at least one pneumatic control valve for controlling inflation of a respective tire;
a first compressed air source for supplying compressed air to inflate the tire;
a second compressed air source for supplying compressed air at a higher pressure than the first compressed air source to control
said at least one pneumatic control valve; and

control means for controlling the supply of compressed air from the second compressed air source to generate a pneumatic control
signal comprising a pulse of air to control said at least one pneumatic control valve;

wherein the at least one pneumatic control valve is a latching valve having a plurality of operating states and the at least
one pneumatic control valve is operative to toggle between operating states, or to cycle through operating states in dependence
on the pneumatic control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,849,879

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A speed control system for a vehicle, comprising:
an electronic processor having an electrical input for receiving signals indicative of at least one of a terrain response
mode in which the vehicle is configured and an amount of drag imposed on a vehicle; and

an electronic memory device electrically coupled to the electronic processor and having instructions stored therein,
wherein the processor is configured to access the memory device and execute the instructions to:
automatically cause application of positive and negative torque to one or more wheels of a vehicle to cause a vehicle to travel
in accordance with a target speed value; and

control a rate of change of speed of the vehicle
in dependence at least in part on the signals indicative of at least one of the terrain response mode in which the vehicle
is configured and the amount of drag imposed on a vehicle by commanding application of positive and negative torque to one
or more wheels.

US Pat. No. 9,744,961

HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE CONTROLLER AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A controller for a hybrid electric vehicle, the vehicle having an internal combustion engine and an electric machine operable
to drive a driveline of the vehicle, the vehicle having a clutch that releasably couples the internal combustion engine to
the driveline, wherein the clutch comprises an input portion coupled to the engine and an output portion, wherein the clutch
is operable between an open condition, in which the internal combustion engine is substantially disconnected from the driveline,
and a closed condition, in which the internal combustion engine is substantially connected to the driveline, wherein the controller
is configured to:
control the vehicle to transition between a first mode, in which the clutch is in the open condition, and a second mode, in
which the clutch is in the closed condition; and

provide, when a transition from the first mode to the second mode is required, a control signal to the internal combustion
engine to control a speed thereof to achieve a target speed, wherein the target speed is greater than a speed of the output
portion of the clutch, and wherein the control signal is responsive to the speed of the internal combustion engine and an
amount of torque transfer provided by the clutch.

US Pat. No. 9,732,661

VEHICLE WATER JACKET

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. An assembly, comprising
a first water jacket portion establishing a plurality of first fluid channels that are situated to facilitate fluid movement
along at least a first plane;

a second water jacket portion situated near the first water jacket portion, the second water jacket portion establishing a
plurality of second fluid channels that are situated to facilitate fluid movement along at least a second plane that is generally
parallel to the first plane; and

at least one connector portion establishing a plurality of connector fluid channels that are situated to facilitate fluid
movement between at least one of the first fluid channels and at least one of the second fluid channels along a direction
that is transverse to the first and second plane;

an inlet to the first water jacket portion on a first side of the first water jacket portion;
an outlet from the second water jacket portion on the first side of the first water jacket portion;
an engine cylinder block, wherein the first water jacket portion includes a cylinder block outlet for directing some fluid
from the first fluid channels toward the engine cylinder block;

a vehicle cabin heater, wherein the outlet from the second water jacket portion directs the at least some of the fluid toward
the vehicle cabin heater; and

a flow control element that is selectively controllable to prioritize fluid flow through the cylinder block outlet when warming
engine oil is desired and prioritize fluid flow through the outlet from the second water jacket portion when warming the vehicle
cabin heater is desired;

wherein
the first fluid channels are configured to carry at least some of the fluid in a direction from the first side of the first
water jacket portion toward a second, opposite side of the first water jacket portion;

the connector fluid channels are configured to carry the at least some of the fluid from the first fluid channels to the second
fluid channels; and

the second fluid channels are configured to carry the at least some of the fluid received from the connector fluid channels
in another direction from the second side toward the first side and toward the outlet.

US Pat. No. 9,764,713

PROVISION OF A STATUS INDICATION TO A USER IN A VEHICLE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A vehicle communication system for facilitating control over a function of a vehicle, the vehicle communication system
comprising:
a base station positioned in the vehicle;
one or more transmitters and a plurality of receivers positioned in the vehicle; and
a mobile communication unit;
wherein the base station is configured to:
track a position of the mobile communication unit in a three-dimensional space around the vehicle based on a time of flight
of a communication between the mobile communication unit and the plurality of receivers;

receive a subsystem status signal relating to performance of a monitored vehicle function;
determine, based on the subsystem status signal, a monitored function status relating to the monitored vehicle function;
output a status update signal, the status update signal being indicative of the monitored function status; and
receive a request from the mobile communication unit, wherein the request seeks performance of a requested vehicle function
comprising the monitored vehicle function, wherein the performance of the requested vehicle function is based on a position
of the mobile communication unit in the three-dimensional space relative to an authorization zone of the vehicle;

wherein the vehicle communication system is configured to provide a status indication to a user based on the status update
signal in dependence on the position of the mobile communication unit in the three-dimensional space, and wherein the status
update signal is indicative of a status of the requested vehicle function.

US Pat. No. 9,701,308

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A vehicle speed control system for a vehicle having a plurality of wheels, the vehicle speed control system comprising:
an input device for receiving a user input of a target speed at which the vehicle is intended to travel; and
a vehicle controller for commanding application of torque to one or more wheels of the vehicle,
wherein the system is configured such that when the system is required to accelerate the vehicle to achieve the target speed
and the system detects a wheel slip event, the system is operable to temporarily suspend further acceleration of the vehicle
until the system lifts the suspension of further acceleration and, when the suspension of further acceleration is lifted,
the system is operable automatically to inhibit slip by resuming acceleration at a rate limited to a rate of acceleration
of the vehicle when the wheel slip event was detected.

US Pat. No. 9,682,706

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SPEED OF A VEHICLE

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method for controlling the speed of a vehicle, comprising:
providing a memory device configured to store a plurality of predefined set-speeds therein, including a group of predefined
and discrete set-speeds for each of a plurality of different types of terrain, each group representing a subset of the plurality
of predefined set-speeds;

evaluating with an electronic control unit one or more conditions relating to the type of terrain over which the vehicle is
traveling to select one of the predefined set-speed groups in view of the evaluated condition(s);

selecting a desired set-speed only from the selected group of predefined and discrete set-speeds stored in the memory device;
and

causing the vehicle to operate in accordance with the selected set-speed.

US Pat. No. 10,421,442

MANAGING VEHICLE DECELERATION

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method of managing the deceleration of a vehicle, comprising:receiving a brake command;
monitoring the speed of the vehicle as the vehicle decelerates in response to the brake command;
determining a terrain indicator indicative of a characteristic of the terrain; and
when the vehicle speed reaches a predetermined threshold, automatically modifying the amount of brake torque being applied to one or more wheels of the vehicle based on the characteristic of the terrain by first decreasing the amount of brake torque being applied and then subsequently increasing the amount of brake torque being applied to bring the vehicle to a standstill.

US Pat. No. 10,040,350

CONTROL APPARATUS AND RELATED METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method of controlling output of a notification to a driver in a vehicle cabin, the method comprising:monitoring the driver via at least one sensor to identify a driver distracted state;
identifying which one of a plurality of areas in the vehicle cabin other than a front windscreen the driver is currently looking at, wherein the plurality of areas comprises at least a first area corresponding to a first vehicle system and a second area not overlapping the first area and corresponding to a second vehicle system; and
displaying a visual notification in a display region proximal to or coincident with the identified area in dependence on identification of the driver distracted state.

US Pat. No. 10,040,367

STATE OF CHARGE INDICATION

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A system for providing a scale of electrical charge of a vehicle battery, the system comprising:a scale of state of charge of the vehicle battery, the scale comprising minimum and maximum parameters; and
a controller arranged to display a marker on the scale, the marker indicating the state of charge detected by a detector, wherein the controller is arranged to control the marker to appear on the scale between a displayed first indicator indicating a first permissible minimum state of charge and a displayed second indicator indicating a first permissible maximum state of charge when the vehicle is in a first driving mode;
wherein the controller is arranged to control the marker indicating the state of charge detected to appear on the scale between the displayed first and a displayed third indicator when the vehicle is in a second driving mode;
wherein the third indicator indicates a second permissible maximum state of charge;
wherein the second permissible maximum state of charge is higher than the first permissible maximum state of charge; and
wherein the displayed second indicator and the displayed third indicator are both displayed on the scale when the vehicle is in the second driving mode.

US Pat. No. 9,944,319

MOTOR VEHICLE SYSTEM AND METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A system for providing assistance during low speed manoeuvres, the system being operable to provide a driver of a vehicle a visual indication of the position and distance relative to the vehicle of one or more obstacles in a vicinity of the vehicle, the system comprising:at least one sensor configured to detect an obstacle in the vicinity of the vehicle;
a visual display panel; and
a controller configured to
predict a path of the vehicle by reference to a position of a steering wheel or a steerable road wheel of the vehicle; and
determine whether any obstacles in the vicinity of the vehicle lie in the predicted path by reference to data regarding the location of such obstacles;
wherein if the controller determines that one or more obstacles in the vicinity of the vehicle lie in the predicted path, the system is operable to provide to the driver of the vehicle an audible indication of a distance from the vehicle of one or more obstacles that lie in the predicted path according to a distance from the vehicle of an obstacle that lies in the predicted path;
wherein the system is operable to not provide an audible indication of a distance from the vehicle of one or more obstacles in the vicinity of the vehicle that are determined not to lie in the predicted path;
wherein the controller causes the visual display panel to provide a visual indication of the relative position and distance from the vehicle of each obstacle in the vicinity of the vehicle determined not to lie in the predicted path; and
wherein the system is operable to provide the audible and visual indications when the vehicle is moving in a forward direction only when a speed of the vehicle does not exceed a prescribed value.

US Pat. No. 9,919,709

CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A control system for a vehicle powertrain including a transmission, a launch control clutch, and a transfer case selectively
operable in a high range and a low range; the control system comprising:
at least one receiver operable to receive signals indicative of an operating temperature of the launch control clutch and
the transmission; and

a controller configured to output at least one of:
(a) a notification to a user to select said low range; and
(b) a transfer case control signal to the transfer case to automatically select said low range,
based upon one of the operating temperatures being above a predefined operating threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,834,220

VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A control system for a motor vehicle, the system being operable in an automatic mode selection condition in which the system
is configured to select automatically an appropriate system operating mode from a plurality of operating modes and to assume
operation in said system operating mode, wherein when the system is operable in the automatic mode selection condition, the
system bases a new selection of the appropriate system operating mode from the plurality of operating modes on one or more
terrain indicator signals obtained from one or more vehicle sensors,
the system being further configured to allow activation of an automatic progress control function in which a speed of the
vehicle over terrain is controlled automatically by the system,

wherein when the system is in the automatic mode selection condition the system is configured to allow the automatic progress
control function to be activated only when the system is operating in one of a subset of one or more system operating modes,
wherein the system is configured so that when in the automatic mode selection condition with the automatic progress control
system being active, the plurality of operating modes in which the motor vehicle is permitted to operate is limited to the
subset of one or more system operating modes,

wherein when the system is operating with the automatic progress control system active and the automatic mode selection condition
is assumed, the system is arranged to select a system operating mode from the subset of one or more system operating modes
and to assume operation in that mode.

US Pat. No. 9,803,526

EXHAUST TREATMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. An exhaust treatment apparatus for an internal combustion engine, the apparatus comprising:
a manifold chamber defined by an exhaust manifold and containing a catalyst;
a plurality of exhaust gas inlets for supplying exhaust gases from the internal combustion engine to the manifold chamber;
an exhaust gas outlet for supplying exhaust gases from the manifold chamber to a turbocharger, wherein the catalyst has a
three-dimensional open structure for facilitating a flow of exhaust gases from the exhaust gas inlets to the exhaust gas outlet;

an injection nozzle for introducing a reductant into the exhaust gases between the catalyst and the turbocharger, wherein
the catalyst is carried on a substrate, the substrate defining the three-dimensional open structure and filling the manifold
chamber;

a first recess formed in the catalyst coincident with each exhaust gas inlet; and
a second recess formed in the substrate coincident with the injection nozzle.

US Pat. No. 9,802,504

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CHARGING PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES WITHIN A VEHICLE

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A system for charging a portable electronic device within a vehicle, comprising:
a plurality of device chargers configured to charge a power source of a portable electronic device in a charging mode, the
plurality of device chargers having respective predetermined locations;

at least one transmitter configured to be associated with a portable electronic device, the transmitter emitting at least
one type of wireless signal;

a plurality of detectors that are configured to be supported on a vehicle, the plurality of detectors detecting the wireless
signal from the at least one transmitter; and

a controller that utilizes information from the detectors regarding a detected wireless signal from the at least one transmitter
and determines a location of the at least one transmitter relative to the plurality of device chargers, the controller controls
at least a selected one of the device chargers to operate in the charging mode based on a proximity between the determined
location of the at least one transmitter and the predetermined location of the selected one of the device chargers, wherein
the controller is configured to:

communicate with a vehicle navigation system;
determine an approximate remaining time of a current trip;
determine a rate at which a portable electronic device is being charged;
determine whether the rate is sufficient to provide a complete charge to the portable electronic device during the remaining
time; and

provide an indication to change a position of the portable electronic device relative to the selected device charger if changing
the position will increase a likelihood of achieving a complete charge within the remaining time.

US Pat. No. 9,731,703

HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE CONTROLLER AND METHOD

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A controller for a vehicle having wheels and a powertrain comprising an engine, the controller configured to:
receive a signal indicative of powertrain wheel drive torque demand; and
receive a signal indicative of powertrain auxiliary load torque demand,
wherein the controller is configured to limit an amount of powertrain wheel drive torque available to one or more of the wheels
and to limit an amount of powertrain auxiliary load torque available to support an auxiliary load such that when a sum of
an amount of powertrain wheel drive torque demand and an amount of powertrain auxiliary load torque demand exceeds available
powertrain torque, at least a prescribed minimum auxiliary load powertrain torque amount is available to the auxiliary load.

US Pat. No. 9,701,292

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A speed control system operable to control a motor vehicle to operate in accordance with a set-speed value, the control
system being operable to allow a user to reduce the set-speed value by actuation of a vehicle brake control member and/or
to allow a user to increase the set-speed value by actuation of a vehicle accelerator control member, the system being further
operable to compensate for an increase in brake torque applied by a braking system when the user actuates the brake control
member to reduce the set-speed value by causing application of increased drive torque to one or more wheels of the vehicle
and/or to compensate for an increase in powertrain torque applied when the user actuates the accelerator control member to
increase the set-speed value by causing application of increased brake torque to one or more wheels of the vehicle in proportion
to the increase in powertrain torque.

US Pat. No. 9,682,689

EMERGENCY BRAKING SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. An intelligent emergency braking (IEB) system for a vehicle, the IEB system comprising:
a) a first detector, comprising a camera;
b) a second detector, comprising an ultrasonic transceiver; and
c) a computer, wherein
d) the camera is adapted to provide the computer with captured image data and the computer is adapted to process the captured
image data to detect objects in a field of view of the camera;

e) the ultrasonic transceiver is adapted to provide the computer with transceiver data and the computer is adapted to process
the transceiver data to detect objects in a field of detection of the ultrasonic transceiver; and

f) the computer is adapted automatically to issue a command to invoke a vehicle braking system in the event that:
a confidence with which the computer calculates on a basis of the captured image data that there is an object in the field
of view of the camera with which the vehicle will collide exceeds a first level of confidence; and

the ultrasonic transceiver provides the computer with transceiver data consistent with the object detected through the captured
image data, wherein

the ultrasonic transceiver is a component of a parking distance control further comprising a park aid module connected to
the ultrasonic transceiver;

a camera module is connected to the camera;
the computer is one of the park aid module, the camera module and a separate computer; and
when the computer determines on the basis of said captured image data that a detected object is a person with a level of confidence
greater than said first level, the computer is adapted to prepare the vehicle for immediate braking in anticipation of confirmation
of the presence of an object by the ultrasonic transceiver.

US Pat. No. 9,399,396

ADAPTIVE CONTROL OF MOTOR VEHICLE POWERTRAIN

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method of blending between different characteristics of accelerator position and output torque in a vehicle, the method
comprising:
detecting a first operating mode of a vehicle and applying an associated source characteristic;
changing to a second operating mode of the vehicle, wherein said change is automatically made in response to the vehicle sensing
a change of operating condition, and selecting a target characteristic associated with the second operating mode;

blending, by an electronic control system of the vehicle, the characteristic applied from the first operating mode source
characteristic to the second operating mode target characteristic at a base blending rate, said blending rate being increased
during blending when the position of the accelerator pedal is moved in the direction of torque change due to blending.

US Pat. No. 10,160,316

CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A DRIVELINE

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A control system configured to control a driveline of a motor vehicle to operate in a first configuration in which the driveline is configured such that a first group of one or more wheels and in addition a second group of one or more wheels are arranged to be driven or a second configuration in which the first group of one or more wheels and not the second group of one or more wheels are arranged to be driven, the control system comprising:receiver means operable to receive a location signal indicative of a location of the vehicle;
means to determine a predicted path of travel of the vehicle using the location signal;
means to predict an amount of lateral acceleration that will be experienced by the vehicle in dependence at least in part on the predicted path of travel of the vehicle;
a comparator operable to compare the predicted amount of lateral acceleration with a threshold lateral acceleration value; and
a controller operable to cause the driveline to operate in either the first or the second configuration in dependence at least in part on whether the predicted amount of lateral acceleration exceeds the threshold lateral acceleration value,
wherein the threshold lateral acceleration value is determined at least in part in dependence on one or more of vehicle speed, one or more characteristics of a road wheel of the vehicle and data in respect of one or more environmental conditions.

US Pat. No. 9,862,280

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING RELATIVE POSITION AND ORIENTATION OF A VEHICLE WITH RESPECT TO A CHARGING STATION

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

16. A method, comprising:
determining, via a controller within a motor vehicle, whether a prescribed length of cable is sufficiently long to allow a
charging connection to be established between the motor vehicle and a charging station in dependence on data indicative of
a relative position or orientation of the motor vehicle with respect to the charging station;

providing, via the controller, an output to a user indicating whether the cable is sufficiently long; and
establishing a charging connection between the motor vehicle and the charging station via the cable in response to determining
that the prescribed length of cable is sufficiently long.

US Pat. No. 9,845,872

GAITER

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A gaiter for a lubricated joint, the gaiter comprising:
an inner sidewall defining a volume for receiving a lubricated joint,
an outer sidewall; and
a passageway formed between the inner and outer sidewalls for conveying a gas;
wherein the passageway is configured to convey gas in isolation from said volume when the gaiter is mounted to the lubricated
joint, and wherein the passageway extends from a first gas flow port located at or near a first end of the gaiter to a second
gas flow port located at or near a second end of the gaiter.

US Pat. No. 9,835,081

SUPERCHARGER ASSEMBLY

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A vehicle supercharger assembly comprising:
a generator comprising a first armature being adapted for permanent drive from a source of motive power;
a gear train;
a supercharger impeller arranged to be driven via the gear train;
an electric motor comprising a second armature, said second armature being coupled to the gear train;
a first clutch, for selectively coupling the first armature to the gear train for driving the supercharger impeller in a first
mode of operation in which the first clutch is in a closed position and in which the electric motor is operable to adjust
a rotational speed of the supercharger impeller, the first armature being isolated from the gear train when the first clutch
is in an open position; and

a second clutch, operable when said first armature is coupled to the gear train, for selectively locking the gear train so
as to prevent relative rotation of the first and second armatures in a second mode of operation.

US Pat. No. 9,650,048

VEHICLE CONTROLLER AND METHOD

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A vehicle controller for activating a vehicle glide mode, the controller being configured to receive vehicle operating
data, said vehicle operating data comprising:
torque request data representative of a torque request;
acceleration data representative of vehicle acceleration; and
output torque data representative of an output torque;
wherein the controller is configured to analyze said vehicle operating data to identify a vehicle glide opportunity; wherein
the controller is configured to generate an activation signal for activating the vehicle glide mode when said vehicle glide
opportunity has been identified and the torque request is positive.

US Pat. No. 9,662,955

SUSPENSION CONTROL DEVICE

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A vehicle suspension control system comprising a vehicle-mounted camera system having a forward facing camera, the system
being configured to repeatedly capture an image of the scene ahead of the vehicle, wherein the system is further configured
to:
identify topographical features in the scene;
identify the speed of the vehicle; and
automatically adjust suspension parameters of the vehicle in advance of the vehicle travelling over said topographical features
by controlling the suspension to assume either a highway setting or one of a plurality of off-road settings different from
said highway setting,

wherein said automatically adjusting suspension parameters comprises selecting an off-road setting from said plurality of
off-road settings such that both the nature of said features and an expected speed of the vehicle when it reaches said features
are taken into account in combination when selecting the off-road setting.

US Pat. No. 9,597,963

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM IN A VEHICLE

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method for controlling an electrical system in a vehicle, the electrical system comprising:
a first switch and a second switch configured such that operating the first and second switches will isolate parts of the
electrical system controlled by said first and second switches; and

a control unit configured to operate the first and second switches,
the method comprising:
putting the control unit into a first operational mode, the first operational mode comprising at least a first arrangement
of the first and second switches;

receiving a request in the control unit to enter a second operational mode, the second operational mode comprising at least
a second arrangement of the first and second switches;

determining a priority of the first and second operational modes at least in part by consulting a database of operational
modes and their priorities;

switching the control unit into the second operational mode if the second operational mode has a higher priority than the
first operational mode or when the first operational mode ceases; and

continuing in the first operational mode otherwise.

US Pat. No. 9,511,777

VEHICLE AND METHOD OF CONTROL THEREOF

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A control system for a motor vehicle, the control system being operable to determine a vehicle speed value corresponding
to a speed of travel of the vehicle over a surface according to a value of a speed of a wheel of the vehicle, the control
system being operable to:
cause a reduction in an amount of drive torque applied to at least one of a plurality of driven wheels;
obtain a value of a speed of rotation of the at least one wheel whilst the amount of drive torque applied thereto is reduced;
and

determine the vehicle speed value according to the measured value of wheel speed, wherein the system is configured to determine
whether the vehicle speed value obtained according to the speed of the wheel following the reduction in torque applied to
the wheel is consistent with one or more vehicle speed measurements made by alternative means.

US Pat. No. 10,601,606

COMMUNICATIONS ON VEHICLE DATA BUSES

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. An apparatus for providing communications between buses within a vehicle, the apparatus comprising a controller, at least one memory device for storing data and at least one transceiver for transmitting and receiving signals on a plurality of data buses, wherein the controller is configured to:receive a partial networking request;
select at least one of the plurality of data buses based on the received partial networking request; and
based on a set of conditions for partial networking being met, cause network management signals to be provided to the at least one selected bus for maintaining nodes on the at least one selected bus in an awake state while allowing at least one node on at least one other bus to enter a sleep state.

US Pat. No. 10,150,460

METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE CHARGE IN A VEHICLE BATTERY

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method for determining the state of charge in a battery, the method comprising:connecting a main battery to an electrical load;
measuring I1, which is current drawn from the main battery while it is connected to the electrical load;
connecting an auxiliary battery in parallel with the main battery and the electrical load;
measuring I2, which is current drawn from the main battery while it is connected to the electrical load and the auxiliary battery; and
estimating a state of charge in the auxiliary battery based upon a difference between the measured I1 and the measured I2.

US Pat. No. 9,945,335

MOTOR VEHICLE HYDROCARBON TRAP AND METHOD

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. An apparatus for damping or attenuating acoustic vibrations in an air induction system of a motor vehicle, the apparatus defining a passageway through which induction air may be drawn to an engine of the vehicle, the apparatus comprising:a damper provided around the passageway for damping or attenuating acoustic vibrations in the induction air, wherein the damper comprises a pulsation absorber pack configured to damp or attenuate acoustic vibrations in the induction air;
a hydrocarbon trap comprising a sheet of trapping material provided around at least a portion of the passageway, the hydrocarbon trap being arranged to provide a flow-past hydrocarbon trap for trapping hydrocarbon vapors entering the passageway from the engine; and
a housing arranged to define a pulsation damper cavity in which the hydrocarbon trap and damper are provided, wherein the housing has an inner surface, and wherein the pulsation absorber pack is disposed between the inner surface of the housing and the passageway.

US Pat. No. 9,878,586

VEHICLE WHEEL ASSEMBLY

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A control valve assembly comprising:
an inlet for receiving compressed air from a supply line;
an outlet for supplying compressed air to a transfer line; and
a control valve for selectively placing the inlet in fluid communication with the outlet;
wherein the control valve assembly is configured to be removably disposed in a wheel hub, and wherein the control valve assembly
comprises a housing, the housing defining the inlet and outlet and comprising securing means for releasably securing the housing
of the control valve assembly to the wheel hub.

US Pat. No. 9,827,853

WADING VEHICLE ADVISORY SPEED DISPLAY

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method comprising:
detecting a water level about a vehicle travelling over a submerged ground surface;
determining an advisory maximum vehicle speed relative to the ground surface in dependence on one or more driving conditions
of the vehicle including the detected water level and an inclination of the vehicle;

displaying said advisory maximum vehicle speed on a driver display of current vehicle speed, wherein the advisory maximum
vehicle speed and the current vehicle speed are simultaneously displayed; and

adjusting said advisory maximum vehicle speed according to the inclination of the vehicle as indicated by an inclination sensor
of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,769,627

POSITION-BASED LIMITED-RESPONSE MODE OPERATION IN A VEHICLE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A communication system for facilitating control over a function of a vehicle, the communication system comprising:
a base station positioned in the vehicle; and
a mobile communication unit comprising a motion sensor configured for detecting a movement of the mobile communication unit
and for outputting a signal indicative of the movement;

the base station comprising a first transmitter for transmitting a signal to the mobile communication unit and a first receiver
for receiving a signal from the mobile communication unit;

the base station being configured to determine a location of the mobile communication unit relative to the vehicle and to
cause the mobile communication unit to operate in accordance with a limited-response mode when the location of the mobile
communication unit relative to the vehicle remains substantially unchanged for a predetermined period of time, and

wherein the base station is configured to cause a sensitivity of the motion sensor to be adjusted.

US Pat. No. 9,637,132

VEHICLE UNDER-BODY MOUNTED SENSOR AND CONTROL SYSTEM

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A system for determining that there is a possibility that a land vehicle is about to travel through water at a vehicle
wading depth wherein an exhaust tailpipe of the vehicle is submerged in water, comprising:
at least one under-body mounted sensor configured to remotely and/or directly detect the presence of water substantially below
and/or about the under-body mounted sensor at a control threshold depth, wherein said control threshold depth is below the
wading depth and the tailpipe is not submerged in water at said control threshold depth; and

a controller configured to implement one or more vehicle control strategies in dependence on said detection of the presence
of water at said control threshold depth.

US Pat. No. 9,475,395

VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD TO PROVIDE DESIRED WHEEL SLIP

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A control system that controls motion of a vehicle over a surface, the control system being operable to limit an amount
of drive torque that may be applied to one or more wheels of the vehicle that are arranged to be driven to a prescribed torque
value so as to prevent an amount of wheel slip from exceeding a prescribed value of wheel slip, wherein the prescribed value
of wheel slip is determined in dependence at least in part on vehicle speed, and wherein the control system is operable to
increase applied drive torque at a rate of increase, said rate limited to a prescribed maximum value, as the value of applied
drive torque increases toward the prescribed torque value.

US Pat. No. 9,216,732

HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A controller for a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), the controller configured to determine a value of driver demanded torque
to be supplied to a driveline of a vehicle by a first and second actuator of the vehicle based on a plurality of parameters,
the plurality of parameters including:
(a) a speed of the first actuator; and
(b) a position of a driver-operated accelerator control,
the controller configured such that, when the first actuator is not connected to the driveline, a value of driver demanded
torque is determined based on a virtual speed of the first actuator and the position of the driver-operated accelerator control,
the virtual speed of the first actuator being a speed at which the first actuator would be turning if the first actuator was
connected to the driveline;

the controller configured to determine the virtual speed of the first actuator based on one selected from amongst a measured
speed of the second actuator and a calculated speed of the second actuator, the calculated speed being calculated based on
a currently demanded speed of the second actuator; and

the controller configured to control the second actuator to deliver an amount of torque to the driveline that corresponds
to the determined driver demanded torque.

US Pat. No. 9,199,531

HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE COOLING CIRCUIT AND METHOD OF COOLING

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A hybrid electric vehicle comprising an engine and at least one electric machine arranged to be cooled by coolant flowing
through a coolant circuit of the vehicle, the engine and at least one electric machine being coupled in series in the circuit,
wherein a bypass portion is provided arranged to allow at least a portion of the coolant to bypass the electric machine when
the engine is running, and

further wherein the bypass portion is operable to allow fluid passing through the engine to bypass the electric machine responsive
to a pressure of coolant in the coolant circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,399,403

SPRING AID ASSEMBLY FOR A VEHICLE SUSPENSION SYSTEM

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A spring aid assembly for a vehicle suspension system having a top mount and a damper, the spring aid assembly comprising:a spring aid having a proximal end, a distal end, a central passageway extending from the proximal end to the distal end to receive a rod of the damper, and a circumferential groove in an outer surface of the spring aid,
the proximal end being configured to fit in a cavity of the top mount, the proximal end including a plurality of recesses that mate with projections provided in the cavity; and
a ring positioned in the circumferential groove of the spring aid,
wherein the ring indirectly rests on one or more of the projections when the spring aid is fully compressed such that the ring provides a travel stop to the vehicle suspension system that prevents a cap of the damper from coming into direct contact with the top mount during compression of the damper.

US Pat. No. 10,310,077

SYSTEM FOR USE IN A VEHICLE

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

20. A system for use in a vehicle, the system comprising:a processor configured to receive sensor output data from a plurality of vehicle-mounted sensors, including at least one radar sensor and at least one acoustic sensor, each for receiving a reflected signal from the terrain ahead of the vehicle;
a human machine interface configured to enable communication of the determined terrain type to a user and to enable user-input in relation to the terrain type following determination of the terrain type by the user;
a data memory configured to store pre-determined data relating sensor output data for each acoustic sensor and each radar sensor to a particular terrain type,
wherein the processor is configured to compare the sensor output data with the pre-determined data to determine an indication of the particular terrain type corresponding to the sensor output data, and further wherein the processor includes means configured to receive the user-input in relation to the terrain type and for, in dependence upon the user-input, providing a terrain type to the data memory together with sensor output data corresponding to the terrain type to supplement the predetermined data as part of a self-learning process;
at least one acoustic transmitter for transmitting an acoustic signal to the terrain ahead; and
at least one acoustic receiver for receiving a reflected signal of the acoustic signal from the terrain ahead, and at least one radar transmitter for transmitting a radar signal to the terrain ahead and at least one radar receiver for receiving a reflected signal of the radar signal from the terrain ahead.