US Patent No. 9,371,071


Patent No. 9,371,071
Issue Date June 21, 2016
Title Method For Refueling Motor Vehicles
Inventorship Hans Guenter Quix, Herzogenrath NRW (DE)
David Van Bebber, Aachen (DE)
David Mondrzyk, Augsburg (DE)
Assignee Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,371,071

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
determining, via a vehicle computer, that a current fuel-tank fill-level matches a stored fill-level, stored prior to a refueling
process; and

calculating an average fuel-consumption when the current fill-level matches the stored fill-level, based on distance traveled
since the refueling process and a total amount of fuel received by the vehicle, as indicated by stored fuel-dispensed data
received from one or more fuel pumps, since the stored fill-level was stored.