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Brake blending strategy for a hybrid vehicle

United States Patent

6,155,365
December 5, 2000
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A hybrid electric powertrain system is provided including a transmission for driving a pair of wheels of a vehicle and a heat engine and an electric motor/generator coupled to the transmission. A friction brake system is provided for applying a braking torque to said vehicle. A controller unit generates control signals to the electric motor/generator and the friction brake system for controllably braking the vehicle in response to a drivers brake command. The controller unit determines and amount of regenerative torque available and compares this value to a determined amount of brake torque requested for determining the control signals to the electric motor/generator and the friction brake system.
Boberg; Evan S. (Hazel Park, MI)
Chrysler Corporation (Auburn Hills, MI)
09/ 076,379
May 12, 1998
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST The government of the United States of America has rights in this invention pursuant to Subcontract No. ZAN-6-16334-01 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.