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Method and system for vehicle refueling

United States Patent

June 10, 2014
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Methods and systems are provided for facilitating refueling operations in vehicles operating with multiple fuels. A vehicle operator may be assisted in refueling the multiple fuel tanks of the vehicle by being provided one or more refueling profiles that take into account the vehicle's future trip plans, the predicted environmental conditions along a planned route, and the operator's preferences.
Surnilla; Gopichandra (West Bloomfield, MI), Leone; Thomas G. (Ypsilanti, MI), Prasad; Krishnaswamy Venkatesh (Ann Arbor, MI), Agarwal; Apoorv (Clarkston, MI), Hinds; Brett Stanley (Clarkston, MI)
Ford Global Technologies, LLC (Dearborn, MI)
13/ 614,989
September 13, 2012
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Agreement DE-FC26-07NT43276, awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.