B60K 1/02 B60L 9/00 G06F 7/00 G06F 17/00 F02N1/00 U.S. CI
477/3; 477/7; 701/22; 701/29;
Field of Classification Search 477/3,
477/7; 701/22,29,31,102,112-114; 123/179.2,
See application file for complete search history.
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS 5,697,466 A 12/1997 Moroto et al.
Toyota PRIUS Repair Manual, Publication No. RM778U1, Toyota
Motor Corp. (2000), vol. 1, pp. IN-14, IN-15.
Toyota PRIUS Repair Manual, Publication No. RM 778U2, Toyota
Motor Corp. (2000), vol. 2, p. EM-3.
* cited by examiner
Primary Examiner—Tisha Lewis
(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm—David B. Kelley; Brooks Kushman PC.
A vehicle is provided that includes an engine and an electric machine operable to provide torque to drive the vehicle. A control system, including at least one controller, is configured to selectively and automatically start and stop the engine when the vehicle is in a first operating mode. The control system further includes control logic executable to place the vehicle in a second operating mode wherein the engine can be cranked but not started. The execution of the control logic to place the vehicle in the second operating mode is effected by operation of at least one vehicle system.
19 Claims, 4 Drawing Sheets