Patent Number: 6,251,046

Title: Automatic engine-stop control apparatus for internal combustion engine

Abstract: An automatic engine-stop control apparatus for a vehicle includes a vehicle speed sensor and a brake pedal depression sensor which are coupled to a control unit. The control unit is programmed to decide that the vehicle speed detected by the vehicle speed sensor is smaller than or equal to a predetermined stop expected speed when the brake pedal depression sensor detects that the brake pedal is depressed, and to decide that the vehicle is stopped when a predetermined time period elapses from a moment that the vehicle speed becomes smaller than or equal to the predetermined stop expected speed and when the depression of the brake pedal is continued.

Inventors: Yoshino; Takahiro (Kanagawa, JP), Nakajima; Yuki (Yokohama, JP), Ogane; Hiroaki (Kanagawa, JP), Uchida; Masaaki (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

International Classification: F02D 17/00 (20060101); F02D 17/04 (20060101); B60K 041/20 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018