Patent Number: 6,530,862

Title: System and method for compression braking within a vehicle having a variable compression ratio engine

Abstract: A system and method for braking a vehicle 12 having a variable compression ratio engine 14 and a compression braking system 16. System 10 is adapted to utilize the variable compression ratio engine 14 and the compression braking system 16 in a synergistic manner to selectively control and/or vary the generated compression braking torque.

Inventors: Kolmanovsky; Ilya V (Ypsilanti, MI)

Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: F02D 13/04 (20060101); B60K 009/06 ()

Expiration Date: 03/11/2020