Patent Number: 6,794,765

Title: Engine starting control system and method therefor

Abstract: In order to improve the reliability of engine starting by using a motor, the engine cranking using the motor is started according to a request for starting the engine, and when the elapsed time from the starting time of the engine operation reaches a first predetermined time and it is detected that the transmission is in the in-gear state, the engine cranking is continued if the engine speed is equal to or less than a predetermined engine speed defined for determining whether the engine reaches a predetermined starting phase. The engine cranking may be continued for a second predetermined time which is longer than the first predetermined time.

Inventors: Izumiura; Atsushi (Utsunomiya, JP), Miyamoto; Naoya (Utsunomiya, JP), Kumagai; Katsuhiro (Utsunomiya, JP), Kiyomiya; Takashi (Utsunomiya, JP)

Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B60K 6/00 (20060101); B60K 6/04 (20060101); F02N 011/08 ()

Expiration Date: 09/21/2021