Patent Number: 8,577,584

Title: Method for operating an internal combustion engine

Abstract: A method for operating an internal combustion engine, in which a setpoint torque to be output by the internal combustion engine is restricted to a specifiable torque, in particular in response to an error in the control of the internal combustion engine. An engine speed of the internal combustion engine is determined as a function of at least one performance quantity of the internal combustion engine, and the specifiable torque is modified as a function of the determined engine speed.

Inventors: Gwinner; Robert (Marbach, DE), Esteghlal; Gholamabas (Stuttgart-Weilimdorf, DE)

Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH

International Classification: F02D 11/10 (20060101); G06F 19/00 (20110101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017