Patent Number: 8,818,676

Title: Redundant Torque Security Path

Abstract: An engine control system includes a torque request control module to determine a first engine torque request. An artificial neural network (ANN) torque request module determines a second engine torque request using an ANN model. A torque security check module that selectively generates a malfunction signal based on the difference between the first engine torque request and the second engine torque request.

Inventors: Peng; Jinchun (Ann Arbor, MI), Hartrey; Timothy J. (Brighton, MI)

Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC

International Classification: B60W 10/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018