Feedback accelerator pedal sensors (FAPS) communicate directly with the driver by providing feedback in certain driving situations. Driving situations in which HELLA’s FAPS comes into play include:
- Electrical driving in hybrid cars: detecting the start of the combustion engine
- Automatic transmission: avoidance of down-shifting
- Manual transmission: shifting detection to recognize shifting point by knocking signal
- Need-based driving
- Reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions
The position measuring technology forms a key part of the feedback accelerator pedal sensor that demands a high degree of precision.
HELLA therefore uses its own sensor position technology, the contactless inductive position sensor (CIPOS®), which is extremely precise, features a robust design and is integrated within a compact housing. Independent of the APS technology, the sensor is designed so that the pedal, the generation of the pedal force and the sensor are integrated within one modular design. This allows the design and haptics of the pedal to be tailored to customer requirements.