Since 1996 HELLA has developed integrated electronic Accelerator Pedal Sensors for diesel and combustion engines as the first manufacturer of this kind. They are applicable in passenger cars with drive-by-wire and e-vehicles. The Accelerator Pedal Sensor determines the position of the accelerator pedal and generates the corresponding pedal characteristics (→ return force).
HELLA distinguishes between two different position measurement technologies with regard to the Accelerator Pedal Sensor. On the one hand HELLA offers the Contactless Inductive Position Sensor (CIPOS®) as highly accurate, robust and advanced small packaged in-house position technology. On the other hand HELLA offers the traditional potentiometer technology.
Independent of the Accelerator Pedal Sensor technology, the sensor is designed so that the pedal, the generation of the pedal force, and the sensor are integrated within one modular design. Thereby the design and the haptic of the pedal are adapted according to the customer’s requirements. HELLAs Accelerator Pedal Sensor is offered as suspended and floor mounted pedal.