Feedback accelerator pedal sensor
Feedback Accelerator Pedal Sensor
Feedback accelerator pedal sensor

Feedback accelerator pedal sensor

  • Long-term experience with accelerator pedal sensor technology
  • Use of robust HELLA CIPOS® technology
  • Variable customer feedback specifications possible

The growing market for driver assistance systems and demand for lower fuel consumption has created a situation in which the interface between the driver and the accelerator pedal is of increasing significance.

HELLA has developed feedback accelerator pedal sensors to meet this growing demand. Haptic feedback is generated by a vibration motor. The vibration motor is integrated in a black box design which could be adapted to Hella standard APS. The haptic feedback will be controlled and adjusted by customer ECU.   

Based on this technology the feedback could be used for economical driving and safety relevant topics.


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Feedback accelerator pedal sensors communicate directly with the driver by providing feedback in certain driving situations. Driving situations in which HELLA’s Feedback Accelerator Pedal comes into play include:

  • Electrical driving in hybrid cars: detecting the start of the combustion engine
  • 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.
  • Optimized fuel consumption through driving guidance
  • Driver will be informed while keeping attention on traffic
  • Sensor provides speed information to other vehicle systems
  • Customer-specific design and modular system
  • Small housing size
  • Design based on proven technologies
  • Market leader in accelerator pedal sensors (APS)
  • Production sites and technical support worldwide
  • Cost attractive solution


  • Intuitive communication with the driver
  • HELLA CIPOS® sensor technology (contactless inductive position sensor)
  • Customer-specific design and modular system
  • Redundant signal proportional to pedal position
  • Force-dependent hysteresis with redundant return force
  • Analog and/or digital output signal
  • Scalable haptics adjustable to vehicle ECU boundaries
  • Add on actuator (vibration DC Motor) below pedal plate of standard APS based on compact packaging
  • Power and control of DC Motor through vehicle ECU or powered by 12V board net; controlled by an integrated PCB, initiated by vehicle ECU
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