HELLA manufactures 500 millionth accelerator pedal sensor
HELLA, the automotive supplier operating under the FORVIA umbrella brand, has surpassed the mark of 500 million electronic accelerator pedal sensors. The first accelerator pedal sensors rolled off the assembly line more than 25 years ago.
Accelerator pedal sensors detect the position of the pedal and transmit the corresponding command to accelerate or reduce engine power to the engine control unit. “Our pedal sensors are an excellent example of the many electronic components of HELLA that contribute to safe and comfortable mobility in our everyday lives,” says Marco Döbrich, who is responsible for the product segment sensors at HELLA. “The fact that we have earned our position as the global market leader in this field since we entered the market demonstrates our ability to bring sensors to the road in a cost-efficient way that are not only robust and highly precise. With a defect rate significantly below 1 part per million, they are also the industry benchmark in terms of quality and reliability.”
At the same time, HELLA is working on new pedal concepts that realize a new interior design with optimized and flexible footwell areas. “Automated vehicles will have new requirements in terms of design and comfort,” says Marco Döbrich. “The market for active safety technologies, which includes our pedal sensors, will therefore continue to grow. Our many years of experience and market leadership in the field enable us to supply our customers with high-performance, high-precision sensors and offer them customized solutions.”