Hella Crosses 500 Mn Production Mark For Accelerator Pedal Sensors

Mobility Outlook Bureau
22 Feb 2023
11:48 AM
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The first Hella accelerator pedal sensors rolled off the assembly line over 25 years ago.

Hella Electronic Accelerator pedal

Hella has announced that it crossed the 500 million production mark for its electronic accelerator pedal sensors. 

A press release from the company noted that with a market share of over 40%, the company is the worldwide market leader and supplies numerous international automotive manufacturers from a global network with nine production sites.

Interestingly, the first accelerator pedal sensors rolled off the assembly line over 25 years ago. In the summer of last year, the company also put an ASIL D fail-safe accelerator pedal into series production, representing the highest safety standards in the automotive industry.

Marco Döbrich, responsible for the product segment sensors, Hella, said, '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 one part per million, they are also the industry benchmark in terms of quality and reliability.”

Notably, Hella has been active in the market for accelerator pedal sensors since 1996 and was already the first manufacturer in the world to have accelerator pedal sensors in series production that transmit the driver's command to the engine control unit via purely electronic signals without the aid of mechanical elements like wires.

The accelerator pedal sensors are designed to combine the accelerator pedal, pedal force generation and signal generation in a compact, modular unit. This allows the design and feel of the pedal to be adapted to individual customer requirements. The module's heart is the self-developed wear-free sensor concept CIPOS (Contactless Inductive Position Sensor), which Hella has launched on the market for the first time.

Accelerator pedal sensors detect the pedal's position and transmit the corresponding command to accelerate or reduce engine power to the engine control unit.

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