Automotive pedal actuators help saving weight

July 14, 2016 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
With new haptic pedal actuators, TT Electronics tackles the weak spot of available systems: The weight. The new actuators offer a sub 400 grams total weight, a significant reduction from the total weight of comparable pedals.

The haptic pedal actuators from TT Electronics enable power-efficient transmission, consuming less than one watt of energy with an active actuator when it reaches a pedal force increase of at least 10 newtons. The pedal force the driver feels increases when the drivetrain changes from battery to combustion engine. The additional pedal force can be customised according to OEM specification.


The actuator offers a high degree of reliability without long-term degradation across the temperature range between -40°C to 80°C, offering a substantial improvement on conventional systems which can frequently fail to function after increased or long duty cycles or across wide temperature ranges.

The simple, lightweight, rugged and compact TT Electronics actuator provides optimum design possibilities for customer-specific applications.

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