Adjustable pedal assembly with electronic throttle control

  • US 6,237,565 B1
  • Filed: 08/22/2000
  • Issued: 05/29/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/26/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An adjustable pedal assembly for a vehicle comprising;

  • a support (18) for mounting to a vehicle structure;

    an adjustable pedal assembly (22) having a guide member (62) rotatably supported by said support (18) for pivotal movement about a pivot axis (26); and

    a pedal arm (14) supported on said guide member (62) for rectilinear movement in fore and aft directions relative to said support (18), said guide member (62) and said pivot axis (26) between various adjusted positions;

    an electronic control (28) supported on said support (18) and responsive to pivotal movement of said pedal arm (14) and said guide member (62) about said pivot axis (26), said electronic control (28) being fixed relative to said support (18) such that said pedal arm (14) moves in fore and aft directions with respect to said electronic control (28), said electronic control (28) being responsive to pivotal movement of said guide member (62) about said pivot axis (26) for providing a signal (32) that corresponds to pedal arm (14) position as said pedal arm (14) pivots said guide member (62) about said pivot axis (26).

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