Live Life. Full Throttle

Why Pedal Commander?

Most newer cars are manufactured with Electronic Throttle Control (ETC). This means your acceleration is no longer powered with the old school throttle cable that gave you a linear relation between your foot and the throttle body, but now everything is powered by electronics and your car’s computer (ECU). The electronic throttle does not provide the same performance as it creates a lag from your initial accelerator push.

The Pedal Commander  solves this problem. It will bypass the ECU in the vehicle, and is designed to take the information right from the accelerator pedal position sensor and compile it in a high speed controller circuit. It also slightly advances that number and sends it directly to the ECU. By sending the information to the computer this way, a couple of checks that the engine computer will make can be bypassed before sending the signal to open the throttle plate.

Manufacturers produce vehicles as a “one size fits all” process in an attempt to make a majority of their customers happy as a whole. For lack of a better term, it makes the vehicle “idiot proof”. Pedal Commander gives you the ability to gain control over the way you accelerate for a much sportier feel, or an eco-friendly feel if your main goal is to increase fuel economy. You have the ability to change between modes as your needs change! You truly have the ability to make your vehicle’s response exactly how you want it, when you want it.

 

How to Use:

Pedal Commander can be installed in 15 minutes or less

1.) Remove from Box

2.) Clean Area

3.) Plug in and enjoy

Why Use a Throttle Response Controller?

Drive by wire systems eliminates the conventional mechanically operated system that had been used since the beginning of the cars. The standard mechanically operated accelerator pedal uses a cable attached from the pedal to the throttle body. When you pressed down on the pedal, the cable opens the throttle plate, allowing air to pass through into the engine. The engine RPM is directly proportional to the angle of the throttle plate.

With drive-by-wire, the cable is replaced by an electronically controlled system using advanced electro-mechanical actuators. In place of a cable, an accelerator pedal position sensor is connected to the accelerator pedal. This sensor determines the position of the accelerator pedal and signals this information to the vehicle’s ECU, in turn, commands the throttle control motor to open or close the throttle valve. The drive-by-wire system has its limitations; however, the main problem is that throttle response time is significantly slower.

If you're looking to improve your overall driving experience or improve your gas mileage, you need Pedal Commander.

Throttle response, also known as vehicle’s responsiveness, is a measure of how fast an internal combustion engine can raise its power output from a low RPM to a higher more powerful RPM in response to a driver’s request for acceleration; pushing the pedal down. Throttle response is often jumbled with better power; however, throttle response is actually a measurement of the time taken for a change in power output.