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.