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Pedal Commander is made by Vitalen Auto Performance, Incorporated, and manufactured in Turkey. It holds CE, E24, ISO 9001, and ISO 140001 certifications, which means that this product complies with the essential requirements of the health, safety, and environmental protection legislations. After having major success in Europe, the decision was made to share this product with the United States beginning in 2015.
Why do I need the Pedal Commander?
New vehicles are changing every year, mostly because of developments in electronics. Vehicle systems that were mechanically controlled are now controlled by the vehicle’s computer. One such new system is electronic throttle control, known as drive-by-wire.
The drive-by-wire system 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. 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.
Which Pedal Commander Unit Should I Buy?
We have 2 different types of Pedal Commander: Bluetooth and Powersports.
Bluetooth Units: Our bluetooth units are our most popular Pedal Commander Units. With over 65 different Pedal Commander Units, we program them to suit your vehicle. You can buy them for almost any car brand and make out in the market right now. With the Bluetooth capabilities, you can control your throttle response controller with a tap of a button from your smartphone with our app.
Powersports Units: Our Powersports units are specifically designed for off-road vehicles. So far, we support Can-ams and Polaris. They are also equipped with Bluetooth functionalities for full control with your smartphone.
We hope you enjoy the product as much as we do.