PedalBox: Automatic Unique Tuning for Your Car

Throttle response has less to do with how much power a vehicle has but rather how long it needs to fully release this power, with petrol engines frequently performing better here than diesel ones in this regard. Usually, a naturally aspirated engine is more powerful than a compressor or a turbocharger, a fact which is however not often noticed as the cars are given different response times by the manufacturer. But even when the same engine types are compared, ultimately a difference in response will be determined, as there are a wide range of factors that influence the response of an engine. The throttle response of a stick-shift or a semi-automatic car can be easily enhanced simply by changing gears – in the case of a small car trying to overtake another car for instance, by moving from 5th to 4th gear. Most vehicles are equipped with a drive-by-wire system. Here, acceleration is achieved by way of an electric signal and not by the familiar Bowden cable, something that most people are not aware of. This system is called ETC or ECM. The problem is that these systems often suffer from a significant signal delay, which the PedalBox can compensate for perfectly. This means that more energy is available to the car once again.

The “Throttle Response” curve shows the speed at which an engine responds to the driver’s pressing of the accelerator. Deficiencies are evident here, especially at times of strong acceleration.

Quality: The Latest Automatic Unique Tuning

DTE Systems stands for quality products: the PedalBox was designed and manufactured with great care, fulfilling all the requirements for technical and electromagnetic parts. The supplementary control unit meets the guidelines that apply specifically to that product.

The circuit board, as the data transmitter for the software, is finished so as to fulfil its function. The data connector is characterised by its light weight, robustness, longevity and – above all else – by its extremely high contact security. It can withstand all kinds of difficult conditions, including vibrations and large temperature fluctuations.

All-round Concept for the Highest Standards

The housing system has a reliable EMC cover. The PedalBox is approved in accordance with 2014/30/EU (electromagnetic compatibility) and has the CE marking.

Cutting-edge Materials and Technologies for the Best Performance

The cable harness is designed in such a way that assembly is quick and easy. Based on our experience, temperature-resistant OEM connectors have proven themselves as connecting elements. For safety reasons, they are subjected to elaborate tests in our own production hall before being used as connectors. The housing is specially developed in the DTE design for the PedalBox. In order to keep the weight to a minimum, the light material PA66 was used. It is glass fibre-reinforced, thereby providing the utmost in hardness and heat resistance. In addition, the plastic is an especially high-quality electrical insulating material for basic shielding. Together with the integrated EMC cover, the PedalBox is effectively protected against radio frequency interference, which means the device will function reliably even in difficult conditions.