Brake Pedal Force Sensor Detects Driver's Intent

Aug. 3, 2023
Sensata Technologies' force sensor for brake pedals enables safer and better-performing braking systems by accurately capturing a driver’s braking intent.

The micro strain gauge Brake Pedal Force Sensor for electromechanical brakes (EMBs) enables safer and better-performing braking systems by accurately and rapidly capturing a driver’s braking intent.


Able to withstand forces up to 600N (scalable to other forces as well), the sensor meets functional safety requirements up to ASIL C and can operate at temperatures up to 284°F (140°C). The compact design, flexible integration options, and variety of outputs allow engineers to customize the sensor for their application.?

  • Enables accurate and fast driver intent measurement in Brake-by-Wire e-Pedals with zero or limited movement
  • Improves response time by more than 10 ms, reducing braking distance
  • Detects mechanical failure of the system due to a stuck pedal
  • Supports hydraulic, electro-hydraulic, and brake-by-wire braking architectures
  • Improved response time
  • Reduce braking distance
  • Detect stuck pedal
  • Flexible integration options
  • Scalable to different forces
  • Support future dry brake architecture
  • ASIL Compliant