Thanks to the tepex material, it was possible to meet the very high technical requirements for the mechanical performance of the safety component while at the same time exploiting the full potential for lightweight construction. Two versions of the brake pedal have been constructed – one each for left- and right-hand drive cars. In each case, the load paths were optimized to account for the different torsional directions.
The brake pedal is also a feast for the eyes. For example, the flawless, regular pattern of the continuous glass fibers is easily visible on the surface of the component. Jecmeniza: “They give the pedal an attractive technical look that is reminiscent of motorsport or aerospace technology.”