Patent Number: 6,167,778

Title: Gas pedal for a motor vehicle

Abstract: A gas pedal for a motor vehicle with an automatic transmission has a kick-down stop having a movable or elastic supporting part (5) which is fastened on or in a pedal arm (2) when the pedal arm (2) has been pressed down virtually to the full extent, the supporting part (5) strikes against a stop (9). A particularly high resistance force counters any further pressing-down movement of the pedal arm (2) by displacement counter to spring force or elastic deformation of the supporting part (5).

Inventors: Kohlen; Peter (Butzbach, DE)

Assignee: Mannesmann VDO AG

International Classification: B60K 26/02 (20060101); B60K 26/00 (20060101); F16H 59/18 (20060101); F16H 59/20 (20060101); G05G 001/14 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018