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BRAKE PEDAL

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2016 – MX-5 – Brakes

BRAKE PEDAL

Purpose/Function

  • An intrusion-minimizing brake pedal has been adopted to the brake pedal to provide for a measure of safety in the event of an accident.

  • The intrusion-minimizing brake pedal mechanism reduces impact to the lower extremities of the driver by minimizing the amount of rearward brake pedal thrust in a frontal collision.

Construction/Operation

During normal braking
  • When the brake pedal is depressed, the pedal arm rotates at the pin A fulcrum point, and the pedal depression force is transmitted to the fork of the power brake unit.

  • This pedal depression force pushes in the fork to operate the brakes.

Intrusion-minimizing brake pedal
  • In a frontal collision, the brake pedal is forced rearward by the movement of the engine and other parts.

  • The pedal arm section of the rearward moving pedal contacts the bracket.

  • The pedal arm section and bracket contact point of the brake pedal rotates around the fulcrum point softening impact to the lower body of the driver.

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