April 22, 2005

Adjustable pedal demand on the rise

Diamond Bar, California – The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) reports that the market for electronically-adjustable pedal systems (APS) has seen tremendous growth in recent years and shows no signs of letting up. From a couple of applications in 1999, almost 60 models offered APS in 2004.

Dura Automotive Systems Inc., which has more than 10 per cent of the APS market, shipped approximately 300,000 APS units last year and plans on producing about 425,000 in 2005, with volume from additional Pontiac G6 models. In 2008 the company will debut a second-generation “QuietDrive” system.

According to Dura, 57 of the 226 models sold in North America in 2004 were equipped with some form of APS. The company expects that to increase to 88 of the 258 models expected to be on the market in 2009, an increase from 25 to 34 per cent.

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