Is Bosch's New Foot-Vibrating Car Pedal the Future of Driving?

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

Seemingly taking inspiration from the iPhone 6S’ 3D Touch display, Bosch has unveiled a new 'Active' accelerator pedal that’s designed to both save you money and keep you from crashing. However, if you have supremely-ticklish feet, it could be one to avoid.

The fancy pedal prompts drivers to lighten the pressure they exert with their foot by offering haptic feedback -- that's vibrating to you and me -- and Bosch says it could help reduce fuel consumption by up to seven per cent. There’s also the added benefit of keeping you nice and alive.

The company says you’ll be able to hook it up to a number of other in-car assistance tools, such as your sat nav, collision warning system or road-sign recognition cameras. In such circumstances, the pedal would vibrate to prompt you into getting your shit together, though hopefully you’re a good enough driver to simply remember not to crash all on your own. [Motoring]

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