US 11,656,648 B1
Foldable pedal apparatus for vehicle
Eun Sik Kim, Gyeonggi-do (KR)
Assigned to Hyundai Motor Company, Seoul (KR); and Kia Corporation, Seoul (KR)
Filed by Hyundai Motor Company, Seoul (KR); and Kia Corporation, Seoul (KR)
Filed on Aug. 1, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/878,537.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2022-0025293 (KR), filed on Feb. 25, 2022.
Int. Cl. G05G 1/30 (2008.04); G05G 1/40 (2008.04); G05G 1/42 (2008.04); G05G 1/38 (2008.04); G05G 5/05 (2006.01); G05G 1/01 (2008.04); B60T 7/06 (2006.01); B60T 7/04 (2006.01); G05G 25/04 (2006.01); B60K 26/02 (2006.01)
CPC G05G 1/40 (2013.01) [B60K 26/02 (2013.01); B60T 7/042 (2013.01); B60T 7/06 (2013.01); G05G 1/01 (2013.01); G05G 1/38 (2013.01); G05G 1/42 (2013.01); G05G 5/05 (2013.01); G05G 25/04 (2013.01); B60K 2026/026 (2013.01); G05G 2505/00 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
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1. A foldable pedal apparatus for a vehicle, the foldable pedal apparatus comprising:
a case fixed to a surface of a footrest panel facing a driver and forming a hiding space between the footrest panel and the case;
a rotary plate rotatably disposed on the footrest panel and rotated to be inserted into the hiding space or to come out of the hiding space, wherein the rotary plate is rotatable about an axis that is non-parallel to the surface of the footrest panel; and
a pressure-based operating pedal assembly disposed on the rotary plate, operated by pressure, and generating a signal related to a pedal function when being operated by the driver,
wherein when the rotary plate is rotated and the pressure-based operating pedal assembly is inserted into the case to be positioned in the hiding space, a hidden state in which the driver cannot operate the pressure-based operating pedal assembly is entered, and when the pressure-based operating pedal assembly comes out of the case and is exposed to an interior, a pop-up state in which the driver can operate the pressure-based operating pedal assembly is entered.