Footright is designed to be retrospectively fitted to a commercial vehicle running on a 24v system to prevent the driver from inadvertently pressing the throttle instead of the footbrake, in given situations that may cause severe injury or risk to assets or life.
The system works by demanding a series of inputs before allowing the throttle to be enabled and active, an example can be seen in Drawing 1. The system, dependant on the complexity of the processing chip, may also allow customer defined inputs that may also be designed into Footright. E.g. impact sensor.
Essentially the Footright unit will prevent the driver incorrectly pressing the throttle to its potentially maximum position from both a standing position and in the event of a collision with pedestrian, street furniture, other vehicles or fixed equipment.