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Bosch iBooster in the Model S?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by PaulJohn, May 15, 2017.

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  1. PaulJohn

    PaulJohn Member

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    Hey,

    Do you know whether Tesla uses the Bosch iBooster in the Model S?

    Help greatly appreciated!

    Paul
     
  2. brkaus

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    A quick search "booster" here shows a few matches. They started using the iBooster with the AP1.0 hardware if info here is to be believed.
     
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    Yes, the iBooster has been standard for quite a while now. I believe it was introduced shortly before the AP1HW became std on all vehicles, back in 2014 at some point
     
  4. chillaban

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    Out of curiosity, why does it matter to the OP?

    The last we know is that Tesla is using the Bosch iBooster system as a digitally controllable brake pedal. Tesla is not using the iBooster for the originally OEM-intended purpose (provide regen brake blending on the brake pedal).

    But I'm not sure what would be gained or lost if Tesla switched to a different way of actuating the brake pedal that doesn't involve licensing an expensive Bosch system for which they're using one tiny piece of its functionality.
     

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