(19)
(11)EP 3 882 739 A1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(43)Date of publication:
22.09.2021 Bulletin 2021/38

(21)Application number: 20382202.8

(22)Date of filing:  18.03.2020
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
G05G 1/44(2008.04)
G05G 1/38(2008.04)
(52)Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC):
G05G 1/44; G05G 23/00; G05G 1/38
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME
Designated Validation States:
KH MA MD TN

(71)Applicant: Batz, S.Coop.
48140 Igorre (ES)

(72)Inventors:
  • ALONSO ALONSO, Arturo
    48004 BILBAO (ES)
  • ANZOLA ARTABE, Egoitz
    48004 BILBAO (ES)
  • TOTORIKA TXURRUKA, Iker
    48200 DURANGO (ES)

(74)Representative: Igartua, Ismael 
Galbaian S. Coop. Garaia Parke Teknologikoa Goiru Kalea 1
20500 Arrasate-Mondragón
20500 Arrasate-Mondragón (ES)

 
Remarks:
Amended claims in accordance with Rule 137(2) EPC.
 


(54)ROTATION DETECTION DEVICE AND VEHICLE PEDAL ARRANGEMENT COMPRISING SAID ROTATION DETECTION DEVICE


(57) Rotation detection device (1) for the detection of the rotation of a vehicle pedal comprising a pedal shaft, the pedal being rotatable around an axis of rotation, the rotation detection device (1) comprising a movable first part (10), which is configured to rotate around the axis of rotation together with the pedal, a stationary second part (12), a magnetic field sensing component (16) arranged in the first (10) or in the second part (12) and a magnetic element (14) arranged in that part of the first or the second part (10, 12) that does not comprise the magnetic field sensing component (16). The first part (10) is coupled to the second part (12) so that the motion of the first part (10) is controlled in relation to the second part (12). The rotation detection device (1) further comprises a cover (20) coupled to the second part (12), the cover (20) and the second part (12) guiding the first part (10) in an axial direction and in a radial direction.




Description

TECHNICAL FIELD



[0001] The present invention relates to rotation detection devices for the detection of the rotation of vehicle pedals and to vehicle pedal arrangements comprising said rotation detection devices.

PRIOR ART



[0002] Rotation detection devices for the detection of the rotation of vehicle pedals are well known.

[0003] WO2014/084791A1 discloses a rotation detection device for the detection of rotation of a vehicle pedal comprising a pedal shaft, the pedal being rotatable around an axis of rotation extending through a center of the pedal shaft. The rotation detection device comprises a movable first part, which accompanies the rotational motion of the pedal, a stationary second part, wherein the first and the second part are arranged radially outside of the pedal shaft, a magnetic field sensing component arranged in the second part and a magnetic element arranged in the first part. The magnetic field sensing component generates an electric signal originating from magnetic interaction between the first and the second part when the first and the second part are moving in relation to each other. The first part is coupled to the second part so that the motion of the first part is controlled in relation to the second part. The first part comprises a base part and arms protruding from the base part, the arms at least partly surrounding the second part, so that a guide of the two parts in relation to each other is created in a radial direction.

[0004] In one embodiment the rotation detection device further comprises a cover coupled to the second part that at least partially covers the first part.

DISCLOSURE OF THE INVENTION



[0005] The object of the invention is to provide a rotation detection device for the detection of rotation of a vehicle pedal and a vehicle pedal arrangement that comprises said rotation detection device, as defined in the claims.

[0006] The rotation detection device of the invention is configured for the detection of the rotation of a vehicle pedal comprising a pedal shaft, the pedal being rotatable around an axis of rotation extending through a center of the pedal shaft. The rotation detection device of the invention comprises a movable first part, which is configured to rotate around the axis of rotation together with the pedal, and a stationary second part, the first and the second part being arranged radially outside of the pedal shaft. The rotation detection device also comprises a magnetic field sensing component arranged in the first or in the second part and a magnetic element arranged in that part of the first or the second part that does not comprise the magnetic field sensing component. The magnetic field sensing component generates an electric signal originated from the magnetic interaction between the first and the second part when the first and the second part are moving in relation to each other.

[0007] The first part is coupled to the second part so that the motion of the first part is controlled in relation to the second part. The first part comprises a base part and at least one arm protruding from the base part.

[0008] The rotation detection device further comprises a cover coupled to the second part that at least partially covers the first part. The cover protects the first part from impacts, for example of mounting tools, during the coupling of the rotation detection device to the vehicle pedal arrangement, during the assembly of the vehicle pedal arrangement to the vehicle (for example when screwing the steering column bracket to the bracket where the rotation detection device is coupled) or during the vehicle repair. The cover acts also as a dust protector for the first part.

[0009] The second part comprises a housing where the first part is arranged, and the cover comprises at least one front wall, the front wall and the second part delimiting a guide groove that cooperates with the at least one arm of the first part for guiding the first part in relation to the second part in an axial direction. The cover further comprises an upper side wall and a lower side wall, the upper side wall and the lower side wall cooperating with the base part for guiding the first part in relation to the second part in a radial direction. Moreover, as the first part is arranged in a housing of the second part and said first part is arranged between the second part and the cover, the cover retains the first part in the housing of the second part. This retention function is particularly important during the assembly of the rotation detection device, as well as during handling, transport and storage, as the cover avoids the decoupling of the first part from the second part.

[0010] In the rotation detection device of the invention, the cover, apart from protecting the first part from impacts and from dust, guides the first part in relation to the second part both in the axial and the radial directions, and retains the first part in the housing of the second part. Therefore, the cover performs, in combination with the second part, four different functions: (i) protects the first part, (ii) guides the first part in the axial direction in relation to the second part, (iii) guides the first part in the radial direction in relation to the second part, and (iv) retains the first part in the housing of the second part. In this way, the rotation detection device of the invention provides a solution that is more compact and robust than the rotation detection devices of the prior art.

[0011] These and other advantages of the rotation detection device of the invention will become apparent in view of the drawings and the detailed disclosure of the invention.

DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS



[0012] 

Figure 1 shows an embodiment of the rotation detection device of the invention mounted at a vehicle pedal arrangement.

Figure 2 shows an exploded view of the vehicle pedal arrangement of Figure 1.

Figure 3 shows a detail view of the vehicle pedal arrangement of Figure 1.

Figure 4 shows an exploded view of the rotation detection device of Figure 1.

Figure 5 shows a first perspective view of the rotation detection device of Figure 4.

Figure 6 shows a second perspective view of the rotation detection device of Figure 4.

Figure 7 shows a front view of the rotation detection device of Figure 4.

Figure 8 shows a section view according to section VIII-VIII of Figure 7.

Figure 9 shows detail IX of Figure 8.

Figure 10 shows detail X of Figure 8.


DETAILED DISCLOSURE OF THE INVENTION



[0013] The rotation detection device 1 of the invention is configured for the detection of the rotation of a vehicle pedal 30 comprising a pedal shaft 31, the pedal 30 being rotatable around an axis of rotation A extending through a center of the pedal shaft 31. Figures 1, 2 and 3 show a vehicle pedal arrangement comprising an embodiment of the rotation detection device 1. In the embodiment shown in said figures, the pedal 30 comprises, as can be seen in Fig. 2, a pedal shaft 31 that is integral with the pedal 30 and that is hollow. In this embodiment, the hollow pedal shaft 31 houses a rotation shaft 32 that is coaxial to the pedal shaft 31 and that is fixed to the bracket 33, so that the rotation shaft 32 holds the pedal shaft 31. However, the pedal shaft of the vehicle pedal arrangement of the invention can have different configurations, for example it is not essential that it is integral with the pedal and it is not essential that it is hollow.

[0014] The rotation detection device 1 comprises a movable first part 10, which is configurated to rotate around the axis of rotation A together with the pedal 30, and a stationary second part 12. The first and the second part 10 and 12 are arranged, as can be seen in Figures 1 and 2, radially outside of the pedal shaft 31. The rotation detection device 1 further comprises a magnetic field sensing component 16 arranged in the first 10 or in the second part 12 and a magnetic element 14 arranged in that part of the first part 10 or the second part 12 that does not comprise the magnetic field sensing component 16. The magnetic field sensing component 16 generates an electric signal originated from the magnetic interaction between the first part 10 and the second part 12 when the first part 10 and the second part 12 are moving in relation to each other. In the embodiment shown in the figures, the magnetic field sensing component 16 is arranged in the second part 12 and the magnetic element is arranged in the first part 10. The first part 10 is coupled to the second part 12 so that the motion of the first part 10 is controlled in relation to the second part 12. The first part 10 comprises a base part 10a and at least one arm 10b, 10c protruding from the base part 10a. In the embodiment shown in the figures the base part 10a comprises an upper arm 10b and a lower arm 10c.

[0015] The rotation detection device 1 further comprises a cover 20 coupled to the second part 12 that at least partially covers the first part 10. The second part 12 comprises a housing 12b (see Figure 4) where the first part 10 is arranged. The cover 20 comprises at least one front wall 20b, 20c, the front wall 20b, 20c and the second part 12 delimiting a guide groove 18, 19 that cooperates with the at least one arm 10b, 10c of the first part 10 for guiding the first part 10 in relation to the second part 12 in an axial direction (see Figures 8, 9 and 10). The cover 20 further comprises an upper side wall 20a and a lower side wall 20d, the upper side wall 20a and the lower side wall 20d cooperating with the base part 10a for guiding the first part 10 in relation to the second part 12 in a radial direction (see Figures 8, 9 and 10).

[0016] The cover 20, apart from protecting the first part 10 from impacts and from dust, guides the first part 10 in relation to the second part 20 both in the axial and the radial directions, and retains the first part 10 in the housing 12b of the second part 20. Therefore, the cover 20 performs, in combination with the second part 12, four different functions: (i) protects the first part 10, (ii) guides the first part 10 in the axial direction in relation to the second part 12, (iii) guides the first part 10 in the radial direction in relation to the second part 12, and (iv) retains the first part 10 in the housing 12b of the second part 12.

[0017] The first part 10 preferably comprises at least one upper arm 10b and at least one lower arm 10c.The at least one upper arm 10b is an arm that projects from the base part 10a away from the axis of rotation A of the first part 10, and the at least one lower arm 10c is an arm that projects from the base part 10a towards the axis of rotation A of the first part 10. The cover 20 comprises an upper front wall 20b delimiting an upper guide groove 18 that cooperates with the at least one upper arm 10b (see Figures 8 and 9), and a lower front wall 20c delimiting a lower guide groove 19 that cooperates with the at least one lower arm 10c (see Figures 8 and 10).

[0018] The base part 10a comprises an upper contour and a lower contour. The upper contour of the base part 10a is the contour that is furthest from the axis of rotation A of the first part 10, and the lower contour of the base part 10a is the contour that is closest from the axis of rotation A of the first part 10. The upper side wall 20a of the cover 20 cooperates with the upper contour of the base part 10a and the lower side wall 20b of the cover 20 cooperates with the lower contour of the base part 10a.

[0019] The upper contour and the lower contour of the base part 10a preferably comprise at least two respective protrusions 10b1, 10b2, 10c1 and 10c2, the protrusions 10b1 and 10b2 of the upper contour sliding on the upper side wall 20a of the cover 20 and the protrusions 10c1 and 10c2 of the lower contour sliding on the lower side wall 20d of the cover 20.

[0020] The cover 20 preferably comprises a frame (see Figure 4), the frame comprising the upper front wall 20b, the lower front wall 20c, the upper side wall 20a and the lower side wall 20d.

[0021] The angular path of the first part 10 is preferably delimited by at least one side wall 12b1, 12b2, 12b3 of the housing 12b of the second part 12 and/or by at least one lateral side wall 20e of the cover 20. If the cover 20 comprises a frame, as it is the case for example in the embodiment shown in the figures, the frame will also comprise this at least one lateral side wall 20e. In the embodiment shown in the figures, the housing 12b comprises two side walls 12b1, 12b2 on the right side and one side wall 12b3 on the left side, and the cover 20 comprises a lateral side wall 20e on the left side (see Figure 4). In another embodiment, the cover 20 can also comprise a lateral side wall on the right side.

[0022] As can be seen in the embodiment shown in the figures, the arms 10b, 10c of the first part 10 are preferably straight extensions aligned with the base part 10a. Moreover, the arms 10b, 10c of the first part 10 preferably comprise respective first protrusion 10b1, 10c1 that slide on the second part 12 and respective second protrusions 10b2, 10c2 that slide on the respective front wall 20b, 20c of the cover 20 (see Figures 9 and 10).

[0023] The cover 20 preferably comprises at least one elastic hook 21a, 21b, 21c that at least partially surrounds the second part 12 and cooperates with a respective wedge 22a, 22b, 22c of the second part 12 for fixing the cover 20 to the second part 12.The cover 20 more preferably comprises, as it is the case in the embodiment shown in the figures, two upper equally distributed elastic hooks 21a, 21b that cooperate with respective wedges 22a, 22b of the second part 12, the cover 20 preferably comprising one additional elastic hook 21c on each lateral side of the cover 20 also cooperating with respective wedges 22c of the second part 12. As for the other elements of the rotation detection device 1, "upper" refers to the location that is furthest from the axis of rotation A of the first part 10.

[0024] As the cover 20 comprises the hooks 21a, 21b, 21 c, it is easy to assemble to the second part 12, and it is also easy to disassemble from the second part 12 if necessary.

[0025] The cover 20 preferably comprises at least one recess 23a, 23b and the second part 12 comprises a respective protrusion 24a, 24b, the protrusion 24a, 24b of the second part 12 being housed in the respective recess 23a, 23b when the cover 20 is fixed to the second part 12. The recesses 23a, 23b and the respective protrusions 24a,24b contribute to the correct coupling of the cover 20 and the second part 12.

[0026] The magnetic field sensing component 16 is preferably arranged in a cavity 12a of the second part 12 that is adjacent to the housing 12b where the first part 10 is arranged, and the magnetic element 14 is arranged in the base part 10a of the first part 10. In particular, the magnetic field sensing element is arranged on a circuit board 13 that is housed in the cavity 12a. The cavity 12a is covered with a plate 15 that protects the circuit board 13 and the magnetic field sensing component 16, as can be seen in Figure 4.

[0027] The base part 10a comprises a fastening part 11 which protrudes from the first part 10 in a direction which is substantially parallel with the pedal shaft 31, the fastening part 11 being configured for being coupled with the vehicle pedal 30 by means of a link 34, as shown in Figure 3.

[0028] The second part 12 comprises a snap fastener 17 configured to be attached, in the embodiment shown in Figures 1 to 3, to the fixed rotation shaft 32 that is coaxial to the pedal shaft 31, the pedal shaft 31 being, as already explained, a hollow shaft that houses the fixed rotation shaft 32 and the fixed rotation shaft 32 being fixed to the bracket 33.


Claims

1. Rotation detection device for the detection of the rotation of a vehicle pedal (30) comprising a pedal shaft (31), the pedal (30) being rotatable around an axis of rotation (A) extending through a center of the pedal shaft (31), the rotation detection device (1) comprising
a movable first part (10), which is configurated to rotate around the axis of rotation (A) together with the pedal (30),
a stationary second part (12), wherein the first and the second part (10, 12) are arranged radially outside of the pedal shaft (31),
a magnetic field sensing component (16) arranged in the first (10) or in the second part (12), and
a magnetic element (14) arranged in that part of the first or the second part (10, 12) that does not comprise the magnetic field sensing component (16), wherein the magnetic field sensing component (16) generates an electric signal originated from the magnetic interaction between the first and the second part (10, 12) when the first and the second part (10, 12) are moving in relation to each other,
wherein the first part (10) is coupled to the second part (12) so that the motion of the first part (10) is controlled in relation to the second part (12),
the first part (10) comprising a base part (10a) and at least one arm (10b, 10c) protruding from the base part (10a),
the rotation detection device (1) further comprising a cover (20) coupled to the second part (12) that at least partially covers the first part (10),
characterized in that the second part (12) comprises a housing (12b) where the first part (10) is arranged,
the cover (20) comprising at least one front wall (20b, 20c), the front wall (20b, 20c) and the second part (12) delimiting a guide groove (18, 19) that cooperates with the at least one arm (10b, 10c) of the first part (10) for guiding the first part (10) in relation to the second part (12) in an axial direction,
the cover (20) further comprising an upper side wall (20a) and a lower side wall (20d), the upper side wall (20a) and the lower side wall (20d) cooperating with the base part (10a) for guiding the first part (10) in relation to the second part (12) in a radial direction.
 
2. Rotation detection device according to claim 1, wherein the base part (10a) comprises an upper contour and a lower contour, the upper side wall (20a) of the cover (20) cooperating with the upper contour of the base part (10a), and the lower side wall (20b) of the cover (20) cooperating with the lower contour of the base part (10a).
 
3. Rotation detection device according to claim 2, wherein the upper contour and the lower contour of the base part (10a) comprise at least two respective protrusions (10b1, 10b2, 10c1, 10c2), the protrusions (10b1, 10b2) of the upper contour sliding on the upper side wall (20a) of the cover (20) and the protrusions (10c1, 10c2) of the lower contour sliding on the lower side wall (20d) of the cover (20).
 
4. Rotation detection device according to any of claims 1 to 3, wherein the first part (10) comprises at least one upper arm (10b) and at least one lower arm (10c), the cover (20) comprising an upper front wall (20b) delimiting an upper guide groove (18) that cooperates with the at least one upper arm (10b) and a lower front wall (20c) delimiting a lower guide groove (19) that cooperates with the at least one lower arm (10c).
 
5. Rotation detection device according to claim 4, wherein the cover (20) comprises a frame, the frame comprising the upper front wall (20b), the lower front wall (20c), the upper side wall (20a) and the lower side wall (20d).
 
6. Rotation detection device according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the angular path of the first part (10) is delimited by at least one side wall (12b1, 12b2, 12b3) of the housing (12b) of the second part (12) and/or by at least one lateral side wall (20e) of the cover (20).
 
7. Rotation detection device according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the at least one arm (10b, 10c) of the first part (10) is a straight extension aligned with the base part (10a).
 
8. Rotation detection device according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the at least one arm (10b, 10c) of the first part (10) comprises a first protrusion (10b1, 10c1) that slides on the second part (12) and a second protrusion (10b2, 10c2) that slides on the respective front wall (20b, 20c) of the cover (20).
 
9. Rotation detection device according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the cover (20) comprises at least one elastic hook (21a, 21b, 21c) that at least partially surrounds the second part (12) and cooperates with a respective wedge (22a, 22b, 22c) of the second part (12) for fixing the cover (20) to the second part (12).
 
10. Rotation detection device according to claim 9, wherein the cover (20) comprises at least two upper equally distributed elastic hooks (21a, 21b) that cooperate with respective wedges (22a, 22b) of the second part (12), the cover (20) preferably comprising one additional elastic hook (21c) on each lateral side of the cover (20) also cooperating with respective wedges (22c) of the second part (12).
 
11. Rotation detection device according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the cover (20) comprises at least one recess (23a, 23b) and the second part (12) comprises a respective protrusion (24a, 24b), the protrusion (24a, 24b) of the second part (12) being housed in the respective recess (23a, 23b) when the cover (20) is fixed to the second part (12).
 
12. Rotation detection device according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the magnetic field sensing component (16) is arranged in a cavity (12a) of the second part (12) that is adjacent to the housing (12b) where the first part (10) is arranged, and the magnetic element (14) is arranged in the base part (10a) of the first part (10).
 
13. Rotation detection device according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the base part (10a) comprises a fastening part (11) which protrudes from the first part (10) in a direction which is substantially parallel with the pedal shaft (31), the fastening part (11) being configured for being coupled with the vehicle pedal (30) by means of a link (34).
 
14. Rotation detection device according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the second part (12) comprises a snap fastener (17) configured to be attached to a fixed rotation shaft (32) that is coaxial to the pedal shaft (31), the pedal shaft (31) being a hollow shaft that houses the fixed rotation shaft (32) and the fixed rotation shaft (32) being fixed to a bracket (33).
 
15. Vehicle pedal arrangement comprising a vehicle pedal (30) rotatably coupled to a bracket (33), the vehicle pedal arrangement comprising a rotation detection device (1) according to any of the preceding claims.
 


Amended claims in accordance with Rule 137(2) EPC.


1. Rotation detection device for the detection of the rotation of a vehicle pedal (30) comprising a pedal shaft (31), the pedal (30) being rotatable around an axis of rotation (A) extending through a center of the pedal shaft (31), the rotation detection device (1) comprising

a movable first part (10), which is configurated to rotate around the axis of rotation (A) together with the pedal (30),

a stationary second part (12), wherein the first and the second part (10, 12) are arranged radially outside of the pedal shaft (31),

a magnetic field sensing component (16) arranged in the first (10) or in the second part (12), and

a magnetic element (14) arranged in that part of the first or the second part (10, 12) that does not comprise the magnetic field sensing component (16), wherein the magnetic field sensing component (16) generates an electric signal originated from the magnetic interaction between the first and the second part (10, 12) when the first and the second part (10, 12) are moving in relation to each other,

wherein the first part (10) is coupled to the second part (12) so that the motion of the first part (10) is controlled in relation to the second part (12),

the rotation detection device (1) further comprising a cover (20) coupled to the second part (12) that at least partially covers the first part (10),

the second part (12) comprising a housing (12b) where the first part (10) is arranged,

characterized in that the first part (10) comprises a base part (10a) and at least one upper arm (10b) and at least one lower arm (10c) protruding from the base part (10a), the cover (20) comprising an upper front wall (20b) delimiting an upper guide groove (18) that cooperates with the at least one upper arm (10b) and a lower front wall (20c) delimiting a lower guide groove (19) that cooperates with the at least one lower arm (10c) for guiding the first part (10) in relation to the second part (12) in an axial direction, the cover (20) further comprising an upper side wall (20a) and a lower side wall (20d), the upper side wall (20a) and the lower side wall (20d) cooperating with the base part (10a) for guiding the first part (10) in relation to the second part (12) in a radial direction.


 
2. Rotation detection device according to claim 1, wherein the base part (10a) comprises an upper contour and a lower contour, the upper side wall (20a) of the cover (20) cooperating with the upper contour of the base part (10a), and the lower side wall (20b) of the cover (20) cooperating with the lower contour of the base part (10a).
 
3. Rotation detection device according to claim 2, wherein the upper contour and the lower contour of the base part (10a) comprise at least two respective protrusions (10b1, 10b2, 10c1, 10c2), the protrusions (10b1, 10b2) of the upper contour sliding on the upper side wall (20a) of the cover (20) and the protrusions (10c1, 10c2) of the lower contour sliding on the lower side wall (20d) of the cover (20).
 
4. Rotation detection device according any of the preceding claims, wherein the cover (20) comprises a frame, the frame comprising the upper front wall (20b), the lower front wall (20c), the upper side wall (20a) and the lower side wall (20d).
 
5. Rotation detection device according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the angular path of the first part (10) is delimited by at least one side wall (12b1, 12b2, 12b3) of the housing (12b) of the second part (12) and/or by at least one lateral side wall (20e) of the cover (20).
 
6. Rotation detection device according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the at least one arm (10b, 10c) of the first part (10) is a straight extension aligned with the base part (10a).
 
7. Rotation detection device according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the at least one arm (10b, 10c) of the first part (10) comprises a first protrusion (10b1, 10c1) that slides on the second part (12) and a second protrusion (10b2, 10c2) that slides on the respective front wall (20b, 20c) of the cover (20).
 
8. Rotation detection device according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the cover (20) comprises at least one elastic hook (21a, 21b, 21c) that at least partially surrounds the second part (12) and cooperates with a respective wedge (22a, 22b, 22c) of the second part (12) for fixing the cover (20) to the second part (12).
 
9. Rotation detection device according to claim 8, wherein the cover (20) comprises at least two upper equally distributed elastic hooks (21a, 21b) that cooperate with respective wedges (22a, 22b) of the second part (12), the cover (20) preferably comprising one additional elastic hook (21c) on each lateral side of the cover (20) also cooperating with respective wedges (22c) of the second part (12).
 
10. Rotation detection device according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the cover (20) comprises at least one recess (23a, 23b) and the second part (12) comprises a respective protrusion (24a, 24b), the protrusion (24a, 24b) of the second part (12) being housed in the respective recess (23a, 23b) when the cover (20) is fixed to the second part (12).
 
11. Rotation detection device according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the magnetic field sensing component (16) is arranged in a cavity (12a) of the second part (12) that is adjacent to the housing (12b) where the first part (10) is arranged, and the magnetic element (14) is arranged in the base part (10a) of the first part (10).
 
12. Rotation detection device according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the base part (10a) comprises a fastening part (11) which protrudes from the first part (10) in a direction which is substantially parallel with the pedal shaft (31), the fastening part (11) being configured for being coupled with the vehicle pedal (30) by means of a link (34).
 
13. Rotation detection device according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the second part (12) comprises a snap fastener (17) configured to be attached to a fixed rotation shaft (32) that is coaxial to the pedal shaft (31), the pedal shaft (31) being a hollow shaft that houses the fixed rotation shaft (32) and the fixed rotation shaft (32) being fixed to a bracket (33).
 
14. Vehicle pedal arrangement comprising a vehicle pedal (30) rotatably coupled to a bracket (33), the vehicle pedal arrangement comprising a rotation detection device (1) according to any of the preceding claims.
 




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