It's about time a product was introduced that enabled drivers of different heights to perfectly adjust their location to control the vehicle. Ford has introduced the power adjustable pedal. This wonderful feature (that comes as part of a package in some Ford products or can be added for $120) enables the driver to control the foot pedal cluster. The movement of the cluster is controlled by a switch inside the passenger compartment similar to one that would power the windows.
This wonderful and "its about time" device both raises and moves the pedals closer to the driver. That way, when a person of smaller stature uses the device not only are they able to more comfortably reach the pedals, they also are closer to them enabling the driver to sit at a more optimal distance from the steering wheel. When a taller person gets into the vehicle they too can adjust the pedal cluster to a comfortable location.
The corporate debut for the product was on the 1999 Expedition, followed quickly by the 1999 Lincoln-Navigator. For 2000 they will be available on the Taurus and Sable, and shortly they will be on the 2000 Windstar. In all cases, this feature is an "add on." One purchases a package of features that includes it or buys it alone for around $120. The company manufacturing the device for Ford is Teleflex.
Adjustable pedals, in fact, are not new. The Mazerati Bora had them back in the 70s but they were hydraulically adjustable, not electric and were on the pedal cluster but may not have controlled all three. They are available on the Dodge Viper -- but you need to turn a screw. And, they've been on concept cars since the 50s.
This is a fantastic product and worth every one of those 120 dollars.