BRP’s Can-Am engineers worked hard to create a side-by-side vehicle that sets a new industry benchmark in performance, handling, comfort and convenience. A great example of that innovation is the new Intelligent Throttle Control system (iTC™).
What is iTC? It is a new throttle-by-wire system that works in conjunction with the 54mm Bosch throttle body to produce smooth throttle delivery, even if one’s foot is bouncing due to the terrain. The iTC system detects these unwanted throttle spikes and filters the input, resulting in more throttle accuracy, especially at low speed. This system also reduces the number of moving parts in the vehicle (no cables to adjust, lubricate, or replace) which gives the system an increased life span.
Another innovative aspect of iTC is it allows BRP engineers to do some interesting things with power delivery on the Commander. For one, we’ve already discussed the smoothing out of the peaks and valleys associated with unwanted throttle bouncing. However, with a flip of the switch into Sport Mode, one can have the throttle as if it was attached with a traditional cable. That means when you move the gas pedal with your foot in Sport Mode, the throttle body opens at a 1:1 ratio. Sport mode also unlocks the full power of the engine. BRP gives you the rider this option so one can ride to his or her preference.
In addition to the Sport Mode, iTC allows the engineers to have multiple keys associated with the machine. The Commander comes with two keys off the showroom floor. The normal key limits top speed 44 mph (70 km/h) and the performance key with is full power and no speed limitation. An optional third work key is avavaible for purchase and this limits top speed to 25 mph (40 km/h).
To take a look at the iTC in action, check out the video below at the 1:54 mark:
Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we preview additional innovative features of the new Can-Am® Commander™ series.
Can-Am Off-Road Team