An Autopad(TM) sensor from TT Electronics provides a new non contact position sensing. Link here (PDF)
Automotive design engineers are continuously seeking components that offer performance and flexibility beyond those of conventional position sensing technologies. Further still are the requirements that these devices be versatile and adaptable to a wide range of applications. This demand has led to the need for devices incorporating the best design elements from conventional contacting and non-contacting sensor technologies.
from Dangerous Prototypes http://ift.tt/2lTswrr