What is the Drive-by-wire system all about?

What is the Drive-by-wire system all about?

  • Surely you have heard about Drive-by-wire, but what is it really and what is it for?

Technology has been part of the development of the automotive industry in recent years, where it is increasingly common to see advances that make driving easier and promote safety on the road.

One of those novelties that reached the market is the Drive-by-wire system. Surely you have heard or even used it, but we know what it really is and above all, what it is for.

The main function of this system is to control the accelerator and brake of a car electronically, leaving out the use of traditional mechanical elements.

To be a little more graphic, pressing the accelerator pedal sends an electronic signal to a computer, which redirects that signal directly to the engine, telling it how much power to make.

Among its benefits, the ease of controlling the car stands out, as well as the flexibility that allows the use of one or different motors. Plus, it’s convenient for modifying or upgrading control systems, since there’s no need to replace underlying mechanical components.

As new models are developed it is added more frequently. Therefore, learn what you should know about this method used by car manufacturers.

Other drive-by-wire features

In addition to what is described above, the Drive-by-wire system considerably reduces the weight of the car by using fewer parts thanks to its electronic functionality. Also, less part of the car translates into greater fuel efficiency, as this method runs on battery power.

Similarly, by needing less fuel, it emits less carbon dioxide, and therefore, becomes an ally to contribute to the reduction of CO2, one of the main objectives in order to achieve sustainability in the automotive industry.

In addition, security functions are controlled by means of this system. Surely you have reviewed the features of a car, which integrate adaptive cruise control, blind spot detection, lane assist and electronic stability control. They are managed through Drive-by-wire.

Ellie Gibson
Meet Ellie Gibson, an accomplished automotive author and industry expert based in the United States. With over a decade of experience in the automotive field, Ellie has a deep understanding of the latest technologies and trends in the industry. She has written several books on the subject, including "The Future of Electric Cars" and "The Evolution of the Automotive Industry." Her books are widely considered to be must-reads for anyone interested in the field, and she is often sought after as a speaker and commentator on automotive industry topics. Ellie is also a regular contributor to leading automotive publications and websites, where she provides expert analysis and commentary on the latest industry news and developments. In addition to her work as an author and industry expert, Ellie is also an avid car enthusiast and enjoys participating in motorsports events. She is passionate about educating the public about the latest advancements in the automotive industry and enjoys helping people make informed decisions when purchasing a vehicle.