Definition of drive-by-wire in English:

drive-by-wire

Line breaks: drive-by-wire
(also steer-by-wire)

noun

[mass noun, usually as modifier]
A semi-automatic and typically computer-regulated system for controlling the engine, handling, suspension, and other functions of a motor vehicle: [as modifier]: a drive-by-wire car
More example sentences
  • The drive-by-wire throttle system has two modes - normal for on-road use, augmented by a slowerresponding calibration for creeping off-road.
  • ‘For safety reasons,’ he explains, ‘we have decided to follow a step-by-step procedure when it comes to drive-by-wire systems.’
  • While news about drive-by-wire systems (also known as x-by-wire) continues to fill the industry journals, expectations have yet to meet reality.

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