* PerfectPass may not offer GPS retrofit kits for 2009 models that use drive-by-wire
The egg-shaped cabin-on-wheels uses drive-by-wire
technology to allow the cabin to spin around and "back out" of a parking space facing forward.
General introduction of drive-by-wire
and cam-less engines could bring about a reduction in demand for production metalcutting machine tools by some 30%.
For the future, the Treo is designed to adapt to new technologies, including drive-by-wire
, fuel cells or other advanced powertrains.
Rather than developing pure drive-by-wire
steering systems that can isolate the driver from the road,BMW has taken the initiative in developing AFS that maintains a mechanical link between the front wheels and the steering wheel, and retains an authentic steering feel for the driver.
Automotive Plastics Global Markets to 2010 reports on large volume increases in global automotive plastics consumption between 2003 and 2010 for underhood, exterior, interior, and drivetrain applications such as air flow and fuel delivery parts, bearings, body panels, brake systems, fuel cell membranes and plates, and drive-by-wire
Not only does the Hy-Wire use space-age drive-by-wire
steering electronics, but it also incorporates a high-pressure 5,000-pound per-square-inch (psi) hydrogen tank that allows it to travel 300 miles on a fill-up of gaseous hydrogen.
The bigger engine unit also features an electronic or drive-by-wire
throttle, which makes for an especially smooth response.
(In general, on the contrary, returns to R&D investment fall over time.) During the next ten years, several other advances are expected, including continuously variable transmissions, infinitely variable engine-valve timing, direct fuel injection, cylinder deactivation (Exhibit 2), and drive-by-wire
technologies (see sidebar "AUTOnomy raises the stakes," on page 48).
However AUTOnomy has been designed from the ground up around this type of technology and is the first to combine fuel cells with drive-by-wire
The gearbox for the platform on which the FILO drive-by-wire
car is based employs a conventional "H-pattern" manual shift gearbox.
All motion control commands will be transmitted electronically, the so-called "drive-by-wire