What is Brake by Wire?
what is brake by wire?
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X-by-wire technology is an all-inclusive term for a series of new automotive systems that allow standard vehicle operations to be carried out by electronic components rather than the traditional mechanical methods.
Brake by wire is one example of this new trend. Using this technology, brakes are controlled by small computer chips rather than by traditional hydraulic systems, which eliminates all brake fluids and lines as well as most mechanical parts customarily associated with brakes.
Brake by wire systems are also called electro-mechanical brakes (EMB) and are considered easier to manufacture, easier to maintain, and better for the environment.
Other examples of this new technology are shift by wire and steer by wire. The first replaces the fysical connections between the gearshift handle and clutch paddle on one hand and the gear box on the other hand, and the second replaces the whole steering column of the car by electronic commands.