TRW Automotive, Deutschland
|dSPACE NEWS 2002/2, Jun 2002|
The concept of "x-by-wire" – originally used for aircraft only – has enormous potential for implementing new car design concepts. The "x" is a wildcard for automotive systems like gearshifting, steering, braking or damping. TRW is developing a new brake-by-wire system using one MicroAutoBox per wheel as an electronic control unit (wheel ECU) and an AutoBox as the main electronic control unit (main ECU).