sorry dude, it's not. there are no cars that have that. not one.
/all/ use direct mechanical linkage between the steering wheel and the
front wheel knuckles. most have power assist. assist is not electronic
you could argue that about the rear of honda's 4ws they had on the
prelude back in the 80's. but it's not the real deal. the fact
remains, all these vehicles have direct mechanical linkage. in the even
of system failure or shutdown, driver has direct mechanical control.
that is not the case with any form of "fly by wire".
Hopefully, you have your answer but if not -
Drive by Wire typically refers to the electronic connection of the gas
pedal to the engine - so when you push down on the pedal, it sends a
signal to the engine control computer than you want to speed it. The
control computer then uses a whole series of inputs to determine how
to adjust the engine to meet your request. There isn't any mechanical
connection to the engine from the gas pedal. This is noticeable, for
example, when using cruise control - a DBW system won't cause the gas
pedal to move as the engine speed changes to maintain the cruise
setting. My Audi A4 has this feature.
Electric (or electronic) power steering simply replaces the hydraulic,
engine-driven power steering pump with an electric pump that doesn't
require being hooked to the engine. The steering is still a direct,
mechanical connection, so that if the pump fails, you can still steer
the car (albeit requiring much more force). I don't know that any cars
currently made have a non-direct mechanical connection between the
steering wheel and the front wheel, and would be VERY surprised to see
that happen in the near future.
'07 Ody EX
Central NJ USA
wow, cheers guys, look like i started something there, didn't I? lol
Thanks again I now have a little more understanding :-)
Thinking of buying a used 2.2 Diesel and noticed this wording and never seen
it mentioned before.
Does anyone have a 2.2 accord? Your comments on the vehicle i would
thanks again by the way...
Having the throttle controlled by an ECU (computer) driven Servo
instead of by a mechanical cable link. Something that Honda does very
well on the S2000 (which feels like a mechanical link and very
natural) yet very horribly on my wife's '07 Si sedan (which hangs for
about 1-1.5 seconds after letting off the throttle thus turning anyone
who has a clue how to drive into a herky-jerky looking idiot... In
this case it's worse than GM's skip shift and the service techs can't
seem to find a way to reprogram it...)
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