Advanced Drive by Wire Design, the Military Solution 2003-01-0115
The subject of this paper is centered on presenting a top-level design for an advanced automotive drive-by-wire architecture for a Military Ground-based Vehicle System. A redundant, reconfigurable, inherently safe drive-by-wire design was developed for a 21st Century Self-Propelled Howitzer and Resupply Vehicle for the Crusader Program. The technology selected is composed of reusable hardware and software modules to facilitate technology transition/transformation to Future Combat Systems variants and other non-military vehicles. This drive-by-wire design provides a complete digital data-bus with analog wired back-up solution for vehicle drivability control (throttle/braking/steering).