Virtual Design of a 42V Brake-by-Wire System 2003-01-0305
X-by-Wire implementations can lower manufacturing costs by reducing packaging problems and assembly costs. It also offers weight reductions combined with new safety features as well as an opportunity and challenge to couple electronic control and mechanical subsystems via mechatronics. Specialized software tools can expedite the design of X-by-Wire systems and enhance system reliability to steer around expensive recalls or liability problems. A brake-by-wire system will serve as an example for this advanced virtual design process using the iQBus™ design environment and the Saber® Simulator.