By-wire

Improved response, safety and ergonomics

SKF offers innovative solutions in the areas of by-wire and mechatronics technology. These can bring many advantages over traditional mechanical solutions, including:

  • Improved response times - and reduced weight - by eliminating mechanical linkages
  • Increased safety through computer controlled intervention of vehicle controls 
  • Better ergonomics by reducing the amount of force and range of movement required by the driver, and by greater flexibility in the location of controls. This flexibility also dramatically increases the number of options for the vehicle's design
  • Enables advanced vehicle functions with positive impact on productivity, comfort and safety which are not possible with the traditional mechanical solutions (i.e. automatic activation of a parking brake when vehicle is turned off, steering ratio variable with vehicle conditions, etc.)

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