FRANKFURT — Steer-by-wire, a cornerstone technology for self-driving vehicles, could become a common feature in production vehicles within five years.
A senior executive with Nexteer Automotive says his company has several r&d contracts to design such systems, with possible production early next decade.
"We are close," Frank Lubischer, Nexteer's chief technology officer told Automotive News Europe sister publication Automotive News during the Frankfurt auto show last month. "It's no longer a question whether the customer wants it. It's full development ... and it will be after 2020."