Definitions for "Drive-By-Wire"
An electronic system that involves the elimination of a direct mechanical link between the throttle pedal and engine. Throttle input is electronically fed to an on-board engine control unit (ECU) that then manages the behaviour of the engine accordingly. The system is also known as Fly-By-Wire.
A system of electronic accelerator activation to replace mechanical linkage. Corvette adapted drive-by-wire starting in 1997.
System using electronic rather than mechanical control of a driving function.