All well-known manufacturer concern themselves with the automation of the vehicle guidance. Steer-by-Wire solutions with force-feedback-systems are an essential contribution as the steering input is not executed by the driver anymore. Highly automated vehicle functions will be introducted gradually in premium vehicles.
Due to the elimination of the mechanical connection from the steering wheel to the wheel many system components are not necessary anymore, installation times are significantly shortened thus the human resources expenses reduced.
The reduction of the previously necessary hydraulic oils decreases as well the expenses and protects the environment.
The weight reduction as well as the enhanced interaction with other assistance systems will lead to a reduction of the fuel consumption for the enduser. Recent studies have shown that the consumption of petrol and diesel for passenger cars can be reduced around 0,2l till 0,3l each 100 kilometre by the use of a Steer-by-Wire steering system.