This book contains 46 papers covering the past ten years (1999-2008) of research on various by-wire systems, looking at the challenges faced by design engineers as traditional hydraulic or mechanical linkages are replaced by electronic control systems. The book also includes editor Ronald K. Jurgen's introduction ""Replacing Hydraulics and Mechanics with Electronics"" and a concluding section on future trends in X-By-Wire systems.
After graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B.E.E., Ronald K. Jurgen held various technical magazine editorial staff positions, including 30 years with IEEE Spectrum. Now retired, he is the editor of the Automotive Electronics Handbook and the Digital Consumer Electronics Handbook, and assistant editor of the Electronics Engineers Handbook, Fourth Edition. He is also the editor of more than 23 books on automotive electronics in the Progress in Technology Series.