Cars with Brake by Wire
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Brake by wire as applied to passenger cars is a relatively new technology and not yet very widely available. Mercedes Benz E-class and SL models are currently using early versions of brake by wire technology, as is the Toyota Estima.
Nissan and BMW have both announced plans to include it in models of their automotive line in the near future, but the first fully electronic brake by wire systems are not expected in the European market until 2005. Fiat and Volkswagen will introduce those.
Industry experts predict that truly electronic systems will become available in mass marketed passenger cars and trucks within the next few years, and that hybrid cars will be the most likely place to introduce them.
Read more about the future of brake by wire.