The X-By-Wire Technology Demonstration Vehicle was developed by the VRC as a test and demonstration platform for vetronics technologies. Features include complete drive by wire control, glass cockpit crew stations and vehicle management system, real-time telemetry and video streaming. Technologies used to support these applications include TTP, MilCAN, Ethernet, and WLAN.
The X-by-Wire vehicle aims to provide a basis for evaluation and demonstration various technology combinations. The flexible and accessible nature of the vehicle allows innovative technology ideas to be quickly tested at low cost. So far these include:
The project has enabled numerous research findings that underpin a significant portion of the cooperating VRC research projects. Many research conclusions are only possible through physical testing and real world evaluations made possible by this vehicle.