A Complete

Drive-by-Wire Solution

The Dataspeed By-Wire Kit is a complete hardware and software system that allows seamless electronic control of a vehicle’s brake, throttle, steering, and shifting to enable testing for autonomous vehicle applications.

All kits are engineered and assembled in the United States to ensure thorough quality inspections. In addition, each module is constructed of proven, industrial-grade hardware.

The OEM vehicle controls are well understood, allowing the kit to seamlessly integrate into the vehicle’s CAN buses and other electrical interfaces.

All production-level safety features remain intact and fully functioning. 

Our plug-and-play kits can be installed within a day, allowing your engineers to get up and running quickly on their algorithm, sensor, or data research.

What’s Included

  • Brake, throttle, steer and shift by-wire controller modules
  • CAN interface module with 4 networks up to 1Mbps each and configurable bit rates
  • CAN breakout module enabling up to five additional nodes (additional available for further expansion)
  • Switchboard Kit or Touchscreen Display Kit for power distribution monitoring and control​
  • 12 Channel Power Distribution System
  • Inverter module (if required based on geographic location)
  • Discrete wiring harness with positive locking mechanisms on every connector
  • Installation Baseplate and Mounting Rack with Active Cooling
  • Demonstration Pack including laptop, joystick controller and carrying bag


Over 450 vehicles have been equipped with the Dataspeed By-Wire Kit.

Global Footprint

Dataspeed provides technology to autonomous vehicle companies worldwide.

Highly Skilled

Located in Metro-Detroit, Dataspeed engineers are well-versed in the automotive industry and have strong relationships with OEMs and Tier 1s.

Available DBW Platforms

Lincoln MKZ

Platform: Ford CD4
Model Years: 2017-2020
Required Features: Hybrid


Chrysler Pacifica

Platform: FCA RU
Model Years: 2017-2020
Required Features:
Parallel & Perpendicular Park Assist


Ford Fusion/Mondeo

Platform: Ford CD4
Model Years: 2017-2020*
Required Features: Hybrid


Ford Transit Connect

Platform: Ford C1
Model Years: 2019-2020
Required Features:
Adaptive Cruise Control

Datspeed Lincoln Nautilusweb

Lincoln Nautilus

Platform: Ford CD4
Model Years: 2019-2020
Required Features:
Adaptive Cruise Control
Active Park Assist


Ford F150

Platform: Ford P5
Model Years: 2018-2020
Required Features:
Adaptive Cruise Control
Console Mounted Shifter**


Jeep Grand Cherokee

Platform: FCA WK2
Model Years: 2018-2020
Required Features:
Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop
Parallel & Perpendicular Park Assist


Ford Ranger

Platform: Ford T6
Model Years: 2018-2020
Required Features:
Adaptive Cruise Control
Console Mounted Shifter**

Drive-By-Wire equipped Lincoln Aviator

Lincoln Aviator

Platform: Ford U6
Model Years: 2020
Required Features:
Adaptive Cruise Control
Active Park Assist

Polaris GEM

Polaris GEM​

Required Features:
Electronic Power Steering (EPS)

Ideal for:
Colleges & Universities
Security Patrol


Custom Project

Interested in a platform we don’t have readily available? Contact us today to speak about a custom platform.

* The Ford Mondeo platform does not support shift-by-wire.
** Shift-by-wire not available for column mounted shifter.

Easy Override

Intuitive driver override by pressing the brake, throttle, shifting or turning the steering wheel

E-Stop Button available

Engineer working on dataspeed platform

Maintenance & Installation

Dataspeed technician installation or provided installation training for your team

Recommended Maintenance Subscription available

Dataspeed Joystick Demo

Control Support

Supports ROS nodes to control system from a provided computer

Supports dSPACE blockset to control system using a MicroAutoBox

Signal pass-through on power off

Engineer working of algorithm development

The Dataspeed By-Wire Kit is ideal for:

  • Software & Hardware Developers
  • Mobility-as-a-Service (MAAS) Providers
  • Research Institutes
  • Universities and Educational Programs
  • Proving Grounds and Other Testing Facilities
  • Military Research and Development

Our team of knowledgeable engineers and autonomous business consultants are happy to discuss which vehicle platform best suits your needs.

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