Drive-by-Wire technology is the vacuous term encompassing electronic control of a vehicle. This terminology comes from the aviation sector and fly-by-wire technology. Modern automobiles have electronically controlled steering, throttle, braking, clutch, and shifting. Each of these relies on electronic signals from an input, processed by an embedded computer which then activates the relevant actuators. This technology allows quicker response time, and fewer points of mechanical failure. Rather than having physical connections, more precise operations can be performed by machines than man. These systems operate based on positioning sensors to detect the driver commands.