Drive By Wire (DbW)

Drive by wire or DbW technology in the automotive industry is the use of electronic or electro-mechanical systems in place of mechanical linkages that control driving functions.

The concept is similar to Fly-By-Wire in the aviation industry.

The argument that DbW is bad

Because you lose the mechanical feeling of the car. But you see the same trend with airplanes. Super old planes were all mechanical, but they are now Fly-By-Wire, because there is not enough torque.