This paper addresses the event-triggered output feedback control problem for (steer-by-wire) SbW systems with uncertain nonlinearity and time-varying disturbance. First, a new framework of event-triggered control systems is proposed to eliminate the jumping phenomenon of event-based control input, and the trade-off between saving communication resources and attenuating jumping phenomenon can be removed. Then, the adaptive disturbance observer and fuzzy-based state observer are developed to estimate the external disturbanceand unavailable state of augmented SbW systems, respectively. Third, an event-triggered fixed-time control is developed for SbW systems to achieve prespecified tracking accuracy while saving communication resources of the controller area network (CAN). Furthermore, theoretical analysis based on Lyapunov stability theory is provided to verify the tracking error of SbW systems can converge to the prespecified neighborhood of the origin in fixed time regardless of the initial tracking error. Finally, simulations and experiments are given to evaluate the effectiveness and superiority of the proposed methods.