MTA chooses QNX for digital instrument clusters

I must admit, I had never heard of the MTA Group until a few weeks ago. But I have only my ignorance to blame. With branches in Italy, Brazil, Poland, Slovakia, and the USA, MTA is a truly international automotive supplier. And based on the latest edition of their customer newsletter, the MTA Journal, a diverse one as well. For example, the newsletter discusses how MTA has built:

  • dashboard clocks for Maserati coupes
  • power distribution boxes for TATA SUVs
  • control units for Piaggio scooters
  • module frames for CNH tractors
  • digital instrument clusters for Lamborghinis
One item in particular caught my eye: a sidebar on a new family of high-performance configurable displays (read "digital instrument clusters") that MTA is now developing.

According to the article, several of these clusters will be "based on the QNX Neutrino RTOS, a high reliability operating system used in automotive applications... MTA chose QNX Neutrino because of its extremely fast startup times, high-speed functionalities and support for graphics display controllers from Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe..."

For months now, I've been blathering on about how QNX provides an ideal platform for building digital instrument clusters, yadda, yadda, yadda. It's nice to see that someone who actually builds digital clusters agrees with me. :-)

To view a PDF of the latest MTA Journal, click here, then click on MTA journal N.6.

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