Intelligent vehicle display system from MTA


MTA is offering a complete in-vehicle electronic display system to the agricultural industry.

Agricultural machines are more and more equipped with electronic devices such as displays and dashboards capable of visualizing the main operation parameters, as well as the operating appliances connected to them. OEMs have been asking their Tier1 suppliers to provide systems capable of controlling such electronic devices, which were separate, or connected to operations centers to monitor vehicle features or appliances.

This would dramatically reduce operating costs and downtime during dealer’s service. The demand for integrated vehicle platforms capable of managing simultaneously telematics services and complex and consistent graphics on different displays has grown. Such platforms require powerful operating systems, while offering users total data security and safety.

Relevant experience
Thanks to the know-how acquired in recent years in the development of intelligent dashboards and displays for different OEMs, with graphics with fast dynamics and very high-performance processors, MTA is able to offer a complete in-vehicle system with state-of-the-art specifications featuring an intelligent central unit.

The central unit of the MTA system is developed based on a flexible and powerful architecture that makes use of the Jacinto 6 multicore microprocessor produced by Texas Instruments, which is renowned for its high computing power. It can handle up to four full HD displays inside the vehicle, and collect and convey the information coming from the vehicle and the images from cameras through BroadR-reach technology and from wireless connectivity. Furthermore, the unit is ready to be quickly adapted for additional functions based on specific customer requirements.

In addition to allowing the integration of information, the presence of this ‘electronic heart’ developed by MTA makes the different displays become external devices of the system, thereby enabling OEMs to adapt the terminals and to add new features and functions in line with the rapidly evolving market, without making any change to the core section of the system.

In developing its HMI system, MTA not only focused on the electronic central unit content, but also paid much attention to its ease of use, cooperating with specialized companies for this purpose.

MTA will show the functions of this unit mounted in a show cab at EIMA International 2018 on November 7-11, in hall 18/stand C13. The show cab at the booth will be equipped with the central unit and four displays, in order to show live the performance of this evolved electronic system.

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James joined the Industrial Vehicle Technology International team in 2017. Previously he was Assistant Editor on an engineering title for several years and has worked for various other trade magazines before that. James is happily married and has a young daughter and son who keep him busy.

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