HMI development and code generation tools from Altia Inc. were used to develop display screens for the virtual instrument cluster in Land Rover’s 2010 Range Rover. A 12-inch thin-film transistor screen shows essential driver information via graphical displays and virtual dials. Drivers can customize the message center to display personal prioritized information such as system warnings, outside temperature, and vehicle information to audio and telephone displays. The message center can also communicate off-road information, like steering angle, wheel articulation, suspension settings and Terrain Response settings.
Nick Rogers, chief engineer of new vehicle architecture at Range Rover called the new display technology a major advance. “It gives tremendous flexibility in presenting information, so that drivers get precisely the data they require, in all driving conditions,” he said.
All of the instrument cluster and message center screens were created for Land Rover with Altia HMI development and code generation tools.