A Smart cluster for KTM

MTA News – July 2019


X-BOW, the super sports car by KTM and the first four wheeled model in its history is now equipped with the Smart. Starting this year, in fact, KTM has decided to adopt our compact instrument cluster featuring square and modern lines which remind the modern smartphones and perfectly fit in the futuristic style of the car. 

Smart stands out for its 4.3" color TFT screen and 10 indicators for turn signals, lights and fuel. Smart's hardware heart is a powerful microcontroller that supports 2.5D graphics, similar to those of videogames, that allow it to display images with a certain detail and depth. 
The Smart TFT features sophisticated production technology and is covered by a mineral glass optically bonded on it. Both characteristics ensure visibility in every condition of sunlight, even intense.

KTM received the first prototypes in 2018 together with MTA Studio tool, our proprietary software that allowed the company to rapidly and independently develop a custom-made product and to align the screen-printed graphics of the cover glass and the indicators with the image of its brand. 
MTA also supplied to KTM MTA Gate, a specific tool designed for EOL (end of line) department which allows software updates and the quick and safe configuration of certain vehicle parameters, like for example the language, for additional customization.


Alexander Rothböck, responsible for E & E development at KTM has commented the adoption of Smart: “We have found in Smart a ready-to use, cost-effective product which has required a low initial investment in terms of costs and programming effort. Moreover, MTA Studio allowed us to integrate the CAN Bus in a very intuitive and rapid way and the graphics development has been simple as well, without requiring expert programming skills.”
“Automation possibility of MTA Gate with scripts”, concluded Mr. Rothböck, “worked well and was easy to set up for the reprogramming of the dashboard”.

Photographer: Joel Kernasenko


The graphics development has been simple, without requiring expert programming skills.

Alexander Rothböck (Responsible for E & E development at KTM)


Programming tools

Learn more about MTA’s software tools MTA Studio, MTA Speedy Creator and MTA Gate.