Issue: Feb 2015


Link Motion and MTA SpA partnering on automotive platforms



by Jon Knox

Link Motion and MTA SpA are excited to announce that they have started strategic cooperation on Link Motion platform, an optimized software and hardware vehicle computer, which helps vehicle manufacturers in creation of cost-effective and secure in-vehicle infotainment systems. The companies target to strengthen their common offering for vehicle manufacturers.

 

Increasing amount of connected vehicles create demand for well integrated and cost-optimized vehicle platform, which offers all the previously separate in-vehicle systems and services in one package. Link Motion's software background combined with MTA's expertise on hardware enable creation of totally unique and comprehensive solution for vehicle manufacturers, who are seeking for a vehicle platform.

MTA is known in the automotive industry for electronic and electromechanical components for today’s vehicles. “We are very excited to work with Link Motion”, says Stefano Casari, Technical Director, Electronic Division of MTA SpA. “Teaming up with Link Motion enables us to offer total solutions which fit well to our customers’ needs.”

 

“MTA is a great partner for Link Motion because their experience on hardware combined with our software knowledge significantly improves Link Motion as a complete product platform. The hardware can be truly designed to fit the software needs, improving performance and security. MTA shares our vision of offering a total solution for vehicle manufacturers, and together we can build the most integrated solution in the market”, comments Pasi Nieminen, CEO of Link Motion.

 

Link Motion is a new automotive platform, which changes the traditional vehicle computing infrastructure by implementing several previously discrete controllers with one computer, reducing costs significantly. Security has been built in from the ground up using a layered approach. The system relies on ARM® TrustZone® and virtualization to protect critical system functions from vulnerabilities. It supports central unit, instrument cluster and head-up displays, rear-view cameras, CANopen protocol, and it offers connectivity through cellular, WiFi and Bluetooth connections as well as location services using GPS and Baidu.

 

Link Motion company is a strategic alliance of leading European and Asian software and hardware companies who have worked in the automotive industry for the last seven years. Our goal is to provide a cost-efficient and secure solution for connected cars, and become a leading in-vehicle platform provider. Our permanent development center is located in Finland. Read more at www.link-motion.com

 

MTA is a Global Leading Company in the design of a wide range of electromechanical and electronic components developed in-house for world-leading car, motorcycle, truck and tractor manufacturers. Founded in 1954, MTA has now 2 production units in Italy (Codogno and Rolo), 6 foreign branches, a turnover of approximately 155 Million Euro and nearly 950 employees. Read more at www.mta.it

 



Send your comment:
Name: Email:
Phone: Town & Country:
Comment:





























































































































































































































































Automotive Industries
THE FUTURE OF CONNECTED AND ELECTRIFIED POWERTRAINS IN VEHICLES By TE Connectivity

x

Thank You

x