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AMETEK VIS’ New Intelligent Control Module Enhances Vehicular Functionality Through Visual Programming Logic

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Grand junction, co July 11, 2019 – AMETEK Vehicular Instrumentation Systems (VIS) — the industry leader in custom dashboard instrument displays for heavy trucks and construction, military and other vehicles — introduces the new Intelligent Control Module (ICM), a user definable module that connects with multiple vehicle systems to enhance control for end users.

The ICM interfaces through dual CAN busses and 32 switched inputs to control power for up to 40 devices. Utilizing visual logic programming, the ICM interfaces with multiple vehicle systems to sense and control devices such as lighting, HVAC, radio, switches, sensors, motors, solenoids and other devices on the CAN bus. The device empowers users to leverage advanced diagnostics and a wide array of inputs to enhance a vehicle’s telematics system with a more detailed view of the vehicle’s status.

Utilizing the built-in Simulink™ integration, the ICM offers a more in depth look at the vehicle’s system through visual modeling and simulation. Users can model the system connections and logic and then automatically generate code for the vehicle application. Additionally, users can use Simulink™ to perform tests early in the development process and as often as they’d like to iteratively develop the system.

“Our customers have asked for more control of the ICM system programming,” said Darrell Martin, Chief Engineer at AMETEK VIS. “The implementation of Simulink in this product allows them to not only define the system but also to quickly make the programming changes required to respond to their customers need for customization.”

This ICM, coupled with Simulink, provides more customizable capabilities by replacing fuses and relays with smart power and SAE J1939 CAN communications, ultimately providing more custom control of chassis components. It eliminates the need for smaller modules through better communication and more robust control of vehicle components. The ICM was designed for rugged applications, meeting all SAE J1455 and J1113 requirements for vehicular instrumentation as well as ISO 16750, 20653, 10605, 7637, and 11452.


Headquartered in Grand Junction, CO, AMETEK VIS is a unit of AMETEK Instrumentation and Specialty Controls, a division of AMETEK, Inc. AMETEK is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $5 billion. More information is available at