Abstract: Instrument cluster is the Human Machine Interface (HMI) in vehicle which ensures the safety and comfort of the driver by showing the prevailing condition of the vehicle. These days instrument clusters are getting more and more complex. So the testing of instrument cluster for proper functioning i.e. HMI, indicators and warning signals has to be conducted. This paper presents the cost effective and efficient method of testing the instrument cluster using the software developed in LabVIEW and CAN protocol. CAN controller interfaces the PC and instrument cluster, it sends signals through CAN bus to test the tell-tale, dials, fuel gauges and display’s in the cluster.

Keywords: LabVIEW, CAN communication, Instrument cluster, TOMLine.