Safe architecture for Robust distributed Application Integration in roLling stock
Mission of Safe4RAIL:
Safe4RAIL aims to create safety concepts for mixed-critical ethernet-based networking as well as a mixed-criticality application framework, including the brake-by-wire concept. It will reinforce European competitiveness by offering fundamentally simplified electronic and Train Control and Monitoring architectures required for the optimization of railway systems, to minimize system lifecycle and operational costs.
Due to specific structural industry constraints (e.g.: national standardization and regulation fragmentation, market and solution fragmentations, and system complexity) and the long development of system lifecycles “service-proven” solutions, railway transportation systems have suffered from a limited adoption of novel technological advancements in electronic hardware and software, communication networks and embedded computing. The project will provide recommendations for standardization and certification of next generation TCMS embedded platform. SAFE4RAIL reduces TCMS system lifecycle and operating costs and minimizes time-to-market by minimized physical complexity: reduced weight, wiring, connector and computer count, increased part commonality, reliability and availability, supporting streamlined approaches to verification/testing, validation, reuse, and (re)certification and incorporating reconfiguration and modular certification to reduce system integration and recommissioning costs.