This project has received funding from the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730830.
Mission and Concept
Safe4RAIL (Safe architecture for Robust distributed Application Integration in roLling stock) targets to provide the baseline for a fundamentally simplified embedded computing and networked Train Control Monitoring System (TCMS) platform for modular integration and certification for distributed hard real-time controls, safety signals and functions up to the highest Safety Integrity Level (SIL).
Safe4RAIL will reinforce European competitiveness by offering fundamentally simplified electronic and train control and monitoring architectures required for the optimization of railway systems. The outcomes refer to the reduction of the number of on-board computing devices, improved reliability, shortening the integration and (re)commissioning times and thus life-cycle cost reduction, as well as the ability to implement the SIL4 functions in TCMS.
The project 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. The project will provide recommendations for standardization and certification of next generation TCMS embedded platform.