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Safe4RAIL - SAFE Architecture for Robust Distributed Application Integration in Rolling Stock

Project Description

SAFE4RAIL will create safety concepts for mixed-criticality Ethernet-based networking as well as a mixed-criticality application framework for next-generation railway systems that will be demonstrated on a SIL 4 brake-by-wire proof of concept.

The generic embedded platform architecture provided by SAFE4RAIL will allow mixed-criticality integration and virtualization to host critical and non-critical functions on reconfigurable computing and networking resources. The SAFE4RAIL simulation and testing environment is based on the hardware abstraction and domain separation concepts allowing rapid deployment and testing of applications, e.g. by supporting early functional integration testing long before vehicle integration. The results of SAFE4RAIL are demonstrated with a SIL 4 brake-by-wire system safety concept.

SAFE4RAIL will reinforce European competitiveness by offering fundamentally simplified electronic as well as train control and monitoring architectures required for the optimization of railway systems, to minimize system lifecycle and operational costs.

SAFE4RAIL is driven by a European cross-industry consortium of 11 academic and industrial partners (including 4 SMEs), with experts from the automotive industry, aerospace and railway to ensure synergies with existing and developing architectural concepts and technologies.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement no 730830. This joint undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program and Austria, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy and France.

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