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Functional Safety of Transportation Systems

Functional Safety of Transportation Systems

Functional Safety of Transportation Systems

From signaling technology to automatic controlling devices, transportation systems guarantee the safe flow of traffic on tracks, streets, and in the air. Our team of experts can give you comprehensive assistance with regard to the functional safety of electronic systems and components, as well as software for vehicle and transportation infrastructures. We test, assess, and certify control and monitoring systems in rail engineering, as well as steering and braking systems in street vehicles of all kinds. We can, upon request, train your employees with regard to requirements in the development of safer and better quality mobile systems.

Benefits at a Glance

Internationally recognized tests, assessments, certifications, and training from TÜV Rheinland help you:

  • Cut accreditation hazards with our independent assistance for all of your development processes
  • Improve the quality of your functional safety and development processes implemented for your hardware and software
  • Take advantage of international approval for our quantitative evaluation of systems using independent analyses
  • Actively contributes to the prevention of accidents or recalls
  • Benefit from our years of experience in safety electronics in all kinds of railway systems

Services for Improved Safety in Transport Engineering

Our experts assist you in all areas of functional safety for electronic components and systems in transportation applications.

This includes:

  • Stationary and mobile systems used in railway engineering
  • Control devices for use in street vehicles
  • Control devices for use in specialized applications
  • Electrical safety of hybrid vehicles

We support you during the inspection and improvement of functional safety at several levels:

  • We carry out various accreditation analyses, including Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis, FMECA, and RAMS analyses (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Safety)
  • We help you train your employees
  • We monitor your processes and assist during development
  • We implement statistical procedures for trial evaluations, risk analyses and performance analyses
  • We assess the functional safety of electronic components in terms of homologation of street vehicles
  • We evaluate software safety

Examples of Tested Technology and Modes of Inspection

  • Rail and tram tracks
    • Control and monitoring systems
    • Signaling systems

  • Streets: heavy goods vehicles, tractors, passenger vehicles, buses
    • Electrical and electronic steer by wire and brake by wire systems
    • Electrical and hydraulic hybrid drives
    • Electric drive systems

  • Aerospace: RAMS analysis, software
  • Constructions, such as tunnels or test routes
    • RAMS analysis of monitoring systems
    • Analysis of operational hazards

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