Leading Chinese Transportation Company Relies on Wind River to Meet Stringent Safety Certification Goals
September 17, 2013
FITSCO passes stringent SIL4 safety integrity standard with Wind River
VxWorks Cert Platform and Wind River Professional Services.
Wind River enables FITSCO to receive safety certification in reduced
timeframe and within budget.
Company turns to Wind River for deep expertise and long-standing
experience with implementation of systems requiring compliance to
ALAMEDA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
River®, a world leader in
embedded and mobile software, announced that Shanghai Fuxin Intelligent
Transportation Solution Co., Ltd (FITSCO) successfully passed the
stringent SIL4 safety integrity standard in a reduced timeframe and
within budget with Wind
River VxWorks® Cert Platform and Wind River Professional
Services for the development of its innovative rail control system,
JeRail® Automatic Train Protection System (ATP Controller).
FITSCO, a transportation technology company that specializes in metro
and tram signaling and communication systems solutions, needed to pass
SIL assessment, a measurement for specifying the safety integrity
requirements of the safety functions to be allocated to
electrical/electronic/programmable safety-related systems. This required
a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) platform for delivering applications
that require certification to the international requirements of EN50128.
VxWorks Cert Platform, part of the Wind River portfolio of trusted
systems, was selected as a key component of the ATP Controller to enable
real time requirements in a safety critical environment.
Wind River Professional Services enabled the seamless integration of the
VxWorks Cert Platform safety case - the documented demonstration that
the product complies with the specified safety requirements – into the
ATP Controller. Specifically, Wind River Professional Services supported
the specification and implementation of fault detection mechanisms under
challenging safety and performance requirements, as well as the
development of software interfaces to particular hardware peripherals
using proven processes and tools.
With VxWorks Cert Platform and Wind River Professional Services,
FITSCO’s ATP Controller was certified to SIL4, the highest level of
safety integrity, and as a result was able to enter the international
“Wind River was the only vendor with a complete solution that provided
us with a holistic safety development approach, ensuring that our
project development stayed within our timeframe and cost targets,” said
Wu Hao, general manager of FITSCO. “Wind River has helped FITSCO deliver
the highest levels of safety and quality to our railway customers, and
we look forward to continue working with Wind River for our
next-generation ATP Controller product development.”
“Compliance to safety standards such as EN50128 and SIL4 is becoming
increasingly important and often a necessity for the rail industry,”
said Alexander Damisch, director of industrial systems at Wind River.
“It is extremely gratifying to know that Wind River’s trusted systems
solution and services offering enabled FITSCO to meet their critical
project goals of reducing development time and certification risk,
allowing them to become a leading player in the global rail industry.”
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