Ensuring high availability, increasing software share, handling safety-critical applications – these challenges loom large for the rail sector. As a smart engineering partner, we work with you to rise to the occasion and deliver digital, future-ready solutions for operators, system houses, and component manufacturers.
Whatever your unique challenge may entail, we provide everything from consulting to system implementation services to help you tackle that task and drive railway transportation’s digital transformation.
Modular software platforms are driving the digital transformation of railways. They provide the tools to manage product versions and variants, and optimize development time and costs with certification in mind.
Data analytics and artificial intelligence serve to tap dormant data potential and put capabilities such as condition-based maintenance and predictive maintenance into practice.
Safety-critical software and systems engineering
Our distinctive methodological expertise enables us to deliver state-of-the-art, standards-compliant solutions for safety-critical railway software and systems engineering. Our comprehensive portfolio of services extends from consulting to training, and from individual software products through to system solutions. Our approach to safety-critical applications is underpinned by expert knowledge and cross-sector synergies. Everything you need in the way of risk management, traceability, and documentation comes from a single source.
What we do at a glance:
Modular software platforms/ architecture
System design/ analysis
Standards-compliant software development
Cyber security: Analysis, concepts, consulting, and implementation
Proven mastery over methods
With a firm grasp of methods and tools, we provide holistic solutions to support you throughout the development process. We use model-based software development to make complex systems manageable. Quality assurance is a top priority. Our focus is on maintainability and sustainability of the development. Security functions and long lifecycles ensure processes remain reliable. Our in-depth experience in this area also comes from the fields of aerospace and automation technology.
What we do at a glance:
Integrated development pipeline (CI/CD)
State-of-the-art requirements engineering
Formal methods, e.g. formal verification
Hierarchical testing methods and test automation
Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI)
Big data and data mining with cloud solutions
Our CENELEC reference workflow ensures the maintainability and expandability of our solutions: process-oriented and standard-compliant development of modular, scalable and testable architectures and software. It supports the entire life cycle from the creation of requirements to the assessment and additionally offers a high degree of automation as well as an immediate start of the project without high process planning effort.
ITK CENELEC reference workflow as per EN 50128/50657 to SIL 4:
Assessment with declaration of conformity by EBA evaluator
Use of cross-industry experiences
Predefined development process
High consistency through tool-based process implementation
Digital solutions for rail vehicles and infrastructure
As your development partner, we work with you to put innovative, holistic railway solutions into practice. Anything goes, from TCMS and smart maintenance to electronic interlockings and passenger information systems. Compliance with standards, functional safety, and cyber security are always top priorities.
What we do at a glance:
TCMS to comfort-and-convenience functions
Embedded systems to smart maintenance
Electronic interlockings to passenger information systems
ETCS to ATO
Safety to cyber security
Magnetic Railway Onboard Sensor
With the Magnetic Railway Onboard Sensor (MAROS), we enable precise, continuous, and CENELEC-compliant localization up to SIL4 as well as odometry unaffected by slipping and sliding.
Exploiting potential from unused data – a use case for automatic defect detection and predictive maintenance has been validated with our Data Lab Framework. This support puts our customer on the fast track to smart maintenance.
A smart maintenance solution has ushered upkeep into the age of the AIoT. The latest technologies serve to implement learning-centered, intelligent maintenance with the goal of maximizing availability, safety, and cost efficiency.
Innovation on the track Digitalized. Model-based. Certified.
Climate-friendly, sustainable, connected, and safe, railways set the standard for greener mobility. This sector is rising to the global challenges posed by climate change and congested traffic. Operators, system houses, and component manufacturers alike benefit from our many years’ experience in the railway industry. As your partner for smart engineering, we draw on our cross-sector expertise in system and software development to deliver innovative solutions for digitalized rail service. Let us join forces to give shape to a more climate-friendly future in mobility.
Putting a sharp ear to the track: Distributed acoustic sensing in rail
This whitepaper provides you with an overview of various railroad use cases for Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS). It outlines the challenges of developing algorithms and highlights potential solutions.