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How to Design Safety-Critical Embedded Software for Autonomous Trains

As trains become more autonomous in nature, embedded software acts as a control center — monitoring conditions in real time, processing data and activating critical functions like braking and acceleration. Train designs are also becoming more sophisticated, incorporating more embedded systems and control software, making the job of engineering incredibly complex. Digital components must be optimized individually and their performance must be flawless when integrated as a system and placed in operation, where they interact with various infrastructure components such as tracks, signals and platforms. In addition, increased connectivity comes along with security challenges that cannot be solely handled on the application level. At the same time, hardware is becoming more complex which results in increased weight and cabling.

This webinar and demonstration showcase how Ansys and SYSGO are teaming up to navigate these challenges, enabling railway engineers to introduce smart, automated solutions that deliver uncompromising safety, no matter how fast the industry is growing.

  • Learn how to define a software architecture for autonomous trains, targeting EN 50128 and EN 50657, running on multicore with deterministic behavior.
  • Discover how to design and verify embedded software and behavior logic in a model-based environment, along with automatic qualified code generation.
  • Understand how to use virtualization to migrate multiple circuit boards into one to reduce wiring, weight and costs.
  • Navigate how to run operating systems with mixed degree of criticality on the same hardware.




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