CAF SIGNALLING IS WORKING TO APPLY THIS SYSTEM TO THE RAILWAY SIGNALLING SECTOR AS ONE OF THE INDUSTRIAL USE CASES THAT WILL HELP TO GROUND THE PROJECT’S RESEARCH.
CAF Signalling, the CAF Group’s comprehensive solutions division for Railway Signalling Systems, contributes its experience and knowledge of the railway sector to the Up2Date project (https://h2020up2date.eu/), an R&D initiative within the European Union’s H2020 programme, which seeks to achieve the remote and secure loading of different applications in high-performance embedded systems.
The project is based on secure communications, monitoring of the different partitions and the definition and supervision of “contracts” that guarantee the availability of the resources required by each of these applications.
In this sense, CAF Signalling is working to apply this system to the railway signalling sector as one of the industrial use cases that will help to ground the project’s research. In this way, it is guaranteed that the academic level transcends to the execution and utility in the industry.
The specific objective of its implementation in the railway area consists of being able to update all the signalling equipment on a railway line (interlockings, ERTMS equipment, etc.) from a single point, safely and in the shortest possible time.
This methodology will therefore make it possible to reduce the cost and time of upgrades, which means making better use of and minimising maintenance bands.
The Up2Date initiative started in 2020 and will end in the last quarter of next year. Technology companies (TTTech [Austrian], IAV [German], Marelli [Italian] and CAF Signalling [Spanish]) and research centres (Ikerlan and BSC [Spanish] and OFFIS [German]) are collaborating in the project.