HITACHI Rail STS Chooses AdaCore's GNAT Pro Software Development Environment for New Rail Safety Platform
AdaCore, a trusted provider of software development and verification tools, today announced that HITACHI Rail STS (Signaling and Transportation Systems) has selected AdaCore's GNAT Pro Ada development environment targeting ARM (News - Alert) processors for the modernization of its CSD (Calculator of Available Safety) rail safety platform, to ensure the safe circulation of trains on railway lines and metro networks.
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Technical challenges of modernization
In 2018, facing the problem of obsolete equipment and the need for ever greater computing power, HITACHI Rail STS decided to further modernize its safety platform with the ambitious goal of developing a single platform that is also compatible with the constraints of rolling stock and ground signalling.
The first targets were the renovation of the metro lines in the city of Brussels with a Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) system, and the renovation of the interlocking systems of the first 280 mile-long high-speed rail line in France between Paris and Lyon.
HITACHI Rail STS identified 2 key areas of focus in order to achieve its goal:
Choosing AdaCore's solutions
HITACHI Rail STS chose AdaCore's Linux-hosted GNAT Pro Ada development environment, combined with a Ravenscar SFP runtime, based on everal factors:
The new safety platform for the Wayside and On-Board projects
The current goal of HITACHI Rail STS is to obtain EN 50128 certification for this new platform by the end of 2020. Going forward, it will be the universal safety platform for use on all HITACHI Rail STS's "Wayside" and "On-Board" projects.
About HITACHI Rail STS France
Founded in 1902, Hitachi Rail STS France has developed the signaling and train control systems that contribute to the constant improvement in railway safety and capacity on main lines and mass transit railway systems all over the world.
In major international railway projects, in particular in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America, clients have called on Hitachi Rail STS France for its ability to deliver fail-safe systems on time and on budget. Being in close proximity to its clients, relying on an international presence in Western and Northern Europe and Asia, Hitachi Rail STS France can manage projects efficiently and accept their challenges, anticipating needs and offering innovative solutions.
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