“Wind River is the ideal partner for us because they provide a holistic safety development approach.”
—Hao Wu, General Manager, FITSCO
When Shanghai’s Fuxin Intelligent Transportation Solution Co., or FITSCO, undertook the development of its advanced Auto Train Protection system, the JeRail ATP-100, a key challenge was to pass SIL4 certification, which denotes the highest Safety Integrity Level. The systems that control critical operations such as speed, orientation, or door-locking need to meet stringent international safety standards.
HOW WIND RIVER HELPED
With more than 30 years of safety-critical software experience, only Wind River® could provide a comprehensive trusted systems platform for FITSCO. Wind River VxWorks® Cert Platform provided FITSCO developers with a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) platform for delivering applications certified to EN 50128. And Wind River Professional Services enacted a seamless integration of the VxWorks Cert Platform safety case—the documented demonstration that the product complies with safety requirements—into the ATP controller.
FITSCO not only met its SIL4 certification goal, but also did so on time and within budget. The entire project took FITSCO approximately two years to finish and the product received SIL4 certification. FITSCO shortened their time-to-market by three months, which is equivalent to a 12.5% improvement in their total project time.