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The Improvement Of The Safety-case Process In Practice: From Problems And A Promising Approach To Highly Automated Safety Case Guidance

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR100721

Volume

114

Pages

9

Page Range

795 - 803

Published

2010

Size

520 kb

Author(s)

J. R. Müeller, W. Zheng & E. Schnieder

Abstract

The European project called \“INESS – Integrated European Signalling System” aims at defining and developing specifications for a new generation of interoperable interlocking systems suitable to be integrated in ERTMS systems, with the objective of making the migration to ERTMS more cost-effective. The Technical University of Braunschweig is leader of the part of INESS that deals with the safety case process. The aim of this essential subproject is to reduce time and money for the development of the safety case in industry, i.e. operators as well as suppliers, by avoiding unnecessary or redundant procedures. In this workstream a dozen European partners have contributed to the results. Keywords: INESS, safety case, interlocking system, interoperability. 1 Introduction to the INESS project 1.1 Railway signalling systems transitioning from traditional national solutions towards ERTMS compliance Today there are over 20 rail signalling and speed-control systems operating in Europe, all of which are completely incompatible with each other. This

Keywords

INESS, safety case, interlocking system, interoperability