The Signalling Company and Try and Cert introduce Silicon Valley best practice into European ETCS development.
The Signalling Company has decided to run 24/7, 365 days per year test campaigns on its ETCS Onboard software, in compliance with official ERTMS Interoperability test sequences.
This model is a well-known Silicon Valley best practice in the software industry called Continuous Integration. Continuous integration allows the ETCS Onboard software to be continuously tested, to detect interoperability issues earlier, and to fasten the Baseline upgrade process. In traditional settings, ETCS test campaigns take months and involve a large team of engineers.
To guarantee the success and quality of these test campaigns, The Signalling Company decided to partner up with the key player Try and Cert. This joint-venture between Laboratoire ERTMS France (LEF), CERTIFER and Belgorail is the first ERTMS Accredited Laboratory to propose a technical infrastructure enabling Continuous Integration and ‘software in the loop’ testing according to official ERTMS Interoperability test sequences specified in the Subset-076 standard.
The Continuous Integration will start from 2020 to 2022, followed by Certification tests from 2022 to 2023.
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