Date: March 24, 2021
Time: 3.00 PM (GMT)
As trains become more autonomous in nature, embedded software acts as a control center — monitoring conditions in real time, processing data and activating critical functions like braking and acceleration. Train designs are also becoming more sophisticated, incorporating more embedded systems and control software, making the job of engineering incredibly complex. Digital components must be optimized individually and their performance must be flawless when integrated as a system and placed in operation, where they interact with various infrastructure components such as tracks, signals and platforms. In addition, increased connectivity comes along with security challenges that cannot be solely handled on the application level. At the same time, hardware is becoming more complex which results in increased weight and cabling.