Put safety at the heart of your railway operations
Embedded systems services go beyond traditional product safety assessment and test the functional safety of your complex and interconnected technologies and systems according to the global standard IEC 61508, and derived standards like EN ISO 13849-1, IEC 62061, ISO 26262 and CENELEC EN 50129, CENELEC EN 50128 and CENELEC EN 50126 for the railway sector.
As the software and hardware used in different industrial sectors are becoming increasingly complex, and components are now sourced from multiple markets with shorter development lifecycles, more and more safety risks occur. As such, the reduction of safety risks to an acceptable level and the establishment of safety management for potential failures are increasingly important.
There are multiple benefits of verifying your embedded systems, including:
TÜV SÜD offers extensive rail sector expertise and experience in functional safety issues to support global industries to test and certify their products to the highest safety standards. The knowledge, capabilities and network we have developed over the years enable us to provide all services of an independent testing organisation relevant for functional safety issues.
TÜV SÜD holds all necessary accreditations as a testing laboratory according to DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025 and for safety components according to the Machinery Directive Annex IV.
We offer a complete portfolio of testing services for generic safety systems in the industry:
TÜV SÜD provides independent safety assessments during the development lifecycle. We conduct assessments through a combination of on-site inspections and documentation review, resulting in an independent safety assessment report.
Our experts can certify your product in accordance with IEC 61508 and all relevant sector-specific safety standards, such as CENELEC EN 50129, CENELEC EN 50128 and CENELEC EN 50126, EN ISO 13849, ISO 26262 and IEC 61511.
Due to the complexity of the embedded systems, it is advisable to involve the test experts at an early stage. The applicable safety standards must be determined, and their interpretation defined. Our experts support you with the important GAP analysis (pre-evaluation) of the development processes as well as with the evaluation of the safety architecture.
TÜV SÜD conducts functional safety training programmes for your development teams. Topics include IEC 61508, ISO 26262, EN ISO 13849-1, IEC 62061 and the EN 5012X series or the equivalent IEC standards. We can also customise in-house training to suit your needs onsite.
A compact overview of the functional safety regulation landscape
Successfully achieving the safety and flexibility balance
Learn how to avoid functional safety errors in future safety projects.
Find the right software tools for your functional safety projects.
Learn about current trends and challenges and get an overview about opportunities offered by functional safety.
Learn which safety-related functionalities are applicable.
Get an overview of the functional safety standard and learn how to achieve compliance.