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Duration: 68 minutes

Language: English

Panelists: Martin Heininger (Heicon), Ingo Nickles (Vector), Winfried Schröder (Vector)

VectorCAST: Development of Safety-Relevant Software in the Rail Industry

The requirements for modern railway systems cannot be met without safety-related electronic systems. They are used in all areas of rail transport, from trams to express trains. The proportion of software in these systems is growing steadily. At the same time, the importance of software in the approval process has increased. Here it is checked whether the software was developed in accordance with the specified safety requirements. The standards EN50126, EN50128 / EN50657, EN50129 are derived from IEC 61508 and describe the functional safety in the railway industry. The EN50128 and EN50657 focus on the software development process.


If you develop savety-relevant applications, a software error can have serious consequences. The webinar is aimed at people who want to find out more about the processes involved in developing safety-related software, not just in the rail industry.

You will get an overview of the content of the standards, the necessary activities and practical tips for the application of the processes in the project practices.



> Overview on EN50128 and EN50657

> Key aspects of software organization, roles and responsibilities

> Important aspects of the software lifecycle and the importance of documents

> Practical tips for tool support and the selection of techniques and measures



Martin Heininger is founder and CEO of HEICON GmbH and has been involved in the management and execution of functional safety projects for aerospace, industrial automation, automotive, medical and other industries for nearly twenty years.


Ingo Nickles is Senior Field Application Engineer at Vector, where he is responsible for customer and project support. He has over 25 years of professional experience in software development, system design and software testing and agile development methods.


Winfried Schroeder is Business Development Manager at Vector Informatik and has been responsible for sales and marketing for software development tools requiring explanation for more than 20 years