Safety Microprocessors in Guided Ground Transport

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by M. El Koursi, INRETS, Arcueil, France,
A. Stuparu, INRETS, Arcueil, France,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation Engineering:

Abstract: The use of microprocessors performing safety tasks such as Automatic Train Protection systems made more difficult their safety-worthiness assesment. In this paper we will first examine how the microprocessors have been used in safety applications in land transport field and we will proceed to a comparative examination of different basic architectures and present according to significant criteria a qualitative analysis.

Subject Headings: Transportation safety | Architecture | Railroad trains | Safety | Automation | Protective structures |

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