SIGNAL+DRAHT | Ausgabe 06/2022

Software of door control units for rail vehicles - assessment and approval

Juni 2022 | Stephan Blasch, Harry Hamberger

The article is intended to provide an overview of the functionality and complexity of today’s door control units for rail vehicles and, in particular, to consider the software, its maintenance and the functional features of the passenger doors and steps (boarding aids). The procedures for the assessment and approval of software based on CENELEC standards and national regulations will be presented. The target audience is operators, supervisory authorities, assessors and manufacturers.