Transportation

The rail engineering industry is a highly competitive sector, in which innovative OEM’s constantly improve standards in safety, automation and interoperability. Factors like operational efficiency, resource utilization and infrastructure optimization are some of the biggest challenges faced by the rail industry. Safer and faster mass rapid transport systems and efficient freight movement and tracking are key focus areas for the industry. MontBleu provide a range of services uniquely tailored to address the complete value chain in rail transport, ranging from concept and design, product development to installations and commissioning, testing and certification of embedded systems according to safety and regulatory standards and through our expertise we help rail industries transform their business to meet extraordinary consumer and regulatory demands.

MontBleu provide a range of services uniquely tailored to address the complete value chain in rail transport, ranging from concept and design, product development to installations and commissioning, testing and certification of embedded systems according to safety and regulatory standards and through our expertise we help rail industries transform their business to meet extraordinary consumer and regulatory demands.

MontBleu offerings include:

  • Design engineering – Car Body, Interior & Subsystems
  • System definition and Requirement development
  • Sub-system and Interfaces specification
  • System detailed design
  • Sub-systems implementation
  • Sub-systems readiness assessment
  • Design validation
  • Prototyping and testing

Our Solutions are:

Asset Management:

Improving the reliability, availability and efficiency of critical assets is crucial for the railway industry in order to increase safety and operational performance, while reducing running costs. Real-time data analysis avoids costly guesswork, ensuring that critical rail assets are as failsafe as possible.

By tracking assets' true condition and relating this information to business and operations records, maintenance schedules and usage forecasts, railway operators are able to maximize the usage of their fleet. With all of the available train information, condition-based maintenance processes can be used to reduce maintenance costs.

MontBleu’s rail industry expertise combines the data engineering, condition algorithms and key system integration capabilities to enable operators monitor the status of different subsystems, assess their condition, predict failures and produce optimal maintenance plans.

Embedded Software Development:

MontBleu’s embedded software development experience includes eliciting requirements specifications, architecture, design and coding, as well as verification and validation activities as a whole.

We are able to work on all stages of the V-model, and are able to produce safety-critical applications (also using model-based methodologies), board support packages or real-time operating system (RTOS) components compliant with regulatory standards up to the highest criticality level.

In the particular field of refurbishment and evolution of legacy systems, we also have experience in gap analysis, reverse engineering, re-engineering and re-design of obsolete systems.

Safety Management:

MontBleu provides RAMS, verification and validation safety cases and certification support of rolling-stock control systems and track-side signaling systems. Our methodologies include formal methods techniques, nominal testing and stress and robustness testing, working on automated test executions to reduce the effort required for test regression.

Our methodologies include using techniques such as;

  • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • Reliability Blocks and Failure Modes
  • Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)

We also perform reliability, availability and maintainability analyses to determine a system’s properties against these measures.

We work closely with our customers and the relevant authorities to achieve successful certification and to fill any gaps identified in requirements and performance of software and systems. We are experienced in system validation facilities, communication protocols, RTOS and processor architectures, with a strong understanding of signaling systems.