A comparative review of the standards landscape for system safety in transport

In the current issue of the technical journal "Signal + Draht" (11/2020), Dr.-Ing. habil. Lars Schnieder and Dr.-Ing. René Hosse review what the railroad and automotive industries can learn from each other in the field of system safety.

Assistance and automation functions are increasingly supporting human drivers. They are even almost completely replacing them in regular operations in ground-based transportation. It is worth taking a look at the system safety standards across different modes of ground-based transportation, as each mode of transport has its own specific challenges, from which others can draw synergies. “Best practices” for railway applications can be recommended for other industries to build upon. Taking a look at other modes of ground-based transportation can also reveal potential room for improvement in the standards for railway applications. The high innovation dynamics in the automotive sector are producing new standards for system safety. Rail transport automation can benefit from these standards.

In their article Dr.-Ing. habil. Lars Schnieder and Dr.-Ing. René Hosse review the normative landscapes of system security of the different forms of traffic. The results of the comparison of the standards landscape as well as practical recommendations can be read in the current issue of "Signal + Draht" (11/2020). We gladly provide you with the article free of charge. Please send us an e-mail with the title of the article to pr(at)