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5G Technology, Virtualization, and Containerization Technologies Deliver Safe and Secure Train Systems MODERN SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY FOR NEXT- GENERATION TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEMS THE CHALLENGE Safe operation of locomotives and trains has been part of rail transportation since the first passenger trains in 1825. What originally started as the manual communication and control of locomotives, track operations, and rail conditions via flags, telegraph, and manual track switch levers has evolved to computerized automation, GPS, and wireless communication systems. As rail transportation has evolved, the sheer density of trains using the tracks has increased, while faster high-speed trains have also entered the space. The combination has brought both new engine technology and higher concern for safe and secure operations. The next generation of train control systems must manage these new conditions with modern technology and faster methods of providing real-time data. These systems will utilize the latest computer platforms, software, and wireless communication technologies to provide a new level of safe and secure train operation. THE APPROACH Modern Technologies—Making Train Travel Safe, Secure, and Efficient Train control systems are made up of three different areas: onboard auto- matic train control systems linked to train signaling systems and overall system control; wayside train signaling and track/platform assignment rail monitoring; and a back-office train management system (TMS) to collect, store, and communicate information to train and wayside rail networks. The next generation of train control systems brings new technology to each of these areas to make rail transportation safer, more secure, and more efficient. NEXT-GENERATION RAIL TRANSPORTATION CHALLENGES • Create the next generation of train control systems that will meet the growing safety and security requirements of modern rail transportation • Use modern software and hardware technology that will provide performance, flexibility, and ease of updating and maintaining today's train control systems cost-effectively and efficiently WIND RIVER SOLUTIONS • Wind River Helix Virtualization Platform: A real-time, embedded, Type 1 hypervisor that can manage unmodified guest operat- ing systems running in virtual machines, consolidating train control system applica- tions and providing safety, performance, and flexibility for modern rail transportation operations • VxWorks: The world's leading real-time operating system, enabling deterministic applications scaling from very small com- pute packages • Wind River Linux: Industry-leading open source operating system for connecting, securing, and running IoT systems, applica- tion containers, networks, and devices • Wind River Titanium Cloud: Portfolio of virtualization software products that enable a modern cloud infrastructure for train control system applications, reducing OPEX and increasing agility • Wind River development tools: Powerful tools to save developers time and increase quality 1 RAIL TRANSPORTATION USE CASE

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