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Test Automation for Rail Freight products based on Locomotive Standards

About the Client

The client provides innovative solutions to freight rail, passenger transit and industrial customers. It has a significant presence in rail friction, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning) and Pantograph segments.

Background

The client was looking for a test specialist for testing the Independent Validation Server (IVS), a safety critical component in locomotive equipment, that sends fault messages to prevent train-to-train collisions and derailments. T&VS was chosen for its domain expertise in the locomotive space, having worked on I.S EN 50128:2011 & AC 2014 standards and a proven track record in software testing and device validation.

T&VS Solution

T&VS deployed a team of test engineers to work closely with the customer’s development team and technical management team for the IVS module. T&VS worked on Unit Testing, Functional Testing for IVS by using C and C++ with LDRA and Vectorcast tools.
The T&VS team established a practical test approach and created a Python-based test framework for test automation. T&VS also supported some of the Java, Embedded Firmware and .Net based development activities.

Benefits to client

  • Provided highly skilled test engineers at different levels of experience.
  • Defined test cases as per locomotive standards.
  • Created a test automation framework to reduce test times by up to 30%.

Main Tools and Skills deployed by T&VS

LDRA, Vectorcast, Python, C/C++, I.S EN 50128:2011 and AC 2014

Additional Information

For additional information: https://www.testandverification.com/solutions/software-testing/

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