New and emerging

New and emerging

Promoting connected and autonomous technologies

Our experts have played a key role in supporting the evolution of connected and autonomous technologies in both the commercial and public transit realms for many years, from the world’s longest driverless metro system to the launch of personal transit systems at major international airports.

Our deep technical knowledge of both the automotive and rail sectors means we bring cross-sector expertise to every assignment we undertake.

We have experience of determining technical specification, system integration and functional safety, as well other key disciplines around procurement and supply chains, human factors implications and cyber security.  We construe laws and standards into practical directions for implementation and use our previous experience for guidance in implementation.

How we support projects

Safety support

We help support the specification, development, testing and delivery of new/novel product and help compile and submit appropriate evidence that the final transport system is sufficiently safe. This encompasses the full lifecycle from item definition, hazard analysis & risk assessment through to defining safety goals and demonstrating compliance.

Human Factors

Our expert advise on user-centric design during the early stages of development, ensuring that products will meet required acceptance testing. We can also support the optimising of user interfaces, interior configurations and the designs for disability access and pedestrian/other road user safety.

Pilot testing

We design and manage pilot schemes and test programmes in controlled and real-world environments.

Independent Verification & Validation

Project support throughout the programme lifecycle to ensure requirements are correctly captured and delivered, for all functional and safety aspects. The IV&V authority operates under a separate funding route from the contractors and reports directly to the client to provide an impartial service.

Independent Safety Assessment

For example, assessment of the safety documentation for road acceptance or exemption process. Assessment of the transport systems against chosen client scope, culminating in a certificate for the transport system to be approved for commercial operation. Assessment of the system against international standards such as ISO26262 and EN50126.

Cyber Security

We offer full security engineering life cycle support, ranging from quick scans to highlight areas of vulnerability, penetration testing, risk assessments and Independent Security Assurance.