UP2DATE consortium consists of a multidisciplinary team of 7 organizations from 4 EU countries (Spain, Germany, Austria and Italy) which form together a well‐balanced group with complementary skills and expertise, providing the necessary competence and critical mass to ensure the achievement of the UP2DATE goals and its impact at European level.

IKERLAN is a private non-profit Technological Research Centre in the north of Spain, with a vocation for public service. It is a point of reference for innovation and comprehensive product development (mechatronic systems).

IKERLAN works closely with companies to improve their competitiveness, through the application of technological knowledge to develop innovative products and new tools and methodologies for implementation in design and production processes. It has a staff of more than 250 qualified researchers and engineers, with experience in interdisciplinary work and capable of tackling complex problems. From its creation 1974 in the fold of what is the Mondragon Group, Spain’s seventh-largest corporation, IKERLAN has maintained close relations with companies from the machinery and capital goods, domestic appliance, electronics and computing, automotive and energy sectors; where IKERLAN’s developments go until the materialisation of final products. As a centre of excellence in the transfer of technology, more than 800 R&D projects were completed so far in cooperation with companies developing new products and implementing customised systems in design and manufacturing processes.

IKERLAN will contribute to UP2DATE with experts from the Reliable Embedded Systems Group. The group has a track record of national and international R&D projects and projects under contract with industrial companies in the field of safety-critical embedded systems development and certification. Ikerlan has a Functional Safety Management (FSM) life cycle certified SIL3 by TÜV Rheinland (IEC-61508) and a group of Functional Safety Engineers with TÜV Rheinland certificate for the development of industrial (IEC-61508), industrial machinery (ISO-13849) and automotive (ISO-26262) domain safety critical embedded systems. IKERLAN contributes also with experts from the Industrial Security group that, as a member of the Basque Cyber-security Centre (BCSC), focuses on both the technology and the development methodology (life-cycle) that is required in order to certify devices with relevant security standards (e.g. IEC 62443), supporting safety and security co-certification.

BSC, established in 2005, serves as the National Supercomputing Facility in Spain. The Center hosts MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe. The mission of the BSC is to research, develop and manage information technologies in order to facilitate scientific progress. The BSC not only strives to become a first‐class research center in supercomputing, but also in scientific fields that demand high performance computing resources such as the Life and Earth Sciences.

Following this approach, the BSC‐CNS has brought together a critical mass of top‐notch researchers, high performance computing experts and cutting‐edge supercomputing technologies in order to foster multidisciplinary scientific collaboration and innovation. At an international level, the BSC has already participated in an impressive number of activities. The BSC is particularly active in the 7th Framework Programme and the H2020 Programme of the European Commission, participating in such high‐profile projects as: TERAFLUX, parMERASA, AXIOM and PSOCRATES and being project coordinators in TEXT, VELOX, PROARTIS, PROXIMA, MONTBLANC (1 and 2) andENCORE.

BSC fosters multidisciplinary scientific collaboration and innovation and currently has over 507 staff from 41 countries. BSC has been extremely active in research activities spanning from the lowest TRL to technology transfer. BSC has been the host institution for several ERC grant holders including starter, consolidator and advanced ERC grants, whose target is low TRLs, has coordinated (and participated in) many H2020, FP7 and FP6 projects, and has performed multiple technology transfers as part of bilateral collaborations as well as European projects, and through the creation of 6 spin‐offs. Overall, BSC has proven to be a key European and worldwide institution performing basic research and bringing results to real products which, apart from the aforementioned spin‐offs, include more than 80 software tools, most of them released under Open Source, as well as a significant number of patents (‐transfer/portfolio/patents‐portfolio).

The work in UP2DATE will be carried out by the CAOS group which is part of the computer science department. The CAOS group has wide experience doing research at different TRLs, spanning from the lead of an ERC consolidator grant whose PI (Francisco J. Cazorla) is part of UP2DATE, to the technology transfer of safety‐related technologies to avionics (UTRC and Thales), space (ESA and Airbus Defense and Space) and automotive (Toyota) industries through bilateral contracts. The CAOS group has also lead FP7 PROXIMA and FP7 PROARTIS projects on mixedcritical real‐time systems, and has been part of multiple research initiatives in the area of safety and security mixedcritical systems during the last years including H2020 SAFURE, ARTEMIS VeTeSS, FP7 P‐SOCRATES, FP7 parMERASA, and H2020 RECIPE to name a few. The CAOS group currently investigates the use of GPUs for mixed‐critical systems in the space domain as part of a ESA‐funded project (GPU4S) together with Airbus Defense and Space.

The DLR Institute of Systems Engineering for Future Mobility will be founded on January 1st, 2022 out of the Transport division of the OFF Institute. It has currently some 90 full time scientists, DLR employees yet, but all transitioning to the DLR. As a heritage from the founding DLR institute, more than 300 R&D projects were carried out since 2001, involving more than 400 cooperation partners. The DLR, which is participating in LEPPTON, is combining teams with a broad spectrum of competences, ranging from Systems-and-Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Control, Planning, and Mathematics. Research topics include methods, processes, and tools to establish the safety of transportation systems as well as analysis and design of Electrical/Electronic architectures covering both the overall function oriented system architecture as well as the distributed deployment architecture, with a particular focus on real-time aspects and component based design.

The R&D Division on Transportation, which is participating in UP2DATE, is combining teams with a broad spectrum of competences, ranging from Systems‐and‐Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Control, Planning, and Mathematics. Research topics include methods, processes, and tools to establish the safety of transportation systems as well as analysis and design of Electrical/Electronic architectures covering both the overall function oriented system architecture as well as the distributed deployment architecture, with a particular focus on real-time aspects and component based design.

The involved Deployment and Updates (DU) and Monitoring and Diagnosis (MD) groups of DLR have expertise in the analysis and modelling of extra-functional properties (time, power and temperature) of mixed-criticality systems.

In UP2DATE, DLR will lead the UP2DATE middleware specification and reference implementation for safe and secure over-the-air software updates. This involves the modularisation of the software into updatable and deployable modules and the modularisation of hardware resources. The consistency of the overall system before and after the update will be supported by horizontal (between software components) and vertical (between software components and hardware resources) contracts.

TTTech Auto AG provides solutions for the challenges of future vehicle generations. The company specializes in safe software and hardware platforms for automated driving and beyond, applicable in series production programs. With its leading technology solutions, they ensure safety and electronic robustness for a more automated world.

TTTech Auto AG operates under the umbrella of the TTTech Group, a technology leader in robust networking and safety controls, with cross‐industry experience from more than 20 years of operation. The TTTech Group is headquartered in Vienna, Austria and also present in several locations in Europe, the United States and Asia.

TTTech Auto AG brings networking scalability and flexibility to customers and enables safe & secure communication and networking – up to SIL 3/ASIL D – for systems with different safety & security requirements according to IEC 61508 and ISO 26262. The products range includes modular hardware and software solutions based on certified safety modules as well as effective system solutions for electric and other vehicles including niche market applications. TTTech Auto AG also develops reliable testing devices for data communication technologies such as FlexRay, Deterministic Ethernet (TSN, TTEthernet), MOST and CAN. TTTech Auto’s MotionWise is a vital part of the Audi A8 computer architecture, the first series‐production car capable of automated driving level 3.

TTA is strongly connected with TTT which develops and provides for the core technology and is responsible for the research activities and will be involved in UP2DATE as a third party.

IAV is one of the leading engineering service providers for transportation system, especially automotive development. Founded in Berlin in 1983, IAV has become a group of more than 7000 employees operation internationally, with larger offices in Europe, the US, China, and Brazil.

IAV offers the automotive industry the full spectrum of high‐tech engineering services. IAV develops innovative concepts and technologies for future vehicle generations. Core competencies include powertrain, electronics and vehicle development. As a result, IAV provides to its clients with production‐ready solutions for the entire vehicle on a one‐stop shop basis. The clients include all major automobile manufacturers and component suppliers. IAV engages in its own primary research, performs its own advanced development activities and works on an interdisciplinary basis.

Current company shareholders are: Volkswagen AG (50 %), Continental Automotive GmbH (20 %), Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG (10 %), Freudenberg SE (10 %), and SABIC Innovative Plastics B.V. (10 %).

Since 2009 IAV has extended its active customer base and providing services for rail rolling‐stock OEMS from TCMS design, software implementation to integration and testing. These services are based on successful technology transfer from the automotive domain to rail.

The same successful approach will be applied in the context of Safe4Rail as automotive development is based on flexible, distributed function architectures and safe communication using COTS hard‐ and software platforms enabling new functionality at lower cost. IAV has successfully demonstrated drive‐by‐data cars with partners like VW, BMW, HP and Microsoft.

Marelli is an international company founded in Italy in 1919, committed to the design and production of hi‐tech systems and components for the automotive sector, based in Italy (Corbetta, Milan).

With a turnover of € 8,2 billion in 2017, about 44,000 employees, 85 production units and 15 R&D Centers, the Group has a presence in 20 countries (Italy, France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, China, Japan, India, Malaysia).

Magneti Marelli supplies all the leading car makers in Europe, North and South America, and Asia.

Within the scope of its mission as a world‐wide automotive systems and components supplier, MM aims at combining quality and competitive offer, technology and versatility, with the

goal of making key technologies available to the final user at a competitive price.

Through a process of constant innovation, MM aims at optimising transversal know‐how in the electronics field in order to develop intelligent systems and solutions that contribute to the advancement of mobility, according to criteria relating to environmental sustainability, safety and quality of life onboard the vehicles.

MM (Industrial Partner) designs, develops, manufactures and sells throughout the world a full range of Powertrain Management products for automotive systems. The range of products includes full systems and their components (mechanical, electromechanical and electronic) for gasoline, diesel and hybrid engine controls and components and systems for automatic transmissions control. Its business areas are: automotive lighting, driveline powertrain, driveline exhaust systems, electronics, suspension systems and shock absorbers, plastic components and modules, aftermarket parts & services, and motorsport.

Within UP2DATE the attention is focused on the Powertrain Management products which includes full systems and their components (mechanical, electromechanical and electronic) for automotive systems. In this perimeter MM is one of the main tier suppliers in the automotive market and provides components and engine control system for gasoline, diesel and hybrid applications, components and systems for automatic transmissions applications, able to satisfy automotive market needs in term of functional, safety and security requirements (VDO, ISO26262).

CAF Signalling is a technological branch within the CAF Group, specifically devoted to the Signalling business, including the development, design, manufacture, and maintenance of railway signalling systems, providing integral signalling solutions for wayside and onboard applications, both in Spain and internationally.

CAF Signalling has references for the implementation of signalling systems and interlocking in countries such as Spain, Brazil, Turkey, Mexico, Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia, Chile, Morocco, Egypt, Taiwan, and The Netherlands. CAF Signalling has well‐founded prospects for extending to other countries including other Western European markets.

The product portfolio includes the main core products that are incorporated into signalling systems, based on own technology: Interlocking, ERTMS equipment (RBC, LEU, EVC, PCE…) and Traffic Management Systems among others.

CAF Signalling advanced technology products, both for onboard and wayside applications make up the core of its integral solutions. As a result of a significant and growing effort in R&D&I, particularly in the area of critical safety systems, CAF Signalling promotes continuous innovation and customer focus. Development of Hardware and Software according to the highest Safety Integrity Levels are one of our key competencies and the foundation of our product portfolio.

A high level of know‐how in Signalling Engineering, extensive system integration experience and the support of the CAF group are other of the strengths, allowing to undertake turnkey projects in railway signalling.

In the context of UP2DATE, CAF Signalling will provide a railway use case based on the safe and secure update of a complex, geographically distributed trackside signalling system.