SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN TRANSPORTATION: AIMS AND SOLUTIONS
The control of transportation, including both the track-side and the on-vehicle equipment involves more and more electronic components, which can make the control more intelligent and more effective. The intelligent vehicle system is one of the most demanding concepts of the present and of the near future. By increasing the complexity of the applied electronic systems, much more attention must be paid to safety. Controlling safety is an integrated set of activities during the product´s life-cycle rather than a single point activity during the development. This set of activities is called Safety Management System (SMS). In this paper, the features of the SMSs are summarized including their possible aims and the basic methods ensuring to achieve the aims.