Examples of customer projects
At SafeTTy Systems, we help our customers to develop software for reliable space-based systems, automotive systems (including autonomous vehicles), industrial control systems, medical systems, railway systems, sports equipment …
We do this by developing and applying ReliabiliTTy® software frameworks that are designed to make it much easier to provide clear evidence that systems will meet ‘safety goals’ and comply with both local regulatory requirements and international safety standards.
ReliabiliTTy frameworks are based on state-of-the-art “Time-Triggered” (TT) software architectures that incorporate patented monitoring capabilities.
Our customer projects are carried out under ‘Non-Disclosure Agreements’ (NDAs): we cannot release details. In a small number of cases, we have permission from the organisation concerned to release project overviews: please scroll down for further information.
[This page was last updated: 2022-09-30]
Tevva Hydrogen Electric Trucks
Tevva is an e-truck company whose revolutionary range extension technology allows its medium to heavy duty vehicles to go further than the competition for a fraction of the cost. Tevva is leading the drive to zero-emissions freight with trucks that can do all the work of a diesel with total peace of mind about range and environmental impact. Using an innovative adaptation of submarine technology, Tevva’s founder and CEO Asher Bennett is optimising H2FC integration into the company’s powerful e-trucks.
Led by Keith Jones, Tevva’s software engineers have been applying SafeTTy Systems’ software architecture to create the overall vehicle control strategy. By employing ReliabiliTTy Technology within its control and monitoring products, Tevva is able to create timely and robust technology to meet functional safety standards.
Ken Scott, Chief Engineer at Tevva comments: “Unlike electric passenger cars, electric trucks need to be able to work safely and reliably for 8-12 hours per day, across a variety of routes and distances. Working with SafeTTy Systems has allowed us to achieve what we believe to be industry-leading levels of safety and reliability in both our vehicles and vehicle components, while remaining extremely price competitive.”
Michael J. Pont, CEO at SafeTTy Systems comments: “We look forward to continuing our work with the team at Tevva as they bring their exciting range of electric trucks and technologies to market.”
[23 March 2021]
Based in the Republic of Ireland, MACFAB Systems (MACFAB) specialises in the development of waste balers. MACFAB balers can reduce waste volume by up to 90%, reducing the cost of waste disposal, reducing clutter and making a cleaner, safer work environment. MACFAB offer a wide range of vertical balers, horizontal balers, small waste compactors and crushers to suit the disposal needs of their customers.
Based in the UK, the team at SafeTTy Systems Ltd (SafeTTy Systems) help their customers around the world to develop software for reliable and cost-effective industrial control systems, automotive systems, medical systems and related designs, in compliance with international safety standards. They do this by using ReliabiliTTy® Technology that integrates ‘Time-Triggered’ (TT) software architectures with patented run-time monitoring techniques. ReliabiliTTy Technology operates on low-cost, off-the-shelf microcontroller hardware: this helps to ensure that the resulting products have low unit costs.
MACFAB will employ ReliabiliTTy® Technology from SafeTTy Systems in their next generation of vertical waste balers, allowing them to demonstrate compliance with IEC 61508 and related international safety standards.
Gene Mc Mahon (Director, MACFAB) comments: “At MACFAB, our first goal is to produce balers that are safe and reliable. By working with SafeTTy Systems, we have been able to achieve what I believe to be ‘best in class’ levels of safety and reliability while also ensuring that our products continue to be extremely cost competitive.”
Michael J. Pont (CEO, SafeTTy Systems) comments: “We have very much enjoyed working with the team at MACFAB and we wish them every success with their new generation of baler products.”
[7 September 2020]
Based in Australia, Olitek Pty Ltd (Olitek) specialises in the development of bespoke mobile machinery that incorporates automation and robotics. In response to the worldwide COVID-19 crisis (and to help prepare for possible future events of a similar nature), the team at Olitek and their partners are currently developing a range of low-cost ‘OzVader’ medical ventilators.
Based in the UK, the team at SafeTTy Systems Ltd (SafeTTy Systems) help their customers around the world to develop software for reliable and cost-effective medical systems, automotive systems (including autonomous vehicles), industrial control systems and related designs, in compliance with international safety standards. They do this by using ReliabiliTTy® Technology that integrates ‘Time-Triggered’ (TT) software architectures with patented run-time monitoring techniques. ReliabiliTTy Technology operates on low-cost, off-the-shelf microcontroller hardware: this helps to ensure that the resulting products have low unit costs.
Following recent discussions, the Olitek team will employ ReliabiliTTy® Technology from SafeTTy Systems in their next generation of ventilators.
James Oliver (MD, Olitek) comments: “The OzVader ventilator has been developed specifically to treat the global COVID-19 pandemic. It is designed to fulfil the needs of ICU clinicians and has safety of the patient at its forefront. By working with SafeTTy Systems, we will be able to meet our safety requirements while also ensuring that product costs can be minimised, thereby allowing us to make sure that these crucial devices can be made available wherever they are needed around the world.”
Michael J. Pont (CEO, SafeTTy Systems) comments: “We are very pleased to be able to help with this important project and look forward to working with Olitek and other members of the OzVader team.”
[5 June 2020]
Kalyani Powertrain Limited
Based at Pune, India, Kalyani Powertrain Limited (KPTL) has a focus on supporting moves to vehicle electrification in India and internationally. KPTL provides power electronics products & electrification solutions for electric 2 wheelers, electric 3 wheelers, and electric commercial vehicles. KPTL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bharat Forge Ltd.
Kalyani Powertrain Limited have today announced that they will begin using ReliabiliTTy technology in their Vehicle Control Unit model BEVC-K21 product.
Sanjeev Kulkarni, CEO at KPTL comments: “At KPTL, our goal is to support our customers in India and beyond by designing and manufacturing high-quality products that are safe, reliable and cost effective. We believe that working with SafeTTy Systems will help us to achieve this goal.”
Michael J. Pont, CEO at SafeTTy Systems comments: “Technology from SafeTTy Systems is increasingly being used to support moves towards a lower-carbon world. We have been extremely impressed by the work that we have seen by the team at KPTL in this sector and we very much look forward to working with them as they start to apply TT software architectures in their products.”
[29 April 2022]
Teesside University and the Net Zero Innovation Centre
Teesside University is a public university with its main campus in Middlesbrough in the Tees Valley in North East England. It has over 21,000 students studying in the UK.
Teesside University has today announced that it will employ ReliabiliTTy® Technology in several university courses and research projects involving aspects of embedded systems and control, including industry-based projects that take place at the Net Zero Industry Innovation Centre.
The Net Zero Industry Innovation Centre (NZIIC) is an innovative new £13.1m facility and key component of Tees Valley Combined Authority’s regional innovation strategy, which will position Teesside firmly at the heart of the UK’s green industrial revolution. Supporting the ongoing drive for clean energy and sustainability, the NZIIC is the latest development at the expanding Net Zero Innovation Hub, spearheaded by Teesside University and based on the Tees Advanced Manufacturing Park (TeesAMP) in Middlesbrough.
The Net Zero Innovation Hub brings together expert insight, resources and partnerships to grow net zero capabilities and opportunities, placing the region at the forefront of the clean energy agenda and helping to create hundreds more clean energy jobs. The NZIIC will be industry-led and industry-focused in its approach, working with business partners and key organisations and will focus on developing new approaches to tackle the impact of waste and pollution on the environment, utilising expertise around industrial decarbonisation, sustainability and the circular economy.
[Professor Michael Short (left) and Michael Thompson (right) in the Teesside University Power Systems Laboratory]
Professor Michael Short (Teesside University) comments: “We are grateful to be supported by SafeTTy Systems in our teaching, applied research and innovation activities in this way. The ReliabiliTTy® technology is applicable to the development of a wide-variety of critical control and monitoring systems and will help us develop prototype platforms for power systems, battery management, and industrial energy-efficiency applications. We look forward to working with SafeTTy Systems and Dr Pont, and to explore future opportunities for collaboration.”
Michael J. Pont (CEO, SafeTTy Systems) comments: “The safe operation of embedded systems in products such as electric vehicles and wind turbines is becoming of crucial importance in what is sometimes called the Green Economy. In my view, it is crucial that the next generation of students is familiar with the advanced technology that will be required in such complex systems. We are very much looking forward to working with Prof. Short, his students and – in due course – the companies that join the innovative NZIIC.”
[28 April 2022]
Based in Brisbane, Australia, CAETRON has a focus on electronic solutions for next generation robotics and autonomous systems used in high reliability and environmentally demanding applications, such as unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and rovers.
CAETRON have today announced that they will begin evaluating the use of ReliabiliTTy technology in their products.
Jerrold Luck (Partner at CAETRON) comments: “Our core goal at CAETRON is to develop extremely reliable products that enable trusted autonomy and automation. Working with SafeTTy Systems has allowed us to utilise proven software architectures for robotics and autonomous systems applications. This has played a major part in allowing us to rapidly develop products that are cost effective and flexible to our customers’ needs.”
Matthew McTaggart (Partner at CAETRON) comments: “Our partnership with SafeTTy Systems allows CAETRON to develop products that drastically reduce development risk when high reliability and functional safety compliance is required. This helps us lower the barrier to entry for our customers, allowing them to minimise time to market and minimise costs and risk for compliance.”
Michael J. Pont, CEO at SafeTTy Systems comments: “We began working with the team behind CAETRON in 2020 and have been very impressed by the work that they do. We look forward to working with Jerry, Matt and their colleagues as they start to apply TT software architectures in their new product ranges.”
[7 April 2022]
Cre8 Associates Limited
Founded in 2004 in the UK, Cre8 Associates Limited specialises in the development of products for use in environments where they must withstand high level of electromagnetic interference (EMI). Work by Cre8 Associates covers automotive, military, marine, aerospace and commercial sectors and includes new product design and manufacture as well as a suite of integration, test and support activities.
Cre8 Associates Limited have today announced that they will use ReliabiliTTy® technology in future products.
Ian Marriott, Managing Director at Cre8 Associates comments: “At Cre8, the systems we develop typically have to operate in very harsh EMI environments. Until recently, we have focused on hardware-only solutions: in some of our next designs, we need to provide greater flexibility for our customers by incorporating one or more microcontrollers and matching software. We are not prepared to compromise our very high levels of product reliability as we make this design change. Our new lead software developer has worked with Michael’s teams on previous projects and is familiar with the benefits provided by the use of software platforms from SafeTTy Systems – our decision to use ReliabiliTTy technology in our future products was easily made.”
Michael J. Pont, CEO at SafeTTy Systems comments: “Software platforms from SafeTTy Systems incorporate comprehensive monitoring and are well suited for use in what are often considered to be very challenging environments for computer-based systems. We look forward to working with Ian and his colleagues as they start to apply ReliabiliTTy technology in their next-generation designs.”
[6 May 2022]
Examples of the use of ‘TT Wrappers’
In some cases, customers use our code frameworks to build a TT Wrapper: this is a monitoring unit that is used to improve confidence in the safe operation of a (pre-existing) complex component or system.
At present we do not have permission to provide overviews of any of our ‘wrapper’ projects (sorry), but the links below provide some generic examples.
- ASIL B Linux (ISO 26262)
- Controller for an autonomous road vehicle (ISO 26262)
- Controller for a medical infusion pump that contains ‘SOUP’ (IEC 62304)
- Confirming that a machinery-operator is ‘in place’ (ISO 13849)
- Controller for a civilian aircraft system (DO-178C / DO-254)
[7 December 2021]