Adeptness use-cases

The ADEPTNESS project will be validated into two industrial use-cases from two different domains. The first use-case is from the elevation domain, which is provided by Orona, the largest elevation company in Spain and one of the leading companies in Europe. The second use-case is from the railway domain and is provided by Bombardier Transportation, which is the leading railway company in Europe.

Use-case from the elevation domain

ORONA’s activities are focused on the design, manufacture, installation, maintenance, and modernisation of lifts, escalators, and moving ramps and walkways. 1 of every 10 new lifts in Europe is Orona’s. The strategy of Orona includes a strong investment in innovation and research, up to 1.7% investment of total sales figure in innovation. One of the research areas is related to the optimisation of the software release process.
ORONA’s activities are focused on two business lines: (1) conceptualisation, research and development of vertical transport solutions (elevators, multi-brand maintenance and escalators) and (2) research, development and optimisation of maintenance services for those systems (Orona and other brands) for those systems. Maintenance activity is increasingly important, being now 55% of the business.

A lift is a complex CPS composed by several computing elements that interact to provide the service to the user. A lift installation is a CPSoS, composed by a set of lifts that interact to provide service to the passengers with the goal of minimising the Average Waiting time and increasingly taking into account some other criteria such as energy consumption. Nowadays, 250.000 lifts worldwide use Orona technology.

Use-case from the railway domain

Bombardier Transportation (BT) is a leading company in the rail industry. Its portfolio includes rolling stock (e.g., metro, tram, light rail, locomotive etc.), services (e.g. component repair and overhaul, operations and maintenance etc.) and system and signalling (e.g. mainline signalling, communications-based train control etc.).
One of the cornerstones of BT’s long-term strategy is to develop innovative and cost-optimised solutions for their customers during the whole lifecycle that enables flawless execution. To ensure this, BT wants to optimise its (development and test) infrastructure and test execution to meet the defined quality of service. The number of configurations and the size of the test environment continues to grow. Also, the setup of the test infrastructure is error-prone, requires manual interventions and is time-consuming. The situation is aggravated when different teams working on geographically dispersed sites repeat the same effort, resulting in unnecessary rework. BT wants automated deployment of releases as well as test infrastructure and to be able to efficiently execute automated test scenarios, but this desire poses a significant set of challenges. Commonly, the test infrastructure is fragmented and isolated at individual test locations, under-utilising the investment made across the organisation. With little control over testbed configuration, little remote access and sharing, the execution of detailed test scenarios becomes expensive due to under-utilisation of equipment as well as not able to establish 24×7 availability such that resources can be utilised at different company locations throughout the world. Moreover, little reuse of testing scenarios across sites means a lot of rework and little to no knowledge sharing across sites.