Singapore headquartered engineering and lifecycle services company QuEST Global on Thursday launched a train control and management system (TCMS) lab at its facility in Hyderabad.
The technology company will hire more than 200 engineers for the new lab, a statement said.
QuEST is Bombardier Transportation’s strategic partner, providing engineering solutions to the rail industry. The new facility, spanning 5,800 square feet, will help the Canadaian train manufacturer enable verification and validation of TCMS software, which is often described as the brain of a train and is critical to multiple functionalities within it.
The unit will also host test racks for various product families of Bombardier Transportation, and has the capacity to house over 100 racks and simulations to perform TCMS software testing and checks related hardware-software integration, a statement said.
“The TCMS lab provides the QuEST team with the infrastructure to manage their deliverables end to end. Bombardier will be developing and housing test racks at this lab for our projects in India and globally,” Stéphane Navarra, head of engineering technology office (ETO) systems at Bombardier Transportation, said.
The lab is qualified to support validation checks submitted as evidence for assessing rail products and will ultimately enable Bombardier to deliver safer, faster and smarter transportation solutions to customers around the world, the statement said.
Commenting on the launch, Ajit Prabhu, chairman and CEO of QuEST Global, said, “This lab is part of our long-standing strategic engagement with Bombardier Transportation and is a testament to our expertise in providing transformational services and solutions to our customers. We look forward to helping Bombardier Transportation to enhance their competitiveness in the rail domain.”