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AdaCore, a trusted provider of software development and verification tools, today announced that HITACHI Rail STS (Signaling and Transportation Systems) has selected AdaCore’s GNAT Pro Ada development environment targeting ARM processors for the modernization of its CSD (Calculator of Available Safety) rail safety platform, to ensure the safe circulation of trains on railway lines and metro networks.

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Technical challenges of modernization
In March 2017, HITACHI Rail STS rolled out the interlocking management system of the Gare de Lyon in Paris as part of a renovation project commissioned by the French national rail company SNCF. The system, supported by a single safety platform, commands 170 switches, 115 light signals and 800 routes at any time and simultaneously, and thus requires a secure, reliable platform.

In 2018, facing the problem of obsolete equipment

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According to Chris Larsen, co-founder and executive chairman of Ripple Labs, the company is likely to move its headquarters overseas because due to the regulatory stance of the federal government towards the crypto industry. 

Larsen made the comments at the LA Blockchain Summit on Tuesday. He argued that almost every country besides the U.S. has a favorable system to regulate crypto, adding that the U.K. and Singapore top the list of likely new locations if the San Francisco-based company indeed decides to leave the U.S. 

Ripple has been in an ongoing legal fight with investors who allege that the company violated state and federal securities laws by selling the digital currency XRP. The firm maintains that although it owns a large amount of XRP, the network used to settle XRP transactions is decentralized.

“Purchasing XRP is not an ‘investment’ in Ripple; there is no common enterprise between Ripple and XRP

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