On 5th of October 2017, the Safe4RAIL and CONNECTA consortium met together in Vienna (Austria) for the 1st Joint Advisory Board meeting, which was organized and hosted by our project coordinator TTTech. After an introduction and overview of both projects, Safe4RAIL and CONNECTA, including their main targets, dedicated technical sessions were held. These include sessions for intergrated modular platform, brake-by-wire as well as virtual homologation. Overall, the presented status has shown how smooth and flawless the synchronization of work packages and the corresponding work between Safe4RAIL and CONNECTA passed off. Conversely, the work package leaders of Safe4RAIL and CONNECTA received a valuable feedback and comments from the external advisors. Summing up, it was an effective meeting, which defined constructive actions towards the 2nd project period of Safe4RAIL as well as the preparation for the 1st review meeting.