The project consortium


Institute of Agricultural Engineering - University of Hohenheim

The Institute of Agricultural Engineering provides engineering fundamentals for the agricultural sector in teaching and research with the Department of Fundamentals of Agricultural Engineering under the direction of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Böttinger. The focus is on energy-efficient use of resources in drive systems, agricultural tyres, driving dynamics and driving comfort as well as the ergonomics and operation of machines. In addition, very intensive research has been carried out for many years on combine harvester process technology. The core competencies lie in the simulation and testing of agricultural engineering processes, components and drives.
In the aISA 2.0 project, agricultural engineering competences are therefore contributed. Support is provided in the functional analysis of the implements and the generation of prioritised requirements for adaptive control elements. In addition, the development process for the adaptive modular system is continuously accompanied. The main task is to carry out test runs with the new operating system in agricultural practice and to evaluate it with measurement data and subject feedback.


Competence Center ISOBUS e.V

team play works. One for all, all for one – in 2009 the Competence Center ISOBUS e.V. was founded under this motto by the competitors GRIMME, KRONE, KUHN, LEMKEN and RAUCH to manifest their vision of a cross-manufacturer co-operation. More than ten years of joint development of innovative electronics are proof: Teamplay Works.
For the aISA 2.0 project, the Competence Center ISOBUS e.V. will be added to the previous association for a meaningful implementation suitable for series production. The mainly virtual ISOBUS terminal is a platform recognized by all manufacturers for the virtual operation of the respective attachments. The CCI A3 joystick presented at Agritechnica 2019 is a clear indication of the missing haptic part of the virtual touchscreen. The increase in ISOBUS-compatible attachments is clear to the project description aISA 2.0 14 and with ISOMAX (AGXTEND) there is now also a development environment for attachments without ISOBUS.


elobau GmbH & Co. KG

As an expanding, globally active, family-run foundation company with over 1,000 employees, elobau develops and manufactures sensor technology and operating systems for industry and off-highway vehicles. The technical products are characterized by a very high vertical range of manufacture and are produced climate neutrally in Germany. With innovative, non-contact sensor products, elobau supports its customers worldwide in building machines and vehicles that set standards in terms of performance, ease of use, safety, and quality.
Building on aISA 1, elobau will initially develop further concepts for adaptive control elements in aISA 2. Their implementation in first prototypes and subsequent further development towards suitability for series production are the next steps. This also includes pre-qualification of the components through preliminary environmental and EMC tests. After the end of the research project, the described assurance of suitability for series production should ensure rapid development towards final readiness for series production. Another task is the software connection of the adaptive control elements to the aISA communication standard to be developed in the project, which will serve as the basis for communication between the implement, tractor and adaptive operating system. This communication is necessary so that the operating system can always provide optimum usability depending on the implement-tractor combination.


Institute for Engineering Design and Industrial Design - University of Stuttgart

The Institute for Engineering Design and Industrial Design (IKTD), in the Department of Industrial Design Engineering under the direction of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Maier, focuses in research and teaching on the fundamentals of the design of technical products and its integration into the methodical product development. The focus is on vehicle design, design methodology, interface design and usability methodology. Modern tools such as virtual reality, eye tracking and a driving simulator are available to support the research efforts.
In aISA 2.0, the researchers at the IKTD are concerned with the application of compatibility and functional analyses for the generation of requirements and the characterization of operating scenarios and implements. The prioritization and layer methods for positioning, designing and conceptualizing adaptive control elements are among the methods being used. In addition, a methodology for control modality categorization is developed and creativity methods are used to generate requirement based solutions. Statistical analyses of user feedback and measurements will be carried out.



DEUTZ-FAHR is a leading German brand operating at the vanguard of high technology for agriculture, with its evolving series of tractors. Its production presents a powerful idea of what new agriculture is becoming. In its luxurious design thinking, our production relies heavily on internal collaborative efforts. DEUTZ-FAHR stands for tractors and combines of proven quality and performance. The heart of DEUTZ-FAHR is based in Lauingen (Germany). Here, in Europe's most modern production plant DEUTZ-FAHR Land, high-performance tractors ranging from 120 to 340 hp are manufactured, built to fulfil the needs of farmers worldwide. The series up to 125 HP are instead produced in Treviglio (Northern Italy), in SDF headquarters, where the Research and Development department is located.
In almost half a century of operation, the company has been a driving force of mechanisation in the agricultural sector, as well as a key player in a successful process of internationalisation and digital transformation of agriculture. It currently makes “smart tractors”, with the aim of increasing operational and production efficiency from an Agriculture 4.0 perspective.

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