aISA 2.0

aISA 2.0 project completion


Q4 - Commissioning of the software

Iteration loops during testing and commissioning. Risk assessment of the entire system with regard to homologation aspects as well as safety and product liability aspects.

Q3 - Commissioning of the hardware

The prototype is iteratively improved via field tests and evaluation and optimized for practical use.

Q2 - Evaluation

Subjective and objective evaluation. Conducting usability tests with the involvement of contractors. Pre-verification/validation of components through accompanying environmental and EMC tests.

Q1 - Test drives

Select appropriate subjects and conduct trials and subject studies with prototypes.


Q4 - software development

Ensuring communication between implement and interface via ISO bus. Software for control of the operating armrest and tuning of the control units. Software integration of the control armrest into the tractor terminal. Software interface for creating the operating configuration for implements by implement manufacturers.

Q3 - Hardware development and design

The specified solutions are implemented in a mechanical design. Development of a fully functional and operational operating system.

Q2 - Design and implementation of the solution

Development of different and virtual armrest designs to check and validate the integration of the aISA 2.0 construction kit in different armrest variants.
Creation of a style guide for the interface system or for each interface module.

Q1 - Design and implementation of the solution

Concrete implementation of the solution principles with first proof of concepts. Clay models, 3D scan and first CAD models are created for illustration and ergonomic verification via generative manufacturing processes.


Q4 - Solution finding

Conceptual solution finding on the basis of the determined operating characteristics, taking ergonomic aspects into account.

Q3 - Modality categorization

Method development for the categorization of operating modalities. Use of the analyzed operating characteristics to generate a clear assignment between function and operation.

Q2 - Functional completion

Based on the expertise of the respective manufacturer, operating frequencies and sequences are analyzed and documented. All functions are assigned to an operating characteristic and conceptual ideas for design options are collected.

Q1 - Expanding the methodological approach

Existing methodology is expanded to include missing operating scenarios. Work equipment is analyzed with regard to its functions with the help of the respective manufacturers and the existing methodology.

aISA 2.0

aISA 2.0 project launch


Test drives and validation of the prototype.

The result of the project was the fully functional prototype of an adaptive control armrest, which was exhibited at AGRITECHNICA 2019.



Development and design of a fully functional prototype that can adaptively adjust to different operating scenarios.



Method development and conception of an adaptive control armrest.



Analysis of the operation and proof of the potentials


aISA project launch