The AEF

Project Teams

Experts from member companies are working together
in international teams

Eleven teams exist to date, each assigned with a special topic. The scope of topics has extended from solving (compatibility) problems related to ISOBUS to other areas such as electric drives, high speed ISOBUS and farm management information systems, thus also addressing future demands.

Project Teams


Develops the conformance test tool used by manufacturers and test laboratories to test compatibility of products with AEF functionalities


Development of application guidelines relating to safety issues, such as the incorporation of legal directives and standards like ISO/DIS 25119 and ISO 15077


Coordination of ISOBUS engineering and implementation processes and coordination of the market launch of new ISOBUS features. Definition of clear implementation guidelines for member companies and as the basis for the conformance test suite


Service and troubleshooting for ISOBUS systems involving different manufacturers, technical documentation, information exchange, FAQs and training


Standardization of systems which allow for operational sequences of tractor and implement to be blended into a single function, i.e. Tractor-Implement-Management (TIM)


Internal and external communication of all issues relating to the AEF; responsible for all issues and activities such as Corporate Design, PR, conferences and trade shows


Development of an approach for a standardized tractor interface that supplies power to attached machines


Enabling of connectivity between cameras on an implement and cameras on the tractor and more complex applications requiring digital image transmission


Development and expansion of standards for data transfer between mobile machines and farm computers and similar devices


Development of means to increase bandwidth for the ISOBUS, which will also enable the integration of new features such as machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and real-time video systems


Testing of suitable radio standards for machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, including encryption and functional reliability


Employees are welcome

Employees from member companies are welcome to engage in one or more Project Groups.
Participation is voluntary, however, the AEF’s progress depends on actively engaged members.