Eight expert teams supports the AEF organisation with information about new technology trends, new standards and regulations. Team members propose projects which promote ISOBUS related topics and new technologies that guarantee compatibilty in the market. This could also include connectivity and data exchange between different manufacturers. AEF projects are organised in voluntary teams supported by members of the expert teams when required. By working in this way the AEF has evolved to a matrix organisation structure.
Responsible for the development and maintenance of the AEF Conformance Test tool to the ISO 11783 standard. This activity is fundamental to support the AEF ISOBUS Database and the information there in, used by members, dealers and end users.
The AEF ISOBUS Database is fundamental to the AEF, as the repository for ISOBUS products which have passed the AEF Conformance Test.
Development of application guidelines related to functional safety issues outlined in directives and standards used by all manufacturers of agricultural machinery (e.g. ISO/DIS 25119 and ISO 15077).
Address the organization's need for a strategic approach to security. The AEF needs to ensure that all information and technology it provides to members and the public provides a high level of security that can be relied on.
Provide clear implementation guidelines for members to develop specifications for future ISOBUS technology based on common implementations of the technology.
Service experts collaborate to provide quick and efficient ISOBUS support on fault and troubleshooting issues. Diagnostic experts will provide guidelines and methods to diagnose ISOBUS functionalities via standardized interfaces.
Communicate the current status and results of ongoing AEF activities to members and the public. This includes activities needed for conferences, press releases, trade shows as well as Corporate Design.
Development and expansion of standards for data transfer between mobile machines and farm computers and similar devices.
In the "Agricultural Interoperability and Analysis System (ATLAS)" project leading manufacturers of agricultural technology are working together with associations, companies as well as universities and research institutions to standardize data interfaces in the field of cloud-based agricultural applications. The project is scheduled for three years and is funded by the EU's H2020 research programme.
Development of a high-speed connection to increase bandwidth for the ISOBUS. Guideline for soft- and hardware as well as a new connector are main goals. It enables the integration of new features such as machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and real-time video systems.
Testing of suitable radio standards for machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, including encryption and functional reliability. The scope also includes communication to other road users.
Draw up guidelines for the medium voltage range, both for the technical requirements (voltage, current, power) and for the connector. The team members are benefitting from their experience gathered in the High Voltage project.
The work of this project is to develop and release a guideline for the next generation of Tractor-Implement-Management. In addition to the extented guideline, the AEF conformance test tool will be updated as well.
The work of this project is to develop and release a guideline for Universal Terminal generation 3. This guideline would then allow the AEF Conformance Test to be updated to test the universal terminals on the market which have been designed according to the latest release of ISO 11783 part 6.