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Autosar for Agricultural Electronics

  • Ferdinand Schäfer
  • Jochen Breidt
  • Christian Sackmann
Cover Story

The agricultural machinery market demands ever more powerful customer functionalities like those of Precision Farming. The high diversity of products with low production volumes results in a high proportion of software development costs in systems. In the automotive industry, which faces a similar situation regarding the costs, the Autosar standard facilitates the reduction of development time and expenses. To date, Autosar has not been ready for the agricultural machinery market because the network standard Isobus was not supported. To bridge this gap, ITK Engineering has developed a solution which expands Autosar with Isobus.

Challenges in Agricultural Machinery

The introduction of the Isobus standard for electronics in agricultural machinery has eased the usage of different implements for agricultural vehicles and thus set a milestone for interoperability of electronics [1]. In the automotive industry, the Autosar (AUTomotive Open System Architecture) standard was developed to...


Automotive Industry Software Architecture Precision Farming Controller Area Network Basic Software 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ferdinand Schäfer
    • 1
  • Jochen Breidt
    • 1
  • Christian Sackmann
    • 1
  1. 1.ITK EngineeringRülzheimGermany

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