VEC Implementation Guidelines

The VDA recommendation 4968 “Vehicle Electric Container (VEC)” defines an information model, a data dictionary, and an XML schema derived from and compliant to the model.The intention of the model was to cover a wide range of use cases and application scenarios. For this reason the specification had to be kept generic in some degree and in some aspects. However, for specific scenarios and / or use cases a more detailed description on “how the different pieces fit together” is possible.

To avoid dialects in the different VEC implementations, further guidelines or recommendations are necessary. This collection of implementation guidelines contributes to the unambiguous interpretation of the VEC standard. For various wiring harness definition or electrical system aspects and scenarios the correct instantiation is shown and specific hints for correct usage are given.

Contributing and Proposals

If you find any bugs in the implementation guidelines or if you have a request for a specific topic, or if you would like to contribute your own tutorials please drop us an issue on the PROSTEP JIRA. If you don’t have an account there yet, see here for the procedure to get one.

Latest Changes

The following table contains lately changed pages, sorted descending by last change.
Title Last Change Comment Created Changed
Physical Properties KBLFRM-955: Improved Description and added XML examples. 2019-11-06 2020-06-05
Wires V1.2.0: Added deprecation warning due to V1.2.0 incompatibility. 2019-03-07 2020-05-13
VEC Implementation Guidelines V1.2.0: Update date of Implementation Guidelines to preserve order. 2020-05-12 2020-05-12
PDM Information Removed VEC 1.2.0 from repository for first publication of the WIKI. 2019-03-07 2020-03-26
System Schematic Updated to Academic 4.8. Adapted to merged upstream changes of figures. 2019-03-11 2020-03-17
Component Boxes Updated to Academic 4.8. Adapted to merged upstream changes of figures. 2019-03-11 2020-03-17
Multi Fuses Updated to Academic 4.8. Adapted to merged upstream changes of figures. 2019-03-07 2020-03-17
Component Description & Instantiation (Basics) Updated to Academic 4.8. Adapted to merged upstream changes of figures. 2019-03-07 2020-03-17
ECUs, EE-Components and Component Boxes #38: Did necessary downstream changes for current hugo & acadmic versions. 2019-05-05 2020-02-24
Relays #38: Did necessary downstream changes for current hugo & acadmic versions. 2018-11-29 2020-02-24

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