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.

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Currently Under Review

The following table contains pages currently under review.
Title Latest Content Addition / Commit Created Changed
Composite Parts KBLFRM-1059: Harness & Configurations in the VEC
Latest Commit: Typo corrected
2021-03-01 2022-04-27
Tailoring Mechanisms KBLFRM-1057: Included Tailoring Concept for custom XSD 1.1 Assertions
Latest Commit: KBLFRM-1057: Include ARENA2036 Dataprofile Assertions Concept
2020-10-21 2022-02-11
Coupling Devices KBLFRM-600: Improved Implementation Guideline for coupling devices (and extracted to a separate page)
Latest Commit: KBLFRM-600: Improved Guideline for Coupling Devices.
2022-02-09 2022-02-10
Wiring KBLFRM-896: Add description for traceability to System Schematic Connections for directly mated E/E Components
Latest Commit: KBLFRM-600: Improved Guideline for Coupling Devices.
2019-03-07 2022-02-10
System Schematic KBLFRM-1135: Added Implementation Guideline for explicit potential distributors in the schematic context
Latest Commit: KBLFRM-600: Improved Guideline for Coupling Devices.
2019-03-11 2022-02-10

Latest Changes

The following table contains lately changed pages, sorted descending by last change.
Title Latest Content Addition / Commit Created Changed
Composite Parts KBLFRM-1059: Harness & Configurations in the VEC
Latest Commit: Typo corrected
2021-03-01 2022-04-27
VEC Implementation Guidelines Latest Commit: Published VEC Version 2.0.0 2022-03-09 2022-03-09
Electrological Layers KBLFRM-1134: Added overview for electrological layers
Latest Commit: Review disclaimer removed
2021-11-16 2022-03-01
Usage Nodes KBLFRM-790: Added examples for the use of sub usage nodes
Latest Commit: Review disclaimer removed
2019-11-06 2022-03-01
Accessories KBLFRM-1095: Added examples for the interpretation of the ReferenceElement association in case of multiple ReferenceElements
Latest Commit: Review disclaimer removed
2019-03-11 2022-03-01
Wires KBLFRM-953: Complete restructuring of the guideline according to comments in the review of KBLFRM-953. Clarification of the guideline for layering of wire elements in multicore. Integration of additional samples.
Latest Commit: Review disclaimer removed
2019-03-07 2022-03-01
Tailoring Mechanisms KBLFRM-1057: Included Tailoring Concept for custom XSD 1.1 Assertions
Latest Commit: KBLFRM-1057: Include ARENA2036 Dataprofile Assertions Concept
2020-10-21 2022-02-11
Coupling Devices KBLFRM-600: Improved Implementation Guideline for coupling devices (and extracted to a separate page)
Latest Commit: KBLFRM-600: Improved Guideline for Coupling Devices.
2022-02-09 2022-02-10
Wiring KBLFRM-896: Add description for traceability to System Schematic Connections for directly mated E/E Components
Latest Commit: KBLFRM-600: Improved Guideline for Coupling Devices.
2019-03-07 2022-02-10
System Schematic KBLFRM-1135: Added Implementation Guideline for explicit potential distributors in the schematic context
Latest Commit: KBLFRM-600: Improved Guideline for Coupling Devices.
2019-03-11 2022-02-10

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