> the parameters for node/car are not recognized in the omnetpp.ini file. If I understand correctly, the cars (or nodes as they are referred to as in the veins) are generated on their own
If I understand you right, you are worried that the text editor in the OMNeT++ IDE shows all parameters assigned to submodules of a car as "currently unused". In a sense, this is correct: until the simulation is running, there is really no car to assign these parameters to.
Do not worry, though: as soon as the simulation is running, the parameters are assigned as intended!
To help the OMNeT++ IDE understand what you are doing (that is, purely for cosmetics) , you can temporarily change your network's .ned file to contain a module instantiation like
I've seen this convince some OMNeT++ IDE versions that, at some points, cars will be in the simulation - and the "unused parameter" warnings go away.
Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Sommer
Cooperative Mobile Systems (CCS Labs)
Heinz Nixdorf Institute, Paderborn University, Germany