2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray To Get Optional Performance Data Recorder


  • 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

    2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

    The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will be offered with an optional Performance Data Recorder. | January 02, 2014

Just the Facts:
  • The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will be offered with an optional Performance Data Recorder so that users can record their drive experiences, GM said at the 2014 International CES.
  • The new option will be available in the third quarter of 2014.
  • Pricing will be announced closer to launch.

LAS VEGAS — The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will be offered with an optional Performance Data Recorder (PDR) so that users can record their drive experiences, GM said on Sunday at the 2014 International CES.

The new option will be available in the third quarter of 2014.

Pricing will be announced closer to launch. Afaf Farah, a GM spokeswoman, told Edmunds that images of the PDR will be available later this week.

"The fully integrated system enables users to record high-definition video, with telemetry overlays, of their drive experiences on and off the track," said GM in a statement.

The system was developed with Cosworth, the British motorsports-engineering company that supplies the Corvette Racing team's data acquisition and telemetry electronics system.

Three major components make up the system. They include a high-definition camera mounted within the windshield header trim that records the driver's point of view. Audio is recorded via a microphone in the cabin.

The system also bundles a telemetry recorder that uses a dedicated GPS receiver. The recorder accesses vehicle information, ranging from engine speed to steering-wheel angle.

A dedicated SD-card slot in the glovebox records and transfers video and vehicle data.

Users can create videos of their performance that can be viewed on the Corvette Stingray's color touchscreen or downloaded to a computer.

Edmunds says: This setup provides the driver with real-time feedback designed to improve driving skills, an option that many Corvette buyers are bound to snap up.

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