2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: Pause Live Radio
April 14, 2014
There I was sitting parked in the grocery store lot in our 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and I was completely engrossed (as usual) in NPR's broadcast of Radiolab. This time it was on an emerging hypothesis about how the dinosaurs met their demise and the long-standing theory that it was a mega meteor.
I had groceries to get, and I didn't want to miss the show. I remembered just then that the Corvette's audio system has a pause feature. I also had a faint memory of our long-term 2008 Cadillac CTS having this feature and that it would operate even with the car shut off.
Well, I was half-right. Our Corvette does, indeed, have this pause feature, but either I took too long grabbing groceries (and it timed out), or it doesn't function while the car is shut off. Bummer for me. Thankfully, I later found a link to the Radiolab podcast so I could get to sleep that night. Even better, I found a link to video of the entire program which happened to be a live stage show with dinosaur puppets, video of impact experiments, and so on.
Even if it doesn't operate as I imagined, the Corvette's hard-drive buffer is still nifty to rewind traffic reports, pause while taking a phone call, and resume after hanging up.
Chief Road Test Editor, Chris Walton