Chevrolet has announced that the upcoming 2015 Corvette will go on sale with an optional Performance Data Recorder system.
Chevrolet introduced the Performance Data Recorder system has been co-developed with Cosworth at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The system consists of a 720p high-def camera located in the windshield header, a cabin-mounted microphone and a GPS receiver which can track the Stingray’s location five times quicker than the navigation system.
Using this system the driver can record his actions behind the wheel and also has the possibility of overlaying the footage with telemetry data which then can be saved on the 8GB or 32GB SD card installed in the glove box department. The recorded data can be analyzed on the vehicle’s dashboard screen or it can be accessed from a computer and further analyzed using Cosworth’s Toolbox software.
“The Performance Data Recorder combines the ability to record and share drive videos with the power of a professional-level motorsports telemetry system,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer. “Drivers can easily record and share their experiences driving down the Tail of the Dragon or lapping Road Atlanta. In addition, with the included telemetry software users can analyze their laps in incredible detail, and find opportunities to improve their driving and lap times.”
Pricing for this optional system hasn’t been disclosed but Chevrolet says the optional feature will be offered for the 2015MY Corvette which is set to enter production in the third quarter of the year.
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