Chevrolet’s Corvette Performance Recorder Is an In-Dash Racing Coach
Though the Chevrolet (NYSE:GM) Corvette’s major overhaul was done for the 2014 model year, the 2015 will have a few additional options of its own, that are so far unavailable. For 2015 Corvettes (and presumably later), Chevrolet will be offering a performance recorder as an option, will enable the diver to record high-definition footage of the driver’s trip, and will also add telemetry overlays.
This technology has generally only been available for more professional applications, as Chevrolet is calling its decision to put it in its retail models an “industry first.” The system was developed in cooperation with the famed racing tuner and performance company Cosworth, which provides Chevrolet’s Corvette Racing team’s data acquisition and telemetry system as it is.
“The Performance Data Recorder combines the ability to record and share drive videos with the power of a professional-level motorsports telemetry system,” Automotive News quoted Tadge Juechter, who is the Corvette chief engineer, as saying in a statement at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. “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.”