2015 Corvette’s new Valet Mode gives owners peace of mind
General Motors has announced that the 2015 Chevrolet
Corvette will get a new Valet Mode for its Performance Data
Recorder, which will allow owners to disable the infotainment
system, lock any interior storage and record vehicle data –
giving drivers peace of mind when their car is with a valet.
The Corvette’s Performance Data Recorder (PDR) is pretty
sophisticated as it is. It allows you to record HD video, in-car
audio and vehicle data including speed, engine RPM, gear
position and more. It also includes telemetry software which
lets users analyze their laps and improve times.
The new Valet Mode can be turned on through the settings
menu, and drivers can activate it using a unique four-digit
code. Once entered, the storage bins and glove box will
automatically lock, and the radio and infotainment system is
disabled. Video, audio and vehicle data is also recorded.
Once a valet has returned the car, owners will be able to watch
video of its time away on the Corvette’s 8-inch color
touchscreen when the car is parked. Alternatively, the footage
can be downloaded to a computer as there’s a dedicated SD-
card slot in the glove box for recording and transferring data.
The PDR system can record video with three data overlay
options ranging from Track Mode, Sport Mode, Touring Mode
and Performance Mode. PDR was developed with Cosworth, a
British motorsports-engineering company that supplies
Corvette Racing team’s data acquisition and telemetry
The video below shows the system in action.
Source: General Motors