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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Gains New Valet Mode

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 8/18/2014 Jason Udy

In addition to recording track performance, the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette ’s Performance Data Recorder features new valet mode giving owners additional security to their vehicle thanks to the ability to record video and audio while away from their car.

“Think of it as a baby monitor for your car,” said Harlan Charles, Corvette product manager, in a release. “Anyone who has felt apprehension about handing over their keys will appreciate the peace of mind of knowing exactly what happened while their baby was out of sight.”

© Provided by MotorTrend With the new valet mode, owners can lock the storage bin behind the infotainment screen and glove box, as well as disable the radio and infotainment system. Additionally, the new feature can use the Performance Data Recorder ’s high-definition camera to record video, the dedicated microphone to record in-car audio, and the GPS-based telemetry recorder to monitor speed, engine RPM, gear position, and g-force.

“Performance Data Recorder was initially designed as a tool for track days, allowing drivers to record their laps and improve their driving skills,” said Charles. “We soon realized the system could have many more applications, such as recording a scenic drive up Highway 101, or recording when the Valet Mode is activated.”

A customizable four-digit passcode can be programmed through the infotainment system’s menu to activate valet mode. Data is recorded on a dedicated SD-card slot in the glove box and can be viewed on the infotainment screen or downloaded to a computer. Developed in conjunction with Cosworth, the Performance Data Recorder is available on all 2015 Chevrolet Corvette models.

Source: Chevrolet

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