Chevy has a new way to make you feel safe any time you hand over the keys to your brand new Corvette, whether it be to valet or mechanic.
Switch the car into valet mode and enter a four-digit pin, and a camera located in the windshield header trim records the driver’s every move. On top of that, the infotainment system is locked out, the storage bin located behind the touchscreen is locked and all vehicle data, including G forces and speed, are recorded.
Later on, the video can be watched right on the car’s eight-inch touchscreen, or it can be downloaded to a computer.
Valet mode is nothing new to cars, but thanks to the Performance Data Recorder (PDR), introduced in 2015 to the Corvette, owners now get video evidence of everything their car does when they’re not around. The PDR was introduced to help customers hone their skills at the racetrack by recording each lap so you can watch it later from the driver’s perspective.
The PDR system is available on all 2015 Corvettes as an option.
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