Chevrolet just introduced its nifty Performance Data Recorder at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show that will show up in production form later this year on the 2015 Corvette Stingray. For the time being, this Cosworth-developed camera and telematics package will be exclusive to the Corvette, but Motor Trend is reporting that it could well show up in new cars and electronics stores in the not-too-distant future.

Neither Chevy nor Cosworth have given any sort of timeframe for how long the Corvette will be exclusive provider of this factory-optioned equipment, but the article states that Cosworth could eventually shop the PDR to other automakers in a similar fashion. Even better for consumers, Cosworth is also said to be in talks with GoPro to create an aftermarket plug-and-play type device that would plug into any late-model car's on-board diagnostics port to gain access to various vehicle data.


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      Rotation
      • 11 Months Ago
      It seems pretty clear the system uses the same camera setup that they already started to put in place on cars for distance following cruise and lane holding/departure warning. So it should be possible to move this tech around a bit. Also, now that GM has a use for the camera which actually involves humans viewing it (and not just a computer) maybe the quality and frame rate will go up. I mean, a computer doesn't care if the color balance is awful, but humans do, so it's time to start working on some tech to improve this stuff.
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      nocommie11
      • 11 Months Ago
      What's next, the Donkey Cart suspension will go back into Donkey Carts?
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      Larry Litmanen
      • 11 Months Ago
      Oh this will be great, insurance companies and law enforcement will be able to look into this data and see if you were speeding before the accident. Sea Urchin.
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