Aug 202014
 
 August 20, 2014  Posted by  Business

Jerry Hirsch reports:

Attention valet drivers: Don’t get frisky with the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette — big brother is watching.

General Motors is offering next year’s model of the famous sport coupe with a data recorder that captures video, audio and driving data from the vehicle when switched into a special “Valet Mode.”

The Vette’s owner can come back from dinner and check out if the valet was testing the sports car’s 3.8 second zero to 60 mph time. The car will have recorded data such as speed, engine RPM, which gears have been used and the highest level of g-force incurred on that joy ride to the parking garage.

“Think of it as a baby monitor for your car,” said Harlan Charles, Corvette product manager.

Read more on the Los Angeles Times.

So some people are willing to pay for the kind of monitoring some of us are concerned about being used against us.

Actually, I’m still more concerned about mandatory EDR “black boxes” in cars than an optional system like this.

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