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PDR

Chevy Aims to Improve the Picture Quality of the Corvette's Performance Data Recorder

One of the most popular options on the 2015 Corvette Stingray and Z06 has to be the new Performance Data Recorder.

The Corvette PDR development was born out of Cosworth’s many years of working with the Corvette Racing Team to supply and support the full suite of motorsport electronics such as data loggers and Pi Toolbox analysis tools.

Discussions between Cosworth and General Motors about taking these racing products to the Chevrolet Corvette road car developed, and it soon became evident there was a tremendous opportunity to be first to market with a fully integrated road going Performance Data Recorder.

Since the PDR became available on 2015 models, feedback from Corvette customers and the media alike has been overwhelmingly positive, and the PDR picked up four best product awards at the CES show.

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[VIDEO] Sheriff's Undercover Corvette Stingray with PDR Helps Bust Street Racers in Texas

Hey, Corvette drivers, if you want to race, take it to the track.

Don’t endanger the lives of innocent people trying to prove your manhood on public streets.

Eight people apparently didn’t heed that advice in Harris County, Texas on Friday, March 20, as they were arrested for street racing on the same weekend as a major drag racing event in town, the TX2K.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Z06 Captures the Insanely Fast McLaren P1 on PDR

Remember when the tiny college football team went up against the high-and-mighty Division I squad and barely lost – a moral victory of sorts?

This video taken from the Performance Data Recorder of the Z06 serves as an automotive reminder of that very kind of situation.

On paper, pitting a $100,000 Corvette Z06 against a million-dollar McLaren P1 shouldn’t be much of a contest.

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Via CorvetteVideos.TV

On a deserted side road, this new 2015 Corvette Z06 owners uses the on-board timer to record his quarter mile time while capturing the run with the Performance Data Recorder.

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[VIDEO] Valet Who Drove a Corvette to 50 MPH in a Parking Garage Has Been Fired

If you live in Costa Mesa, California, your sports car is a little safer tonight.

The valet who took a joyride inside a parking garage that was recorded via a Corvette Stingray’s Performance Data Recorder with Valet Mode is now out of a job.

That news comes from ABC7′s WJLA who interviewed the Corvette’s owner Dan Cowles after his recording of the valet acting badly went viral.

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Corvette Stingray's PDR Catches a Valet Driving Recklessly in a Parking Garage

One of the features of the 2015 Corvette Stingray’s Performance Data Recorder is Valet Mode, a setting that records video and telemetry whenever the car is in operation. On Friday, a Corvette Forum member named dcowles may be the first to capture a valet entrusted with parking the Corvette behaving badly once the owner was out of sight.

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Autoblog Names the 2015 Corvette Stingray as a Finalist for its 2014 Technology of the Year Award
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Autoblog’s editors have been busy checking out the latest technologies in this year’s batch of cars and trucks and have narrowed down the list to 14 finalists for its annual Technology of the Year award. One of those 14 finalists is the 2015 Corvette Stingray which made list with its new Peformance Data Recorder with Valet Mode.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Stingray's PDR Captures a Tire Blowout on the Highway

We knew that once Corvettes were armed with the Performance Data Recorder that YouTube would never be the same. Already we are starting to see PDR videos online and they aren’t just videos that captured on-track driving. Corvette owners are using the PDR as dash cams and it’s only a matter of time before a PDR captures a “dashcam moment” like we see coming out of Russia every day.

One Corvette Forum member had his PDR activated as he was driving on a toll road in Fort Worth, TX when a semi tractor-trailer had a tire blowout in front of him.

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Chevy Tells 2015 Corvette Owners Not to use the PDR Valet Mode over Legal Concerns

Remember that great video that Chevrolet put out extolling the features of the new Valet Mode with the Performance Data Recorder? Activating the Valet Mode allows you to record front-facing video as well as capture audio from within the car so you can help keep your Corvette safe when it’s in the hands of others.

Well it turns out that recording audio from within the car may be considered a felony in some states that require notice and consent to individuals that they are being recorded and now GM is sending notices out to dealerships and customers alerting them to this fact as well as promising a future update to the PDR system.

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[VIDEO] Chevrolet Puts the 2015 Corvette's Performance Data Recorder to the Test

C7 Corvette Engineer Tadge Juechter has emphasized all along that everything on the new seventh-generation Stingray has a purpose – or it wouldn’t be there.

Same goes for the new Performance Data Recorder that just became available on the 2015 model.

While some might see the new high-definition camera that records what is going on in front of the Stingray as just an electronic play toy, you better believe that Juechter sees it as much more.

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