Fast Feedback: Corvette Performance Data Recorder

Posted on 08. Jan, 2014 by in GM Canada

Fast Feedback: Corvette Performance Data Recorder

2014-01-08

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LAS VEGAS (Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014) – Chevrolet announced during a Consumer Electronics Show  an industry-first Performance Data Recorder for a 2015 Corvette Stingray. The entirely integrated complement enables users to record high-definition video, with telemetry overlays, of their pushing practice on and off a track.

“The Performance Data Recorder combines a ability to record and share expostulate videos with a energy of a professional-level motorsports telemetry system,” pronounced Tadge Juechter, Corvette arch engineer. “Drivers can simply record and share their practice pushing down a Tail of a Dragon or lapping Road Atlanta. In addition, with a enclosed telemetry software, users can investigate their laps in implausible fact and find opportunities to urge their pushing and path times.”

The Performance Data Recorder, or PDR, complement was grown with Cosworth, a British motorsports-engineering association that reserve a Corvette Racing team’s information merger and telemetry wiring system. It will be accessible with a start of unchanging 2015 Corvette production, after in a third entertain of 2014. Pricing will be announced closer to launch.

The PDR complement includes 3 vital components, all seamlessly integrated into a Corvette Stingray’s interior. First is a 720p, high-definition camera, mounted within a windshield header trim, that annals a driver’s point-of-view by a windshield. Audio is available around a dedicated microphone in a cabin. 

Second is a self-contained telemetry recorder. The complement uses a dedicated GPS receiver that operates during 5 hertz, or cycles per second. That is 5 times faster than a in-dash navigation complement and allows some-more accurate positioning and dilemma traces. The recorder is also hard-wired into a Stingray’s Controller Area Network, or CAN, to entrance automobile information, trimming from engine speed and transmission-gear preference to braking force and steering-wheel angle.

Finally, a complement facilities a dedicated SD-card container in a glove box for recording and transferring video and automobile data. Recording time depends on a ability of a memory card, though an 8-gigabyte label can record approximately 200 minutes, while a 32-GB label stores adult to about 800 mins – some-more than 13 hours of pushing time.

The PDR complement can record video with 3 information conceal options, any rendered in genuine time:

  • Track Mode – shows a limit turn of information on a screen, including speed, rpm, g-force, a location-based map, path time and more.
  • Sport Mode – shows fewer sum on a conceal though includes pivotal information including speed and g-force
  • Touring Mode – simply annals and displays video and audio of a expostulate with no information overlay
  • Performance Mode – annals opening metrics, such as 0 to 60 mph acceleration, 1/4-mile speed and elapsed time, and 0-100-0 mph runs.

The video can be noticed on a Corvette Stingray’s eight-inch tone touchscreen when a automobile is parked, or downloaded to a mechanism for serve editing, and pity video around amicable media sites.

For users who wish a some-more in-depth bargain of their performance, a PDR automobile information can be non-stop in a enclosed “Cosworth Toolbox” software, that combines Cosworth’s professional-level motorsport information research with an easy-to-use striking interface.

The Cosworth Toolbox focus overlays available laps on a Bing-enabled satellite map of a track, and compares comparison laps in fact for any requested indicate on a drive. Comparisons embody dilemma traces, automobile speed, and cornering force to assistance drivers urge their pushing coherence and eventually their path times.

“The ability to examination laps between lane sessions can code evident adjustments for quicker laps in a subsequent session,” pronounced Juechter. “It’s like carrying a 32-GB organisation arch trackside providing we with real-time feedback to urge your pushing skills.”

About Chevrolet in Canada

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of a world’s largest automobile brands, doing business in some-more than 140 countries and offered some-more than 4.5 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides business with fuel-efficient vehicles that underline energetic performance, fluent pattern and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found during www.chevrolet.ca, on Facebook during http://www.facebook.com/chevroletcanada or by following @ChevroletCanada on Twitter.

About Cosworth

Cosworth leverages a code and motorsports-inspired engineering and production capabilities to supply wiring and powertrain technologies to reward high-performance automobile manufacturers. Cosworth was founded in 1958. With domicile in Northampton, UK, a association employs staff opposite Europe and a USA. Cosworth can be found during www.cosworth.com.

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