You can brag to your friends about the amazing weekend you had at the track all you want, but without a witness, you might as well be boasting about that monstrous fish that got away. So for the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, GM is including what it calls its Performance Data Recorder which overlays telemetry, speed, and location data over a 720p video recording of everywhere you’ve driven — basically giving you instant replay of your hoonage so you can back up your bragging.
The camera itself is hidden behind the Corvette Stingray’s rear-view mirror, and it works alongside an advanced GPS recorder that keeps tab on the vehicle’s exact position five times faster than the car’s navigation system.
The footage can be reviewed when the vehicle is stopped and parked (after all, watching your instant replay while driving is downright dangerous) or it can be offloaded to your PC and uploaded to YouTube for posterity. Just try and remember that it’s safer to go for the ‘high score’ on your gaming console, than on a highway full of your fellow motorists. [General Motors]