CES: Cosworth telemetry goes social for Corvette Stingray



Chevrolet has developed a performance data recorder (PDR) in partnership with Cosworth, which it says will apply professional motor racing technology with social media to the road sports car.

The system, which was announced at CES in Las Vegas, will be available on the 2015 Corvette Stingray.

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UK-based automotive engineering group, Cosworth has developed the data acquisition and telemetry electronics for the Corvette Racing team for over a decade.

The Cosworth Toolbox application included with the PDR, overlays recorded laps on a Bing-enabled satellite map of the track and compares selected laps in detail, for any requested point on the drive.

Comparisons include corner traces, vehicle speed, and cornering force to help drivers improve their driving consistency, and ultimately lap times.

According to Cosworth’s CEO, Hal Reisiger: “Drivers want professional-quality information and analysis. They want to improve their driving performance with state-of-the-art tools, and they want to share that information with their social networks.”

“The Performance Data Recorder combines the ability to record and share drive videos with the power of a professional-level motorsports telemetry system,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer.


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