It’s estimated that half of new Chevrolet Corvette owners will purchase “valet mode,” which records data, audio and video while your car is - hopefully - just being parked, and not out for a Formula ONE test drive. Harlan Charles, a Corvette product manager says, “Think of it as a baby monitor for your car. Anyone who has felt apprehension about handing over their keys will appreciate the peace of mind of knowing exactly what happened while their baby was out of sight.”
Corvette owners can view the audio and video, as well as the data, on the 8-inch touchscreen. Want to bet they check the monitor before tipping?
Edmunds, a well known car web site also notes, “The memory card for valet mode is tucked into the electronically locking glovebox. In other words, it's virtually impossible to defeat the system.”