New London Car Insurance: Monitoring Your Car from Afar

New London Car Insurance: Monitoring Your Car from Afar New London Car Insurance Monitoring Your Car from Afar

Relinquishing possession of our vehicle is never easy, especially for owners of high-value or collector cars which can be worth millions and carry even greater sentimental values. Yet often we temporarily hand-off the keys to friends, family and even strangers, entrusting that these individuals will return our vehicles safely back to us and not abuse the privilege of our trust. Most of the time our vehicles are returned to us without an incident, yet still the anxiety persists each time we hand off the keys. Luckily, automobile technology is catching up with motorists’ anxiety and offering solutions to help ease our minds while drivers are parted from their vehicles.

Chevrolet is set to release their latest Corvette model which will offer owners a new way to protect their “baby” when they drop it off with the valet at their favorite restaurant or lend it to their friends and family for a test drive around town. Chevy calls it “valet mode.” When enabled, the Corvette’s valet mode, technology in the car will automatically lock the interior storage areas, disable the infotainment system, and record video, audio and vehicle data while owners are away from their vehicle. Activated by a four-digit password of the owner’s choosing, the Performance Data Recorder (PDR) system can also capture the car’s speed, the engine RPM, gear position and g-force when the valet mode is initiated.

The system was originally designed for car racing enthusiasts who wanted to monitor their performance on amateur race tracks, but Chevrolet later realized that the technology could have more widespread benefits for consumers. To acquire the performance data, the system utilizes a high-definition camera shrewdly hidden in the trim of the windshield header to record video from the driver’s perspective and a dedicated microphone in the cabin to capture the audio. According to a Chevy, a self-contained telemetry recorder uses a GPS receiver built into the vehicle controls to access vehicle information. The data is collected and stored on a memory chip affixed into the glove box which can also transfer the data. The system can store up to 200 minutes of drive time on a single SD-card, and owners can access that information the car’s 8-inch touch screen or download it to a computer.

They system has been likened to a baby monitor for the car by Chevy officials in their press release. The motor producers hope the new system will allow owners to see first-hand exactly happened to their cars after they turned over the keys and better protect their vehicles.

Unfortunately, not all cars come equipped with such high-tech monitoring systems, which means most drivers still have to resort to traditional vehicle protection strategies. Protecting your vehicle is important, that’s why at Byrnes Agency we are proud to offer a variety of vehicle insurance solutions to help protect drivers and their assets from hazards on and off the road. We offer the most comprehensive auto insurance solutions in Connecticut. Our New London car insurance specialists will help assess the specific needs of you and your vehicle to find the best solution for you. We can help protect all your auto investments including high-value, collectors, and even business vehicles. Contact our New London Car Insurance specialists today to learn more about all of our offerings.

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Dayville Insurance Office

Phone: (860) 774-85
394 Lake Rd
Dayville, CT 06241
United States
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Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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Phone: (860) 886-5498
6 Consumers Avenue
Norwich, CT 06360
United States
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Phone: (860) 928-7928
1226 Connecticut 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
United States
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Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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