Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Case of the Eavesdropping Corvettes

General Motors may have to take the sting out of its new Stingray. 
The 2015 Corvette offers a personal video recording option that lets owners surreptitiously record video and audio when the car is in the hands of other drivers — like parking attendants. But now the automaker is concerned that the so-called valet mode may run afoul of eavesdropping laws in some states.

The laws in question involve audio recording only, and require that both parties give consent to be recorded. The Corvette’s recorder not only stores video shot through the windshield, but also data on speed and acceleration as well as audio recordings from inside the car. (more)