GM says its new C7 Corvette Stingray's Valet Mode might be illegal due to the privacy laws that are in place in 12 different U.S states. It seems that Chevrolet dealers have been instructed to tell owners to not use the Valet Mode from now on until a software update is available to make sure the system will be "consistent with legal requirement with regards to audio recording devices."
Yup, there are strict laws in states like California that deem the audio recording of people illegal unless both parties permit it. We think it would be a waste if was banned considering how the Valet Mode can monitor the car and lock out the infotainment system and glovebox to protect your car from being abused by the valets.
Curious how the Corvette Stingray's Valet Mode work? Watch the video below.