New 'black box' will record 10,000 vehicle parameters in real time.
Bugatti is set to offer F1-style telemetry to Chiron customers with the launch of a ‘unique’ data analysis system.
The system is an evolution of the one first offered to Veyron customers in 2004, although Bugatti claims the updated module comes with ‘significant further development’.
Using mobile radio and a 140mm-wide aluminium box, the car can communicate 10,000 vehicle parameters in real time, allowing Bugatti’s service technicians to alert the driver to any issues that may arise.
According to Bugatti, the box will monitor everything from tyre pressure to air conditioning settings, and allows the company to order in parts for the vehicle the moment a fault is detected.
The service is backed up by three ‘flying doctors’, who cover all Bugatti customers in their own region. One ‘doctor’, for example, will cover Russia and Europe, while another will be responsible for North America. Each doctor will be sent a message if ‘unusual’ signals are collected from the vehicle, and can then be sent to organise a repair.
Bugatti has promised that the vehicle’s ‘black box’ data can be collected in whatever way the customer chooses. The scheme requires a Bugatti owner to sign up, and he or she can then choose either to record data permanently, have data deleted after a specified time period, or record data for a set period of time, such as a track day.
‘Our customers have the most demanding requirements for individual support in all areas of their lives. That also applies to their vehicle fleets and automobile collections,’ said Hendrik Malinowski, director of sales and operations at Bugatti’s headquarters in Molsheim, France. ‘In this area too, Bugatti goes one step further than other manufacturers. With our telemetry system, we can provide our customers with assistance in all technical matters related to their Bugatti. At any hour of the day and, if necessary, also of the night.’