What exactly is remote monitoring? It's a system that allows automakers to track your vehicle's condition, wherever it goes. This is much like how you can check your bank account information on-the-go with mobile apps.
Bugatti is building a limited 500 Chirons, all of which can be individually monitored. The information will be sent back to the company's headquarters in Molsheim, France, using the car's mobile network. This will allow Bugatti to track and notify the vehicle owner of small issues, such as low tire pressure and oil changes. Should the problems be more serious than that, the carmaker will send out a repair specialist to resolve the issue.
The Chiron tracks around 10,000 different signals from each vehicle. From the engine to the transmission, and the brakes to the infotainment system, It knows exactly where the problem lies. This information is transferred in real time, for near-immediate responses, a feature usually reserved for motorsport vehicles.
However, with this convenience comes a loss of privacy. The idea of a company tracking every aspect of your car can be discomforting. Bugatti asks for permission from the vehicle owner before activating the service. They also limit which staff can access the data.
Bugatti Head of Sales Hendrik Malinowski remarked on the service.
“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.”
Would you agree to the service, or do you prefer your privacy?