Is there anything worse than the people who leave their dogs in the car during the hottest summer days? (I mean, in addition to people who leave their kids in the hot car. Both are dreadful!) People should know that they are breaking the windows is not enough when the temperature starts to creep up. So now, Tesla, which is about adding crazy update features to its cars, is doing something to protect the worlds of war. Meet: Dog Mode.
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Dog mode is exactly what it sounds like: a feature designed to keep the cabin of your car at a comfortable temperature.  Not only that, but it will show the temperature in the car on the touch screen, so passers-by will know that the puppies are safe and obedient. Here is a more detailed description from Tesla:
Keep your dog comfortable in your car while letting people pass by not having to worry about dog mode. In addition to keeping the climate control on, the touch screen will display the current cab temperature. To activate dog mode, press the fan icon at the bottom of the touch screen when your car is parked. Put Hold Climate on your DOG, make adjustments within temperature limits, and let it be known that your pet is comfortable. Dog mode will continue when you leave your car. If you get the battery at less than 20%, you will receive a notification on your mobile app.
Tesla reminds you to be aware of your local laws. If it is illegal to leave the dog unattended in the car, it will continue to be illegal, whether you are driving a Tesla.
The best thing about this feature is that it doesn't require you to buy the latest model Tesla to access it. All you have to do is upgrade your software wirelessly.
And it seems that this function, together with one of the others today, was inspired by an owner's tweet to Elon Musk:
Finally, something good comes from Twitter.
Dog mode is rolled out along with two other software updates. The first is Sentry Mode, which uses sensors to detect and alert you to potential threats while your car is parked. The other is a dashcam upgrade, you can record and store recordings from your side cameras as well as the camera facing you.
I think we are all likely to agree that dog mode is probably the coolest – and most humane out of the three new upgrades. It is always important to keep our friendly friends safe and healthy.