Tesla Introduces New Feature Dubbed "Dog Mode"
February 15th, 2019
Tesla has said that they have come out with a new feature called "Dog Mode". This will activate a climate control function that will allow for your pet to stay cozy once you've exited the vehicle keeping the cabin at a comfortable temperature.
An alert text will be sent to your smartphone if the car battery gets below 20 percent while Dog Mode is activated. The temperature is largely displayed on the inside of the vehicle (with a message saying that the owner will return soon) so those passing by can see inside and not feel the need to perform a rescue.
Introducing Dog Mode: set a cabin temperature to keep your dog comfortable while letting passersby know they don't need to worry pic.twitter.com/xFU6MGZT53— Tesla (@Tesla) February 14, 2019
As you know, Tesla vehicles are battery-powered so it won't be as audible as a gas-powered vehicle. High-voltage batteries keep the functions active. While the Model 3 is shown in the photo, the Model X and Model S would likely share the same technology we imagine.
Dog Mode may have been brought to life thanks to a tweet to Elon Musk, Tesla CEO.
Yes— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 20, 2018
Can you put a dog mode on the Tesla Model 3. Where the music plays and the ac is on, with a display on screen saying “I’m fine my owner will be right back”?
"This is in addition to existing Cabin Overheat Protection, which come on automatically at high temps to ensure any babies or pets in the car are safe." Elon Musk said in a Tweet.