Tesla has rolled out a DOG MODE

Tesla has rolled out a DOG MODE

Dubbed "Dog Mode", the feature keeps the climate control functioning after the driver exists the vehicle so that any pets inside stay at a safe temperature.

On Wednesday, the carmaker rolled out "dog mode" through a software update, a feature which keeps the air-conditioning running and tells passersby that your pet is OK through the centre screen. In the style that we know and love, Musk responded to the tweet with a simple yes.

The mode will also include a message on the car's display screen saying "I'm fine my owner will be right back".

Last week, Tesla lowered the price of its Model 3 sedan for the second time this year to make its cars more affordable for U.S. buyers.

A parked auto without the windows down can rise more than 20 degrees Fahrenheit, in just ten minutes and in an hour the temperature inside your vehicle can be more than 40 degrees Fahrenheit higher than the outside temperature. This mode uses a Telsa's external cameras to monitor the car's surroundings when it is locked and parked. If a minimal threat is detected, such as someone leaning on a vehicle, Sentry Mode switches to an "Alert" state and displays a message on the touchscreen warning that its cameras are recording.

If enabled, the Sentry Mode system will enter a standby mode when the Tesla vehicle is left unattended.

If a minimal threat is discovered, like someone leaning on the auto, it switches to an "alert mode". If your Tesla's' battery dips below 20% while in Dog Mode you'll get an alert to your Tesla app on your mobile phone. That activates the centre screen, which shows a message warning that the car's cameras are recording.

"While no alarm system can prevent against all vehicle thefts, break-ins and threats, we hope that with Sentry Mode and our other security features, your Tesla will be even more secure", said Tesla.

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