Elon Musk introduces Dog Mode for the Tesla Model 3
Owners of the Tesla Model 3 have repeatedly asked Elon Musk to add a so-called “Dog Mode” to the car’s functionality. Their plea was heard, and a software update came out a couple of days ago introducing a special standby mode for car owners who need to leave their pets inside the car.
Once activated, the mode automatically locks the doors and windows, and engages climate control (the car audio also continues to play if it was on). The infotainment screen displays the current temperature inside the car, along with the words: “I’m fine, my owner will be right back.”
Should the car start running out of batteries while in this mode, it will repeatedly alert the owner via their smartphone.
Earlier additions to Tesla on-board software included the “Party & Camping” mode, as well as a number of Atari video games.
Reporter Artem Sukhanov
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