How many times have you passed by a car on a hot sweltering day, with a dog locked inside and felt an overwhelming urge to smash the windows and let the poor thing out?
Well, it seems Tesla CEO Elon Musk has decided to put an end to every dog lover’s ultimate nightmare. The initiative came after a Model 3 owner on Twitter urged the CEO to come up with a Tesla dog mode to keep puppies safe and cool inside Tesla vehicles.
Tesla has previously developed softwares designed to help ensure child and pet safety when they released a Cabin Overheat Protection feature back in 2016.
The company described their 2016 software feature as:
“In an industry-first safety measure, we’re also introducing Cabin Overheat Protect, focused on child (and pet) safety. This feature keeps the car at a safe temperature for hours, even when the car is off. This feature is only made possible by an electric vehicle with Tesla’s uniquely large battery packs.”
We can credit Twitter user Josh Atchley for posting:
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”?
Tesla paid heed to the brilliant suggestion and will be working on a feature to develop a Tesla ‘dog mode.’
People instinctively feel concern when they see a dog inside a locked car even though it could have air-conditioning inside. Many situations involve breaking of a car window and an onslaught of disputes between the passer-by and the dog owner.
But as per the Twitter user’s suggestion, the solution could lie in adding a message on the center screen, which is very visible in Model 3, to let people know that the dog in the car is OK inside.
Another Twitter user added in to the suggestion for Tesla to make the inside temperature visible to reassure concerned passerby’s dilemma.
Elon Musk fully agreed to both the suggestions and assured a Tesla dog mode feature was in the works.
There’s no available release date for this upcoming feature at the moment.