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Tesla's dog and sentry modes arrive this week, protecting your canines and cars

By midian182
Feb 11, 2019
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  1. Back in October 2018, Tesla boss Elon Musk replied to a tweet requesting a dog mode be added to the Tesla Model 3. Josh Atchley asked for a way to keep a vehicle’s radio and air conditioning turned on while the car is off, thereby making it more comfortable for dogs left alone in cars. Additionally, he suggested a message be shown that reads: “I’m fine, my owner will be right back,” which could stop people trying to break in and save what appears to be a overheating pet in distress.

    Musk gave a simple “yes” reply to the tweet. Four months later, he confirmed that dog mode will be rolled out this week.

    Alongside dog mode comes sentry mode, another feature that came about from a tweet. Owner Andy Sutton last month tagged Musk in a photo of his dented Tesla, adding that he wished for a “360 dash cam feature while parked.” The CEO later wrote: “Tesla Sentry Mode coming soon for all cars with Enhanced Autopilot.”

    Musk said the feature will use a Tesla’s cameras to detect when another motorist gets too close to the vehicle, or if someone tries to break in, at which point they will start recording and sound the alarm, which plays Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. He added that an excellent (IMO) metal cover of the song might occasionally play, though he could be joking.

    Both modes are coming to Teslas with AP2+ hardware, which covers all versions of the Model 3.

    Back in December, a Tesla update added romance mode, a Pole Position game, and six fart noises to the vehicles.

    Image credit: Dezy via Shutterstock

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  2. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 3,950   +2,267

    Six fart noises in Tesla vehicles. Sounds about right! I wonder how much extra Tesla charges for that feature? :laughing:
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  3. xxLCxx

    xxLCxx TS Addict Posts: 231   +153

    Didn't we forget something?


    "New Analysis Challenges Bold Tesla Claims
    By the agency’s calculations, airbag deployments in Tesla vehicles with Autosteer dropped by 40 percent after the installation of the technology – either as original equipment or through an over-the-air software update.
    But, a new analysis of the original data by Randy Whitfield, of Quality Control Systems (QCS) Corp., actually shows the opposite. For the subset of vehicles (those that had mileage before and after the installation of Autosteer) in which all of the relevant data are known – the exact mileage at the installation of the technology, Whitfield found that the airbag deployment crash rate increased by 59 percent after Autosteer technology was added.

    Needless to say that Tesla has been marketing this lie. The coverup was impressive as well.
    Tesla is all about marketing and they seem to find willing hands everywhere.
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  4. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 3,950   +2,267

    Thanks for the info. No surprises to me, but be prepared to be flamed to the underworld by all the Musk lovers. :laughing:

    Like I said, fart noises in the audio system. It must be endlessly appealing to those that grow old without growing up. :facepalm:
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