Technology Tesla 'dog mode' will stop pets overheating in cars, Elon Musk says

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    Elon Musk's Tesla cars are about to get a "dog mode" to protect pets from overheating.

    The billionaire entrepreneur said the technology would be rolled out to his fleet of Model 3 electric vehicles next week.

    It will be able to detect when a pet is locked inside the car — and keep the temperature at a safe level.

    There will also likely be a display or some form of communication to inform passers-by that the dog is safe.


    The feature was added after Musk was inundated with tweets from customers.

    In October, one Tesla driver asked him: "Can you put a dog mode on the Tesla Model 3.

    "Where the music plays and the airconditioning is on, with a display on screen saying 'I'm fine my owner will be right back'?"

    Musk replied: "Yes".

    New features are typically added to Teslas via over-the-air software updates.

    'Dog mode' will likely be an extension of Tesla's Cabin Overheat Protection System.


    Read more here. (New Zealand Herald)
     

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