According to a tweet from Elon Musk, Tesla seems to be considering fixing one of the most important issues for dog owners with a car.
The CEO of the Company replied to a tweet this week which signaled that the company could add a new “dog mode” feature. It can be used by a pet owner while stepping away from their car leaving their furry friend inside.
Speculation about the new feature came when Josh Atchley the owner of a Model 3, tweeted to Musk asking the company to add a feature for pet owners. He tweeted that when the music plays and the ac is on, there should be a display on screen saying ‘I’m fine my owner will be right back’. Musk had responded “Yes” to it.
Tesla had introduced a v8 software in 2016 that provided a great feature called the “Cabin Overheat Protect” that would keep the car at a safe temperature for a set duration of time, and operates even when the car is off. The feature was specially designed for child and pet safety.
As of now, there doesn’t seem to be a timeline for the possible “dog mode” to kick in.
Another innovative thinker suggested that the inside temperature should be visible so that people can be rest assured that all dogs that remain in the vehicle are happy and safe.