There have been a lot of innovations from the car maker Tesla. Of course, they are most known for producing cards that run of electricity, but they are trying to push the envelope on others aspects of automotive production. According to CEO Elon Musk, a future update of the cars could include a “dog mode”. In this mode, the car could prevent the interior form exceeding a certain temperature. The vehicle could even display a message warning passers-by not to panic when they see a pet inside the car.
It all began with a tweet about cars and dogs on social media. Musk chimed in, saying that a feature is in the works and could soon be implemented. He talked about a sign on the rear window that could let the public know that dog is safe in the car and that the owner would be back soon. He also agreed that the mode would include a display of the temperature inside the car so that strangers don’t break into the car and try to rescue the pet.
There is already a temperature regulation feature for Tesla cars, called Cabin Overheat. It was pushed to Tesla through a software update earlier this year. The feature ensures that the temperature does not get too high inside the cabin. But the feature was made for safety, and not convenience. This makes sure your pet will be safe if you accidentally leave it in the car for a few minutes, and it was not made for keeping pets in cars for a long period of time.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) had made it clear to never leave your dog alone in a parked car. It is actually illegal in several states. According to the National Weather Service, the inside of a car can reach 109 degrees Fahrenheit in just 20 minutes.