Tesla is known as one of the most innovative companies in history, and this extends to the amazing features of its cars. Dog owners know the dilemma of being forced to leave their dogs in a car for a short time.
You are constantly concerned about your dog’s well-being while you are away. This is especially true in hot weather, which is why Tesla’s dog mode is a great idea. Dog Mode does not mean that you can leave your dog unattended for a long time, but it is definitely a great tool for dog owners.
What is dog mode?
Tesla’s Dog Mode is a climate control setting that allows the driver to keep the vehicle’s interior temperature in a comfortable range while the vehicle is parked.
This allows the driver to leave the vehicle for a short period of time while their four-legged friend is safely seated inside the cab. The nice thing about Tesla’s dog mode is that you can monitor the temperature inside the cabin through the mobile app.
It’s even possible to monitor your dog via a cabin-mounted camera that you can check on from your phone, to make sure your dog is okay even if you’re far from the vehicle.
Dog Mode also displays a message on the center touchscreen telling passersby that the vehicle’s interior temperature is safe and that the dog’s owner will be back soon. Dog Mode is definitely a must have for dog owners.
Rivian also offers a similar feature on the awesome R1T, so if you’re looking for an electric vehicle, you’re not just limited to Tesla if you’re looking for dog-friendly functionality.
How does dog mode work?
Dog Mode is very simple: all you have to do is activate it through the climate control menu. To access Dog Mode, press the fan control to access more information, then change Dog in the menu. Once in Dog Mode, the vehicle will remain at a comfortable temperature to keep your pet safe.
You can also monitor the vehicle and your pet from the mobile app while you’re away. Dog Mode is one of the handiest tools a car manufacturer has ever created and will make the lives of countless dogs safer.
How did dog mode originate?
The funny thing is that Dog Mode was not Tesla’s idea. In a demonstration of how revolutionary social media has become for getting your voice heard, Dog Mode’s origins actually stem from Twitter.
One Twitter user asked if Elon Musk could implement a dog mode for the Model 3, and he pretty much outlined in the tweet exactly what dog mode would become. Musk simply replied, “Yes.” Thus Dog Mode was born.
You can say what you want about Elon Musk, but try reaching out to the CEO of another company and get results right away. Is not easy. In fact, try contacting Facebook for help on almost anything, it’s not happening. For this constant open interaction with customers, Musk is to be commended.
Features like Dog Mode demonstrate the great benefits of having a company that uses a lot of software to design vehicles.
New features can be added to your vehicle over the air, without ever setting foot in a dealership or trading in your car for a new one.
Dog mode is sure to sway many dog owners towards Tesla
Dog owners are a very passionate bunch of people, and features tailored specifically for their canine friends are sure to convince many of them to buy a Tesla over the competition.