Submitted by jordanrichard on Thu, 2019-02-14 07:21
So of course all the EV related media outlets are talking about the "Dog mode". Elon had said via a Tweet that the car would sense when there is a dog present. So Tesla releases a video of this Dog Mode" which appears to not be automatic because you have to touch the center screen before leaving the car, but more to the point, it just puts a screen saver on the screen.
Having the HVAC running while you are not in the car is not new. We have had this ability for years. So is this "Dog mode" really just a screen saver? If so, and if the intent was to alert concerned passerbys, to draw attention to the message on the screen, the mode should have the screen flashing in different colors. Concerned passerbys are going to focus on the dogs not the dash board.