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Tesla Releases "Dog Mode" to Stop People From Smashing Your Window


At least 11 states now have "Good Samaritan" hot car laws, allowing private citizens to break into a vehicle to save a pet if they have reason to believe that they're in danger from heat or cold. Additionally, in another 14 states, public officials such as law enforcement or humane officers have that power.

Unsurprisingly, Tesla owners weren't fond of the idea of someone breaking into their car when they leave their dog alone for a few minutes with climate control on. So back in October, Twitter user Josh Atchley asked Elon Musk directly to add a "dog mode," that lets people outside the car know all was well inside. He got a simple answer: "Yes."