Tesla has added a watchdog mode to its electric cars.

Tesla has added a watchdog mode to its electric cars.

March 29, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Tesla Motors began to equip its Model S and Model X electric vehicles with the special mode Sentry Mode. The new program is designed to protect cars from theft.

Sentry Mode has two different stages of work. The first – “Alert” – activates external cameras that start recording in case the sensors detect a suspicious movement around the car. At the same time, a special message will appear on the central display in the cabin, warning that the cameras are fixing.

In the event that a criminal tries to break into a car, for example, breaks a window, then the “Alarm” mode will be activated. The system will increase the brightness of the screen, and the audio system will start playing music at full volume. Earlier it was reported that Sentry Mode will reproduce the works of “Toccata and Fugue in D minor” by Johann Sebastian Bach during the attempted theft. In this case, the work will sometimes be reproduced in metal processing.


Earlier, Tesla Motors has developed a new special mode for its electric cars called the Dog Mode. The function is intended for owners of dogs who can now leave their pets alone in the parked car.

When activated, the Dog Mode air conditioning system continues to maintain a comfortable temperature in the cabin. In addition, the system displays a message on the display of the multimedia complex: “My master will be back soon. Do not worry! ”This function is designed to warn passersby who, seeing a dog locked in a car in hot weather, can call the police or break the glass.