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Tesla has some good news for responsible dog owners. The company has revealed that upgraded Tesla vehicles will feature a setting called “Dog Mode,” which keeps your pooch safe and comfortable while left alone in the car.

The Twitter post above includes a video demonstration of how Dog Mode works, showing how owners can set the air-conditioning temperature and keep it running after leaving the car. If you’re away for a longer period of time, once your battery reaches 20 percent, you’ll receive a notification on your mobile app.

What’s more, the center screen fitted in the vehicle informs passersby that the air con is on and that the dog’s owner will be back soon.

Dog Mode is one of several safety updates Tesla is adding to its new vehicles. Earlier this month, CEO Elon Musk revealed that a “Sentry Mode” will also be included, which uses a 360-degree dashcam surveillance feature to detect would-be villains before blasting them with Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue.”

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