V9 Feature: Dog Mode

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How long before dog mode is used with kids (e.g., snoozing infant) in a car, in states where it’s not illegal to do so of course?
 
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I also suppose you can’t have sentry mode and dog mode active at the same time given that the screen can be used to show just one message...
 

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and a rowdy dog can move enough to trigger the motion sensor part of the Sentry alarm
That's right. And most car alarm systems with interior motion sensors have a mode for this which disables it for leaving a pet (or person) inside. Except that's usually activated by two presses of the fob and so maybe people inadvertently activate it when they press twice to lock their car.
 

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That's right. And most car alarm systems with interior motion sensors have a mode for this which disables it for leaving a pet (or person) inside. Except that's usually activated by two presses of the fob and so maybe people inadvertently activate it when they press twice to lock their car.
Some great initial trial run throughs by teslaraj posted over in the 2019.5.1 thread.
You can run both Sentry and Dog mode at the same time, but Sentry will take over the screen then when it times out, turns the screen off instead of returning to the Dog Mode screen.
Sentry mode also will not react to movement of the car, but vision picked up by the front and repeater cameras or a banging type of impact.
 

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I've been intending to make up a "dog is ok" sign for a while and hadn't yet got to it, until reminded when Bonnie Norman posted this on Twitter yesterday

So using her template as a starting point, made some "dog mode" modifications and came up with these two. Ordered the larger formatted for the inside of the glass, the square formatted for the outside of the glass. Since I currently haven't had my windows tinted - but plan to sometime before summer, wasn't sure how well it would read thru the tint so have the smaller exterior mount ones as a backup.
Also added the bite warning for anyone that things a demure looking old chihuahua needs saving.
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for those with the 2019.5.x install already, has the Dog Mode screen font been updated from the initial demo from Tesla?
 

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Used dog mode yesterday, but with my 16 year old son in the car while I ran into a store for something. Yeah, I could have just left the heating system running with the earlier functionality, but he got a kick out of dog mode since he hadn't seen it. If I know him, I bet he snapchatted the screen to his friends for a laugh. He said it kept him nice and warm while he was waiting. :)