One frustrated Twitter user and Tesla owner, who suffered a dent within the range of the car’s rear-facing camera, appealed directly to Elon Musk on Twitter, saying that there should by all means be a special feature on the dashboard that utilises the car’s variety of sensors for 360° surveillance.
Musk responded saying that the “Tesla Sentry Mode” is coming soon — which is precisely the feature the user made an enquiry about.
Tesla Sentry Mode coming soon for all cars with Enhanced Autopilot https://t.co/x2buQWiABX— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 22 января 2019 г.
The tweet suggests that the new feature will be soon found in all cars with the so-called Enhanced Autopilot and is expected to be available for an additional fee; however, Musk shortly after clarified the issue, saying that all cars with the most recent “AP2+” hardware would be equipped with the feature, specifically, ones that rolled off the assembly lines in 2016 and later.
I am totally not concerned about Tesla cars with over-the-air remote data connections with cameras pointing in various directions at all times in public and semi-public places, subject to the internal self-regulation of Elon Musk. https://t.co/N3RpNxUOTb— Ron Fein (@ronfein) 23 января 2019 г.
It could see a Tesla's cameras switch on automatically. https://t.co/S0MOVb66sC— DIMAS (@dimas_______) 23 января 2019 г.
Tesla enthusiasts instantly took to Twitter to repost the news — however, many seemed to be “not concerned”:
Tesla is simply the best! ⭐️ Certainly better than all the rest. 🎵— Kata Lyst Stella V. (@marvelwonderkat) 22 января 2019 г.
Hilarious memes on the subject also flooded the Internet, with users unable to resist the temptation to speak about the potential blemishes:
Bundled with “Not a Flamethrower”? pic.twitter.com/yM86guufdF— Jonas Holm (@jonasholmdk) 22 января 2019 г.