FILE PHOTO: Tesla logo is shown on a ground-breaking ceremony of Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory in Shanghai, China, January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo
(Reuters) – Elon Musk’s Tesla-Inc on Wednesday launched a security measure called “sentry mode” for the electric cars, as it tries to make its vehicles more attractive to buyers.
The function will be compatible with the AMERICAN Model 3 vehicles, followed by the Model S and Model X vehicles that are manufactured after August 2017, the electric car manufacturer said.
When enabled, the “sentry mode” monitoring of the environment around an unattended car and uses the vehicle’s external cameras to detect potential threats, according to Tesla’s blog here
A minimum of threat is detected, if someone leans on the car, gives a message on the touch screen and the warning that the cameras record.
For a more serious threat, such as someone breaking a window, the mode activates, the alarm of the car, increase the brightness of the center display, plays loud music and alerts owners on their Tesla mobile app.
The United States had 773,139 motor vehicles stolen in 2017 – the highest since 2009, according to data from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation. here
Last week, Tesla lowered the price of the Model, the 3 sedan for the second time this year to make the cars more affordable for AMERICAN buyers. The Palo Alto, California-based company is cutting costs as it looks to turn into profit this year.
Reporting Sanjana Shivdas in Bengaluru, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips