Should it surprise you that Tesla CEO Elon Musk is a fan of Rick and Morty? Probably not.
Well, Tesla owners, things are about to get a lot more meta.
A few days ago, Musk announced that Tesla would roll out a 360-camera theft prevention "Sentry Mode" for all cars with Enhanced Autopilot. The announcement was a surprise; Musk made it in response to a social media user who, after finding a dent in his car, suggested Tesla vehicles should have 360-degree dash cam features.
A few days later, Musk revealed that Tesla's Sentry mode will play Bach's "Toccata and Fugue" during a robbery...
...and that sometimes, believe it or not, it might play the heavy metal version.
He noted that the new system would "Keep Summer safe," a reference to a Rick and Morty episode where the smart car is told to "keep Summer safe," referring to Morty's sister Summer.
Keep Summer Safe | Rick and Morty | Adult Swim youtu.be
Does this mean your Tesla will include rather violent antitheft measures à la StickDeath's anti-auto theft Security System series? ...Maybe.
A Tesla representative did not elaborate on what Musk meant by his tweet, but Engadget posited that Sentry Mode will feature an "always-on dash cam function or will switch on automatically when it senses a blow or break-in to the vehicle."
A "rough beta" test is coming soon, though.
People seem pretty intrigued..
Did we mention that the puns are also pretty heavenly?
Can't wait to see if this lives up to our expectations.