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.
Tesla Sentry Mode coming soon for all cars with Enhanced Autopilot https://t.co/x2buQWiABX— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk)1548198500.0
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.
But, occasionally, the metal version https://t.co/ogHYUPoA9z— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk)1548558406.0
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.
@annerajb @Teslarati Rough beta in 2 to 3 weeks— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk)1548439115.0
People seem pretty intrigued..
@elonmusk We need a demo Elon. I have to see this. :)— Hunter (@Hunter)1548560437.0
@elonmusk https://t.co/ZwYIxvpVwp— Alec Tokosch (@Alec Tokosch)1548559065.0
@elonmusk Such a versatile multi-verse, and organ-ic. 🤣🤣— Kata Lyst Stella V. (@Kata Lyst Stella V.)1548558563.0
@elonmusk Hi Elon, please ensure with a loud volume!— Vincent (@Vincent)1548558174.0
Did we mention that the puns are also pretty heavenly?
@elonmusk That’s what I love about you, Elon: you don’t get hung up on D Minor details.— James Stephenson (@James Stephenson)1548557508.0
@elonmusk The thieves won't be Bach again!— bharat : sharma (@bharat : sharma)1548558452.0
@boynamedbharat @elonmusk I can’t Handel this.— Sara Boutall (@Sara Boutall)1548618367.0
Can't wait to see if this lives up to our expectations.