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1 February 2019, 14:02 | Updated: 11 June 2019, 16:58
Classical music is being used as a new Tesla car alarm to stop break-ins and robberies.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed his plans for a new and rather unconventional anti-theft car system.
When the car detects an intrusion it will loudly play one of Johann Sebastian Bach's best-known pieces, Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.
The menacing organ piece, whilst being a humorous answer to a burglar alarm, will draw as much attention as possible to those trying to break into the vehicle. Many people will be familiar with its three dramatic opening flourishes followed by the low, growling pedal note underneath a huge, fortissimo rolling chord.
Elon Musk announced the news on his Twitter page:
Tesla Sentry Mode will play Bach’s Toccata and Fugue during a robbery (and keep Summer safe)https://t.co/wnS5qLeB2E— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 27, 2019
The innovative CEO took other musical suggestions on Twitter, with one user suggesting a metal cover of Beethoven's famous ‘Moonlight’ Sonata No. 14, which Musk agreed to include in the most recent update.
This isn't the first time a Tesla car has used music in its features. The Model X shared a festive display of the car's lights and 'winged' car doors to the song ‘Wizards in Winter’ by the Trans Siberian Orchestra.
A certain pun springs to mind...