Tesla’s Model X Has A Bio Weapon Defense Mode Button (Seriously)

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The host of safety features in Tesla’s new SUV includes a bio weapon defense air mode Elon Musk says “gives you hospital level air quality” inside the vehicle.

Biodefense mode, accessible as a button on the in dash display, pumps up the Model X’s HEPA air filter to maximum level, which Musk claims would be able to get rid of toxins from biological weapons. TechCrunch’s Greg Kumparak, who is at the Model X unveiling, reports that Musk said Tesla had trouble getting any available air testing sensors to even detect a measurable level of particles and made some jokes alluding to the Volkswagen emissions scandal.