These photos prove that dogs really love cars

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With its latest software update, Tesla has created a feature that will forever prevent pets from overheating, facing injury or death, in a hot car.

And that's a very good thing, because ... dogs love cars! A lot.

In fact, it seems that the only creatures who are made happier by automobile than humans are canines. And as these photos demonstrate, they may even love cars more (note that none of these hounds is in a hot car with the windows up):

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A Chinese woman drives her car through traffic as her dog looks out of the passenger window in Shanghai on September 23, 2009. (Photo credit PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
A dog watches proceedings from a car during the RSPCA Million Paws Walk at Sydney Olympic Park on May 16, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
A dog sits in a Volkwagon Beetle as it drives on a road in Sydney on June 17, 2014. (Photo credit PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)
A dog sits in a car after a greyhound coursing event near Warsaw on April 20, 2013. (Photo credit JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
A Chihuahua dog waits inside a Trabant 601 car as fans of the East German Trabant car gather for their 7th annual get-together on August 23, 2014 in Zwickau, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Rietschel/Getty Images)
A dog barks in a car with a Portuguese flag displayed on its side during a demonstration in downtown Lisbon on March 2, 2013. (Photo credit PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images)
Mr. Brodmann, the dog of Gery Keszler, sits inside a Mini car designed by Herr Brodmann prior to the Life Ball on July 17, 2010 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)
A dog looks out of the window of a car parked in a disabled car parking bay in a supermarket car park on February 16, 2011 in Bath, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
A woman and her dog sit in a car and watch the sea in the exclusive residential area of Sandbanks on January 17 in Poole, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
A woman and her dog lean out of a London taxi window to look at the gathered press outside The London Clinic on June 10, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
A dog wearing protective goggles rides in a car in Christchurch on March 2, 2011. (Photo credit Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images)
A dog sits in one of the Ford Model T cars which arrived in Edinburgh to celebrate the cars centenary year on May 19, 2008 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Rollo the dog leans on the steering wheel of a 1904 Renault as vintage cars set to take part in the annual 'London to Brighton Veteran Car Run' go on show on Regent Street ahead of tomorrow's rally on Novermber 03, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Picture taken on August 27, 2012 shows a dog looking out of the window from the passenger seat of a vintage car in Munich, southern Germany. (Photo credit Marc Müller/AFP/GettyImages)
Fa-Tass, a five-year-old Labrador-Weimaraner crossbreed rides a car with owner Glen Upton (not in photo) in Sydney, 21 March 2006. (Photo credit DAVID HANCOCK/AFP/Getty Images)
Tink the dog sleeps in a 1904 Renault as vintage cars set to take part in the annual 'London to Brighton Veteran Car Run' go on show on Regent Street ahead of tomorrow's rally on Novermber 03, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
A dog stands guard nearby a Trabant car used as replacement spare source as fans of the East German Trabant car gather for their 7th annual get-together on August 23, 2014 in Zwickau, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Rietschel/Getty Images)
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