Tesla's pivot screens for
Model S and Model X vehicles
The patent, called the
"Two-Axis Rotation Mechanism," applies to the screens of Tesla's
premium Model S and Model X vehicles.
The device allows
to tilt the screen slightly
easier to read,
and use for
Automotive engineer Sandy
and his team
down the Model S Plaid in
2022. During this
eventually discovered a
hidden mechanism used to rotate the screen.
However, the device
Model S Plaid
a few features to be fully functional.
deeper into the
will work on
the Model S and Model X in the future.
mechanism meant Tesla would improve
part in the future.
Tesla's "Twin Axis Rotating Mechanism" published by the
US Patent Office on
patent was originally filed on May 16, 2022,
six months earlier, similar to the previous
version of the patent from 2021.
The display device is mounted on a rotation mechanism that facilitates a dual-axis rotation utilizing a single actuator, dual rotation joints, and associated linkages,
Elon Musk has talked about going into the Cybertruck, we wouldn't be surprised if this feature makes an appearance in that vehicle as well.