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Tesla upgrades the infotainment screen in the Model S and Model X with a motorized swivel function

Drivers and front-seat passengers can now adjust the angle of the infotainment display in the Model S and Model X (Image: Tesla)
Drivers and front-seat passengers can now adjust the angle of the infotainment display in the Model S and Model X (Image: Tesla)
The comparatively minor but still practical upgrade to the infotainment system in the Tesla Model S and Model X allows drivers to comfortably adjust the viewing angle of the giant horizontal display that is mounted to the center console of these two popular electric vehicles.

The Tesla Model S and Model X are undoubtedly two popular choices on the red-hot EV market, which slowly but surely attracts more competition by other established automakers like Toyota. In order to keep pace with its rivals, the Austin-based EV maker regularly improves certain aspects of its flagship electric sedan and SUV, which is perfectly illustrated by a recent upgrade to the infotainment screen in the Tesla Model S and Model X.

According to a video posted by Twitter user "Larry Li", the large 17-inch cinematic infotainment display in both EVs is now equipped with a motorized swivel function, which allows both the driver and the front-seat passenger to view the display at a more comfortable angle. The production unit of the Tesla Model S that is shown in the aforementioned video has apparently been manufactured in the final week of April, which means that new buyers of the Tesla Model X and Model S will soon be able to enjoy the upgraded infotainment system.

But even though the center screen of the infotainment system in the Model X and Model S can now be adjusted for a passenger sitting in the front seat, Tesla still locks certain functions like video playback when the vehicle is in drive mode. This Tesla Model S and Model X upgrade comes a couple of months after a teardown discovered that recent units of the two EVs already featured the upgraded parts that would've enabled the swivel function of the infotainment display if it wasn't for the missing electric motor.

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Larry Li (Twitter) via Electrek, Image: Tesla

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Enrico Frahn, 2022-05- 5 (Update: 2022-05- 5)