A patent has been issued for Tesla’s pivoting screen on the Model S and Model X vehicles. The screen in Tesla’s high-end Model S and Model X vehicles is the subject of the patent, which is titled Dual-axis rotational mechanism. The device lets users slightly tilt the screen to make it easier for the driver or passenger to read, see, and use.
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A Patent for Model S’ rotating screen
In early 2022, automobile engineer Sandy Munro and his team destroyed the Model S Plaid. During this teardown, Munro’s group revealed the secret system that would ultimately be utilized to pivot the screen. However, for the device that was installed in Munro’s Model S Plaid to be fully functional, a few features were missing.
The team investigated the mechanism in greater detail and modified it. It demonstrates how it would operate in the Model S and Model X in the future. Munro’s Model S Plaid mechanism’s missing components indicated that Tesla would eventually enhance the component in the future. On November 24, 2022, Tesla’s “Dual-axis rotational mechanism” was made public by the US Patent Office.
A prior version of the patent, which dates back to 2021, was also filed six months earlier on May 16, 2022. According to the patent, the display device is mounted on a rotation mechanism. It facilitates a dual-axis rotation using a single actuator, dual rotation joints, and associated linkages. Additional tension forces about a third axis are provided by at least one additional floating joint in the rotation component.
A control component can also be used to generate control signals related to the rotation of the individual actuators. Establishing control positions and duty cycles, by additional embodiments. With all the cool technology Elon Musk has talked about for the Cybertruck, we wouldn’t be surprised if this feature makes an appearance in that vehicle as well.
Since Munro’s initial teardown, Tesla has implemented the tilting screen on later versions of the Model S and Model X.
Lastly, Tesla is still aiming for production to begin in just about six months. Even though the Cybertruck frame was recently discovered at a Tesla facility.
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