Revolve, the 17.1” swivel screen on the Fisker Ocean dashboard

Fisker slowly reveals the features that will go from the Ocean prototype to the production version that Magna will begin assembling next year. While from the outside it seems that everything is quite defined, the interior is still in the design phase. In a video posted on his YouTube channel, Fisker presents stira 17.1-inch center display that it will implement in the Ocean, which has the virtue of rotate 180 degrees to choose whether you want it to be vertical or horizontal.

Dashboard screens have become a common element in all cars, whether electric or combustion. But not only its size matters, its format is also important and above all its layout, vertical or horizontal. Although the most general trend is that this screen increasingly occupies more space horizontally, even merging with that of the instrumentation, there are still two different philosophies that defend which is the most correct format for driving.

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Tesla seemed to have it clear when he placed the enormous 17-inch center screen upright on the Model S dashboard. But then he changed his mind. In the Model 3 it became not only horizontal, but also the only one that included the car, that is, it is also the instrumentation one that is usually placed behind the steering wheel. The Ford Mustang Mach-E, for example, has opted for a large-format vertical screen and Renault has opted for an L-shaped screen that mixes both concepts in the new Mégane E-Tech.

In theory, a horizontal screen is more appropriate for viewing multimedia content. It is the format of the screens of laptops, most tablets and of course televisions. A vertical screen is much better suited to navigation because it allows you to see more of the road ahead and makes your route more predictable. It is also easier to write on them and view web content. For that reason it is the way in which mobile phones are usually used. In a car, moreover, it is necessary not to place information too low in the car, since this forces the driver to look too far away from the road to consult it.

Fisker appears to have addressed the needs of both sides and has decided implement a 17.1-inch screen on the dashboard of the Ocean that has the property of rotating 180 degrees. The multimedia system and the navigation system will be integrated into it and it will be placed in one or another position depending on the function it has to fulfill at any given time. It is a solution that was already present in the prototype and that will finally go to the production version.

A) Yes, when the electric SUV is rogiving, the screen will be placed in a vertical position to offer various controls and vehicle information, and facilitate navigation. When the vehicle is parked Hollywood mode will be activated, placing the screen in a horizontal position to allow viewing of multimedia content.

This feature will not be available on all Fisker Oceans, but will become an option as will only be present in the upper part of the range. The two entry finishes, Sport and Ultra will not offer it. It is precisely the versions corresponding to the highest finishes that are the first to be manufactured by Magna Steyr for Fisker at its facilities in Austria.

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