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Tesla Model S and X getting touchscreen gear shift — here’s how it works

Tesla is apparently going to be switching the forward/reverse gear selection on updated Model S and X cars to be driven entirely from the touch display. A tweet by Tesla Owners Silicon Valley shows off the interface which involved a user dragging a little car icon upwards for forward and down for reverse. 

The video showing it off has already attracted some concern from the automotive community which sees this as something of a step too far. Tesla has been at war with buttons for some time now. The Model S is due for a big overhaul, with the 2021 model switching to a different design screen and a yolk-like steering wheel that’s been somewhat controversial. 

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