One of the things you will notice when sitting inside the new 2014 Corvette Stingray are the two eight-inch high definition screens. The screen on the center stack is for displaying the advanced infotainment system that is called Chevy MyLink, plus it shows enhanced OnStar with 3D navigation maps. But for many, the coolness factor is enhanced by what is behind that screen.
Due to advancements in auto electronics, automakers are no longer confined to having huge boxes containing the electronics fit inside the dash. Today those boxes are smaller and can be moved outside the dash. This is what Chevy’s interior designers did, which opens up the space behind the screen.
In the 2014 Corvette Stingray, you can press a button and the whole screen moves downward, disappearing inside the dash and revealing a storage cubby-hole that can store your telephone, wallet or whatever paraphernalia you might wish to smuggle.
So now when your traveling in your new Stingray, you can sync your smartphone to the car via Bluetooth and then lock it away for good measure. Plus, Chevy put a USB charger inside so you’re phone will be fully charged when you arrive at your destination.
Where this will really come in handy will be the Convertible model. The new Central Locking System will ensure that even if the top is down, no one can reach inside and activate the screen as its locked along with the doors and glove box.
Check out this video from Mashable showing how the retractable screen works.