Allow the console to pivot to face the driver or passenger. Enable and disable functions depending upon who is using the console.
The console pivots along a hinge on the driver's side. When facing the driver, it places all of the controls within easy reach. Locks out any functions that could distract the driver. The slot for the navigation's SD card will be exposed on the passenger side and eliminate the overly complex lift-gate now in place.
When flat, the console is now in a position to pivot around either the hinge on the driver's side or the hinge on the passenger side. The navigation SD Card is now protected within the console housing. Enable/disable certain function in the "neutral" position.
The console pivots along a hinge on the passenger's side. When facing the passenger, it allows the passenger to access all of the functions including those that could distract the driver since the driver cannot easily reach the controls. Currently certain functions are locked out when the vehicle is moving. Now the passenger can use them.