Piston Slap: Visibility's Unintended Rube Goldberg Effect?
TTAC Commentator Volvo writes:Why does the design of most newer vehicles have very poor driver visibility for objects close to the car? This is pretty much all around but especially the rear. I find the current design even makes it difficult to judge front and rear bumper distance from an object. This definitely was not the case for most cars prior to 1995.
- Is it to lower drag?
- Safety mandates?
- Just design esthetic?
Sajeev Mehta May 10, 201932