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Because that single lense camera gives a false perspective of what the driver is actually seeing. Unless you're unlucky enough to only have one eye, what you're seeing at all times is two images merged together (don't think about that too hard, that's how you become boss eyed). This means anything close and in between your eyes is sort of being bypassed by whatever you're focusing on, so if you put your finger pointing up just in front of your nose and try reading this post, your finger just turns into semi-visible blur, that's kind of what the Halo looks like while driving, allegedly. Another thing to remember is that you aren't always looking straight ahead anyway in a racing car, you're looking into the corners, so two big struts either side would actually be much more of a nuisance, because they'd stop you seeing the apex, and you wouldn't be able to look beyond them like you can with the central pillar. In my opinion the Halo's far from perfect, but if their has to be some kind of safety rig around the driver's noggin, better it than some kind of monstrosity like we have here >>4109
Here's a bloke with several thousand pounds of make believe racing gear testing out the Halo in 3D VR.