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Ok so here is the deal. There are two kinds of movies that have cars that are living in them. 1. There are also people in the movies that use the cars and 2. There are not people that use the cars. The vehicles are the people.
In the first option you need a windscreen so that the people inside can see out. In the second the inside is then the inside of the person. If you put the eyes at the headlights then what is the windscreen. A shiny forehead? It all comes down to how the car is being operated. So in cars the cars is the person and when you are operating a car the window is what is being used to process the information happening outside the car. the lights are not directing the car. They are only helping provide more information to the windscreen.