It makes absolute sense that a display that you might spend more time engaging with than any other controls in the car is positioned with the view of the road in the background.
I totally agree. There's beginning to be too many distractions whilst driving. Eyes should be on the road and not fiddling about with text messages, facebook, twitter and any other "social" app you can care to name. Reserve this rubbish for when the roads are full 100% of self driving cars.