This post was mostly inspired by reading up on the British Army's "Jackal" patrol vehicle, after seeing a couple of them being transported down south a few months ago, 2 3-axle versions I think.
Anyway, looking at pictures of either the 4x4 or 6x6 versions of the Jackal, the driver and crew look awfully exposed to anything from small arms fire and shell fragments when considering something like the Russian BRDM-2 or BTR. But being buttoned up inside armour and relying on only vision devices or cameras to see what's going on outside isn't exactly ideal either.
So is there really a "best solution" for a reconnaissance or patrol vehicle? And in what form (should such an example already exist) does it take?