Sometimes, randomly, while I'm doing combat in a Skell, my camera will shift into the Skell and I can see my character doing attacks. I've noticed this resets all of my cooldowns, and the way to get out of it seems to be random. I find this effect very jarring, and I'd like to disable it if possible. If not, knowing why it happens would be beneficial all the same.
According to the game manual, "cockpit time" will occasionally activate at random during combat in a Skell. During this time, your Art cooldowns are reset and you are invulnerable.
I'm not aware of any way to control when it happens or disable it.