Widespread concern has ensued following the emergence of videos depicting Tesla drivers wearing Apple’s newly launched Vision Pro headset while driving. The videos, having achieved viral status, have drawn attention from U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, who has issued a public safety warning in response.
Public Dismay over Safety Negligence
Among the viral videos, one notably captures a driver being pulled over by the police, all while donning the headset. The incident has sparked widespread debate over road safety and the responsible use of technology while driving. Buttigieg’s warning emphasized the need for drivers to remain fully engaged, irrespective of the employment of advanced driver assistance systems.
Apple’s Vision Pro Headset: A Tech Marvel with Road Risks
Apple’s Vision Pro headset, priced at $3,499 and released on February 2 in the U.S., is a significant leap in spatial computing technology. While the headset offers some degree of transparency in specific modes, it can substantially limit a driver’s vision, thereby posing a risk on the roads.
Tesla and Apple’s Stand on Safety Regulations
Tesla’s policy is explicit that drivers should maintain control of their vehicles at all times, even when the autonomous mode is engaged. Similarly, Apple’s user guide specifically cautions against the use of the headset while driving. The current incident thus underscores the potential safety hazards associated with the use of headsets and similar immersive technologies while driving, necessitating clearer guidelines and responsible usage.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn