US Secretary of Transportation: Do not use Apple Vision Pro while driving
US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg reiterated the need to follow basic driver rules after one owner of the Vision Pro augmented reality headset was spotted wearing it on his head while driving a Tesla Cybertruck.
The importance of active driver participation
All modern driver assistance systems require active driver participation and full control of the process driving.
Restrictions on using the Apple headset
The Apple headset comes with a number of warnings that advise drivers not to use it while driving or in other situations requiring attention to safety.
Context of the original video
The creator of the original video confirmed that the material was filmed as a parody, and the AR headset was worn for only a few seconds while driving. The footage that appears to be an arrest was staged and part of a joke.
About the Tesla Cybertruck
The Cybertruck is equipped with Tesla Autopilot, but it has not been activated for the first wave of Founder's Edition cars. Therefore, the owner of the Vision Pro headset did not use advanced driver assistance systems during the trip.
Information taken from Engadget.
- Vision Pro - expensive augmented reality headset
- Tesla Cybertruck - Tesla car model
- Pete Buttigieg - US Secretary of Transportation