US Government Advises Against Wearing Vision Pro Goggles While Operating Your Tesla

Videos posted on social media this week show drivers of Teslas in Autopilot mode wearing Apple Vision Pro headsets, raising safety concerns. The federal transportation authorities have issued warnings in response to the videos. However, some claim that the videos are staged for social media content. The Vision Pro headsets allow the merging of digital apps and surroundings into an immersive space, leading to videos of people wearing them in different settings. Some videos appear staged, and some drivers seem unaware of the road or surroundings. The Transportation Secretary stated that all driver assistance systems require the human driver to be fully engaged at all times. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration called driving while wearing a V.R. headset reckless. Despite appearing in various settings, many of these videos appear to be skits. However, the safety implications are real, as hundreds of thousands of people were injured or killed in distracted driving-related incidents in 2021. Both Tesla and Apple have issued statements regarding the proper use of their products in vehicles. The Vision Pro headset can be set to driving mode to disable certain apps, but the driving task must still be performed by a human driver. Apple has emphasized that the device should not be used in situations requiring attention to safety.

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