Since then Vision Pro Launched last week was Apple’s expensive AR/VR headset found in all sorts of unusual places: from the gym to airplanes and everywhere else. But then an owner was seen Wearing it while driving the Tesla Cybertruck on the highwayUS Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg issued a warning reminding people to use some common sense.
In Writing in X Along with an excerpt from the original video, Buttigieg reiterated that “ALL advanced driver assistance systems available today require a human driver to be in control and fully engaged in the driving task at all times.” Likewise, it ships with an Apple headset multiple warnings advises users not to use it “while driving a moving vehicle” or “in any other situation that requires attention to safety.”
Reminder—ALL advanced driver assistance systems available today require a human driver to be in control and fully engaged in the driving task at all times. pic.twitter.com/OpPy36mOgC
— Secretary Pete Buttigieg (@SecretaryPete) February 5, 2024
After Secretary Buttigieg’s response creator of the videoDante Lentini said Gizmodo that the footage was a “skit” with friends and that the headset was only worn for 30-40 seconds while driving. In addition, Lentini says the footage showing him being arrested for the prank was staged. But what makes the video even more irresponsible is that while the Cybertruck comes standard with Tesla’s Autopilot system, the feature has yet to be activated for the first wave of Founder’s Edition vehicles. That means Lentini was driving down the highway wearing headphones without the aid of any advanced driver assistance systems.
In some ways, it’s a little sad that Buttigieg’s warning needed to be said. However, a huge amount of hype and Pre-orders around 200,000 unitsit was probably only a matter of time before someone was caught driving while wearing Apple’s expensive headphones.
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