Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg is weighing in on the use of Apple Vision Pro headsets on the road.
Buttigieg is reminding people to be "in control and fully engaged" when driving.
He was remarking on a viral video appearing to show someone wearing a Vision Pro while driving a Tesla Cybertruck.
It should probably go without saying, but in case you need a reminder: When you're driving, keep your eyes on the road — not in your $3,500 headset.
That's the warning from US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg in response to a viral video seemingly showing a person wearing an Apple Vision Pro headset while driving a Tesla Cybertruck.
"Reminder — ALL advanced driver assistance systems available today require the human driver to be in control and fully engaged in the driving task at all times," Buttigieg said in a tweet Monday accompanying the video.
In the video he references, the Cybertruck driver has their hands off the wheel and is making gestures that suggest they're engaging with material they're seeing inside the mixed-reality headset.
The Vision Pro launched in the US on Friday, and people have already started using it in ways it might not have been intended. We're talking behind the wheel, of course, but also at gyms, on the subway, and even crossing the street.
Road safety experts and Apple advise against using the Vision Pro while driving.
Apple's user guide for the device says, "Apple Vision Pro has built-in safety features to help prevent collisions and falls, but it's also important to use the device in a safe manner. For example, don't run while wearing Apple Vision Pro, use it while operating a moving vehicle, or use it while intoxicated or otherwise impaired."
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