News Report Technology
February 06, 2024

Tesla Drivers’ Use of Apple’s Vision Pro While Driving Sparks US Government Concern

Tesla Drivers' Use of Apple's Vision Pro While Driving Sparks US Government Concern

US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg took to the social media platform X and warned that human drivers must pay attention at all times after videos emerged of Tesla drivers apparently wearing VR headsets (what appeared to be Apple’s recently released Vision Pro headset) while driving.

Buttigieg responded to a video widely circulated over social media platforms with over 24 million views. The video shows a Tesla driver who appeared to be gesturing with his hands to use the headset in virtual reality while behind the wheel.

“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 wrote on X.

Apple’s Vision Pro headset, unveiled just last week, integrates three-dimensional digital content seamlessly with real-world surroundings. Notably, Apple emphasizes that this technology should never be used while operating a moving vehicle.

In its Vision Pro’s safety guidelines, Apple says users should “never use Apple Vision Pro while operating a moving vehicle, bicycle, heavy machinery, or in any other situations requiring attention to safety”.

In addition to concerns surrounding the use of advanced driving technologies, such as Tesla’s Autopilot, Buttigieg urged caution and adherence to safety protocols.

Tesla Recalls Over Two Million Vehicles in US

Tesla, known for its advanced driver features including Autopilot, reiterated that these systems are intended for fully attentive drivers with hands on the wheel, ready to assume control instantly.

Recently, Tesla announced a substantial recall of over 2 million vehicles in the United States, prompted by concerns raised by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regarding the font size on warning panels. The NHTSA warns that the small font sizes could potentially elevate the risk of accidents. This marks the second major recall by Tesla covering nearly all its vehicles sold in the nation in less than two months.

However, Tesla reassures consumers that the issue will be addressed through a wireless software update, eliminating the need for physical modifications to the vehicles.

Disclaimer

In line with the Trust Project guidelines, please note that the information provided on this page is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as legal, tax, investment, financial, or any other form of advice. It is important to only invest what you can afford to lose and to seek independent financial advice if you have any doubts. For further information, we suggest referring to the terms and conditions as well as the help and support pages provided by the issuer or advertiser. MetaversePost is committed to accurate, unbiased reporting, but market conditions are subject to change without notice.

About The Author

Kumar is an experienced Tech Journalist with a specialization in the dynamic intersections of AI/ML, marketing technology, and emerging fields such as crypto, blockchain, and NFTs. With over 3 years of experience in the industry, Kumar has established a proven track record in crafting compelling narratives, conducting insightful interviews, and delivering comprehensive insights. Kumar's expertise lies in producing high-impact content, including articles, reports, and research publications for prominent industry platforms. With a unique skill set that combines technical knowledge and storytelling, Kumar excels at communicating complex technological concepts to diverse audiences in a clear and engaging manner.

More articles
Kumar Gandharv
Kumar Gandharv

Kumar is an experienced Tech Journalist with a specialization in the dynamic intersections of AI/ML, marketing technology, and emerging fields such as crypto, blockchain, and NFTs. With over 3 years of experience in the industry, Kumar has established a proven track record in crafting compelling narratives, conducting insightful interviews, and delivering comprehensive insights. Kumar's expertise lies in producing high-impact content, including articles, reports, and research publications for prominent industry platforms. With a unique skill set that combines technical knowledge and storytelling, Kumar excels at communicating complex technological concepts to diverse audiences in a clear and engaging manner.

Hot Stories

Top 10 Crypto Games to Invest in 2024

by Gregory Pudovsky
February 27, 2024
Join Our Newsletter.
Latest News

Top 10 Crypto Games to Invest in 2024

by Gregory Pudovsky
February 27, 2024

NFTs & Mining: A Digital Synergy

The rise in usage of the non-fungible tokens has changed the way we see and engage with ...

Know More

AI in Crypto

Explore the ever-evolving realm of artificial intelligence within the cryptocurrency sphere. Discover the transformative impact of AI ...

Know More
Join Our Innovative Tech Community
Read More
Read more
Fluence Launches FLT Token on Ethereum Mainnet Alongside Cloudless Computing Platform
Markets News Report
Fluence Launches FLT Token on Ethereum Mainnet Alongside Cloudless Computing Platform
February 27, 2024
Anonymous Dogwifhat (WIF) Trader Bags $1.4M Profit Investing $310 as the Memecoin Surges 50%
Markets News Report
Anonymous Dogwifhat (WIF) Trader Bags $1.4M Profit Investing $310 as the Memecoin Surges 50%
February 27, 2024
HTX Re-Applies for Hong Kong Virtual Asset Trading License Days After Withdrawal
Markets News Report
HTX Re-Applies for Hong Kong Virtual Asset Trading License Days After Withdrawal
February 27, 2024
How to Automate Mining With AI?
News Report
How to Automate Mining With AI?
February 27, 2024
What You
Need to Know

Subscribe To Our Newsletter.
Daily search marketing tidbits for savvy pros.