Your #1 source for auto industry news and content

spot_img

Transportation Secretary warns Tesla drivers against using VR headsets while driving

Buttigieg's response reminds the public that all advanced driver assistance systems currently available require the human driver to be in complete control while driving.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg issued a warning to drivers on February 5 after a video emerged showing a man driving a Tesla Cybertruck while wearing what appeared to be Apple’s recently launched Vision Pro headset. Buttigieg emphasized that drivers must remain alert while driving.

Buttigieg responded on X to the video, which has over 24 million views, of a Tesla driver manipulating a virtual reality field with their hands. The video lasts for approximately ten seconds.

However, Buttigieg’s response reminds the public that all advanced driver assistance systems currently available require the human driver to be in complete control and fully engaged in the driving task at all times.

Apple’s recently launched Vision Pro combines three-dimensional digital material with a view of the outside world. The headset seamlessly blends digital content with the physical space by navigating control via your eyes, hands, and voice. With Vision Pro, individuals will have an infinite canvas that transforms how they interact with the apps they love.

It’s important to note that Apple strongly advises against its headset while operating vehicles.

Furthermore, Buttigieg has previously expressed similar opinions regarding the use of Tesla Autopilot. According to Tesla, the purpose of its sophisticated driving functions is to be utilized by a driver who is entirely focused, “Has their hands on the wheel, and is prepared to take over at any moment.”

Stay up to date on exclusive content from CBT News by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Don’t miss out! Subscribe to our free newsletter to receive all the latest news, insight and trends impacting the automotive industry.

CBT News is part of the JBF Business Media family.

spot_img
Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell is a staff writer/reporter for CBT News. She is a recent honors cum laude graduate with a BFA in Mass Media from Valdosta State University. Jaelyn is an enthusiastic creator with more than four years of experience in corporate communications, editing, broadcasting, and writing. Her articles in The Spectator, her hometown newspaper, changed how people perceive virtual reality. She connects her readers to the facts while providing them a voice to understand the challenges of being an entrepreneur in the digital world.

Related Articles

spot_img

Latest Articles

From our Publishing Partners