“Teenager Wears Vision Pro for 1 Day, Tests Tesla’s Autopilot: Receives Bitter Outcome”

Apple emphasizes that users should not wear this virtual reality glasses when participating in traffic.

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The long-awaited Apple VR Vision Pro finally went on sale on February 2 in the US. Priced at $3,499, this advanced device promises to revolutionize how users interact with applications. Despite some limitations, as is typical with any first-generation product, it is a significant step forward in the VR field.

Vision Pro features speed limitations, automatically disabling VR content when it detects that the user is moving at high speeds. On the other hand, it also offers a “Travel Mode” that allows users to access most of the device’s features. Apple suggests that this mode is suitable for use during flights, although there have been cases where Vision Pro accidentally activated Travel Mode when the user was not actually on an airplane.

Vision Pro went on sale in the US on February 2 (Photo: Apple)

Due to these limitations, Apple advises against using Vision Pro while driving a car, riding a bicycle, or operating heavy machinery. The company even provides multiple warnings in the user manual to emphasize the importance of responsible use.

Despite the dangers, a user has uploaded a video to the social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter), showing themselves wearing Vision Pro while sitting in the driver’s seat of a Tesla with the autopilot mode enabled. Ignoring the clear warnings from Apple and Tesla about the dangers of engaging in traffic, this person has recklessly put themselves and others in harm’s way.

Wearing Vision Pro while the Tesla is on autopilot

The limited vision of Vision Pro will seriously affect the driver’s ability. The driver will not be able to perceive dangerous situations if they occur in the “blind spot”, outside the range of Vision Pro’s camera system.

In addition, Vision Pro’s applications will obscure part of the display and impair the driver’s focus and visibility. This further hampers the wearer’s ability to react quickly and effectively to unexpected situations on the road. The weight of approximately 650g of Vision Pro can exacerbate neck or head injuries in the event of a head-on collision.

While Tesla’s FSD autopilot software is undoubtedly advanced, it cannot completely replace the driver. Tesla has deployed systems to detect if the driver is alert and aware of their surroundings, emphasizing the importance of responsible use.

Needless to say, wearing Apple’s Vision Pro while driving is an extremely reckless decision and should not be done. Fortunately, the police intervened in a timely manner before a catastrophic incident could occur. This is a stern reminder that such devices have no place on public roads and should never be used when operating a vehicle.