Apple’s Vision Pro is officially out in the world, and some buyers have been spotted using the headset in some odd places.
Perhaps most alarmingly, at least two people have been filmed using the headset while driving.
Another widely circulated video shows a Tesla owner filming himself using the Vision Pro while driving on a highway. The driver appears to have a run-in with police at the end of the video.
Apple has stressed the importance of using the device in a “safe manner.” The headset’s user guide explicitly states to avoid using “it while operating a moving vehicle, or use it while intoxicated or otherwise impaired.”
The sightings have alarmed some road safety experts.
While the headset doesn’t leave users completely blind to the world around them due to Apple’s “spatial computing” that blends virtual content into the user’s natural surroundings, the device is still a distraction.
Cathy Chase, the president of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, told The Telegraph the headset had no place behind the wheel of a car.
“Any behavior that takes a driver’s focus off the task of driving is dangerous and irresponsible and puts all of us at serious risk of death or injury, especially vulnerable road users like pedestrians,” she said.