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A video that went viral showing a driver appearing to release a bear from a vehicle.
The use of the latest Apple Vision Pro headset to operate a vehicle has raised concerns at the top levels of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
According to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, Tesla’s driving assistance capabilities, such as Autopilot, Enhanced Autopilot, and Full Self-Driving, may be misleading as they do not indicate complete autonomy. This statement was made on social media on Monday.
Buttigieg shared on X (formerly Twitter), “Just a friendly reminder that all current advanced driver assistance systems still require the human driver to be fully responsible and attentive while driving.”
It was released in retail stores across the United States.
In its user guide, Apple warns against using the Vision Pro while driving. The device should never be used while operating a moving vehicle, bicycle, heavy machinery, or in any other situations where safety requires full attention.
There was no response from Tesla to a comment request.
The electric automaker in December
Over 2 million vehicles were recalled.
The company is making changes to all of its models in order to address a faulty system that is meant to ensure that drivers remain attentive while using the Autopilot function.
In 2021, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began looking into Tesla after multiple fatal crashes involving the company’s driver-assisted technology. Last year, the agency informed CBS News that their investigation revealed that Autopilot’s methods for ensuring driver attentiveness were insufficient.
The Autopilot feature has the ability to control steering, acceleration, and braking within its designated lane, but it is not capable of completely driving the vehicle. In a report submitted to the NHTSA, Tesla stated that the controls for Autopilot may not be enough to prevent drivers from misusing the feature.
The person operating the Tesla in the footage informed Gizmodo that they created the video as a joke with their friends and operated the car for approximately 30 to 40 seconds while wearing an Apple headset.
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