Apple Vision Pro has been out for a few days with strong impressions from reviewers and the public alike. Still, some customers are admittedly too hyped and excited about their purchase to the point of being willing to engage in quite illegal (and stupid) behavior…
Vision Pro is meant to be used in stationary environments like the comfort of your home or in a café for the best possible experience. Still, some people can hardly put down their new spatial computer to the point of wearing it while driving their cars on the highway.
It should go without saying that this practice is illegal, with the police very likely to take action if they spot eager Vision Pro wearers behind the wheel. While there are no laws explicitly singling out VR headsets while driving, it’s probably treated the same as using a conventional mobile phone. Despite the first video proving to be nothing more than a prank, using Vision Pro in this manner could prove fatally dangerous in case of an accident no matter how good its video passthrough can be.
While it’s true that Vision Pro comes with a dedicated Travel Mode for use while in an airplane, it’s not meant to be used with other modes of transport like a car, much less behind the steering wheel. Apple also makes this explicit in a support document titled “Safely use your Apple Vision Pro,” which states that the headset should never be worn and used while driving.
Apple Vision Pro has built-in safety features to help prevent collisions and falls, but it’s also important to use the device in a safe manner. For example, don’t run while wearing Apple Vision Pro, use it while operating a moving vehicle, or use it while intoxicated or otherwise impaired.
Apple support document
Still, if you feel the urge to show off your shiny new Vision Pro, consider doing so without putting yourself and others in danger by wearing it in a safe location, perhaps a restaurant.