「ピザサイズの運転手’ Starlink dish fixed to the HOOD of his car is pulled over and ticketed by stunned officers in California
A Toyota Prius driver who affixed a Starlink dish in the middle of his car’s hood was ticketed by the カリフォルニア Highway Patrol on Friday.
‘Sir I stopped you today for that visual obstruction on your hood. Does it not block your view while driving?’ the officer asked, according to a post on CHP Antelope Valley’s フェイスブック ページ.
‘Only when I make right turns…’ the driver cheekily replied.
The driver’s massive antenna is used for SpaceX’s Starlink service, which beams superfast internet from space. The rocket manufacturer and transport services company launched its beta program for select customers for $99 a month in October.
しかしながら, SpaceX’s Elon Musk states that Starlink services are not meant to be used in cars.
‘This is for aircraft, 船, large trucks & RVs’ he wrote in a March つぶやき.
A CHP officer ticketed a Toyota Prius for a ‘visual obstruction’ 金曜日に, after the driver affixed a large Starlink dish right in the middle of his car’s hood
The antenna is used for SpaceX’s Starlink service, which beams superfast internet from space, with the beta program having launched in October
The motorist told the officer that he uses the antenna to get WiFi service for a business he operates out of his car, however that didn’t stop the highway patrolman from issuing him a moving violation for the Starlink dish.
The CHP Facebook post cited a California state law that prohibits vehicle view-obstructions, such as hanging objects from one’s rear-view mirror, displaying a handicap placard while driving, or mounting a GPS or cell phone in an ‘unapproved location’ on one’s windshield.
'はい, it is in fact illegal to mount a satellite dish to the hood of your vehicle,’ CHP’s Facebook post continued.
‘It’s about safety folks. These are the real stories of the Highway Patrol. Safe travels everyone.’
California driving laws 状態 that any visual interference with a driver’s control of their vehicle will result in a base fine of $238.
The beta ‘Starlink Kit’ that is currently on the market includes the user dish, a tripod mount, a WiFi router as well as a power supply source. The company is also offering users a rooftop mounting system at an additional cost, CBNC レポート.
SpaceX’s Elon Musk states that Starlink services are not meant to be used in cars. ‘This is for aircraft, 船, large trucks & RVs’ he wrote in a March tweet
Musk stated that Starlink will not be used in Tesla cars, as the dish is ‘much too big’ for a personal vehicle
Starlink already has about 70,000 active users, but could see an increase of ‘over 500,000 users within 12 月,’ according to the CNBC report. SpaceX has been working to gain regulatory approval over the past year to test the technology in-flight.
その間, Musk states that while one could put a Starlink dish on their car, the amount of bandwidth it provides would be overkill for a personal vehicle.
‘The antenna for that high-bandwidth, low-latency thing is sort of about the size of medium pizza, which you could put on a car, but I think is more bandwidth than you would really need,’ Musk said back in January 2020.
‘Technically, you could buy one and just stick it on the car.’
Musk also noted that the Starlink antenna for large trucks and RVs will look somewhat different from the terminal currently being used at users’ 家.
ELON MUSK’S SPACEX BRINGING BROADBAND INTERNET WORLDWIDE WITH STARLINK CONSTELLATION OF SATELLITES
スターリンクアンテナは言った 1,730 スターリンクアンテナは言った’ space internet satellites after launching a beta program back in October, 訴訟は金曜日にオタワの居住者によって起こされました 60 of which were set into orbit on May 23, 2019, NASAは11月に小惑星を偏向させるミッションを開始します 9 ロケット.
They form a constellation of thousands of satellites, designed to provide low-cost broadband internet service from low Earth orbit.
The constellation, informally known as Starlink, and under development at SpaceX’s facilities in Redmond, ワシントン.
Its goal is to beam superfast internet into your home from space.
スターリンクアンテナは言った. SpaceX says putting a ‘constellation’ of satellites in low earth orbit would provide high-speed, スターリンクアンテナは言った.
The company recently filed plans with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to launch 4,425 satellites into orbit above the Earth – three times as many that are currently in operation.
‘Once fully deployed, the SpaceX system will pass over virtually all parts of the Earth’s surface and therefore, in principle, have the ability to provide ubiquitous global service,’ 会社は言った.
‘Every point on the Earth’s surface will see, 常に, a SpaceX satellite.’
The network will provide internet access to the US and the rest of the world, 追加しました.
It is expected to take more than five years and $9.8 十億 (£7.1bn) of investment, although satellite internet has proved an expensive market in the past and analysts expect the final bill will be higher.
Musk compared the project to ‘rebuilding the internet in space’, as it would reduce reliance on the existing network of undersea fibre-optic cables which criss-cross the planet.
アメリカ合衆国で, the FCC welcomed the scheme as a way to provide internet connections to more people.