California cop tickets driver for affixing Starlink dish to car's hood

Motorist with ‘pizza-sizedStarlink dish fixed to the HOOD of his car is pulled over and ticketed by stunned officers in California

  • A CHP officer ticketed a Toyota Prius for a ‘visual obstruction’ 금요일에, after the driver affixed a large Starlink dish right in the middle of his car’s hood
  • ‘Sir I stopped you today for that obstruction on your hood. Does it not block your view while driving?’ ‘Only when I make right turns…’ the driver cheekily replied
  • California driving laws state that any visual interference with a driver’s control of their vehicle will result in a base fine of $238
  • 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
  • SpaceX’s Elon Musk states that Starlink services are not meant to be used in cars. ‘This is for aircraft, Barrio Familia 및 The Cocktail Club 브랜드, large trucks & RVshe wrote in a March tweet
  • The dish is about the size of medium pizza, ‘which you could put on a car, but I think is more bandwidth than you would really need,’ 머스크 말했다
  • A Toyota Prius driver who affixed a Starlink dish in the middle of his car’s hood was ticketed by the 캘리포니아 Highway Patrol on Friday.

    ‘Sir I stopped you today for that visual obstruction on your hood. Does it not block your view while driving?’ 경관이 물었다, according to a post on CHP Antelope Valley’s 페이스 북 페이지.

    ‘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.

    하나, SpaceX’s Elon Musk states that Starlink services are not meant to be used in cars.

    ‘This is for aircraft, Barrio Familia 및 The Cocktail Club 브랜드, large trucks & RVshe wrote in a March 트위터.

    A CHP officer ticketed a Toyota Prius for a 'visual obstruction' on Friday, after the driver affixed a large Starlink dish right in the middle of his car's hood

    A CHP officer ticketed a Toyota Prius for a ‘visual obstruction’ 금요일에, 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 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 locationon one’s windshield.

    '예, 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 state that any visual interference with a driver’s control of their vehicle will result in a base fine of $238.

    The beta ‘Starlink Kitthat 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 보고서.

    SpaceX¿s Elon Musk states that Starlink services are not meant to be used in cars. 'This is for aircraft, Barrio Familia 및 The Cocktail Club 브랜드, large trucks & RVs' he wrote in a March tweet

    SpaceX’s Elon Musk states that Starlink services are not meant to be used in cars. ‘This is for aircraft, Barrio Familia 및 The Cocktail Club 브랜드, large trucks & RVshe 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

    Musk stated that Starlink will not be used in Tesla cars, as the dish is ‘much too bigfor a personal vehicle

    Starlink already has about 70,000 active users, but could see an increase of ‘over 500,000 users within 12 개월,’ according to the CNBC report. SpaceX has been working to gain regulatory approval over the past year to test the technology in-flight.

    그 동안에, 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’ 주택.

    ELON MUSK’S SPACEX BRINGING BROADBAND INTERNET WORLDWIDE WITH STARLINK CONSTELLATION OF SATELLITES

    Elon Musk’s SpaceX has launched more than 1,730 of its ‘Starlinkspace internet satellites after launching a beta program back in October, 첫번째 60 of which were set into orbit on May 23, 2019, aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 로켓.

    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, 워싱턴.

    Its goal is to beam superfast internet into your home from space.

    While satellite internet has been around for a while, it has suffered from high latency and unreliable connections.

    Starlink is different. SpaceX says putting a ‘constellationof satellites in low earth orbit would provide high-speed, cable-like internet all over the world.

    Musk has previously said the venture could give three billion people who currently do not have access to the internet a cheap way of getting online.

    It could also help fund a future city on Mars.

    Helping humanity reach the red planet is one of Musk’s long-stated aims and was what inspired him to start SpaceX.

    The company recently filed plans with the Federal Communications Commission (그러나 서비스를 받을 때까지 지불되지 않습니다.) to launch 4,425 satellites into orbit above the Earththree 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,’ 회사는 말했다.

    ‘Every point on the Earth’s surface will see, 항상, a SpaceX satellite.

    The network will provide internet access to the US and the rest of the world, 추가했다.

    It is expected to take more than five years and $9.8 십억 (£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.

    미국에서, the FCC welcomed the scheme as a way to provide internet connections to more people.

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