Police ticket driver who screwed the Starlink antenna to the bonnet

This is one way to establish a Wi-Fi connection.

Obstructed view

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) stopped a person driving a Toyota Prius with a Starlink bowl apparently attached to the hood.

Police officers gave the driver a ticket to mount the large satellite dish on his car and said it blocked the driver’s view. according to The edge.

“Sir, I stopped you on your hood today because of this obstruction.” said a Facebook post by the Antelope Valley CHP quoting the officer in charge. “Doesn’t it block your view while driving?”

The driver replied, “Only when I turn right.”

Home work

A spokesman for the CHP told CNBC that the driver was using the satellite to get Wi-Fi for a business he had out of his car. Now they would probably be better off using a hotspot like any other remote mobile worker.

SpaceX did not comment on the incident.

Starlink internet connection

While the driver who attaches it to the hood of their car is a bit of a head-scratching experience, considering that Musk has made comments in the past about users being able to do just that.

“The antenna for this high-bandwidth, low-latency thing is about the size of a medium-sized pizza you could put on a car, but I think it’s more bandwidth than you really need,” Musk said in a 2020 appeal for earnings , to The edge. “Technically, you could buy one and just stick it on the car.”

It should go without saying that you definitely shouldn’t stick it on the hood of your car – but we can definitely expect more hijinks with Starlink dishes in the future as it’s rolled out to more users.

CONTINUE READING: Police ticket driver for sticking the Starlink terminal on the hood [The Verge]

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