San Francisco: Your Tesla car will soon connect to upcoming second-generation Starlink internet satellites, as the company run by Elon Musk is installing Starlink antennas at select charging stations across the United States.
A Twitter user asked Musk on Friday, “Will tesla also get this service with premium connectivity?”
Musk replied, “Yes.”
Musk, however, did not divulge further details about the technology. During a joint event with telecommunications operator T-Mobile, he mentioned that Starlink’s satellite-to-cellular coverage will be able to provide a 2-4 Mbps link, which is shared by everyone in the area. satellite coverage.
According to The Verge, that’s currently not enough for premium connectivity features, like live streaming video from your car’s cameras.
For new or used electric cars purchased from Tesla, they “will have standard connectivity for the remainder of eight years from the first day your vehicle was delivered as new by Tesla, or the first day it is put into service (e.g. used as a demonstrator or service vehicle), whichever comes first.
The confirmation came when T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert and Musk announced the creation of a new network to broadcast from Starlink satellites using T-Mobile’s nationwide mid-band spectrum.
Satellite-to-cellular service will provide nearly complete coverage almost anywhere a customer can see the sky.
It will help people to text, send MMS and even use “select messaging apps” whenever they have a clear view of the sky.