Sound barrier breaking car will have the world's fastest Wi-Fi

If you want to get live performance data from a car traveling faster than the speed of sound, you're going to need some pretty speedy Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi on a moving airliner is pretty impressive, but that's nothing compared to the folks at North American Eagle who have applied to the FCC for an experimental radio license for the 800-mph car.

The North American Eagle concept is really very simple. Take a surplus 1958 Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, chop its wings off, and put on some high speed wheels. That's the easy part, but now they want live data streaming from the car's gyroscopes, accelerometers, and other sensors. To do this they want a fast way to get the data from the car to their base station when they're out in the Nevada desert.

To be honest, North American Eagle has looked a bit cash strapped at times, so perhaps they should hook up with a company like T-Mobile to promote the car as the world's fastest hotspot.

North American Eagle, via PopSci

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