Chicago adopts drone regulations; iPass expands relationship with Deutsche Telekom

Wireless tech news from across the Web:

> Ford CEO Mark Fields sees the potential for fully autonomous cars to be available for use on U.S. streets in four years' time. Re/code article

> One week after a marathon hearing on the subject, aldermen agreed to make Chicago the first major city to adopt "intelligent" regulations on drones. Chicago Sun-Times article

> Wi-Fi network provider iPass, continuing on its growth arc, expanded its relationship with Deutsche Telekom to allow Deutsche's enterprise customers to access the iPass network of more than 20 million Wi-Fi hot spots around the world. RCR Wireless article

> United Launch Alliance (ULA) has declined to bid on the launch of a next-generation GPS satellite, opening the way for SpaceX to launch its first national security payload later this decade. Ars Technica article

> Apple has launched a new wireless charging dock for the Apple Watch. The Watch is laid on top of the dock, connecting to the charging port on the back. Tech Insider article

> Spirent Communications unveiled its flagship operator analytics solution, InTouch Customer and Network Analytics (CNA), which supports 2/3/4G technologies including VoLTE and the Internet of Things (IoT). Release

> DJI, a Chinese company that makes more small-scale drones than anyone else, announced a new, so-called geofencing system, which is a way to better control what a drone is flying over. New York Times article (sub. req.)

> Public-safety LTE projects funded with federal grants from the Broadband Technologies Opportunity Program (BTOP) remain in limbo more than six weeks after Congress passed legislation calling for a five-year extension for awardees to use unspent BTOP funds through fiscal year 2020. IWCE's Urgent Communications article

And finally… Replaying Steve Ballmer's whacky Windows 1.0 ad and explaining "except in Nebraska." Article


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