Wi-Fi extender shipments to hit 9.6M in 2019; Baidu reportedly working with BMW

Wireless tech news from across the web:

> Shipments of Wi-Fi extenders, which are used to improve the range of Wi-Fi networks, will hit 9.6 billion worldwide in 2019, up from 5.3 million in 2014, according to IHS. Release

> Chinese search giant Baidu is working with BMW to produce a prototype self-driving car. Article

> Deutsche Telekom has selected Comverse's virtualized Multi-VAS (mVAS) solution to converge and modernize traditional voice and messaging value-added services in a centralized platform. Release

> Police in Chattanooga, Tenn., are using Bicyclist and Safe Monitoring Applied Radar Technology (BSMART) to calculate the distance between a bike and a passing car. Article

> CTIA announced keynote speakers for Super Mobility Week. Article

> The Wireless History Foundation announced that John Kelly, Brian McAuley, Sue Swenson and Larry Movshin will be inducted into the Wireless Hall of Fame in September. Release

> Even with a VPN, open Wi-Fi exposes users. Article

> Vietnam's mobile revolution catapults millions into the digital age. Article (sub. req.)

> Microsoft Moonraker was Nokia's smartwatch before it was killed. Article

And finally… Drone pilots may be the first consumers to buy smart glasses. Article