Start Your Engines! It’s Autonomous Vehicle Day

It’s National Autonomous Vehicle Day, a day to celebrate self-driving cars.

The day was founded in 2017 to recognize what some consider one of the most important collaborations between science and technology in this generation.

2017 was also the year when the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the first 10 testing sites dedicated to developing autonomous vehicles.

Twenty-nine states in the U.S., including Michigan, have enacted legislation related to autonomous vehicles on the road.

According to the Brookings Institution, one-quarter of all cars will be autonomous by 2040.