The Future Today: Self-Driving Cars | Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Co-authored by Theodore Andrew Lee

Driving a car as we know today could be obsolete in the next 20 years.

Presently, manually operating a gasoline engine powered automobile is an integral part of life in North America. Whether you live in a smaller city, or a larger city, such as Los Angeles, without good public transportation, one is expected to drive. We drive to work, to the grocery store, to social events, and even to family gatherings. Driving has also easily become a necessity in smaller cities and in most outer suburbs.

According to the Statista, in 2013 there were about 212 million licensed drivers in the U.S. That means that over a third of the U.S population w