In case you car enthusiasts have not noticed the recent shift in the automotive industry, analysts expect that there will be 10 million self-driving cars on the road by 2020. Self-driving automobiles are not as futuristic as you may believe; there are already self-driving cars on the road! This potentially makes roads safer, according to KPMG, by protecting drivers from distracted peers. However, safety regulations and high costs provide a barrier to the influx of these cars in the marketplace. With competitive players, such as BMW, Mercedes, Tesla, and Google leading from the front, however, it will be very intriguing to analyze how this trend evolves over the next four years.