Welcome to May 31st on the National Day Calendar.

Autonomous vehicles such as self driving cars and unmanned aerial vehicles, may seem like something out of a science fiction movie, but the future is closer than you think!

Cars that take us from point A to point B without having to touch the wheel are already a reality in some states.

Pilot programs around the country test a variety of formats. According to the Brookings Institution, one quarter of all cars will be autonomous by 2040, and while that figure may scare you, consider this: autonomous features such alerts that let you know you are too close to the car in front of you and cars that drive themselves once the anti-lock brakes kick in are probably already installed in the car you drive today.

On National Autonomous Vehicle Day, celebrate the future of safety and a ride you will likely enjoy.

Today we also celebrate National Save Your Hearing Day, Speak in Sentences Day, Macaroon Day, Utah Day, Smile Day, Necrotizing Fasciitis Awareness Day, and Memorial Day.