The most interesting wrinkle to this new development, however, is the fact that autonomous cars are more like a new addition to a wider sensation of smart technology. Homes are already smart, handheld devices are smart as well, and now the cars will soon be smart. Smartphones, on the other hand, are now leading in device connections world over, superseding navigation devices and cellular tablets combined. Additionally, they have also found their way in health-related devices, such as hearing devices, enabling people to control the volume or even connect with the TV in order to hear the audio. In simple terms, smartphones and autonomous vehicles (AVs) are both at the center of the looming technological paradigm shift.