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Self-driving cars are years off, but parking garages can be ready now

A parking lot in Shenyang, China. Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Self-driving cars may be still be years away from taking over our roads, but parking garages can be ready to house them with today’s technology, says Mark Lawrence, co-founder and CEO of parking app SpotHero.

Why it matters: While some believe that self-driving cars will eventually be in constant motion, eliminating the need for parking lots, it’s more likely that we’ll still need to store these cars some of the time — at the very least, until we reach full self-driving car utopia.