As Dave Barry would say, I am not making this up. This is from the IndyStar but I read the same article in the WaPo:
Stanford robot wins $2 million raceThere is only one conclusion:
By Alicia Chang
PRIMM, Nev. -- A driverless Volkswagen won a race across the rugged Nevada desert Sunday, beating four other robot-guided vehicles that completed a Pentagon-sponsored contest aimed at making warfare safer for humans. (emphasis added)
Reporter Chang Wins Nobel Prize for Irony!