The Grand Challenge, a competition of fifteen vehicles with silicon-brains at the steering-wheel in a 150 mile race through the Mojave-desert. It's the The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency at Pentagon sponsoring the challenge and the price to the winning vehicle was one million dollars.
But no one could cash-in cause as the flic at CNN.com tell since all fifteen vehicles was disabled. But hey, it's not money wasted, it's learning money. Or not.