The Pentagon has set up a contest with a $2 million prize for the first car to make it across a obstacle course in the desert. The only catch? No drivers allowed.

Over 23 vehicles entered the contest including Humvees, SUVs, pickup trucks, and dune buggies. The obstacle course is in the desert 40 miles southwest of Las Vegas and was chosen because of its similarity to the place where the U.S. military is currently most active, Iraq. The course if over 132 miles long.

Watch the race realtime at the official Grand Challenge Web site.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."