Gaze in wonder and horror at this robot VW wagon as it performs a perfect J-turn. And fear for the future of the human race. This autonomous vehicle was created by mad scientists at Stanford University’s Stanford Racing Team and Volkswagen Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL). It’s all DARPA’s fault. The Department of Defense’s cray-ass sci-fi research wing offers a $2 million prize every year to anyone who can make a computer drive a car. Why? So Skynet can hunt you down with 4X4s after all the roads have crumbled.