but take into consideration that the army has autonomous vehicles right now that drive offroad constantly.
Well, no. They don't seem to. They're talking about autonomous vehicles And there is at least one far enough along for photo shoots. http://rt.com/usa/driverless-a... But it's often a long way from capability demonstration to proven capability. Not to mention that there may be some significant differences between the appropriate method for an autonomous APC to deal with a couple of cows in the road and the same situation in a Fiat Panda.