One of the few things that made sence in the past was Megatron and Starscream hiding in the middle of Africa...you know, not under the searchers noses! But no, Autobots go into hide in the u.s. Optimus Prime, the Crew he found, and ratchet where as close to Langley as you could be. Where the evil organization (sorry forgot their name) has more resources than nowhere. This could mean two things (besides sloppy writting). Either autobots are dumb as hell, or most of them (Dino, Sideswipe, etc) are hiding in actual good places as jungles, Siberia or whatever, or even outer space.