Knight Automated Roving
Before K.I.T.T. there was K.A.R.R.
Knight Industries prototype computerized car. K.A.R.R.
had the potential to be the world's strongest,
fastest, and safest car, but his primary
programming resulted in an uncontrollable,
unpredictable, and unstable artificial
K.A.R.R., like K.I.T.T. is virtually
indestructible due to an advanced molecular
K.A.R.R.'s programming, of self preservation
resulted in a self-serving and dangerous machine,
to everyone and anything. As such K.A.R.R. was deactivated at the
request of Wilton Knight. K.A.R.R. was marked for
dismantlement and put into storage. But that was
not the last of K.A.R.R., he was to terrify the
streets two more times.
Theft of Knight Industries Property. Case
directive: Immobilize and recover K.A.R.R. unit,
destroy if necessary.
Deactivated on August 2, 1982 K.A.R.R. sat in lab three of the what eventually
became the Knight Industries Museum of Technology.
He was inadvertently reactivated by two bums, Tony
and "The Rev." K.A.R.R. felt indebted to them for
re-activating him and wished to serve them. They
took K.A.R.R. on a crime spree and soon found that
there was another car out to get them. Michael
Knight and K.I.T.T. had been dispatched by FLAG to
Bonnie disclosed in a meeting that while K.I.T.T.
and K.A.R.R., while almost indestructible, a
weakness did exist. A high power
resonating laser must
be fired for an appropriate amount of time at the
shell 'screen' that covers the scanner array at
the front of the vehicle. K.I.T.T. was
retro-fitted with a laser that was good for two
shots -- K.I.T.T. batteries could not power any
more than two shots.
During their confrontation
K.A.R.R. dogged the laser shots.
K.A.R.R. decided that Tony and Rev were not of any
use to him and let Tony knock Rev unconscious
to flee their hide-out. Soon after
K.A.R.R. would eject Tony during his attempted
escape from K.I.T.T. and Michael. Tony was
unwanted weight when a turbo boost was required.
After a chase and re-group K.I.T.T., Michael, and
Bonnie were on a collision course with
K.A.R.R.. K.I.T.T.'s primary program went into
action and he assumed control from Michael, who
was putting himself and Bonnie into danger. Michael ordered
him to return manual control and that they would
K.A.R.R. tried to convince K.I.T.T. that he was a
fool and to turn away. Michael kept on course.
K.A.R.R.'s primary programming of self
preservation made him chicken out. But in error
his high speed abandon led him straight off a
cliff and into the ocean.
K.A.R.R. unit has re-appeared. Case directive: Locate and destroy.
Two years later
K.A.R.R. was found by John Stanton, while metal
detecting on a beach.
K.A.R.R. was offline and in poor condition from his salt water
grave. John had the car towed home and after
playing around with the right wires unknowingly restored power
to K.A.R.R.'s CPU. His scanners suffered a
reduction in obassity and had reduced
functionality. This can be visually confirmed as
his scanner emitted pulses in an orange/yellow
spectral range instead of the nominal red
K.A.R.R. was out for revenge. Michael Knight and
K.I.T.T. -- the "inferior production line model, a
pale copy of the original" had to both be destroyed.
K.A.R.R. accessed his databases of human
He then twisted the truth, fabricated lies,
and made a lethal threat on John's girl-friend so
he would perform K.A.R.R.'s bidding.
K.A.R.R. got John to steal materials to repair his
failing circuits, and a laser weapon to destroy
K.I.T.T. K.A.R.R. also had his appearance altered,
and license plate changed. A trap was set for K.I.T.T. and Michael Knight.
K.A.R.R. snared K.I.T.T. and Michael into his trap
he fired the laser, without success. Then he
amazingly abandoned his primary programming and decided to
ram K.I.T.T. If he was unable to live, then he was
going to take K.I.T.T. out with him.
In a mid air turbo-boost collision K.I.T.T.
survived and K.A.R.R. was blown to pieces due to his weakened
All materials of K.A.R.R. were collected and
returned to FLAG under lock and key.
who provided the Voice of K.A.R.R. for Trust
Doesn't Rust, is an accomplished voice over artist.
He is well known for
providing voices for the Transformers.
K.A.R.R.'s voice was intended to have a "Darth
Vader" sense to it.