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K.A.R.R.(acronym for Knight Auto-Cybernetic Roving Robotic-Exoskeletonwas the name of a another artificially intelligent vehicle featured in one episode of the 2008-2009 Knight Rider SeriesIn the season 1 episode Knight to King's Pawn, Peter Cullen voiced him. 

Origin and background

Development of K.A.R.R.

In Episode 106: Knight of the Living Dead of the 2008 series of Knight Rider, it's been revealed that K.A.R.R. was put to development by Charles Graiman in the past. K.I.T.T. searched for files pertaining K.A.R.R. and mentions that K.A.R.R. (Knight Auto-Cybernetic Roving Robotic-Exoskeleton) had the ability to evolve its own programming and alter its own form. K.A.R.R. is shown in the form of a Transformer-like robot with far more destructive capabilities than K.I.T.T. K.A.R.R.'s development lead to the deaths of 7 men and eventually the development was shut down and put away for storage. Charles dreads that someone may have reactivated K.A.R.R. for its destructive power, and also developed an auto-destruct "backdoor" program into K.I.T.T. as a final option should K.I.T.T. have shown destructive tendencies.

A few episodes later the NSA has decided to dismantle the S.S.C. now that Dr. Graiman is dead and they can then move forward with K.I.T.T. 's nemesis K.A.R.R.  With Torres' permission they remove the chip that contains K.I.T.T.'s personality and memories and place it in K.A.R.R.. Upset by what has happened, Mike, Sarah, Billy and Zoe devise a plan to find where K.I.T.T. has been taken and get him up and running and destroy the evil K.A.R.R. once and for all.

KARR's similarities to KITT

KARR appeared identical to KITT, with a amber light scan bar, and the only physical difference was a yellow voice modulator on his dash (KARR's voice modulator is the same as KITT´s from the pilot movie just amber in color)

300px-Karr's new form

a schematic display of karr in his Robotic Exoskeleton form

Notes

  • On The Powerpuff Girls episode "Coupe d'Etat", Professor Utonium upgraded his automobile and renamed it K.A.R.R. However, K.A.R.R wants the professor for himself, and the girls try to destroy him as he takes the professor hostage in his compartment and turns into a huge battlerobot.
  • The voice of K.A.R.R. was provided by voice actor Peter Cullen, better known as the voice of Optimus Prime in the The Transformers cartoon series. 
  • Mike Traceur was K.A.R.R.'s original driver. 

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