Pasi William Sachiti, Builds Street-Legal Self-driving Vehicles.

Pasi William Sachiti, Builds Street-Legal Self-driving Vehicles.


Pasi William Sachiti is a Zimbabwean entrepreneur, who is building driverless cars in the UK, using a combination of advanced robotics and driverless vehicle technology.

Pasi William Sachiti launched the Kar-go, Europe's first street-legal self-driving vehicle in July 2019. His company, Academy of Robotics became the UK's first company to have a made-to-be-autonomous vehicle approved by UK's Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency in November 2020.He also created the UK's first robot delivery van.


His UK startup, Academy of Robotics has been working on "Kar-go", a driverless car to solve the last-mile delivery problem.

The vehicles were developed in collaboration with the UK's vehicle licensing authority, the DVLA, to travel on the roads at up to about 96km/h.


His autonomous vehicle was launched in 2019 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. During his trip to the UK, Zimbabwe's ambassador to the UK inspected the Kar-go vehicle, Sachiti shared his vision to make Kar-go technology available around the world.

Kar-go has a software stack that allows it to navigate on unmarked country roads and even without GPS. "It works in conjunction with an app, where recipients can track their delivery and meet the vehicle just like a pre-booked taxi. Inside the vehicle, a patented package management system will sort and re-shuffle packages on the move".


Kar-go is powered by Telsa batteries and can drive at 60mph and cover around 193km before it needs re-charging.

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