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Frederick Akphoghene, a Nigerian immigrant begins manufacturing of first-ever Black-owned fleet of self-driving pods

Frederick Akphoghene is an immigrant from Nigeria who began his tech career at the age of 16. He has built and partnered with hundreds of companies and startups and now he is the founder of JéGO Technologies Inc, a Black-owned innovative tech firm based in Miami, Florida; which has just begun manufacturing their self-driving vehicles called JéGO Pods.Frederick Akphoghene, a Nigerian immigrant begins manufacturing of first-ever Black-owned fleet of self-driving pods

According to reports, The company’s goal is to use its mobile platform to connect users with businesses that provide on-demand services like; Flu Testing, COVID testing, IV therapy, among other services which can be brought directly to customers using; driverless JéGO pods, which are to be released in late 2022.

Frederick Akphoghene designed the prototype himself

With over 15 years of experience in tech development and software engineering, Frederick Akphoghene was able to design the patent-pending flagship prototype himself.

His autonomous pods also come at a time when commerce is ever-changing and retail businesses are still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic.

So far, the JéGO pods have reportedly already been approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and; have also garnered a number of partnerships including one with a Miami-based Urgent Care Clinic.

JéGO is a sustainable company that aims to contribute to the urgent global zero-emissions goal.

The company has so far raised $60K from a public fundraiser.

On its fundraising page, it said; “Customers will be able to engage with businesses that provide services such as COVID Testing, IV drips, and other personal care services. Plus, customers who order from a JéGO vendor may be prompted with the option of a Pod delivery. Hello contactless service.

“And it’s pretty easy, too. When the Pod arrives at a location, it waits outside and sends a push notification alerting the customer; that the delivery or service provider has arrived – typically within an hour or less.  Our goal is to reduce this time by increasing the number of vehicles on the road. Only JéGO verified users have access to the pods,” the company said on its website.

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