JéGO Pods, a black-owned tech company headquartered in Miami, Florida, has begun producing self-driving vehicles. In late 2022, the company plans to begin shipping the pods, which will be used to deploy healthcare services.
Frederick Akphoghene, a Nigerian immigrant who began his career in technology at the age of 16, created JéGO Technologies Inc. He has established and partnered with hundreds of firms and startups since he began his career, including Abovav Technologies and Oddio Tribe Holdings.
The goal of Akphoghene’s startup, according to him, is to connect users with businesses that provide on-demand services such as flu testing, COVID testing, IV therapy, and other services that may be delivered straight to customers utilizing autonomous JéGO pods.
“JéGO is here to give entrepreneurs a level playing field and service providers the freedom to serve without the constraint of high fixed costs such as rent…
According to Black News, this will result in more money coming into our communities rather than outwards to giant businesses. “We are just as weary of that normalcy as you are,” stated Akpoghene.
The moniker ‘JéGO,’ according to Black News, “is inspired by the African goddess of commerce, which is a wink to Akpoghene’s objective to use technology to improve the world’s fastest group of entrepreneurs: Black women and small business owners.”
With over 15 years of experience in technology development and software engineering, Akphoghene was able to design the patent-pending flagship prototype on his own. His self-driving pods have already been approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and a number of collaborations have been formed, including one with a Miami-based Urgent Care Clinic.
Akphoghene and his team announced in November 2021 that they plan to finish their pilots in multiple cities, including Miami, Atlanta, and Los Angeles, as well as Luxembourg, and have a fleet of over 100 vehicles operating on various routes throughout the United States, Europe, and South Africa, in five years.
“It’s evident now more than ever that people require and will continue to require mobile services, beginning with COVID testing.” Join us in creating a new economic infrastructure driven by JéGO Pods to change the world. “We’re here to assure company growth now and in the future, as well as access to critical care services, throughout the epidemic and beyond,” Akpoghene added.
Another intriguing offer announced by Akpoghene is the JéGO Pods Non-Fungible Token (NFT), which will be available this month through OpenSea, the largest platform for NFTs.