OMG! I remember this show and I LOVED Kitt! The humans were well, just there. To me the care was the show! And yes he was smarter than Michael! I liked how you kept the flashing "cyclops" look and the red trim on the torso. And if he talked, he'd have that awesome voice too of Mr. Daniels.
Did you know? KITT's Specs had him the ability to change form, however the idea was dropped by the Knight Foundation (and the directors of Knight Rider). The Idea to have the form change returned however in the 2006 (or 08) re-make of the series, but was used only by KAR