GITA and KILO 

03/02/2017

The Piaggio Group continue to shape the future of mobility with the creation of GITA and KILO, the first Piaggio Fast Forward products.

Presented at Boston 

 

Introducing GITA and KILO, the first projects developed by Piaggio Fast Forward (PFF), a newly-established company overseen by Piaggio and based in the U.S. with a goal of pioneering the future of light mobility. Piaggio aims to explore the evolution of how the world gets around  by thinking about the future, expanding its vision to include a much broader range of  technological solutions compared to its current core business.  

 

GITA (which means “short trip” in Italian) is an intelligent autonomous vehicle designed to support humans. It can carry up to 18 kg and both observe and communicate. Reaching speeds of up to 35 km/hour it is able to follow a human operator and can also move autonomously in a mapped environment. 

 

KILO is the big brother of GITA and can transport up to 100 kg in its spacious 120-litre compartment. Built on three wheels, it is extremely stable

 

Michele Colaninno, President of PFF, explains: “To truly understand people and their habits to  meet their needs, this is what led us to create GITA.  We understood that we have to create  products  in  line  with  the  needs  of  tomorrow’s  humans, and we will do that through  humans.  The  success story is made up of PFF people and teams, who are the living proof. They are young, enthusiastic, with no  fear of challenges,  a melting  pot  of cultures and professionalism  who together have created a perfect merging of robotics, engineering and design.” 

 

Roberto Colaninno, Chairman and CEO of the Piaggio Group , declared: "The Piaggio Group,  through the creation of PFF, looks again to the future, to young people, to the future generations, and doesn’t want to merely be ready to face the challenges of this increasingly complex mobility scenario, but wants to be leading agent of this change. Innovation, research and curiosity are the basis of this project and are its main drivers." 

 

The revolutionary nature of GITA and KILO is in their ability to provide support to people in the various activities that characterise their movements in everyday life, extending the limited operating range and carrying capacity of humans. They are, in fact, conceived as a true platform for mobility, which can be customised and integrated to meet different needs in multiple scenarios.