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.”