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