Piaggio GITA & KILO announced | NEWS
Who needs a dog these days when you’ve got GITA & KILO? This is more than just an oversized cyber pet though, this is an autonomous vehicle that can carry more than just your shopping home.
Meet GITA, that’s the blue ball of fun pictured above, both her and her bigger brother KILO (pictured below) were announced by Piaggio Fast Forward (PFF) on February 3rd in Boston Massachusetts USA.
What is GITA?
GITA is an autonomous vehicle with a carrying capacity of 18kg’s, it can follow you home (or round the shops), it can move independently, observe and communicate ‘Yes love your bum does look big in that’. It can move at up to 35km/h and move independently within a mapped area. According to PFF “The spherical shape and clean design characterise its personality”.
This is GITA’s bigger brother, KILO sits on three wheels so is very stable and can carry up to 120kg’s within its 100 litre storage compartment. Kilo would make an ideal postal delivery trolley and could be used for lots of different tasks.
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.”
What is Piaggio Fast Forward?
PFF was founded in 2015 by the Piaggio Group to pioneer the sector of smart mobility of people and goods. The company’s mission is to help people to move better, further, faster, and more enjoyably. PFF builds robots and lightweight transportation solutions that travel behind, beside, and beneath people on the move. In the present era of machine intelligence, autonomy, and interconnectedness, PFF seeks to promote more vibrant cities filled with pedestrians, cyclists, and skaters whose mobility is enhanced by new varieties of smart vehicles. PFF is based in Boston, Massachusetts.
PFF is guided by CEO Jeffrey Schnapp, together with Michele Colaninno (Chairman), Greg Lynn (Chief Creative Officer), Sasha Hoffman (Chief Operating Officer) and Beth Altringer (Chief Design Research Officer).
The Advisory Board of PFF is composed of Roberto Colaninno (Chairman and CEO of Piaggio Group),
Nicholas Negroponte (Founder of MIT Media Lab), John Hoke (Vice President, Global Design at Nike), Doug Brent (Vice President, Technology Innovation at Trimble) and Jeff Linnell (former Director of Robotics at Google).
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