Boston, Massachusetts (USA) – September 4, 2017 – Piaggio Fast Forward (PFF), the Piaggio Group’s cutting-edge research center in mobility for the future, has been named as one of the world’s 100 most innovative companies by Disruptor Daily, a prestigious online publication.
PFF is included among the “Top 100 Most Innovative and Disruptive Construction Companies” in the Robotics category, thanks to the “strong technological capabilities of GITA, which”, says the citation, “is a high-performance robot able to carry cargo while being mindful of safety. GITA offers multiple speeds and a zero turn radius, so could be a great helper on a construction site”.
Disruptor Daily is the most authoritative online publication on innovation, a reference for companies engaged in re-shaping the future in their industry. The list of the “Top 100 Most Innovative and Disruptive Construction Companies” includes leading names such as Lockheed Martin – HULC (one of the world’s top companies in the development of exoskeletons), Tesla Solar Roof (the Tesla group division that produces the innovative solar panel roofing system) and Pix4D (world leader in professional drone mapping and production of high-precision 3D models).
This prestigious recognition comes just a few months after Piaggio Fast Forward received the Disruptive Genius – Company award at the 2017 MITX Awards for distinction in “unconventional innovative thinking, being the first to explore new frontiers and promoting the innovation economy through its operations”. Piaggio Fast Forward presented its first innovative projects, GITA and KILO, in Boston in February 2017.
The two smart vehicles can move independently and are designed to improve mobility productivity in today’s increasingly complex urban environments. They observe, communicate and provide assistance, with a payload of up to 100 kg and a range of 20 km in an urban setting. They can accompany a person, map the surrounding environment and check moving objects around them.
The GITA and KILO revolution lies in the support the devices will be able to provide for people as they move around in their daily lives, extending their range of action. They are conceived as a mobility platform that can be personalised and enhanced to meet a variety of needs in multiple scenarios.