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The Piaggio Gita is the autonomous, rolling luggage of your future

Is this autonomous luggage the future?

Piaggio are the group responsible for Vespa. And Aprilia. And Derbi. And Gilera. And Moto-Guzzi. They have a *lot* of vehicle and product design experience and a portfolio to match.

So when they announce a new, future-forward looking solution to luggage transport it’s wise to take notice. Even if that solution is an autonomous, rolling, picnic-carrying orb.

The ‘Gita’ – which means short journey or ‘trip’ in Italian – has come out of Piaggio’s ‘Fast Forward‘ design group and has been built as an aid to ‘liberate people who are moving in urban city spaces’. It’s capable to carrying upto 40lbs in weight and can follow people as they walk or repeat that journey on its own once it’s been learned.

Coming complete with a 360 degree camera, eight hours of travelling life, a top speed of 22 mph and a bevy of sensors that offer the ability to avoid obstacles, this is very much a forward thinking project.

But just imagine having one of these following you whilst you skate through the streets to work?

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(No imagine one of these bowling you over whilst you avoid the skater on your way to work! No-one said the future was going to be easy).

All joking aside, it’s a fascinating design project and it raises some intriguing questions and possibilities.

Maybe we won’t need all of that luggage on the Moto Guzzi Flying Fortress after all?

H/T: Asphalt & Rubber

9 Comments

9 Comments

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    Rick Elliott

    February 13, 2017 at 10:45

    @PiaggioUK @PiaggioOfficial Is it a 2-stroke?

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    Hateful Rage

    February 13, 2017 at 11:03

    @PiaggioUK @PiaggioOfficial We are literally going to lose the use of our limbs, pathetic

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    Paul Halsey

    February 13, 2017 at 11:46

    If you need a pee at the airport, will it follow you into the toilets? Lol

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    MotoFire

    February 13, 2017 at 13:30

    Hahaha

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    MotoFire

    February 14, 2017 at 07:59

    Haha then it’d be awesome.. maybe handle bars and an engine too

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    Ian Lannister

    February 21, 2017 at 12:41

    Terry Pratchet got there first with ‘luggage’ in the first Discworld novel!

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    Andy Turland

    April 14, 2017 at 01:41

    @PiaggioUK @PiaggioOfficial Just imagine how many clueless idiots staring at their phones one of these will take out.

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    phil noggs

    April 14, 2017 at 01:46

    @PiaggioUK @PiaggioOfficial Looks moor like a woshing mersheen drum to mee !

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    Piaggio Fast Forward

    July 27, 2017 at 16:37

    Hello! PFF’s motto is ‘autonomy for humans.’ We want humans to move more not less. We believe the future city will be pedestrian focused and will be filled with new vehicle classes that encourage people to move faster, better, further and more enjoyably. With a mission to create such vehicles, our aim is to let Gita help in the mundane task of carrying an object so you can free your hands to run, bike, skate or jog.

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