Future of mobility

Piaggio Fast Forward (PFF), established in 2015 in a place of excellence like Cambridge (Massachusetts, United States), and controlled by the Piaggio Group, represents the Group's research center on the mobility of the future.

In November 2019 PFF launched its first innovative project, gita®, on the market. Gita is a unique cargo-carrying robot with a payload of up to 20 kg, which follows the user in indoor and outdoor environment. It moves at a top speed of 10 km/h and has a battery life of 4 hours.

In September 2021, PFF also unveiled gitamini®, a new robot that packs the technology and functionality of its revolutionary "big brother" gita® into a lighter, more compact design. gita® and gitamini® are manufactured at Piaggio Fast Forward's plant located in Boston's Charlestown neighborhood, and marketing will include an initial phase dedicated to the U.S. market, where the movement of robots on city streets is already regulated.


PFF is also involved in the design and development of sensors with innovative technology that debuted on the new Piaggio MP3 three-wheeler scooter, offering unparalleled safety. In fact, thanks to the integration of advanced driver assistance systems (ARAS), the new radars play a fundamental role in preventing accidents and protecting motorcyclists.

PFF has received a number of important acknowledgements for its work in robotics, including 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”; inclusion in the Top 100 Most Innovative and Disruptive Construction Companies in the Robotics category by Disruptor Daily, a prestigious international online daily, thanks to “the strong technological capabilities of Gita”; the prestigious GOOD DESIGN® AWARDS 2017 in the Robotics category with Gita, “considered a revolutionary and visionary project”. In 2020, at the Red Dot Awards – Product Design 2020, one of the world’s leading product design awards, Gita received the Red Dot quality mark for its unique and disruptive design, and the top award, the BEST OF THE BEST, in the category of innovative products.

The Chair of Piaggio Fast Forward is Michele Colaninno; Greg Lynn is Chief Executive Officer and Jeffrey Schnapp is Chief Visionary Officer.

Discover more on https://piaggiofastforward.com/.

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