Cologne, Germany, 25 October 2018 – As from tomorrow, Piaggio Fast Forward (PFF), the Piaggio Group company at the cutting edge of research into mobility of the future, and Switzerland’s Vitra, innovative design company, will be together at ORGATEC (Cologne, 23 – 27 October), the leading international design trade fair for the modern working world.
The latest version of Gita will be showcased at ORGATEC: so far successfully tested in outdoor urban spaces, Gita now expresses its full versatility as a smart device with a series of new functions for indoor home and office spaces.
“The way we work is drastically changing and will be increasingly mobile and networked,” said Greg Lynn, CEO of Piaggio Fast Forward. “This is why PFF has collaborated with Vitra for ORGATEC to create new accessories for Gita that will help make today’s offices and on-the-go workforce more efficient and mobile. I can’t think of a better showcase for this project than ORGATEC, the epicentre of the modern workplace.”
For ORGATEC, PFF and Vitra have worked together to identify the main requirements of modern workplaces and make the functionality of Gita available to users in indoor environments. Five accessories developed specifically for mobility in the offices of the future:
- Concierge, a mobile carrier with compartments to keep materials organised and immediately available;
- Digital Nomad, a drop-in to transport work materials, presentations, connections, and transform every corner of the office into a meeting room;
- Catering Trolley, a robot that, in this case, supplies food and beverages, which can be easily adapted to any type of service;
- Project Basket, a drop-in to collect office materials and supplies, able to reach workers wherever they are;
- Powerbrick, a device ready to recharge any electronic device, in any conditions.
Efficient hands-free mobility is the main purpose of Gita, in any environment, from cities to suburban communities, from offices to the home. Gita is a smart autonomous vehicle with a payload of up to 20 kg and a range of 20 km in an urban setting. It accompanies the user, maps their surroundings and monitors other moving objects, and also operates easily in enclosed spaces.