Piaggio, the Italian company that brought us the timeless Vespa, recently unveiled Gita, a rolling trunk that dutifully follows its owner around. The barrel-like container was developed in Boston by Piaggio Fast Forward, a company dedicated to creating smart, lightweight vehicles. Gita, at 66 cm high, can carry up to 18 kg. Its name means “escapade” or “quick getaway” in Italian. Gita can follow its owner in an urban setting, then navigate its own way on itineraries it already knows. Its top speed is 35 km/h, which is pretty impressive for this type of vehicle. The Gita will be thoroughly tested in real-life conditions before its release, in 2018. Piaggio also presented Kilo, a more powerful with a third wheel able to carry up to 100 kg.
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