Piaggio announced a new iPhone connectivity system set to debut on its new X10 maxi-scooter. The Piaggio Multimedia Platform (PMP) will be available as a kit for the 125cc, 350cc and 500cc versions of the Piaggio X10, and eventually may be introduced to other models in the Piaggio Group (which would include the brands Aprilia, Moto Guzzi and Vespa.)
Designed by Re:Lab, the PMP system turns an iPhone into an onboard computer and secondary display. The kit mounts the iPhone over the Piaggio insignia on the center of the X10′s handlebar which, from the rider’s perspective, puts it just below the scooter’s standard instruments.
Using the PMP app, the iPhone display can be set to show a variety of information about the scooter. The display can show the speedometer and tachometer, though that may be useless with the standard dials just above it, but the app can also show engine power and torque output, longitudinal acceleration, instant and average fuel consumption, average speed and battery voltage. Continue Reading »