Active aero winglets could have multiple applications
Electric motors control each wing independently
Active Aero is currently banned in MotoGP
The Piaggio group has patented a new active aero winglets technology that is expected to make its way to future two/three-wheelers. The patent was filed at the World Intellectual Property Office. This is the second time that Piaggo has filed a patent for active aero winglets, the first being when it presented the Aprilia RS660 concept at EICMA 2018.
Piaggio’s new active aero winglets are designed to work independent of each other and help steer the vehicle, in addition to generating downforce or reducing drag. The patent drawings show the C-shaped active aero winglets attached to the fairing of the Piaggio MP3, a popular scooter in Europe. However, Piaggio probably has much bigger plans for this technology…