Lexus have a working hoverboard? #LexusHover

lexus hoverboardLexus has revealed that its been working on developing a hoverboard for the past 18 months.

I’ve shown you a record breaking hoverboard and the kickstarter campaign which was launched for the Hendo Hoverboard. Now, luxury brand Lexus has announced that it has a similar floating board in development.

The Hendo board, if you recall, relies upon magnets but the more weight you intend to add, the colder and stronger those magnets need to be.

lexus hoverboard frontLexus claims its hoverboard uses liquid nitrogen-cooled superconductors and permanent magnets to support an actual rider. Well, that explains the cool looking mist coming off the board.

Apparently, Lexus has been working on this project for around 18 months with teams in both Germany and London, and it’s currently being tested by a professional skateboarder in Barcelona.

The magnetic tech still means that it will only work on a metal track but hey, it’s getting closer and it being the year of Back to the Future and all it would make a great marketing campaign wouldn’t it? 😉

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