Lexus has created a real, rideable hoverboard #LexusHover

Is it a hoax? No. Would Marty McFly say it’s a cool as his Mattel Hoverboard? probably not.

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Our money is that it’s somewhere in between. Quantum levitation is a proven concept [See our earlier post about superconductivity]. The question is how much has the Lexus team been able to refine their product and whether that end result is deemed rideable.

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For now we only have a teaser with no board mouvement but hopefully the board is as promising as it looks and actually moves smoothly.

See a collection of different hoverboard concepts that  we’ve covered over the years

More about the Lexus Slide Project here

 

Thursday June 25th, 2015
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