Has Lexus just created a hoverboard?
The company has released details of a “frictionless movement” vehicle called Slide, which it says uses magnets inside a chassis to levitate.
The Lexus Hoverboard operates using magnetic levitation to achieve amazing frictionless movement. Liquid nitrogen cooled superconductors and permanent magnets combine to allow Lexus to create the impossible.
Of course, such claims have been made before and turned out to be false. The technologies that Lexus is mentioning do exist, and the company said in a statement that the board is a bona fide article.
Mark Templin, executive vice president said:
At Lexus, we constantly challenge ourselves and our partners to push the boundaries of what is possible. That determination, combined with our passion and expertise for design and innovation, is what led us to take on the Hoverboard project. It’s the perfect example of the amazing things that can be achieved when you combine technology, design and imagination.