Meet Slide the new invention that Lexus has cooked up in their lab. Lexus recently released a sleek video showing off what they claim is the first ride-able hover-board.
This promo certainly has “Back to The Future 2” fans drooling at the possibility of being able to ride around like Marty Mcfly.
“The Lexus Hoverboard uses magnetic levitation to achieve amazing frictionless movement,” the Lexus website claims. “Liquid nitrogen cooled superconductors and permanent magnets combine to allow Lexus to create the impossible.”
Check out the short 30 second video below.
Seems pretty sweet, and you might be wondering what exactly is that smoke, or mist coming from the board right? Well, that is very similar to certain examples of quantum levitation, which includes magnets, and other special materials which bend the magnetic field which locks everything in place.
Want to see more about what exactly the technology behind this hover-board is? The video below will give you a better understand as to why, and how this will work.
Their slogan for their ad campaign says “There is no such thing as impossible, it’s just a matter of figuring out how”.
If Lexus has indeed figured out how to make a hover-board that you can ride as a skateboard, this might be one of the cooler things, and invention to come out in quite some time.
Make sure to stay tuned for more info and updates.