Tech: Lexus to Release Hoverboard

People have been dreaming of riding hoverboards for decades and, thanks to engineers at the Japanese car company Lexus along with experts in super-conductive technology, those dreams may now be coming true.

The hoverboard uses magnetic levitation with liquid nitrogen-cooled superconductors and permanent magnets to hover less than an inch above the ground and provide a nearly frictionless movement that was thought impossible before.

“It’s the perfect example of the amazing things that can be achieved when you combine technology, design, and imagination,” said executive vice president of Lexus International, Mark Templin.

Lexus’ hoverboard was not the first hoverboard to be invented. Last year, a company called Arx Pax in California created the first “real” hoverboard called the Hendo hoverboard which uses electromagnets to hover a half an inch above the ground and is capable of carrying up to 250 lbs. Lexus’ new hoverboard is said to the most advanced hoverboard currently in existence.

You can see Lexus’ advertisement for their new hoverboard on their Lexus International YouTube channel.

Contributor: Katie Campbell

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