Photo Credit: Lexus
The All-New Lexus Hoverboard
On Tuesday, Lexus unveiled a video about something that had only been a mere idea in the thoughts of many: a fully working hoverboard.
The short video doesn’t show anybody riding this board (named SLIDE), but instead we are shown a few seconds of it floating in mid-air.
It may seem a bit farfetched, but for any doubt on Lexus’s claims, they have released a promotional website stating that they have, “created a real, rideable hoverboard.” However, that is where the information ends as far as Lexus is concerned.
Similar to other hoverboards in the past, Lexus’s model looks based on magnetism, which can only function properly on a metal surface. In the video though, the board seems to be moving in an average skate park. Keep in mind that skate parks are usually made with concrete, not metal. There is also smoke that emanates from the board, which could hint to it being a product of quantum levitation to some degree.
Because of the vagueness of this video and project, for all we know, it could be a stunt by Lexus just to get attention on their company.
Whether it’s true or not, we could be looking at the first real hoverboard branded by a major automaker in the foreseeable future.