Just as promised, Lexus come through with a full and final reveal of its highly-anticipated hoverboard. The board has been in development for 18 months, as Lexus — alongside a team of scientists from IFW Dresden and evico GmbH — have recently concluded a successful testing stage in Barcelona, courtesy of pro skateboarder and hoverboard test rider Ross McGouran.
The Lexus Hoverboard features two “cryostats,” reservoirs in which superconducting material is kept at -197 degrees through immersion in liquid nitrogen. Permanent magnets then rest underneath the board, as Dr. Oliver de Haas, evico CEO, says, “The magnetic field from the track is effectively ‘frozen’ into the superconductors in the board, maintaining the distance between the board and the track—essentially keeping the board hovering. This force is strong enough to allow the rider to stand and even jump on the board.”
Believe it or not, future is near (or on 15.10.2015)