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Lexus unveils its own take on the hoverboard
June 25, 2015 | 11 comments
The board uses liquid nitrogen-cooled superconductors. Image Credit: YouTube / Lexus International
Toyota's luxury car division has revealed that it has been working on its own hovering skateboard.
Efforts to build a working version of Marty McFly's hoverboard from Back to the Future II have been ramping up in recent months and some of the solutions have been undeniably impressive.
Just last month Canadian inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru made it in to the Guinness Book of Records by covering a distance of 900ft while riding a propeller-based hoverboard over a lake.
Now vehicle manufacturer Lexus has decided to enter the fray with its very own version of the hoverboard which uses liquid nitrogen-cooled superconductors and magnets.
While it isn't quite ready yet the company is sufficiently confident about its latest creation to release a teaser video for it and to invite interested parties to "follow the journey" on social media.
Whether it will be as functional as the one ridden by Marty McFly however remains to be seen.
Source: Popular Science
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