“The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed."
â€• William Gibson
Indeed, the future is here! Lexus has just released a promo video featuring a real hoverboard that they've developed. It's called SLIDE, and the company is planning to bring us more updates on the progress of this mind-blowing project. Fans of Back to the Future II would be excited to see how the sci-fi tech is finally coming to reality.
Lexus spokesman Moe Durand told USA Today that an independent contractor designed and created the hoverboard, and that it is fully functioning, but it only operates in a controlled environment right now. Here's the breakdown of specs and features of Lexus' SLIDER:
Through the combination of design, technology and imagination…
SLIDE is a perfect example of the amazing things that can be achieved.
The Lexus Hoverboard uses magnetic levitation to achieve amazing frictionless movement.
Liquid nitrogen cooled superconductors and permanent magnets combine to allow Lexus to create the impossible.
Wrapped in a design that is uniquely Lexus, the Hoverboard features the iconic Lexus spindle grille signature shape, using materials found in the luxury
Mark Templin, executive vice president of Lexus International said this in a statement:
"At Lexus, we constantly challenge ourselves and our partners to push the boundaries of what is possible. That determination, combined with our passion and expertise for design and innovation, is what led us to take on the Hoverboard project. It's the perfect example of the amazing things that can be achieved when you combine technology, design and imagination."
I'm excited to find out more about Lexus' SLIDER. So would you line up to buy this hoverboard? Check out the video below: