The Lexus Hoverboard is Real, Watch the First Ride
A specially designed skatepark was created to allow the superconductive skateboard Slide to be ridden
A couple months ago, Lexus released a teaser of what they called a working hoverboard called ‘Slide.’ With information in the way of technical details and no actual footage of the prototype working, it wasn’t hard to be skeptical about the project. But Lexus promised updates and a final reveal of the board working and they have delivered.
The Lexus Hoverboard project began 18 months ago through a collaboration with a team of scientists from IFW Dresden and evico GmbH, who specialize in magnetic levitation technology. Following extensive testing with pro skateboarder and hoverboard test rider Ross McGouran, in Dresden, Germany, the team were determined to push the hoverboard to its limits and conduct further tests within dynamic surroundings.