Lexus is developing a hoverboard you can actually ride

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Lexus has revealed that its been working on developing a hoverboard for the past 18 months.

In the video released yesterday, the hoverboard does appear to hover above the ground, albeit with some atmospheric smoke.

The board works works using liquid nitrogen-cooled superconductors and fixed magnets. However, that means that it only works on a metal track so it’s not exactly a “rideable” hoverboard just yet.

Earlier this year a kickstarter campaign was launched for the Hendo Hoverboard, which is strikingly similar to the Lexus board, operating using the same magnetic field architecture.

Given that this is the year of ‘Back to the Future,’ I doubt Lexus will be the last company to jump on the bandwagon either.

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