The Lexus Hoverboard is a collaboration with a team of scientists from IFW Dresden and evico GmbH, who specialize in magnetic levitation. Pro skateboarder and hoverboard test rider Ross McGouran, in Dresden, Germany, was one of the first to try out the new technology.
Testing the hoverboard occurred at specially constructed hoverpark with up to 200 meters of magnetic track beneath the hoverpark surface.
The Lexus Hoverboard hovers via two “cryostats,” kept a t197 degrees by liquid nitrogen. The board is then placed above a track that contains permanent magnets.
Dr. Oliver de Haas, evico CEO, said: “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.”
The Lexus Hoverboard film, “SLIDE” shows the performance GS F and is part of the fourth project in the Lexus “Amazing in Motion” campaign series that showcases creativity and innovation.