HOVERBOARD IS a 2015 REALITY : IT’S CALLED LEXUS SLIDE !!!
In 1989 the Robert Zemeckis’ Movie : Back to the Future “was all a dream generation. An object will remain forever associated with this success cinematography : the mythical flying skateboard renamed “hoverboard”. 26 Years later Lexus luxury car division of Japanese automaker Toyota, claimed to have created a working prototype of “hoverboard” levitating board that slides like that seen in fiction Back to the Future.
We partnered with the world’s leading experts in superconductivity technology to create this object pioneering, the company said.
An object named “Slide” : The Toyota Company luxury Lexus released a full promotional campaign called “SLIDE”.
August 2015 is to be remembered forever by all fans of the saga Back to the Future as the COME BACK of the SLIDE HOVERBOARD !
In 2015 LEXUS create a working prototype of their LEXUS SLIDE HOVERBOARD … with a limited use in the special PARK they designed and rebuilt for it in BARCELONA.
LEXUS SLIDE HOVERBOARD is a skateboard levitating a few centimeters from the ground : comparable to “Back to the Future 2” design. The hover-board remains somewhat the ultimate gadget still inaccessible, with shoes that tire automatically, but Nike is at the time, it seems.
Lexus ‘s SLIDE HOVERBOARD was developed German engineering partner : EVICO to get to the success in mastering and boosting the technology into their prototype. Its design fits neatly into the Back to the Future movie buff’s perception of how a hoverboard should look and work—especially those partial to Japanese luxury cars with spindle grilles and bamboo.
How long did they R&D the SLIDE HOVERBOARD project ?
For two years, research laboratories and Toyota development conducted intensive research to develop flying cars. The slide is the first fruit of this research.
Plate appears less bulky than in the film, also purer. Outwardly, it looks like a skateboard with a small motor under the board. To “steal” a few centimeters from the ground, Lexus uses the principle of the principle of magnetic levitation: a technical process based on the combined use of permanent magnets and superconductors, cooled with with liquid nitrogen.
In June 2015, Lexus, (which normally manufactures cars) announce they R&D a working hoverboard : the SLIDE Prototype !
This is not a joke and it’s been nearly two years since the manufacturer works on the project with teams based in London and Germany.
The system seems more or less identical to Mag-surf developed by French researchers at the University Paris VII, except that here, the board is not restricted by a rail for travel.
They Build brand new skate-park :the Barcelona HOVERBOARD PARK renamed : “HoverPark” … whose floor is equipped with a metallic surface covered with concrete.
The hoverboard needs a track of magnets to levitate and fly over the ground. Slide hoverboard therefore uses the principle of electromagneticl evitation. You will definitely notice the vapors leaving the Slide hoverboardon video.
Skate works meanwhile using superconducting cooled with liquid nitrogen, coupled to the magnets to levitate.
These are the manifestations of the cooling of superconductors to -197 °C, operated by liquid nitrogen, to prevent overheating (temperature at which the superconducting especially reach superconductivity).
YOU WANNA RIDE IT : We can not wait!
Combined use of permanent magnets and superconducting material
Plate apparently quite similar to a small surf model, used to move over the ground the magnetic levitation, a technical process which is based on the combined use of permanent magnets and the superconducting material cooled with nitrogen liquid.
Such levitation technology will be used in Japan in the next decade for a train at high speed that would connect Tokyo to Nagoya (center) at the speed of 500 km/h. A prototype of this “maglev” recently reached a speed of 603 km/hour, a feat made possible by the elimination of friction on the ground.
Tested in Barcelona in Spring 2015. The hoverboard Lexus SLIDE was tested and Promoted in Barcelona, Spain. According to information gathered by Bloomberg, Toyota has also thought of this type of technology for the automobile.
“These are very confidential information, but we researched the flying car in our R&D the most advanced section,” said an official of Toyota in June 2014.
Lexus JUST made HOVERBOARDS REAL and they CALLED it LEXUS SLIDE !!!
August 4, 2015, the Japanese company decided to put online the first video of its awesome creation !
Filmed in Barcelona, one of the world skate temples, the clip reveals images of Robb Holland, American pro race car driver, and Ross McGouran, London skateboarder, testing the incredible machine out of the imagination of Zemeckis and engineers Lexus.
If the images appear to be likely, it is, however, bring a small “but” this test made in Lexus: The first slide is very unstable as can be seen in this video, but especially, it needs to a rail magnet to successfully levitate … Thus, to achieve such a clip, Lexus has had to build its own “Hoverpark”!
How long before another SLIDE HoverPark ?
Wishing you Happiness, Fun, Peace, Waves, Winds and nice sessions !
Cheers from South of France.