The Luxury Car maker Lexus actually built a working model of a hoverboard. That’s right, an actual working hoverboard. It’s real, but not for sale. Yet.
The board uses liquid nitrogen-cooled superconductors and magnets, according to the Lexus website. The technology is already zooming around Toyota’s home country. A Japanese railway company last year set a new world speed record using a magnetic-levitation train.
The board is real enough to be undergoing testing with an actual skateboarder in Barcelona and it’s the result of a research project spanning 18 months and engineering teams across two cites.Lexus says it’ll disclose more information further down the road—specifically on Oct. 21, 2015, the day Doc, Marty and his girlfriend Jennifer went back to the future. But really, roads? Where they’re going, they won’t need roads.