You’ll Be Able to See the Lexus Slide Hoverboard in Action on August 5

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Lexus is moving forward with its plans to bring us “Back to the Future.” A video posted to the company’s YouTube channel Tuesday announces that we’ll see the Lexus Slide Hoverboard in action on August 5.

The 18-second teaser clip gives us a few new looks at the hoverboard, leading up to the craft floating across the screen as Lexus reveals it’s ready to show off the fully functional magnetic-levitation (maglev) device. The Slide Hoverboard is similar to other maglev boards out there — most prominently the Hendo Hoverboard — that use high-powered magnets and semiconductors cooled by liquid nitrogen to give the board its powers of levitation.

Of course, such boards need special metal floors to function. Lexus built an entire metal skatepark outside of Barcelona to test out and show off the Slide. So we’re still not any closer to hoverboards that work on any surface.

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SOURCE: Cnet, Anthony Domanico