Toyota Builds a Working Hoverboard

First steps towards the floating car

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Thu, Jun 25th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Using liquid nitrogen to cool the superconductors and magnets involved, Toyota has built a working hoverboard reminiscent of those seen in Back to the Future. While experimental trains in Japan already use the technology, Toyota wants it inside a car.

“It’s very confidential information but we have been studying the flying car in our most advanced R&D area,” Hiroyoshi Yoshiki, a managing officer in Toyota’s Technical Administration Group, said in June 2014 at the Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit in Sausalito, California. “Flying car means the car is just a little bit away from the road, so it doesn’t have any friction or resistance from the road.”

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