Lexus is moving forward with its plans to Lexus Slide Hoverboard in action on August 5.A video posted to the company's YouTube channel Tuesday announces that we'll see the
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-- 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.
The Slide is only the latest in a series of hoverboards we've seen recently, including a crazy craft that set the, as well as a "Back to the Future" lookalike and .
With the Slide, could Lexus be on the path to a future where hoverboards can take us wherever we need to go? Probably not, but at least they'll be likely to put on a good show next Wednesday on the company's YouTube channel.