Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Discussions > Off-Topic Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-05-2015, 11:05 AM
Dudesky's Avatar
Non Compos Mentis
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Mount Weather, Virginia
Posts: 29,632
Lexus Hoverboard

Future of skateboarding?

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-04/here-s-how-the-lexus-hoverboard-actually-works

__________________


"I wouldn't vote for me if I believed Tara Reade."

Sent from my Mothers basement using an old fashioned keyboard.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-05-2015, 12:13 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Visalia, CA
Posts: 379
And... Another let down. I'm getting tired of these headlines touting a "real working hoverboard", only to then go on to describe just another glorified lab experiment. We've all known for decades now that maglev technology was functional, it's just that it requires a dedicated surface to operate over. So far, this has only been (arguably) feasible for trains. All Lexus has done here is built a skatepark shaped maglev surface. They moved the lab outside, and made it look like something people are used to seeing.

The board is nifty, but what everyone wants when they think hoverboard is something that works anywhere, can be used to travel from place to place. And when these articles are written, that's what they think they are going to get. No one reads enough to get into the details, or perhaps they're just to stupid to grasp them, but either way, the end result is that we get a nifty PR stunt, and a decade of idiots running around spouting off about how "They totally have working hoverboards, but the lawyers/oil companies/government won't let us have them"

Ugh.

MV

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page