The Lexus hoverboard was much harder to make than you might think

Lexus had a pretty difficult time trying to get its hoverboard project off the ground. 

The company released a video Tuesday showing just how challenging the whole process was.

From perfecting the science and designing a working board to building the skatepark, nothing about the endeavour was easy. 

In fact, it took a total of 180 days before board development even started and more than 300 days before testing in the skatepark actually began. 

“We had quite a few of ups and downs,” said Atsushi Takada, general manager for brand management at Lexus International, in the video. “It’s normal when you are trying to do something truly innovative.”

Lexus also breaks down the science and technology that makes the board work in the video. Check it out below. 


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