Showing posts with label Hoverboard. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hoverboard. Show all posts

Monday, 24 July 2017

Magnetic Hoverboard to Expandable Autonomous Bus

Design Innovative Project - Magnetic Hoverboard -

A magnetic hoverboard may seem like a vehicle coming from a science fiction blockbuster where a particular tire company is of the belief that the futuristic devices would probably tend to be a reality. The company in question – Hankook Tires had publicized the most pioneering plans from its design innovation project. The winning designs is said to comprise of a magnetic hoverhoard together with an expandable autonomous bus. The Vice Chairman and CEO Mr Seung Hwa Suh, associated with Hankook

Tires had stated that the Style Insight forum to be kept at Hankook Technodome is actually meaningful wheeere one would see fine works of young developers of the future tire creativity at the new and state-of-the-art R&D centre – Hankook Technodome. In all 34 works had been submitted included in Hankook Tires’ Style Insight Forum with five who tend to win.

The company hopes to create further collaborations utilising the long term leaders in collaboration with the technology leadership of Hankook Tires with the Style Insight Forum. The up-and-coming designs comprises of a magnetic hoverboard together with an expandable autonomous coach. The first winner had been the `Flexup’, which is a sole wheel that tends to move freely even on the stairs.


The wheel is said to expand and contract through a standard of allocated treads, enabling the free flow in moving around corners by utilising a titling system which seems to be akin to skiing and tends to go up and down the stairs. The `Magfloat’ design tends to resemble a skateboard but rather than utilising wheels, it is said to use a magnetic field extension together with a rotation standard.

This tends to permit the user in the free movement at speed of around 12mph – 20 km/h. The `Mayfloat’ and `Flexup’,creativity are the outcome of a discussion between the creative and the realistic alternatives to the future driving together with design and technology linked to urban landscape wherein these ideas took the shape of a whole new driving experience.

 `Autobine’ is said to be the third winning device which is an autonomous bus concept wherein the main frame is said to expand and contract. Moreover, the tires on the bus in inclined to attach and detach automatically as per the number of the passengers in it.

Winner -` iPlay’

Then we have the `Shiftrac’ which is said to be a wheel that has been particularly developed for the police cars. The tire of this enables the car to make rapid lane changes and tends to turn corners with ease, via a skating standard that thrusts the wheels outwards.

The Shiftrac tires could be utilised by police cars while on car chases to make sure these people do not have the need to slow down as well as while taking sharp bends. The ultimate winner in the design competition of Hankook was the `iPlay’ which is said to be the one-man device having two enormous wheels. The vehicle is said to accomplish the optimum performance even at very high speed and has the tendency of changing the wheel angle in order to take bends without losing speed.

Though the designs are at the moment only perceptions, they tend to provide insights into what the future has in store for vehicle together with design of wheel.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Lexus has designed a Working 'Impossible' Hoverboard

As there is a havoc development in the communication system, there are lots of changes that have occurred in last few decades in the transportation, personal and public, systems. Hoverboard is such a most modern personal transport solution, which is getting popularity among the young generation. This is such a craze now that it is used in popular film like Back to the Future (in both part II & III) and created interesting impression in the younger folks. But due to confusion of fear among the parents; it has not been marketed so far in commercial manner.

Hoverboard – A Glimpse of Real Thing

The Hoverboard is almost like a skateboard, but there are no wheels underneath like the later and propelled by levitation theory. Many scientists and companies, all over the world, are trying to make the best possible transportation systems by using the levitation theory e.g. “Meglev” rail system but it is not yet commercially run by any entity. The levitation system is nothing but an autonomously fuelled vehicle that runs on the strength of the magnetic power over the ground level, without touching the surface.

Undoubtedly, the Hoverboard is the most modern invention and it is going to be a big success in the personal transportation system. Although a decade ago, it was just like another science fictional issue but now it becomes a reality and already trial runs have been made by Canadian creator Catalin Alexandru Duru and also by Lexus – the famous car brand has developed their own version of Hoverboard and issued a real video of its operation.

Lexus – Its Own Designed Hoverboard

Though there are some instances of “real” Hoverboard videos and news but the authenticity of these claims are yet to be recognized but this time the famous luxury car brand Lexus, has issued a video trailer of their newly developed Hoverboard. It appears from the video clip that it is a genuine product and the company’s brand value cannot be challenged in this issue because the said Hoverboard is realistically run above the ground level.

For last 18 months the company was trying to develop the project in to a reality and only now they are able to prepare the prototype, which has been shown in the aforementioned trailer. While we are talking about levitation; the automatic realization is that the Hoverboard will have a magnet and has to run on a metal track. Lexus has confirmed that they have used liquid nitrogen cooled superconductors and stable magnets, the basic product for getting the levitation.

However, as appears from the trailer that it was run on normal skatepark or bituminous road but actually there was a metal strip or layer underneath the road surface, which is confirmed by Lexus. The company has prepared the most convincing prototype and it is very much real with a gorgeous design and look, which will soon be followed by others.

The “impossible” dream has already been translated in to “reality” and made the history by Lexus.