Submitted by Ross1 on Thu, 2015-08-27 04:45
You read about the Lexus Hoverboard? As in Back to the Future, Lexus have created a genuine hoverboard.
Elon Musk says this was necessary to precede the release of Model X, as a joint venture between Tesla and Lexus will see Model X drones with the ability to both hover and fly, by utilising the Falcon Wing doors after first executing vertical take off and hold in hover mode.
Operation will be by remote control from i-Phone apps, as no human will be permitted to fly in them until regulations permit.
Currently the project falls within DRONE legislation, so maximum height is pre-programmed at 123 feet.
Musk says this is the way of the future, and by being in partnership with Lexus, Tesla Motors TSLA +30.9%, will open all Lexus patents for free use by serious developers.