Technology has changed since Marty McFly rode the first hoverboard in “Back to the Future Part II.” But unlike the flying skateboard used by Michael J. Fox’s fictional character in the 1989 film, this device runs using a rechargeable lithium battery. While it was not the same flying device that became popular due to the iconic film, a survey predicted that the global hoverboard market will reach more than $1.7 million in 2022.
These innovations will give an edge to the hoverboard industry to beat other self-balancing vehicles like carbon fiber electric skateboards. Here are some of the latest hoverboard technology developments that you can see in the market in the coming days.
Hoverboards in Travel
In August 2019, French inventor Franky Zapata successfully crossed the English Channel using his Flyboard Air. This hoverboard used actual flying technology to get to St. Margaret’s Bay, England from Sangatte in northern France. The French Defense Ministry backed Zapata to develop and test devices that could become a useful gadget for the country’s military personnel later on. It may also become an efficient vehicle for travelling.
Since Zapata is a professional hoverboard rider, his technology suits those who have advanced hoverboarding skills better compared to the newbies. If you have plans to purchase this device, you can check out some of the trickiest hoverboard moves to help you get the most out of this technology.
Hoverboards In Construction
One of the riskiest jobs in the world is in the construction industry. Construction workers need to carry heavy materials and take them to a higher level most of the time. If they are not careful enough, they may acquire injuries or have a fatal accident. This is avoidable by using the hoverboard technology. Workers simply need to place the heavy materials on large hovering platforms, then guide it to reach a particular area safely. It will also help them do their jobs faster since they can take multiple materials on one trip.
These are just some practical uses of hoverboard technology. It is not impossible to see these offered in the market in the coming days. More innovations in this technology may emerge for other functional purposes. In time, the world may finally see a real flying hoverboard just like what Marty McFly used in the movie.