The tech factors....

 

Step on your HOVER-X and you’ll know that something special is happening.

 

Before switching the hoverboard on, both the left and right sides rotate freely. Energize the board and the stabilisation control and User Position Sensing (USP) technology kicks in. The sensors detects that there is a rider. Then the USP system starts to constantly reference the rotational position of each side of the board (left and right) relative to the wheels and then checks this against the forward movement of the hoverboard. It does this literally thousands of times a second using something known as the Hall Effect. When there is no forward (or backward) movement the motors offer rotational stability. As the board starts to move in any particular direction the effect of this is reduced with the rider gaining stability through their own momentum.

 

If either side of the board is tilted forward or backwards relative to the wheels, the system detects this change and either accelerates or brakes that side in proportion to the degree of tilt and the speed of travel. This gives precise control of speed, enables the hoverboard to be turned almost effortlessly and allows forward and backward travel. As we say, simple but smart.