The vehicles from our favorite science fiction films are creeping towards reality. This hover vehicle actually goes back further than the speeder bikes seen racing through Endor in Return of the Jedi; it’s based on a design from the 1960s. A California-based firm, Aerofex, corrected some stability issues and conducted lots of experiments to get a working model. It can hover in place, make sharp turns, and move at 30 miles an hour. It might be ready to take on the Empire.
See the vehicle in action after the break.