Meanwhile in China, Ford & Alibaba Will Have a Vending Machine to Dispensing Cars

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As someone who’s recently experienced the (streamlined and painless) process of purchasing a new car via a vending machine — what up, Carvana? –, it looks like Ford will be getting into the car dispensing game too. Well, at least in China; pronounced “chyyyyyn-nahh”. In fact, the American automaker is partnering with Alibaba to build a vending machine for cars that you can try before you buy with the sales agent constantly selling (or badgering; you be the judge) you about the car. The Super Test-Drive Center in Guangzhou was actually announced at the end of 2017, and the vending machine — which has a capacity of 42 cars — will disperse out vehicles for prospective buyers. Well, potential buyers can test the cars after they’ve paid the required fees using Alibaba’s Tmall app and supplying a good-old selfie for identification purposes. Continue reading “Meanwhile in China, Ford & Alibaba Will Have a Vending Machine to Dispensing Cars”

It’s Like A Blade Runner House!!

Quick question: when first looking at this house, Plot 4328 by Bernard Khoury Architects, who had the zigurat buildings from Blade Runner come into their mind? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?…… Continue reading “It’s Like A Blade Runner House!!”