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Alibaba & Ford launch cat-themed car vending machine

Alibaba & Ford launch cat-themed car vending machine

Chinese company Alibaba and Ford signed a deal to form a partnership last year that would see both companies working together on new technological opportunities.

Now, the companies have opened a cat-themed car vending machine in Guangzhou, China, that lets customers easily test-drive Ford vehicles theyโ€™re looking to buy.

The โ€œSuper Test-Drive Centerโ€ is an unstaffed, digital vending machine that works via an app.

Users select the car model theyโ€™re interested in, put down a deposit electronically, schedule a pickup time, and snap a selfie so the vending machine can recognize them when they pick up the car for a test drive.

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The test drives are free, as long as customers have a very respectable credit score of 700 or above.

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