Brits can now buy a new car using a contactless vending machine in London.
The pop-up system allows drivers in the capital to get behind the wheel of a brand-new motor without the hassle of going to a dealership.
The innovative system installed at Spitalfields Market by Auto Trader allows passersby to buy a brand new Renault Zoe, priced at £16,000.
Drivers interested in the motor can simply pay for it using the contactless payment feature on their phone.
It then drops the vehicle’s key into a small compartment, with the vehicle being accessed by an automatic door that releases following successful payment.
A team of six engineers spent three months designing and building the contactless car dispenser.
A recent study by the auto website revealed almost 90 per cent of Brits feel uncomfortable or embarrassed by haggling when buying a new car.
A spokesperson for Auto Trader said: “Buying a brand-new car is an exciting experience, but it can often be tarnished by anxiety around haggling and knowing whether you’re looking at the right price.
“So today we’re showcasing a real-life version on what can be found on Auto Trader; brand new cars at transparent pre-haggled prices that you can drive away today.
“The only difference is that this Renault Zoe can be purchased at the touch of a card, testing London car buyers’ appetite for electric cars as well as a more instant purchasing future.”
Other countries have also started using the futuristic showroom to display their motors.
A Singapore used car seller began offering up luxury vehicles last year, including Bentleys, Ferraris and Lamborghinis, in the world’s largest vehicle vending machine.
Motorists in China have also started collecting their new cars from a similar system shaped like a cat.