Way back when, animated characters were voiced by anonymous folks with great pipes. These days, you need A-list celebs to sell pixelated fish and other playthings. The disembodied and slightly stilted voices of navigation systems appear to be going the same way, and Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson is the latest talent to contribute his voice to giving directions – ironic, considering he's made his disdain for GPS clear in the past.
According to the UK's Daily Mail, TomTom will unveil a device next month in which the famously ornery BBC star will advise you to execute handbrake turn – going all, well, Clarkson, when you miss your offramp. If he ever gets to be too much, apparently the unit will allow you to get directions from The Stig, which we expect will sound like not getting any voice directions at all.


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      Scr
      • 3 Years Ago
      Don't buy the James May version...you will never get there.
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Scr
        Turn left at the light thingy. Or was that a right? Oh Cock! I'm terribly sorry, sir, but I believe we are going in circles.
      Irene Rojas
      • 3 Years Ago
      On an onramp, he yells "POWWWAAARRR"
      LUSTSTANG S-197
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can I get one with a Joe Pesci voice? Or, if I really want to drive my passengers nuts, a Gilbert Godfried or Fran Drescher one...
      bonehead
      • 3 Years Ago
      Apparently it just says over and over "you're driving on the wrong side of the road"
      A B
      • 3 Years Ago
      It would be great if when you make too many wrong turns the Jeremy Clarkson Voice calls you a Tw**
      P.F. Bruns
      • 3 Years Ago
      "You have selected the finest navi-voice...in the world."
      aatbloke1967
      • 3 Years Ago
      We have five Tom Toms, we swear by them ... never once had a problem.
      Christian Stochaj
      • 3 Years Ago
      Some say that in 200 feet you should make a left turn, and that your destination is on your right. All we know is that you're not the Stig.
      Andrew Zotos Breslin
      • 3 Years Ago
      "POWAAAA!!!" (everytime you enter a motorway)
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andrew Zotos Breslin
        [blocked]
      TDIMeister
      • 3 Years Ago
      After 200 meters, bear right. By the way, your Porsche still sucks.
      Phillip
      • 3 Years Ago
      I bought a Tom Tom last year, It couldn't find it's way to my house even after map upgrades so I took it back and traded for a Garmin. Haven't been lost since.
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Phillip
        Our Garmin often takes 10 minutes to 'acquire sattelites' before telling us where the hell we even are. By that time, we are either at or well on our way to our destination. Alternatively, we could be utterly hopelessly lost. Pain in the ass to program too. Garmin isn't any better than Tom Tom.
        gregmlr
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Phillip
        I bought a TomTom and the first time I tried using it the map showed me as being in Guam. I threw it out (it was out of warranty) and bought a Magellin and while it's not perfect (sometimes the destination will be on the right instead of the left) it does work.
      TahsinZ
      • 3 Years Ago
      instead of "recalculating, when you miss a turn, it says "OH, MYYY, GAWWWDDD!!!"
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