Today LucasFilms and Locutio Voice Technologies announce the arrival of Jedi Master Yoda to Garmin GPS Systems to guide (and entertain) you through the universe. The voices are compatible with Garmin’s range of personal navigation devices to guide you through the galaxy.
“Owners of Garmin navigation products can now be guided by their favorite Star Wars voices. Having Darth Vader or Yoda as your co-pilot will ensure that users of Garmin devices can now share in the magic of Star Wars,” says Kristina Anderson, Manager, Global Hardlines at Lucas Licensing.
Chris Hilton, CEO of Locutio, developers of the voices, says: ‘In addition to the signature breathing and menacing navigation commentary, the inclusion of original Star Wars sound effects – including TIE fighters and lightsabers – as well as John Williams’ unforgettable Imperial March music will make every journey with Darth Vader a truly thrilling experience.”
Darth Vader provides navigation guidance for drivers, such as: “Proceed to the highlighted route. Your destiny lies with me. Obi-wan knew this to be true”. And: “Traffic ahead. The Emperor has foreseen it”,
The voice of Yoda features the Jedi Master’s characteristic speech patterns paired with occasional dialogue from Obi-Wan Kenobi taken straight from the classic films. Instructing drivers and passengers alike in the ways of the Force, Yoda offers sage guidance with phrases that include: “Right you should turn, then sharp left…control, control, if a Jedi, you wish to be”, and “After 200 yards turn right… then bear left…but not to the dark side.”
Both voices feature fully randomized navigation dialogue, ensuring that Garmin drivers and passengers will hear a wide variety of different phrases and sound effects on every journey. The voices each come with a stunning 3D map icon to provide an authentic Star Wars visual experience, complementing the audio delights on offer.
The Garmin Star Wars voices are available in English. Jedi Master Yoda’s GPS Voice and Darth Vader ‘s GPS Voice are available to download for $12.99 at the following links: