Huge Fun! Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Voice Will Direct You In Your Travels

Posted: Jun 14 2015, 9:46pm CDT | by , Updated: Jun 14 2015, 9:55pm CDT, in News | Latest Celebrity News


Huge Fun! Arnold Schwarzenegger’ Voice Will Direct You in Your Travels
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The Terminator star lends his voice to a GPS navigation system, aiming to help drivers in getting turn by turn information

The drivers around the world will soon hear a quite familiar Austrian-accented voice helping them navigate in the different stages of their travel and it will be none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger’s who has recently lend his voice to a community based traffic and navigation app Waze. The app, which will start on Monday morning, will feature Schwarzenegger as being Terminator Cyberdyne Systems Model 101. 

The gig is a part of the promotion of Schwarzenegger’s upcoming movie “Terminator: Genisys”, the fifth and the latest installment of the series which will premiere on July 1. The first film of Terminator series was released in 1984, more than 30 years ago.

“In 1984, when we did (the first) Terminator, we talked about the world being run by machines. It was science fiction then.” Schwarzenegger told USA Today. “Now you have machines telling you where to drive.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger reportedly required one hour to record his voice for the GPS navigation system. The app which has Schwarzenegger’ voice feature will last through mid-July.

Talking about using his own voice to get traffic and route information and to direct himself turn by turn in the travel, the 67-year old actor said. “Of course I’m going to use my voice,” Schwarzenegger said. “That’s a must. When get into the car and a passenger sits there and all of a sudden you punch up the app and there’s me talking. Then they will go, ‘what the hell is going on in this car? It’s funny.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was criticized for his thick accent in the start of his career, said. “Here we are 40 years later and my accent is a big asset. It’s what people enjoy. When I dreamt of a career, I had no idea that one day I would be telling 50 million drivers (where) to drive.”

Waze has previously used the voices of Kevin Hart and Terry Crews for their navigation software.


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