To celebrate the release of the upcoming wildly anticipated action film TERMINATOR GENISYS, Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Waze (community-based traffic and navigation app) have partnered up to give drivers everywhere the ultimate driving partner. Starting this week you can now have Arnold Schwarzenegger as the “Guardian” from TERMINATOR GENISYS voice your directions. This just made being stuck in traffic kind of amazing and yes I have already changed the voice in my settings to the “Guardian” himself and yes it is amazing! I had to of course try it out instantly and giggled like a school girl when I selected my address pressed start navigation and instantly heard Arnold himself say:
“My mission is to protect you, come with me if you want to live”
“I need your clothes, your boots and your motorcycle, haha, just kidding let’s go”
I can not begin to tell you how much fun I have had with this app in just 24 hours, I use it even when I know where I am going just to see what the app will say. Users of Waze, the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app, can select custom Terminator voice commands from the Terminator himself. The Terminator will give directions to user’s destinations and alert them if a T-1000 is spotted ahead. In addition, movie theater locations showing “TERMINATOR GENISYS” will be branded with the iconic red-eyed Endoskull, helping WAZE users to see the film when it opens in theaters on July 1st 2015.
What did Schwarzenegger have to say about lending his voice to the ever so popular app:
“From the first time I used Waze, I have wanted to lend my voice to it. The Terminator is the perfect machine to guide Wazers to their destinations. Every single day on social media fans ask me to record my movie lines, so now I get to bring this classic role and my charming Austrian accent into their cars.”
It surprisingly only took Schwarzenegger a one-hour recording session to provide the automated prompts for Waze and yes you will even get a “Hasta la vista, Baby” at the end of your trip. The Terminator feature will last through mid-July so make sure and go to your settings now and enjoy riding along with THE TERMINATOR this summer. So will THE TERMINATOR himself change the settings of his own Waze app? He told USA Today it’s a must saying:
“Of course I’m going to use my voice. That’s a must. When I 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.”
TERMINATOR GENISYS opens in theatres everywhere on July 1, 2015, check out the new featurette below and let us know if you are changing the settings on your Waze app!