Category Archives: Narration

Your GPS Voice

I note that Morgan Freeman’s voice is now an option for satellite navigation. The amusing spoof video in this article gives an idea of what his baritone voice would sound like:

https://upnewsy.co/morgan-freeman-waze-gps-voice.html

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Various famous people and characters have offered their voices to GPS providers, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Darth Vader, Yoda, Homer & Marge Simpson and Mister Burns, Mr. T, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, K.I.T.T. (the car in Knight Rider), Wallace and Gromit, Snoop Dogg, Brian Blessed, John Cleese, Dennis Hopper, Kim Cattrall, Eddie Izzard, Billy Connolly, Burt Reynolds and Stephen Fry.

There aren’t many female celebrity GPS voices available, which has led to accusations of sexism:

http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20160303-are-you-gps-gender-biased

I’d be happy to give French actress Eva Green a job. I’m sure she’d tell me where to go!

Who would you have to give you directions in your car?