Darth Vader takes to the roads with TomTom

Posted by Staff writer

To coincide with what has become the semi-official Star Wars Day - May the fourth be with you - TomTom yesterday launched Star Wars voice options for its navigation devices, starting with Darth Vader.

C-3PO will arrive in June, Yoda in July and Han Solo in August.

"Now, Star Wars fans around the world can unite their passion for Star Wars with their love of the road, making every drive more personal and exciting." says Alain Pakiry, senior vice president for marketing at TomTom.

Vader's instructions include: "Bear left, to the dark side. Then in 200 yards you have reached your destination. The Force is with you, but you are not a Jedi yet."

It's got the heavy breathing, too. And there are original sound effects from the films, including lightsaber sounds and TIE fighter flybys - even the theme tune.

Customers will be able to download free warning alert sounds voiced by Darth Vader, along with free start up screen wallpaper and Lord Vader map icon.

Darth Vader’s voice is available for download immediately for €9.95. You can hear a clip, here.