Bring Skynet to your smartphone with the Terminator’s Waze directions
The Terminator may have struggled to find John Connor, but he’ll know exactly where you’re going the next time you need directions behind the wheel.
To celebrate the launch of Terminator Genisys, Arnold Schwarzenegger has lent his voice to Google-owned navigation app Waze, so you can get voice-guided directions from the Terminator wherever you go. Just don’t let him talk you into murdering anyone.
Not only will the Terminator give you turn-by-turn directions, but he’ll also alert you if a T-1000 is spotted ahead — and help you avoid police, jams, and accidents on your route. Movie theaters showing Terminator Genysis nearby will also show up as a red-eyed Endoskull on the map.
You can start using the Terminator voice inside Waze today — free of charge. Simply open up the app, navigate to its settings menu, then select “Sound” and “Voice Language.”
Naturally, Schwarzenegger says he’s always wanted to lend his voice to the Waze 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,” he said. “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.”
Waze has offered other famous voices in the past, including actor Kevin Hart and former football player Terry Crews. But the Terminator just seems like a perfect fit.
“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.”