Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May can now guide you on Waze!

You read that right! Former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May have lent their voices to the popular community-based traffic and navigation app Waze.

We're quite certain the addition of the trio's voices to Waze coincides with the debut of their new online motoring show The Grand Tour which debuted last November 18 and will be available for streaming weekly for the next 11 weeks on Amazon Prime.

While this would be the first time the trio would appear on a navigation app, Clarkson has previously lent his voice to GPS navigation equipment manufacturer TomTom for its Top Gear Edition car-based system in 2011. Unfortunately, after around 54,000 units with Clarkson's voice had already been shipped out to stores and went on sale, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), of which Clarkson was an employee of at that time, canceled the deal after it was discovered that it violated its editorial policy that prevents its hosts from endorsing "any product or service which could be covered in the programs on which they work." And since Top Gear is a motoring TV program which Clarkson hosted then...

We hope that Waze will make permanent the option of having the trio's voices as your guide since they could probably entertain you while you sit in traffic.

Photo from The Grand Tour's Facebook page

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