We'd assume a sizable share of fans may consider themselves God's gift to road navigation, but that hasn't stopped TomTom launching a special edition Top Gear flavor of its GPS device. Navigation is narrated by the voice of Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson, directing clueless drivers "with the aid of 32 satellites... and me." The in-car navigation unit is priced at $269.95, including a one-year subscription to traffic updates and incident reports from TomTom. Alongside Clarkson's familiar tones are some extra Top Gear car icons and Stig mode, where the GPS will remain entirely silent. It'll also point out race tracks featured in the show, plus any nearby speed cameras. With its main man behind you, how could you possibly lose your way?
Concord, MA 06 October 2011 - TomTom today launches the TomTom GO LIVE Top Gear edition, bringing fans a combination of a Stig mode, Jeremy Clarkson's directions and unique Top Gear selected points of interest including race track and raceway locations related to the series.
Featuring TomTom's congestion-busting TomTom HD Traffic technology, the new GPS device will steer drivers away from traffic jams and is packed with Top Gear features including special Top Gear start-up and shut-down screens and car icons. When embarking on their journeys, users can select The Stig mode, which renders the device instantly silent, or select Jeremy Clarkson's voice to guide them along the way.
"For Top Gear fans, this limited edition GPS device is the ultimate driving companion. Featuring The Stig, Clarkson and TomTom HD Traffic, the GO LIVE Top Gear edition is perfect for drivers who love the open road." said Corinne Vigreux, Managing Director at TomTom.
At $269.95, the TomTom GO LIVE Top Gear edition includes a one year subscription of TomTom's LIVE Services for free. This includes access to TomTom's flagship service TomTom HD Traffic, which delivers dynamic routing and accurate traffic information every two minutes. TomTom HD Traffic gives drivers detailed incident reports, which includes the length of the delay as well as the cause, along with accurate travel & arrival times.
The LIVE Services bundle also includes access to Google local search to pinpoint shops and businesses in the area, as well as local weather forecasts.
Available from today in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the US, this special edition also features richer, more detailed maps, hands-free calling (via Bluetooth®) and voice recognition for hands free control.