There may be less than a month to go until the new Star Wars movie finally comes to theatres (um, what are we going to countdown after that? Life will be so empty), but that doesn’t mean true fans can’t start partaking in the hoopla right away.
Hidden among the updated toy lines, comics and general knickknacks that always come with such a big release is actually a really cool app that all drivers who also happen to be Star Wars fans are going to want right away.
Introducing Google Waze’s latest update: a C-3PO voice-guided navigation that will take driving anywhere to the next level. Because who doesn’t want The Force with them when they’re heading out to an unknown destination? Construction, weather and traffic can make the roads a scary place.
For those unfamiliar with Waze, it’s the world’s biggest community-based traffic and navigation app. So instead of just telling you where to go, it shares real-time info on everything from traffic and road conditions to gas prices, making it an invaluable tool for commuters everywhere.
Now it also comes with Star Wars voices, so it’s pretty much the coolest thing ever. And we haven’t even gotten to the best part: C-P3O doesn’t just tell you where to drive, he actually takes you on a quest. You see, the humanoid robot is seeking his buddies R2-D2 and BB-8. Keep a lookout for them and their rare goodies for extra points with the interactive game, while also searching out Stormtroopers, TIE fighters and lightsabers on the Waze map.
Or, if you just want to listen to the robot dude tell you where to go, that’s totally an option, too. He’s fluent “in over six million forms of communication,” so he’ll tell you what you need to know in whatever language you’d like to hear it. All it takes is a quick update on your Android or IOS.
Okay, sure. It’s not the first time a navigation app has allowed celebrity voices to map our route. We’ve been listening to Arnold Schwarzenegger tell us to turn left in that awesome accent of his for years. But it’s not often we can download a celebrity in conjunction with a game and a big theatrical release. And that is something worth driving off into the sunset for.