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C-3PO’s voice now provides turn-by-turn directions

Turn your car in to the Millennium Falcon.

Feb 29, 2020, 3:40 pm*

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Lisa Granshaw

What better way to make sure you don’t get stuck in traffic on the way to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens than letting C-3PO plot your course? On Monday the helpful protocol droid became the latest voice option on the navigational app Waze, ready to guide you on your morning commute or next road trip.

It’s easy to change the app over to the Star Wars experience, which includes C-3PO, R2-D2, and BB-8 during your travels and the chance to pick up other things for points on the map like lightsabers and stormtroopers. These are indicated by recognizable symbols on the map. 


Of course C-3PO is fluent in six million forms of communication so he can guide you in a variety of languages as well.



No word yet on whether or not he’ll try to tell you the odds of making it to work on time or respond when you yell “never tell me the odds” as pilots tend to do. Still, just like C-3PO himself, if you ever get sick of his voice there’s always a way to shut him down.

H/T the Mary Sue | Photo via JD Hancock/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Nov 23, 2015, 7:10 pm