Never seen the Simpsons, but...
I think this would be kind of fun. All I have on my SATNAV is a robotic sounding berk.
Evergreen Terrace’s most famous resident – no, not Ned Flanders – has finally officially found his way onto a satnav. Homer_tomtom Homer: now available as a TomTom voice TomTom has taken the Murdoch shilling to bring Homer Simpson – as voiced by Dan Castellaneta and broadcast by News Corp's 20th Century Fox subsidiary - …
I would consider getting this if it were 2 -3 Dollars. But not $13. This is one of those things that is mildly entertaining for an hour or so. Then you change it back to something useful.
Now a Lisa Simpson vioce might be useful. I bet that shrill voice would cut right through road noise.
It's giving the directions with dimwitted comments attached? How lame. Now if it would have led you to the nearest donut* joint, fast-food or steakhouse no matter where you really want to go, /that/ would have been funny**.
* or is it doughnut?
** yeah, I know, not really feasible for a voice, but one can dream...
I think actually the Homer Tom Tom should say things such as
Disclaimer screen "He knew the things that were and the things that would be and the things that had been before. However he does not know that Pickering Street is now one way - so please follow the Highway code. Do you agree (Yes/No)"
For voice recognition
"Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another. Can you please state your instruction again?"
"You have reached you destination but remember that The minds of the everlasting gods are not changed suddenly. "
I'll get my Toga....
I 'acquired' loads of these voice packs, most of them never even made it onto the unit.
I can recommend 'Lady Newsreader' if you can get it. She's a bit prissy and is missing the 'pull a U-turn' sample, but the instructions are really clear.
One voice set I'd want is from the woman that did Orange's original IVR system. Gorgeous voice, but maybe a bit too gentle..
I found Yoda to be the best voice so far. Not because of the actual voice, but his grammar is actually very helpful because it gives you the information you actually need up front, and your brain filters out the rest of it.
For example, standard voices say things like "at the next junction, turn left", but Yoda says "left you must turn, at the next junction".
Most of the other voices have been tried for a couple of hundred miles, and then deleted as the novelty wears off.
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