Homer Simpson the world's most popular Sat Nav voice

Homer Simpson tops list of most downloaded sat nav voices, proving more popular than the likes of Darth Vader, Ali G and Brian Blessed

 

Homer Simpson has been officially recognised as the most popular celebrity Sat Nav voice, beating competition from fellow Springfield residents Marge and Mr Burns.

Recognised by the folks at Guinness World Records as the GPS navigation voice with the highest sales figures, the Homer Simpson offering, which features a number of the yellow hued characters famous phrases, has outsold the likes of Darth Vader and Ali G.

Originally released in June 2009 the Homer Simpson navigational offering, developed by GPS voice specialist Locutio Voice Technologies, achieved six-figure sales volumes in its first year of availability. With the US accounting for 40 per cent of all Homer Simpson sat nav voice downloads, the 20th Century Fox character made the jump to TomTom’s iPhone app navigator in 2011.

“Homer was the breakthrough GPS voice that firmly established the category,” said Chris Hilton, Managing Director / CEO of Locutio Voice Technologies. “We look forward to bringing more Simpsons characters to owners of GPS devices all over the world.”

Carl Lumbard, SVP & MD FCP EMEA added: “This is a perfect brand fit with The Simpsons on all levels, appealing to all the family as well as the male gadget market.

“The Simpsons continues to break new ground and open up new fronts in the consumer technology space and these pioneering products reflect the brand’s ongoing relevance today.”

What voice currently offers up directional advice from your sat nav device? Are you an avid Homer Simpson user? Let us know via the T3 Twitter and Facebook feeds.
 

Read More

Arc S
T3 Hot 100

Your definitive guide to the hottest tech on the planet right now

Comments

Be the first to comment…

Back to top
Close
T3 Newsletter
Sign up to recieve the T3 newsletters by entering your details below

Your Details

As you're registering with us. we'd like to think that you'd enjoy receiving the following emails; if you'd rather not receive them, please untick the boxes:

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and it's group companies containing news, special offers and product information
I agree to the terms of use and privacy policy and confirm that I am over 16 years of age *
Close
Log in or Join

By clicking below you agree to our terms and conditions and our privacy policy

Log in to T3.com with your preferred social network

Log in with your T3.com account

CloseJoinPlease complete these additional details

Join T3.com with your preferred social network

OR

Join T3.com

Please tick this box to confirm you are 16 years old or over

Just so we know you're human

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Close Edit your profile

Change your password

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Social networks

You have authorised these social networks to interact with your T3.com account.

Please ensure you deactivate or revoke access to this website from within your social networks settings to ensure all permissions are removed.

Close Forgotten your password

Forgotten your password?

Please enter the email address that you used to sign up and we'll send you a new password

Close
Forgotten password
Don't have a T3 Account? Join now