TomTom has unveiled a satnav device that features the unmistakable voice of TopGear presenter Jeremy Clarkson and that aims to see drivers beat Britian's congested roads. The TomTom GO Live Top Gear Edition can be set to silent Stig mode when the opinionated road hog's wisecracks become unbearable.
The TomTom GO Live Top Gear satnav costs £179 and includes a year's subscription to the TomTom Live traffic services. Updated every two minutes, this helps drivers avoid road blocks and congested routes by monitoring current traffic levels and suggesting alternative roads should an accident or traffic works hinder progress.
As well as offering the driving wisdom of Top Gear stars Jeremy Clarkson and the reticent Stig (switch to his 'voice' if you require a more tranquil co-pilot), the TomTom GO Live satnav comes with a standard selection of navigation assistants. Maps for the UK and Ireland are preloaded.
The satnav can also keep you abreast of changing local weather as you tear up the asphalt and travel from region to region. As with the Live Traffic service, updates are possible thanks to the inclusion of a Bluetooth antenna. Fixed and mobile speed camera alerts are also included.
In the UK, the Top Gear satnav will be sold exclusively through Halfords, where it will cost £179. Versions for use in Australia, Belgium, The Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Poland and several other countries will also be available. For full details see http://www.tomtom.com/topgear.