Waze introducing new Glaswegian voice navigation option

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To celebrate the variety of regional accents and dialects across the UK, crowd-sourced sat nav app, Waze, is launching a Glaswegian navigation experience as one of four new in-app voice options.

Through this local feature, users will be able to select from four new voice options to help guide them on the road, including the Glaswegian accent.

Waze has a new Glaswegian option.Waze has a new Glaswegian option.
Waze has a new Glaswegian option.

As part of this immersive driving experience, users will hear their directions in a new yet oddly familiar way, with phrases such as “Ye’ll want ae take the first exit” and “Jist aff here oan the left. Magic”.

These voice navigation assistants can also alert users to upcoming hazards such as “Pothole coming up. Watch ye don't wreck yer motor.”

Ru Roberts, UK country manager at Waze, said: “We wanted to create a navigation experience that celebrates the UK’s unique regional identities and enables Wazers to feel a little closer to home while out on the roads.

“By activating our new Mancunian voice, users can personalise their navigation experience and even learn a few new phrases along the way!”

To access the voices, visit My Waze > Settings > Voice & Sounds > Scroll to English UK > Waze Voice on App.

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