“Come with me if you want to arrive at your destination” – The Terminator does driving directions.

In one of the weirdest attempts at cross promotion ever, Google owned navigation app Waze will be partnering with the voice of the terminator himself Arnold Schwarzenegger to provide a new, ultra weird way for you to get your driving directions.

The tie in is obviously timed to promote the forthcoming Terminator Genysis in which the Austrian Oak will once again struggle to reboot the classic series that has taken a few dodgy turns in recent installments, but it’s obvious that the marketing men haven’t exactly thought this through.

After all, he’s a Terminator, a machine dedicated to the eradication of mankind, are we really going to let him tell us how to drive? People have managed to drive themselves into rivers before while following their GPS, are we going to trust this machine not to order a sharp left turn next time we’re crossing the QE2 Bridge?

Arnie himself sees the irony in this, telling USA Today “In 1984, when we did (the first) Terminator, we talked about the world being run by machines. It was science fiction then, Now you have machines telling you where to drive.”

Terminator Genysis will be in selected cinemas from July 1st

Source: USA Today via CNET Image Source: Darrell Jones

 

 

 

Darrell Jones

Geek Power's answer to Jeremy Clarkson. That's to say he's a sad, middle aged man with a big mouth who's trying to act like he's still in his twenties. he remembers the days of punch cards, paper tape and hard drives the size of toasters with the capacity of the kind of usb stick you might get in a Christmas cracker.

  • Loving the Terminator pics D!

  • Mr. T

    I would’ve thought Google maps was the only navigation map from Google, could’ve been never so wrong. Put this app on self driven cars with an introductory line “I’LL DRIVE! ” in Arnies voice would be great 😛

    PS. Terminator Genisys might just be another dodgy turn!

  • I would’ve thought Google maps was the only navigation map from Google, could’ve been never so wrong.

    This app pre-installed on self-driven cars with Arnies “I’LL DRIVE!” catchphrase will be epic!!

    PS. Terminator Genisys might just be another dodgy turn!