If you are a frequent user of Waze, the free real-time traffic and navigation app, you can now have Tony Fernandes, co-founder and Group CEO of AirAsia, as your navigator 😉
But what’s so unique about Fernandes’ voice? Apparently, the man himself will act as your “air traffic controller”, which means drivers will be able to experience “what it’s like to fly high in the sky” while driving on the road.
In a press release, the CEO said, “A lot of people ask me what it’s like being an AirAsia pilot. Now you can experience what it’s like to fly high in the sky interacting with me as your air traffic control. And like real air traffic control, I can’t make any promises about the congestion but I can promise that with Waze, we will get you there the quickest and least boring way possible.”
In speaking of having Fernandes’ voice in Waze, the app’s Malaysian Sales Manager Edward Ling said that the new voice prompt will make users feel like a real pilot.
“We’re thrilled to bring Tony Fernandes’ voice to Waze, guiding Wazers along a route from tower control. Voice prompts are one of our most popular features and a great way to bring a brand to life within the context of a drive,” he said.
Once you installed Waze from the iOS or Android app stores, select the “Menu” option, then click on “Settings”. Under “Settings”, select the “Sound” option and select “English (UK) – Tony Fernandes”.