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Iconic Actor Gary Busey Latest Celeb Personality to Lend Voice to TomTom Portable Navigation Devices

Apr 03 2007

Iconic Actor Gary Busey Latest Celeb Personality to Lend Voice to TomTom Portable Navigation Devices

~ Always Entertaining, Sometimes Irreverent, Busey Gets Drivers Where They Need to Go With Hip and Humorous Dialog ~

Concord, Mass. – April 3, 2007 – Gary Busey knows just where you’re headed – and he’ll tell you how to get there, too.

The latest celebrity voice available for TomTom portable navigation devices belongs to none other than the iconic Hollywood star Gary Busey. Gary adds his voice to the growing number of celebrity and character voices available for use on devices made by TomTom, the world’s largest portable navigation solutions provider.

Navigate your way around town with Gary giving you turn-by-turn advice along with a few choice “Buseyisms” – the kinds of sayings that have turned him into an icon of cool across America and around the world.

Gary’s driving advice ranges from the philosophical (“Make a U-Turn. Both the right and left side of your brain will be in action”) to the outrageous (“Left turn ahead. Watch out for the animals in your area. If you create a roadkill, you are required to stop, pick it up, and eat it”).

Like ringtones for mobile phones, voices like Gary Busey’s and other top celebrities allow drivers to personalize their driving experience, turning a regular car trip into an enjoyable event.

TomTom’s portable navigation devices offer 70 preloaded voices in 36 languages. Other entertaining voices available for download from TomTom and Navtones include celebrities such as Curt Schilling, Burt Reynolds, Dennis Hopper and Mr. T., as well as a NYC cab driver, a Freudian psychoanalyst, Granny Rose and many more.

“Your car is an extension of your personality, and now we are giving greater personality to your car,” said Jocelyn Vigreux, president, TomTom Inc. “With Gary Busey joining you for the ride, you can get to your destination more easily, more enjoyably and without stress. We let you find a voice that matches your mood and personality. TomTom is continually adding content that allows customers to personalize the navigation experience.”

TomTom devices guide drivers on their way with audible, turn-by-turn instructions and 3D maps. TomTom portable navigation devices work out of the box and require no additional fees or services.

Now drivers can let Gary Busey tell them how to find out-of-the-way locations or how to navigate to specific points of interest such as banks, restaurants, gas stations and hotspots around Hollywood.

Busey’s voice is available for download immediately for $12.95. Go to to see and hear a complete list of voices and for easy-to-download instructions.

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For more information please contact:
Karen Drake, TomTom Inc.
Telephone: 978-405-1688


Will Safer, Hill & Knowlton
Telephone: 212-885-0490

About TomTom:
TomTom NV is the world’s largest portable navigation solutions provider. TomTom's products are developed with an emphasis on innovation, quality, ease of use and value. TomTom's products include all-in-one navigation devices which enable customers to navigate right out of the box; these are the award-winning TomTom GO family, the TomTom ONE range and the TomTom RIDER. TomTom PLUS, is the location-based content and services offering for TomTom’s navigation products easily available through TomTom HOME. TomTom also provides navigation software products which integrate with third party devices; the TomTom NAVIGATOR software for PDA’s and smartphones. TomTom WORK combines industry leading communication and smart navigation technology with leading edge tracking and tracing expertise. TomTom’s products are sold through a network of leading retailers in 25 countries and online. TomTom was founded in 1991 in Amsterdam and has offices in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. TomTom is listed at Euronext, Amsterdam Stock Exchange in The Netherlands. For more information, go to

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