Following months of meticulous research, the experts at TomTom’s Navigation Laboratory (NavLab) have discovered a solution to stop babies crying in the backseat. Project GAGA evaluated the full range of TomTom navigation voices including Homer Simpson, Bugs Bunny and Yoda, but only Lord Vader possessed the necessary force to turn tears into laughter.
When TomTom first came on the scene in the early 1990’s, I suspect being the purveyor of silly voices never featured in their business plan.
20 years later and what was once primarily a consumer electronics company is moving ever closer to becoming a pure-play software and services provider, as the market for navigation systems moves away from its proprietary roots.
Volkswagen stole a march on other car makers at this year’s Super Bowl by launching its promotional ads 1 week early – the resulting void filled by their campaign resulted in more than 35 million online views, plus over 100 million TV views during the event.