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You can now make DJ Khaled he voice of your Sat Nav as he tells Waze users ‘don’t play yourself’ and ‘stay focused’

  • The DJ and Waze are partnering up to feature the rapper’s voice on the GPS
  • Users will hear advice such as ‘Stay focused’ and ‘Don’t play yourself’ from the DJ
  • DJ Khaled’s voice will be available from today until the end of June 
  • The collaboration is timed to launch with the rapper’s new music video 

DJ Khaled is becoming the new voice of popular navigation app, Waze.

The collaboration will see the artist behind direct people via the voice navigation system from today until the end of June. 

Mr Khaled will guide drivers with phrases from his new music album Father of Asahd, such as ‘Stay focused’, ‘Don’t play yourself’ and ‘The top’s off the Maybach!’

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DJ Khaled (pictured) is becoming new voice of Waze, the sat-nav app has announced. he is the newest celebrity navigation voice and joins a list which includes Morgan Freeman, C-3PO and Kevin Hart as the GPS voices

DJ Khaled (pictured) is becoming new voice of Waze, the sat-nav app has announced. he is the newest celebrity navigation voice and joins a list which includes Morgan Freeman, C-3PO and Kevin Hart as the GPS voices

Crowdsourced sat-nav app Waze and global music streaming service Deezer, partnered to bring users the unusual feature. 

DJ Khaled is the newest celebrity navigation voice and joins a list which includes Morgan Freeman, C-3PO and Kevin Hart as the GPS voices.

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From today, users can choose to have the rapper guide them through their commute until the end of June. 

The collaboration is in time with the launch of the rapper’s new , DJ Khaled’s new album Father of Asahd, which launched last week. 

‘We ready, we focused, let’s go’ the DJ raps in the new promotional video. 

The collaboration will see the DJ's voice run on Waze's voice navigations from today until the end of June. The image is taken from Waze's homepage

The collaboration will see the DJ’s voice run on Waze’s voice navigations from today until the end of June. The image is taken from Waze’s homepage

Mr Khaled will guide drivers with phrases from his new music album Father of Asahd, such as 'Stay focused', 'Don't play yourself' and 'The top's off the Maybach!'

 Mr Khaled will guide drivers with phrases from his new music album Father of Asahd, such as ‘Stay focused’, ‘Don’t play yourself’ and ‘The top’s off the Maybach!’

WHAT IS WAZE?

Waze is a sat-nav and carpool app owned by Google that aims to give its users the most realistic estimates of their journey based on real-time conditions as crowdsourced from its users.

Commuters can report to the platform on information concerning traffic, accidents, police traps, blocked roads, weather conditions and Waze collects this information and immediately updates the status to provide the most optimal route.

Its live map shows the most up to date road works, congestion, closed roads potholes and even ‘police traps’ in a city using symbols.

Its algorithm can also analyse information based on your live commute without you having to do anything – as long as it knows where you are going and the app is open while you drive.

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Waze uses GPS and your movement to calculate average speed, check for errors, improve road layout and learn road and turn direction.

DJ Khaled said: ‘Bless up Deezer and Waze for guiding millions of drivers across the world on their path to success!! So excited for fan luv to be able to get my voice on Waze! Don’t forget, Father of Ashad is out now!’ 

Adam Fried, Head of Global Partnerships at Waze, said: ‘We are beyond excited to launch the DJ Khaled voice in partnership with our friends at Deezer.

‘DJ Khaled has one of the most recognisable voices in the industry and is beloved by many of our 115+ million users around the world, so we can’t think of anyone better to safely and entertainingly guide Waze drivers on their journeys.’

Users of the app can update their app voice today in Settings followed by Voice Directions and by selecting DJ Khaled.  

HOW DOES GPS WORK?

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a network of about 30 satellites orbiting the Earth at an altitude of 20,000 km (12,000 miles). 

The system can pinpoint your location anywhere on Earth.

The system was originally developed by the US government for military navigation but now anyone with a GPS device, be it a SatNav, mobile phone or handheld GPS unit, can receive the radio signals that the satellites broadcast. 

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Wherever you are on the planet, at least four GPS satellites are ‘visible’ at any time. 

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a network of about 30 satellites orbiting the Earth at an altitude of 20,000 km (12,000 miles)

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a network of about 30 satellites orbiting the Earth at an altitude of 20,000 km (12,000 miles)

Each one transmits information about its position and the current time at regular intervals. 

These signals, travelling at the speed of light, are intercepted by your GPS receiver, which calculates how far away each satellite is based on how long it took for the messages to arrive. 

Once it has information on how far away at least three satellites are, your GPS receiver can pinpoint your location using a process called trilateration. 

Trilateration is a sophisticated version of triangulation, though it does not use the measurement of angles in its calculations.

 Data from a single satellite provides a general location of a point within a large circular area on the Earth’s surface.

GPS satellites have atomic clocks on board to keep accurate time. General and Special Relativity however predict that differences will appear between these clocks and an identical clock on Earth.

General Relativity predicts that time will appear to run slower under stronger gravitational pull – the clocks on board the satellites will therefore seem to run faster than a clock on Earth.

Credit: Physics.org 

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